Well if anything I guess that book you just wrote is at leat something to get along with my $91 arginine
For those who don't know what a free radical is, it is a toxic molecule produced during metabolic activity that alters your DNA and your cell membrane. It also plays a major role in the rate at which your body ages.
Free radicals are produced from birth, they're simply a by-poduct of almost every internal system a human has. Likewise the body has just as many defenses against them. For God's sake, every time you breath the process in which your body utilizes oxygen produces free radicals. This is a natural process - do not make a leap from this to implying a cause for cancer.
Well while your "researching" your studies, feel free to take a look at these fee form arginine studies--
FYI, One take- away (among others) from these - "Subsequent studies have shown that L-arginine improves sperm count and motility. A recent small study credited L-arginine with producing pregnancies, but larger clinical trials are needed to confirm the efficacy seen in the early work.
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