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Raena Morgan: Dr. Schauss, what is L-arginine?
Dr. Alexander Schauss: L-arginine is a fascinating conditional amino acid and it's called conditional because unlike other amino acids, which are either essential or non-essential, this one depends on what your health is. Your kidney can only produce so much L-arginine at a time and this is because there is a rate-limiting amino acid called L-citrulline and L-citrulline converts into L-arginine and that L-arginine can only produce so fast. What then happens is that if you have, for example, a burn or an infection or some severe injury, suddenly your body can't produce enough of the L-arginine from L-citrulline so we're very dependent on the diet for L-arginine. The problem is that a lot of people don't eat the right foods or they don't eat the right combination of particular foods that are rich in L-arginine. And as a result, they're still short of L-arginine and this is where L-arginine supplementation becomes very, very important.
RM: What is its role in the body?
AS: Oh my goodness, there are so many things when you think about L-arginine. You know, back in 1992, Science magazine, which is considered the premier scientific journal in the world…it's published by the American Association for Scientists and this particular publication declared L-arginine as the miracle molecule, or the "molecule of the year." And the reason why…there was a lot of research unraveling at the time by researchers at University of Texas, at State University of New York and at UCLA, the University of California Los Angeles that was starting to show that L-arginine was absolutely essential for cardiovascular function, that it actually was a gas, not a chemical compound as we normally think, that circulated throughout the body and actually increased the body's ability to respond to repairing tissue. It sort of made everything happen faster. Just think of trying to get a tow truck to the site of a car accident and the quicker the infrastructure can get that tow truck there directly, the easier it is to get that car out of there, get it to a garage and get it repaired. Well L-arginine was doing basically that. It was stimulating the body's ability to move molecules. And it was doing it through something called signaling. And this was the great breakthrough that these doctors figured out that this gas was actually sending signals between different cells and those cells were now responding in the way they were supposed to whether they were in the immune system or to repair damage, like for example to replace damaged cells with new cells that were not damaged. And as a result, in 1998 all three of these doctors, these professors won the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology. From that moment on, the excitement that was related to L-arginine and nitric oxide really began to become very, very serious and at that point a lot of companies started to figure out, "how can we increase nitric oxide from L-arginine because that's the gas we want to increase to facilitate normal healing in the human body."
RM: Well that's good news. Thank you very much.