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Arginine plays an important role in cell division, the healing of wounds, removing ammonia from the body, immune function, and the release of hormones. Can be manufactured by the human body & does not need to be obtained directly through the diet, excepting people with poor nutrition or certain physical conditions.

Animal sources: dairy products, beef, pork (e.g., bacon, ham), gelatin, poultry (e.g. chicken & turkey), wild game (e.g. pheasant, quail), seafood (e.g., halibut, lobster, salmon, shrimp, snails, tuna)

Plant sources: wheat germ, buckwheat, granola, oatmeal, peanuts, nuts (coconut, pecans, cashews, walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pinenuts), seeds (pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), chickpeas, cooked soybeans, Phalaris canariensis (canaryseed or ALPISTE)