Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which is a key element in muscle creation. While L-arginine and L-carnitine are amazing for heart health, heart disease, blood pressure and circulation, they are also wonderful when it comes to muscle gain and weight loss. We are often asked, “why include arginine and carnitine in your supplement? Why not just have one or the other like some of the other heart healthy drinks on the market?” We are far different than those other ‘heart healthy supplements’ that you’ve heard of, and including L-arginine and L-carnitine is just one of the extremely important ways in which we’re different.
(We are the only Nitric Oxide supplement on the market that includes L-carnitine in it’s formula along with L-citrulline and L-arginine)
What are Amino Acids?
When you’re trying to lose weight and gain muscle, there are literally thousands of supplements and even more opinions out there, each one different then the next. It’s no wonder that people get confused and turn to the wrong supplements. Let’s take a look at why certain elements must be included in your diet in order for healthy weight loss and muscle gain to take place.
Amino Acids serve two major purposes within the body; synthesize proteins and produce energy, simply speaking. Many amino acids are precursors for other molecules within the body, such as arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide. Amino acids make up 75% of your body, and are responsible for every syntheses and chemical reaction within your body.
Growing in popularity among body builders and those looking to lose weight, L-carnitine has been mentioned as a top ten weight loss and muscle building supplement everywhere from Muscle and Fitness Magazine to The Huffington Post. It’s results are undeniable, which is why we include it in our formula while many of our competitors do not.
L-carnitine, like L-arginine, increases blood flow to the muscles, which delivers important nutrients and oxygen to those muscles during workouts. It also increases the amount of T Receptors inside the cells of the muscles, which stimulates muscle growth. Studies have also shown that L-carnitine increases levels of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor), which has been proven to promote growth and prevent cell death. IGF-1 is also becoming quite popular among body builders.
L-carnitine, besides being able to improve muscle growth, is also able to metabolize fat and increase energy. Remarkable little amino acid, right?
L-arginine is well known for being a precursor to nitric oxide, one of the body’s most important elements. Besides being amazing for heart health, L-arginine is great for muscle growth. By increasing the production of nitric oxide, l-arginine dialates and opens blood vessels as well as regulates muscle growth. By increasing blood flow to the muscles, L-arginine facilitates a healthy delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles as they pump, increasing growth.
It has also been shown through studies to increase GH (growth hormone) levels.
As you can see, combining these two amazing amino acids is a power-packed punch of muscle growth and weight loss benefits. While they both work in similar ways, they also both have their own strengths. Interested in learning more about why we have what the others don’t? Contact us today!