Year Published: 2008

Journal

Int J Angiol

Authors

Sudesh Vasdev, DVM PhD FACB and Vicki Gill, RT BBA

Methods

This article reviews the evidence surrounding the effects of arginine on hypertension. Peanuts contain one of the highest levels of arginine in foods.

Key Findings

Arginine-rich diets have been shown to lower blood pressure in humans. This may be because arginine has the ability to improve insulin resistance, as well as increase nitric oxide levels and decrease oxidative stress.