November 26, 2018


L-arginine and weight loss

In another edition of taking a look at the ingredients of popular diet pills, today I put together some findings on L-Arginine. This is an additive to many dietary supplements, but it caught my eye when looking on the label of my bottle of Green Force Keto ( So what is this ingredient and what does it do? How does it help you lose those excess pounds? I do in-depth on the benefits below.

Health Benefits of L-Arginine

I should probably start by describing what L-arginine is, so you have a better understanding of what it can do. If you are a fan of going the natural route to losing weight, you will be a fan of this additive as it is a naturally-occurring amino acid that you will find in many types of meat and dairy foods. That means you can get it organically through your diet, but often we are not getting enough of it to get the most benefit, which is why it is important to boost your daily dose through supplementation.

Once ingested, here are the ways it can be beneficial to your health:

Increased Fat Metabolism

If you are familiar with the keto diet at all, you know the basic principle is to make your body burn fat for energy, instead of burning carbohydrates. You can do this by a couple methods. You can adopt a diet made up of keto-friendly foods, and you can quicken the changing in your metabolism through supplements. These will get your body into a state of ketosis, whereby fat is burned for the body’s fuel.

It is no wonder that L-arginine is a primary active ingredient in Green Force Keto as one of its main functions in the body is to increase the burning of fat (according to studies), while also maintaining muscle mass. This keeps fat from becoming deposited as fat stores in troublesome areas like the belly and hips. This ingredient reduces the activity of adipose tissue, which is what your belly fat is mostly made of.

By reducing the amount of fat in the body, not only do you have a leaner and more attractive physique, but I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the other health benefits that come from being at a proper weight. Among other benefits, you will reduce the risk factors for diabetes, heart and cardiovascular issues, and other diseases.

Stimulate HGH Production

Not only do you see this is an ingredient in diet pills, but it is often found in muscle-building supplements like testosterone boosters (

That is because L-arginine has been shown to raise the level of Human Growth Hormones (HGH) in the body.

diet pills with l-arginine

This has the effect of increasing muscle mass (provided there is stress on the muscles through resistance training). In addition, it boosts metabolism due to increased musculature.

More Energy

Ever notice how after you have a cup of coffee or an energy drink, that after the period of increased energy, you come crashing down afterward? That is because you are burning carbohydrates and glucose for energy. When energy comes from fat, this crash does not occur. Additionally, L-arginine boosts the production of nitric oxide in the body which dilates the blood vessels. This increase in circulation can provide a natural boost of energy.


T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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