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L-Arginine is used for heart and blood vessel conditions which includes congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. It plays a vital role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease due to it being antiatherogenic, anti-ischemic, antiplatelet and antithrombotic. It acts as a growth stimulant and is involved in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. It is an important ingredient of tooth paste which provides effective relief for sensitive teeth.
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Schneider, J. Y.; Rothmann, S.; Schröder, F.; Langen, J.; Lucke, T.; Mariotti, F.; Huneau, J. F.; Frolich, J. C.; Tsikas, D. Effects of chronic oral l-arginine administration on the l-arginine/NO pathway in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease or coronary artery disease: l-Arginine prevents renal loss of nitrite, the major NO reservoir. Amino Acids 2015, 47 (9), 1961-1974.