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kathnmarc
10-16-2003, 12:42 PM
I am trying to find which foods have the highest concentration of L-arginine and how much these foods contain. Also, will these foods help induce hemodilation as does the pure l-arginine found in health food stores?

bradley
10-16-2003, 02:22 PM
I doubt you are going to see the hemodilation from ingesting large amounts of arginie from whole foods, due to the slow rate of digestion and absorption. There is quite a difference between supplementing with one particular amino acid and obtaining the same amount from whole food. When supplementing with one amino acid you are essentially "flooding" the body with that AA, as compared to getting the same amount from whole food.

Nuts and grains usually have a high amount of arginine, but for specific amounts in various foods you can look it using the link below.

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl

I have still not seen any convincing argument that supplemental L-arginine offers any benefits to bodybuilders.