L-Arginine keeps coming up as a treatment supplement for Peyronie's
I see L-Arginine being recommended for Peyronie's a lot lately. What is the story, and why is it getting so much attention?
L-Arginine has been tested in clinical studies, and it has been found to be very effective for treating erectile dysfunction. In one study after 3 months of combination therapy using pychnogenol and L-arginine, 92.5% of the patients acheived normal erections, which is a significant and amazing statistic.
What is it that L-arginine and Viagra have in common? Nitric oxide (N.O.) is the answer. N.O. is essential for a penile erection. It works by sending a message to the smooth muscles of the corpus cavernosum (erection chambers in the penis) to relax. When the muscles relax blood flows into the corpus cavernosum, causing the penis to become erect. The idea of supplementing with L-arginine for Peyronie's is not to directly remove the plaque, but to allow increased blood flow to the penis. The increased blood flow is thought to aid in the healing process.
Many doctors and urologists recommend L-arginine supplements for conditions from Peyronie's, Erectile dysfunction, to regulate blood pressure, reduce inflammation, cardiovascular health, and improve sleep quality. It also is thought to increase endurance and strength.
So there is a lot of information supporting the use of L-arginine in the treatment of Peyronie's. The next question is: "What is the best form of L-Arginine to take?"
L-Arginine when taken in large doses was shown to increase Nitric Oxide in the blood and urine. One of the problems with L-Arginine supplements, is the amino acid is not readily assimilated and absorbed by the body. It is better to take a combination product, where more of the L-Arginine is absorbed. L-Citruline is better absorbed and converts into L-Arginine in the kidneys.
I recently purchased a bottle of Source Naturals, L-Arginine, L-Citrulline Complex from the Vitamin Shoppe. It contains 750 mg. L-Arginine and 250 mg. L-Citrullene. Suggested Use is 1 tablet 3 or 4 times daily. The bottle contains 120 tablets.
L-Citrulline is a amino acid found in some foods like watermelon, and it is produced naturally in the body.
L-Citrulline is used for treating Dementia/Alzheimer's, muscle weakness, erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure and is used by body builders for increasing energy and improving performance.
Your body changes L-Citrulline into L-Arginine and also to Nitric Oxide, so it is a perfect companion to an L-Arginine supplement. It is believed to increase and improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure.
If you are suffering from Peyronie's, ED, or just feeling run down and want to increase your performance level, then you might want to consider taking this supplement. Click on the Vitamin Shoppe tab in the right hand column to go to their website and order your own bottle. L-Arginine was found to be effective in raising Nitric Oxide levels and improving sexual performance and erectile quality in many medical studies.