Argitein Product Information
Argitein is an instant, sugar-free protein and amino acid nutritional drink mix with a light and refreshing cherry flavor. Argitein provides whey protein isolate and the amino acid L-arginine to promote wound healing and the treatment of early skin breakdown:
- Whey protein isolate promotes skin health, wound healing, improved immune function, reduced oxidative stress and increased muscle strength.
- Whey protein isolate provides the protein necessary for wound healing due to the increased overall protein need for tissue regeneration and repair.
- Whey protein isolate possesses the highest biological value of any protein.
- Whey, rich in the amino acid cysteine, promotes increased synthesis of glutathione, an important intracellular antioxidant and hepatic detoxifier, that acts to reduce cellular damage from oxidative stress.
- Arginine boosts immune function, stimulating the thymus and promoting lymphocyte (immune cells) production required to promote healing of burns and other wounds.
- Arginine acts as an essential amino acid during periods of metabolic stress, when the biosynthetic pathway is incapable of providing sufficient arginine.
- Arginine modulates inflammation: Arginine is involved in the production of a variety of enzymes and hormones that regulate insulin production, promote increased lean body mass and strengthen the immune system.
- Arginine promotes adequate tissue arginine essential for efficient wound repair.
- Arginine supplementation has been shown to increase collagen deposition and protein accumulation in elderly patients who sustained an experimental surgical wound.
- Arginine is a precursor for the synthesis of nitric oxide, which stimulates macrophage activity and acts as a vasodilator, increasing wound and gut profusion. Diabetes is associated with low nitric oxide levels; supplemental arginine has been shown to correct impaired diabetic wound healing by restoring wound nitric oxide synthesis.
- Supplemental arginine (6g per day) is effective in potentiating surgical angiogenesis in humans.
- Usually arginine can be manufactured by the human body and does not need to be obtained directly through the diet. However, when recovering from conditions such as infection, acute illness, trauma, burns, pressure injury, diabetic ulcers, malnutrition, surgery or wounds, the body requires supplemental arginine. (Food sources of arginine include dairy products, beef, pork, gelatin, poultry, seafood, wheat germ and flour, buckwheat, granola, oatmeal, peanuts, nuts, chick peas and cooked soybeans.)
Supplemental arginine improves the body’s ability to synthesize nonessential amino acids and utilize all amino acids, which can be affected adversely by an individual’s advancing age, overall health, organ health, compromised nutrient absorption capacity and imbalances of other nutrients.
When mixed as directed, each 6–8 oz. serving of Argitein provides 5 grams of whey protein isolate and 4.5 grams of arginine, yielding a nitrogen equivalence of 14 grams of protein intake.