Arginine

Sources
Arginine is an essential amino acid found in many foods, including almonds, chocolate, dairy products, fish, gelatin, peanuts, poultry, red meat, walnuts, etc.

Uses

  • Improvement of sperm count and motility
  • Kidney disorders
  • Liver detoxification
  • Maintenance of sound immune system
  • Release of growth hormone
  • Synthesis of proteins

Interactions
Because excessive arginine can bring about herpes attacks, it should be taken in combination with lysine, another amino acid.

Safety
Arginine, or foods containing arginine, should be avoided by persons with, or a tendency to easily develop,

  • Cold or canker sores
  • Genital herpes and shingles
  • Infectious mononeucleosis (Epstein-Barr disease)
  • Schizophrenia