Are you suffering from Chronic depression? low in amino acid arginine?

People suffering from chronic depression are low in arginine, the amino acid found in turkey and chicken, soybeans and peanuts, a new study has discovered.

But it’s still to be established whether arginine supplements could help reverse depression, say researchers from the University of Eastern Finland.

They tested levels of three amino acids—arginine, citrulline and ornithine—in 99 people diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and compared them to samples from 253 others who weren’t depressed.

Arginine levels were low in all of the depressed people—and antidepressants and antipsychotics, routinely prescribed for depression, didn’t help lift levels.

The researchers aren’t sure what the link is between depression and the amino acid, but they think the condition could be causing inflammation that reduces arginine. This could have a knock-on effect that makes the depression worse, as low levels reduce the production of nitric oxide, which is needed to keep the nervous system and circulation working healthily.

What surprised researchers was that levels improved only slightly in people who had recovered from depression.

Arginine creates nitric oxide, which helps improve blood flow, and acts as a booster to the immune system. It’s found in turkey, pork and chicken, and in peanuts, soybeans and dairy.


(Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, 2018; 229: 145-151)

You can find us on our website, YouTube and social media!

feel free to email me any questions


About the Author

I am known as Mary which is my middle name. I am a holistic practitioner and Senior Cancer researcher. I can be a gentle woman, I have a big heart and big personality! I'm the caretaker type. When you are on the side of the road with a flat Tyre, I'm the lady who stops, when you need to pull out onto the road, i am the lady that gives way. When you are coming through the door, I'm the lady who holds it for you and gives you a humble smile and a soft hello, I will always give up my seat to others regardless of age, disability or gender. I work hard with my mind and my hands and I am more "in tune" with life, truth and nature, than most people.I am a well educated professional lady , I am a Cool ,respectful, and a comprehensive person, who really does experience love in its full sense.I can seldom be social, and on occasion an outgoing person. I am well balanced in my life. I am a lady of true character who believes in giving people a fair chance.My children are the most important people in my life, although all none dependent, leading busy lives themselves. I am well read and well traveled, I am not materialistic, I have old fashioned views and morals, I can be blunt when it comes to the truth. I don't tolerate fools and thieves lightly. I am earthy and down to earth with a great sense of humor. I am considerate to my surroundings, i have a love of the outdoors and nature in general.I am a cancer researcher ofI am the nurture carer type. I have been a cancer researcher for almost 2 decades. I work at a Cancer Healing Center as a holistic practitioner. I speak truth about what really cures cancer, openly. I speak about how the medical industry is failing us.I get knocked down but I get up again and come back stronger. I am faithful to my own soul, mind and body. I am a harmless flirt. I have few friends but those I have I adore and will do anything for. I am most often described as eccentric and energetic.My Philosophy of life is to live every day like its my last and every night like it was my 1st and this keeps me young, healthy and fit. No regrets! I am young at heart, full of fun.That's me, love and light.

Be the first to comment on "Are you suffering from Chronic depression? low in amino acid arginine?"

Leave a comment