Using an L-Arginine Supplement for Impotence

11/30/2016 | 3 min. read

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

As a cardiologist, I often recommend L-arginine to enhance heart health. It improves blood flow not only to the heart but to the penis. With this impotence treatment, many of my patients report stronger, firmer erections and more satisfying sex lives!

Restore Male Potency with this Impotence Treatment

Over the years, many of my male patients have complained about impotence. This is a subject that most men won't discuss with anyone but their doctors. Millions of U.S. men have trouble in the bedroom. In fact, nearly 20 percent of men age 55 report potency difficulties, and that percentage doubles by age 75.

Contrary to popular thinking, diminished sexual function isn't age-related. It can be tied to prostate problems, cardiac drugs and/or a lack of vital nutrients to promote blood flow to the organs, including the penis.

When I hear complaints about poor "bedroom performance," the first thing I do is check the patient's cardiac drugs. It often helps to change, reduce or even discontinue some of these medicines, which can cause impotence, among other things. I also look for signs of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), a nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate that may be related to impotence.

Once I uncover the cause of the patient's potency problem, I typically put him on an impotence treatment program to bolster potency and help improve prostate health.

Many of my patients have had success with L-arginine. I was initially drawn to this powerful vasodilator because of its ability to promote cardiac and circulatory health. But when my patients reported stronger erections after taking it, I began recommending it for impotence treatment.

This amino acid pumps up the body's natural supply of nitric oxide, an odorless gas made of nitrogen and oxygen that relaxes muscles and increase blood flow to vital organs, including the heart and penis.

Quite frankly, if you don't have enough nitric oxide, your erection will be soft, limp or, more likely, nonexistent.

What about Viagra Type Drugs, Including Levitra and Cialis, as an Erectile Dysfunction Treatment?

These relatively new drugs may help men who have been left impotent, or partially impotent, by prostate disease, diabetes or atherosclerosis but I would prescribe them with caution. Although some recent studies have shown that these drugs can support endothelial cell function as well as intrinsic stem cell activity, and even can help with benign prostatic hypertrophy, I would only use them with caution.

Remember that you must work with your doctor. I wouldn’t even consider these medications if you have angina symptoms because they can cause blood pressure to quickly plummet downward and trigger more serious problems, and even death. Plus, these drugs should not be taken with alcohol, or high dose arginine (anything over 3 grams per day). If you decide to try Viagra or any of the other Viagra type pharmaceuticals, talk to your doctor to find the lowest effective dose.

A better alternative for impotence treatment is my herbal/supplemental program. Indeed, natural remedies can be just as effective, if not more effective than, prescription drugs, and without the dangerous side effects. There's no need to risk serious side effects from Viagra when such effective alternatives as L-arginine are available.

Korean red ginseng helps increase the release of nitric oxide, thus increasing erectile ability. But men with either high blood pressure, or low blood pressure, should only use this herb with their physician's approval. Plus, you don't want to use it at the same time as L-arginine. Beets, kale, and arugula are also my favorite vegetables for supporting nitric oxide production.

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Meet Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a highly respected and sought-after cardiologist and nutritionist with more than 30 years of clinical practice, research, and study. His integrative approach to heart health focuses on reducing inflammation in the body and maximizing the heart's ability to produce and use energy.

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