Maintaining the natural, healthy functions of the vascular endothelium is dependent upon an adequate supply of L-arginine being available to these cells. 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. This is critical to maintaining good vascular health, heart health, reproductive health, and protection against oxidative damage.
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. One study demonstrated improvements in blood flow after Perfusia-SR supplementation in individuals with less than optimum heart health. In another study, Perfusia-SR was given to 29 healthy volunteers for one week and significant support of their already normal cardiovascular health was observed.
L-arginine is absorbed and metabolized by the body very quickly, which usually necessitates taking it frequently throughout the day. Sustained-release Perfusia-SR, however, maintains an optimal level of L-arginine over 24 hours with suggested twice-daily use.
Perfusia Plus improves on the original Perfusia-SR by combining sustained-release L-arginine with nutritional cofactors involved in nitric oxide synthesis in the blood vessels (5-MTHF, ascorbic acid), in addition to antioxidants and botanicals that enhance nitric oxide synthesis and increase blood flow (R-lipoic acid, green tea extract, and resveratrol).* Perfusia-SR is still available for our customers who want to use L-arginine by itself.
Recommended Use or Purpose:
Antioxidants for the maintenance of good health. Helps enhance blood vessel flow mediated dilation to increase blood flow to muscle tissue. L-Arginine is a non-essential amino acid that is involved in protein synthesis.
Recommended Dose (Adults):
Take 2 capsules two times daily or as recommended by your health professional. If you suffer from a cardiovascular disease, consult your health professional for use beyond 6 weeks.
L-Arginine 333.3 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 100 mg
Green Tea Polyphenols-Phosphatidylcholine complex 66.67 mg
(Camellia sinensis leaf extract / Helianthus annuus (sunflower) (seed))
Standardized to 15% EGCG
R-alpha-Lipoic Acid (Sodium R-Lipoic Acid) 16.67 mg
Resveratrol (synthetic) 16.67 mg
Folate (L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 184 mcg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients:High and low viscosity hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (Time-Sorb*), Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, L-Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Risk Information: Consult your health professional prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a renal/kidney disease, if you have diabetes, or if you are following a low protein diet. Consult your health professional prior to use if you suffer from a cardiovascular disease and are attempting an increase in physical activity. Consult your health professional prior to use if you are taking medication for cardiovascular diseases, erectile dysfunction, and/or blood thinners. Folate supplementation can mask a vitamin B12 deficiency. Consult your health professional if you are uncertain whether you are taking adequate vitamin B12. If you are taking prescription medicine, consult your health professional prior to use as resveratrol may alter the effectiveness of these medications. Consult your health professional prior to use if you have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble (such as abdominal pain, dark urine, or jaundice). Consult your health professional prior to use if you have an iron deficiency. Do not use if you have had a heart attack/myocardial infarction. Some people may experience gastrointestinal discomfort (such as diarrhea). If you experience sweating, paleness, chills, headache, dizziness or confusion, discontinue use and consult your health professional (as these may be symptoms of serious low blood sugar).
Do not use if security seal inside the cap is broken. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.