L-Aginine HCl, also known simply as Arginine, is an amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins. It is known as a semi-essential amino acid and is commonly taken by bodybuilders to help increase muscle mass. L-Arginine HCl (hydrochloride) is the hydrochloride salt form of Arginine. Arginine may help increase muscle mass and boost exercise endurance.* It may also support the heart, immune system, and skin.** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.