Thorne Research - Perfusia SR

Sustained-release L-arginine to support heart health, nitric oxide production, and optimal blood flow*

Article number: 1118
Quantity: 12

Perfusia-SR 120 vegcaps

When sufficient L-arginine is present:

  • Arteries relax, promoting optimal blood flow*
  • As arteries relax, already normal blood pressure can be better maintained*
  • Erections can occur in the normal course of intimacy*
  • Increased work capacity during exercise is promoted*
  • Lean muscle mass synthesis is supported*
  • Sustained-release L-arginine supports cardiovascular function, wound healing, and immune function* – and is a biological precursor to nitric oxide*

L-arginine is a semi-essential amino acid involved in multiple areas of human physiology and metabolism.* L-arginine significantly affects endocrine function and helps regulate the release of neurotransmitter chemicals, insulin, glucagon (which has the opposite effect of insulin; i.e., it raises blood sugar), and growth hormone.* However, one of L-arginine's most compelling contributions to human physiology is its role as a biological precursor of nitric oxide.* The vascular endothelium (the lining of the arteries) creates nitric oxide from L-arginine, resulting primarily in blood vessel relaxation.* This property is important to maintaining good vascular health, heart health, reproductive health, and protection against oxidative damage.*

Maintaining the natural and healthy function of the vascular endothelium depends on an adequate supply of L-arginine being available to these cells.* As mentioned above, the conversion of L-arginine to nitric oxide is responsible for these functions by making the endothelial cells more resistant to oxidative damage and adhesion by otherwise harmful substances.* Numerous studies have demonstrated that individuals with sufficient nitric oxide production by endothelial cells maintain the best cardiovascular health.*

In a large, double-blind clinical trial that observed male reproductive health issues, 1.6 grams of L-arginine given daily for six weeks resulted in improvement in reproductive health in those men who had low nitric oxide metabolism.*

Like most amino acids, L-arginine functions as a building block for proteins; however, its presence also appears to support wound healing.* Numerous studies show L-arginine supplementation benefits wound healing time and the strength of the tissues in and around the wound during the healing phase.*

Without adequate L-arginine (and subsequently, nitric oxide) available to the vascular endothelial cells, arteries might not optimally dilate, which can result in less than optimal blood flow to the organs and extremities.*

L-arginine is absorbed and metabolized very quickly in the body, which usually necessitates taking it multiple time during the day. However, sustained-release Perfusia-SR maintains an optimal level of L-arginine over 24 hours with suggested twice-daily use.*

Studies on Perfusia-SR show increased blood flow to the heart muscle and the extremities, maintenance of already normal blood pressure, and improved vascular elasticity.* A recent study demonstrated improvements in blood flow after Perfusia-SR supplementation in individuals who had less than optimum heart health.* In another study, Perfusia-SR was given to 29 healthy volunteers for one week and significant support for a healthy cardiovascular system was observed.*

Perfusia-SR is NSF Certified for Sport®.

Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.

If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

†L-Arginine complexed with Time-Sorb®, a time-release matrix.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: Two Capsules

Servings Per Container: 60

Two Capsules Contain:

L-Arginine† 1 g

Other Ingredients: High and low viscosity hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and MagnesiumCitrateLaurate (Time-Sorb†),  Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.

ALLERGY WARNING
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

PREGNANCY
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS
Individuals with a known herpes infection should not take L-arginine without also taking lysine, as L-arginine alone has been noted to cause herpes eruptions in susceptible individuals. L-arginine supplementation is contraindicated in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma.

 

 

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