L Arginine Sachet is a chemical building block known as an amino acid. The "L" in the name refers to the left-handed configuration of the molecule. Amino acids form the molecular foundation of proteins. Arginine in particular also has several specific functions. It's a precursor for the synthesis of nitric oxide, which causes blood vessels to relax, and it reduces the healing time of injuries. Arginine has multiple health applications that can benefit your health, but if you are pregnant you need to use caution.
Pregnant women may use L arginine to reduce high blood pressure a serious condition known as pre-eclampsia that results in the constriction of blood vessels. It's one of the leading causes of maternal and neonatal mortality. Arginine can also improve the health and growth of the fetus in pregnant women with pre-eclampsia. The disease may have many causes, but one hypothesis for the potential origin of pre-eclampsia is that a deficiency of arginine, due to its effect upon the synthesis of nitric oxide, affects the plasticity of blood vessels in certain high risk individuals.