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L-Arginine

steckley
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I would be interested if anyone is taking L-Arginine as part of their penile rehab. If you are, can you share specifics (amounts, frequency, etc.)?

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lewvino
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Joined: May 2009

What is L-Arginine? I've not heard of it before.

Larry

steckley
Posts: 100
Joined: Aug 2009

Larry,

I just copied the following off of the net. I think it pretty well describes L-Arginine and its effect on ED. I've found it at the vitamin store (no prescription needed).... but I was wondering if any one had used it.

"L-arginine is an amino acid that the body uses to make nitric oxide, a substance signals smooth muscle surrounding blood vessels to relax, which dilates the blood vessels and increases blood flow. Relaxation of smooth muscle in the penis allows for enhanced blood flow, leading to an erection.

L-arginine is found naturally in foods such as meat, dairy, poultry and fish. It is also available as oral L-arginine supplements, which some product manufacturers market as a "natural Viagra").

There have only been two studies to date, however, evaluating the effectiveness of L-arginine for erectile dysfunction.

One study involved 50 men who took L-arginine (5 grams a day) or a placebo. After six weeks, significantly more men taking L-arginine experienced an improvement in sexual function compared with men taking the placebo. Interestingly, it only benefited men who had initially low levels of nitric oxide.

Another study using a smaller dose of L-arginine and a shorter treatment duration found no benefit with L-arginine use. The study involved 32 men with erectile dysfunction who took oral L-arginine supplements (500 milligrams three times per day) or a placebo for 17 days. Oral L-arginine was no better than the placebo."

Bob

lion1
Posts: 241
Joined: May 2007

Yes--I used it about 8 mos after surgery together with Cialis, my urologist highly recommended it, he said he took it and it helped him. For me, it may have helped, but I didn't continue taking it. I will say this, there were no side-effects and I believe it only could help. Weighlifters take it and since it increases blood flow--they are not as sore after workouts. MY UROLOGIST HAD ME TAKING IT 30 MINUTES BEFORE SEX.

Now 2 yrs later, I just take Cialis, it works on me pretty good.

Lion1

steckley
Posts: 100
Joined: Aug 2009

Thank you for the information. I think I will give it a try.

Did you take it only before sex? Do you remember how much you were taking?

lion1
Posts: 241
Joined: May 2007

1-2 pills only before sex----1000mg per pill.

Lion1

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