Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to L arginine and “immune system functions” (ID 455, 1713), growth or maintenance of muscle mass (ID 456, 1712, 4681), normal red blood cell formation (ID 456, 664, 1443, 1712), maintenance of normal blood pressure (ID 664, 1443), improvement of endothelium-dependent vasodilation (ID 664, 1443, 4680), “physical performance and condition” (ID 1820), “système nerveux” (ID 608), maintenance of normal erectile function (ID 649, 4682), contribution to normal spermatogenesis (ID 650, 4682), “function of the intestinal tract” (ID 740), and maintenance of normal ammonia clearance (ID 4683) pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Arginine, immune system, muscle mass, red blood cell formation, blood pressure, endothelium-dependent vasodilation, physical performance and condition, système nerveux, erectile function , spermatogenesis, intestinal tract, ammonia clearance, health claim
First published in the EFSA Journal
8. April 2011
28. Januar 2011
Scientific Opinion


No abstract available

Panel members at the time of adoption

Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Hannu Korhonen, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Løvik, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Bevan Moseley, Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Stephan Strobel, Inge Tetens, Daniel Tomé, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen
Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
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EFSA Journal 2011;9(4):2051
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European Commission