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Potential Risk Index®:

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PRI Legend


1. Acidity Regulator / Buffering Agent - Changes or maintains the acidity or basicity of food/cosmetics.
2. Biologics - Biological components such as amino acids and its derivatives which modifies certain functions
3. Dietary / Nutritional Supplement - Vitamins, minerals, proteins, fatty acids or probiotics that improves nutritional intake
4. Drug / Medicine - Treats, alleviates, cures, or prevents sickness. As officially declared by a governmental drug/medicine regulatory body
Arginine is an alpha-amino acid that is glycine in which the alpha-is substituted by a 3-guanidinopropyl group. It has a role as a fundamental metabolite and as a member of guanidines and a polar amino acid. It contains a 3-carbamimidamidopropyl group. It is a conjugate base of an argininium(1+). [1]
Arginine is an essential amino acid which plays a pivotal role in cell division, the healing of wounds, immune function, the release of hormones, and the production of growth hormone. It is also a precursor for the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO), making it important in the regulation of blood pressure.
Arginine is used as a key ingredient in various weight loss & muscle building shakes as it can increase the body’s fat burning & muscle building functions coupled with the fact that the liver uses it to produce creatine. In skin care, it mainly serves as an antioxidant that helps build collagen production, mostly used in anti-aging face & body products such as lotions, night creams and serums.
Scientific References:
Regulatory References:
1. US FDA Food Additives Status List [2018]
- Amino Acids
2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review

Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Causes serious eye irritation (H319)

Potential Health Concerns For:

1. Disease Models, Animal (PubMed ID:32569593)
2. Pancreatitis (PubMed ID:32569593)

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