If you havent heard of L-Arginine Plus, they are a pretty well know as far as L-Arginine products are concerned. We found that although L-Arginine Plus had most of the same ingredients and product benefits as the rest, it lacked a few ingredients that really made a difference in our sample. It’s interesting to note how just a few things can alter a core product. Let’s take a close look at what we thought in the breakdown.
Value – 3.1
A single 12.7 ounce jar of L-Arginine Plus will run you about $39.95, which means you’re pretty much paying $3.15 per per ounce. The 12.7 ounce jar can also be purchased in bulk at a lower cost per jar (3-jar and 6-jar packs). But you get the best value per ounce when you buy the L-Arginine Plus in the 6-jar pack so is with this that we calculated their best value. The 6-jar pack is $191.70 for 76.2 ounces which comes out to be $2.52 per ounce but because of their serving size its actually $1.07 per serving . That’s definitely a bit higher than we would like, but not too terrible at all. Let’s see what we get for that price:
Taste/Flavor – 2.6
It seems based on customer reviews that you can tell if a certain batch will be effective or not based on the taste. This assertion proved true with our sample, as well. We must have gotten one of the bad batches because there was a sour taste to it. We had a few jars as back ups, but really didn’t gain much increased flavor from them. Since L-Arginine Plus lacks D-Ribose, one of the body’s natural sugars, maybe that’s why the taste was poor. To be fair, we tried to imagine how it would be without the sour and settled on a grade point of 2.6. We would love to hear another view on the tast of this product, so please feel free to comment.
Nutrition – 3.2
While L-Arginine Plus contains most of the same ingredients as the rest of the supplements we have sampled including the 72 trace minerals, they are missing the D-Ribose and Grape Skin Extract. While D-Ribose enhances energy as a sugar stimulant, it’s omission isn’t as essential as Grape Skin Extract. Grape Skin Extra has several heart-healthy benefits like wound healing, heart disease prevention, anti-oxidation, and anti-inflammation properties, to list a few. It also has many other overall health benefits.
Extra Credit Points or Additional Grade Point Deductions
L-Arginine Plus has added a new ingredient called AstraGin which aids the absorption rate of L-Arginine and also used Xylitol as a sweetener has the side benefit of increased saliva production for healthier teeth. We’ll give them +0.1 extra credit grade points for the AstraGin and Xylitol, but have to deduct -0.1 grade points for inconsistency in taste and fulfillment. Most of the bad reviews we found online were related to product not arriving as described (ie, flavor inconcistency), shipping errors, or pricing errors and unfortunately, we experienced this. And lastly, we have deducted -0.1 grade point for a lack of variety in flavor. After totaling the extra credit and grade point deductions we gave the a -0.1 total grade point deduction.