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Arginine in dark chocolate

 
 
Drago71
 
Reply Sat 16 Jan, 2016 07:47 am
how many gr/mg of arginine is in 90% dark chocolate (100 grams) ?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jan, 2016 07:49 am
@Drago71,
Arginine content is 815 mg per 100 gm in unsweetened baking chocolate.

I don't know if this being asked about due to a health issue (Herpes outbreak is exacerbated by an intake of arginine). If so, increasing Lysine or lysine-rich foods is strongly advised.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jan, 2016 08:09 am
Furthermore, if there is not a concern about a herpes outbreak, the following excerpt is useful nutritional info about the nutritional supplement arginine:

Arginine

"Although it can be produced in the body, arginine can be found in certain foods and is also available as a supplement. With its many positive effects, it is good to know that chocolate (with a high cacao content) contains a substantial amount of this amino acid.

Arginine facilitates nitric oxide synthesis in the body. Nitric oxide is essential in that it relaxes the muscles surrounding blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow. This is the reason arginine is used as a natural treatment for erectile problems and is often promoted as an alternative for Viagra. The difference between the action of Viagra and that of arginine is that Viagra blocks an enzyme called PDE5 which destroys nitric oxide whilst arginine boosts the supply of nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide is also required to metabolize protein and convert it into muscle mass, while reducing body fat. As such, arginine assists in weight control and supplements are often promoted in weight loss programs.

In its natural form, arginine has proved beneficial in the treatment of male infertility as it has been shown to increase sperm motility.

Another interesting and important effect of arginine is that it raises thymus gland activity. The thymus gland manufactures T-cells and the more T-cells the body has, the stronger its immune system will be."

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