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 would caution you AGAINST taking L-Arginine
The reason is that the amino acid Arginine
can activate dormant Herpes Virusus.
You also should decrease eating those foods high in L-Arginine
(an amino acid that supports the herpes virus).
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.
Below is a summary of the Herpes family of viruses. I think they ALL can set us up for MS or cause a "flair". This is my summary and I hope it is correct.
Herpes simplex virus HSV-1 Oral herpes(fever
Herpes simplex virus HSV-2 Genital herpes
Varicella-zoster virus(VZV) Chickenpox, shingles
Epstein-Barr virus(EBV) Infectious
Cytomegalovirus(CMV) "Mono-like" illness,
Infections in Immune-compromised patients
Human herpesvirus-6 HHV-6 Roseola, "mono-like"
illness ----Possible MS and chronic fatigue syndrome
Human herpesvirus-7 HHV-7 "Mono-like" illness,
Human herpesvirus-8 HHV-8 Kaposi's sarcoma
I hope it helps clarify this subject.
I took VALTREX 500 mg for over 10 years. Pycnogenol has a strong antiviral effect when taken at 200 mg per day. I believe Quercetin also helps greatly.