Arginine Silicate Compound Promotes Blood Flow, Gains NDI Approval

Data shows Nitrosigine almost doubles maximum blood flow compared to arginine HCl and has a blood vessel relaxation effect that is almost five times greater than arginine HCl.

Nutrition 21 LLC (Purchase, NY) has launched Nitrosigine, a patented arginine silicate ingredient that the company says is superior to arginine alone at improving blood flow. FDA has accepted Nitrosigine as a new dietary ingredient (NDI).

The company cites preclinical data showing that Nitrosigine helps enhance blood flow through vasodilation by increasing nitric oxide levels. As such, the ingredient also has applications for sports nutrition and men’s health. For instance, it may enhance blood flow during and after exercise, helping with muscle growth and exercise recovery. The company says data shows Nitrosigine almost doubles maximum blood flow compared to arginine HCl and has a blood vessel relaxation effect that is almost five times greater than arginine HCl. Nitrosigine also aids silicone absorption.

“Nitrosigine provides the benefits of arginine and silicon, with additional benefits from the unique combination,” says James Komorowski, MS, CNS, the company’s vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.