Algis wrote:I (finally) got the Pycnogenol today. Started with 100mg/day caps.
L-Arginine seems to help the tonus (dixit my wife) - As she need to help me for the transfer wheelchair <=> bed she probably knows better than I.
Now; I am only taking 5,000mg (5g) divided in 3 days ~1,666mg daily at noon; but what I read is that it shall be taken 5,000 mg per day (3 times more?).
I am waiting for a cheaper version as the one I could get was pretty expensive
More as it come.
(*) Vinpocetine not found yet.
I have found numerous reports like this...
I started taking L-Arginine @ 1g/day, planning to go to 3g/day.
But I got a breakout on my lips something awful, what appears to be a
dormant herpes-simplex virus that first surfaced four years ago -
normally it comes out with too much sun exposure - tends to dampen the
potential for romance...
I presume the L-Arginine is the cause.
Discovery Health Answered: Usually, the human body produces enough of the amino acid L-arginine.
But not always. Sometimes, because of a traumatic injury or liver disease, the body cannot make enough.
But it needs L-arginine. So it is considered a semi-essential amino acid.
This is what L-arginine can do for you. It helps the body produce urea, the end result of when your body breaks down proteins and what you eliminate when you urinate. The body needs urea because it helps eliminate the excess nitrogen produced when proteins are broken down. L-arginine also assists in the body's production of creatine, which is a protein that helps build muscle mass. L-arginine also helps the body eliminate creatinine, which is the waste product of building muscle mass. These are the reasons, by the way, that the bodybuilding industry trumpets creatine and L-arginine supplements.
You can obtain additional L-arginine as a natural supplement, by inhaling it or injecting it.
As a medicine, L-arginine is considered a vasodilator, which means that it dilates blood vessels. That means more blood flows, which lowers blood pressure and can, in certain instances, help the body cope with arterial blockages from conditions like atherosclerosis.
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