As an ingredient, arginine has a long, almost never-ending list of benefits. It boosts circulation, promotes healing and balances oiliness, and on top of that is even considered the ‘magic bullet’ for anti-ageing when taken as a supplement.
Arginine, or L-arginine as it’s often referred to, is naturally present in many of the foods we eat – such as red meat, poultry, fish and dairy – but what about when it’s applied to the skin topically?
Here we explore this ingredient’s links to anti-ageing and reveal how an arginine-rich diet and skincare regime could just help you look and feel much younger than your years.
Feel great on the inside
Arginine’s circulation-boosting benefits are well known. With better circulatory health, the oxygen and nutrients that are integral to how your body functions at the most basic level can get exactly where they need to be. When available in your diet and taken as a supplement, arginine works wonders for minimising deficiencies and increasing your metabolic function.
It’s all to do with arginine’s role in the production of nitric oxide as Healthline explains:
“L-arginine is an amino acid that’s made by the body. Foods that contain proteins also have L-arginine. In your body, L-arginine is converted to nitric oxide (NO), which causes your blood vessels to open wider. This helps to improve blood flow. NO is made from L-arginine through the action of an enzyme known as NO synthase.”
Arginine paves the way for lower blood pressure, better circulation, and a healthier, happier body and mind as a result, leaving you feeling your best and a whole lot more limber on the inside.
Look fabulous on the outside
We all have our own, personal fitness journeys, and whether you want to manage your weight better or achieve a new personal best in your favourite discipline, higher levels of arginine could just get you there.
Maintaining a good level of fitness, mobility and flexibility is a sure-fire sign of youth. Thanks to arginine’s links to healthier weight management and improved performance, you can become fitter, stronger and more energetic rather easily.
Turn back the clock with skincare
When used topically via a carefully formulated, all-natural skincare product or increased within your diet, arginine is often seen as the fountain of youth.
Inside the body, arginine enhances the function of growth hormones to improve cell repair in the very building blocks of your skin. When applied topically, its antibacterial qualities make it particularly effective when countering the otherwise inescapable environmental damage to the skin. That’s exactly why you’ll find arginine in our anti-pollution Detox Face Mask.
With healing on your side thanks to boosted arginine levels, your skin is in the best possible place to recover quickly so more time and energy can be dedicated to the formation of new collagen.
Reveal a radiant, more youthful you
In addition to supporting collagen production, this powerful amino acid is a protective and hydrating wonder product when used in skincare. It acts as a humectant pushing and sealing water into the skin to ensure effective hydration and a smooth, supple complexion.
Its antioxidant content also makes it a must-have for mature skin. Arginine combats the free radicals that make wrinkles and fine lines more prominent to improve the skin’s appearance and contribute to a more youthful, radiant look.
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