Arginine (sometimes mistaken as L-Arginine) is Meridian Health Protocol considered the Natural Viagra from its ability to increase blood flow to the penis, increase sperm count, aid in weight loss by increasing muscle mass and reducing body fat, and is a major component of collagen which is good for arthritis and connective tissue disorders. Taurine strengthens the heart muscle, boosts vision, controls hypoglycemia by regulating blood sugar, and has been used to treat anxiety, epilepsy, hyperactivity, poor brain function, and seizures.
Included in this group are arginine, histidine, tyrosine, and cysteine. These must be consumed since they are unable to be metabolized by the young. They are essential only for children, not for adults. Now that we have brushed the surface about amino acids, it is important to remember that one of the more important reasons to understand their structure and properties is to be able to understand protein structure and properties.
You can now see that the vastly complex characteristics of even a small, relatively simple, protein are a composite of the properties of the amino acids that make up the protein. What a miraculous, chemically perfected machine our body is to be able to perform these functions, figure out what we need and when, and maintain life as we know it; all the while keeping our uniqueness and individuality that's found in every cell of our body, the very DNA that we were given at birth.