Blood Lipids

ArginoCarn® - Support Healthy Blood Lipid Levels

Blood lipids (blood fats) are naturally occurring molecules in the blood. Abnormal blood lipids are risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD).

ArginoCarn® & Nitric Oxide

ArginoCarn® has been shown to support healthy blood lipid levels by increasing blood levels of nitrate/nitrite, a marker of nitric oxide. Both agents appear to result in an increase in nitrate/nitrite at rest and in response to physical challenge. Nitric oxide is an important signaling molecule with multiple known physiologic properties; one is to act on smooth muscle cells within blood vessels in order to promote the opening of blood vessels. The second is to support healthy blood lipid levels. Both may allow for enhanced blood flow.

Enhanced blood flow and healthy blood lipid levels are of particular importance for those with compromised blood flow due to CVD. In addition, these ArginoCarn® enhanced supplements help assist athletes seeking to enhance blood flow to working muscles. Better blood flow has been shown to facilitate increased oxygen and nutrient delivery during and following exercise.

ArginoCarn® has been shown to increase blood levels of nitrate/nitrite, a marker of nitric oxide. Both agents appear to result in an increase in nitrate/nitrite at rest and in respone to physical challenge. Nitric oxide is an important signaling molecule with multiple known physiologic properties, one of which is to act on smooth muscle cells within blood vessels in order to promote the opening of blood vessels. This may allow for enhanced blood flow. In particular, this is of importance for those with compromised blood flow due to CVD, as well as for athletes seeking to enhance blood flow to working muscles in order to facilitate increased oxygen and nutrient delivery during and following exercise.

Dietary Benefits

Murosaki, S., T. R. Lee, et al. (2007). "A Combination of Caffeine, Arginine, Soy Isoflavones, and L-Carnitine Enhances Both Lipolysis and Fatty Acid Oxidation in 3t3-L1 and Hepg2 Cells in Vitro and in Kk Mice in Vivo." J Nutr 137(10): 2252-2257.

To develop an anti-obesity agent containing dietary components, we focused on the mechanisms that enhance both lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation. Caffeine and arginine (CA), a nonselective adenosine-receptor antagonist and an inducer of lipolytic hormone, respectively, were used to stimulate lipolysis. Soy isoflavones and L-carnitine (SL), stimulators of carnitine palmitoyl transferase 1A and a cofactor for beta-oxidation of fatty acids, respectively, were used to enhance fatty acid oxidation. Effects of a combination...

Khedara, A., T. Goto, et al. (1999). "Elevated Body Fat in Rats by the Dietary Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitor, L-N Omega Nitroarginine." Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 63(4): 698-702.

The influence of the dietary nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor, L-N omega nitroarginine (L-NNA) on body fat was examined in rats. In experiment 1, all rats were fed with the same amount of diet with or without 0.02% L-NNA for 8 wk. L-NNA intake caused elevations in serum triglyceride and body fat, and reduction in serum nitrate (a metabolite of nitric oxide). The activity of hepatic carnitine palmitoyltransferase was reduced by L-NNA. In experiment 2, rats were fed for 8 wk with the same amount of...

Goto, T., S. Ohnomi, et al. (1999). "Feeding the Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitor L-N(Omega)Nitroarginine Elevates Serum Very Low Density Lipoprotein and Hepatic Triglyceride Synthesis in Rats." J Nutr Biochem 10(5): 274-278.

This study was conducted to study the influence of dietary L-N(omega)nitroarginine (L-NNA), a nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor, on serum lipids and lipoproteins and on the activities of enzymes related to lipid metabolism in rats. Feeding rats a diet containing 0.2 g/kg L-NNA for 5 weeks elevated serum concentrations of triglyceride, cholesterol, phospholipid, and free fatty acid and reduced serum nitrate (an oxidation product of NO). The elevation in serum triglyceride was mainly due to the elevation in very low density...

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