Dr. Wong's Essentials® Arginine-EE+TMG is a blend of Arginine Ethyl Ester, Trimethylglycine (TMG) and Serrapeptidase to help the body make Nitric Oxide; increase vaginal lubrication and clitoral engorgement; and increase the making of strong, large and motile sperm.
Arginine is an amino acid that is a building block of NO. Arginine Ethyl Ester is an arginine amino acid with an ester attached. Arginine Ethyl Ester cannot be obtained directly through food and thus must be supplemented. Unlike regular or free form L-Arginine, Arginine Ethyl Ester can pass through the intestine largely intact so it can have a greater absorption rate which would increase the beneficial effects of the Arginine while reducing the need for large doses.*
Arginine has long been used in body building circles to help increase muscle mass as well as aid in injury recovery.* And Arginine Ethyl Ester has been a fairly well-hidden secret within this community. What we've found is that Arginine Ethyl Ester actually has a much greater effect at lower doses than standard L-Arginine or Free Form Arginine.*
With the regular free form arginine (the type most widely sold for dietary supplements) we need to take 5 grams (5000 mg) daily to have sufficient arginine absorption to attain all the positive benefits associated with arginine. Arginine Ethyl Ester is better absorbed and does these physiological jobs with less than half the dose (2000 mg). When absorption is further enhanced by tweaking the Arginine Ethyl Ester with Serrapeptidase, doses can be further reduced to 700 mg daily while having the same or better action than with higher doses of the poorly absorbed types.
So, if you don't want to build huge muscles, do you need to take an Arginine Ethyl Ester supplement? The truth is just about everyone can benefit, in some way, from adding Arginine to their daily nutritional supplement regime.
Trimethylglycine (aka TMG and Betaine Anhydrous) is also an amino acid and methyl donor for the energy chemistry of the body and in creating neurotransmitters. As a supplement, it is used to reduce homocystine levels and increase the making of SAMe by the liver. (1,2.3). TMG has also been found to increase exercise work load and reduce fatigue. (4).
Serrapeptidase Proteolytic enzymes greatly increase absorption of anything taken with it, vitamins, minerals, herbs, medications, etc. In Europe and Asia, even antibiotics are mixed with proteolytic enzymes (pancreatin or serrapeptidase) to enhance absorption and utilization. With that thought in mind, many of our supplements have been blended with serrapeptidase to enhance absorption.