Wednesday, 28 March 2012

L-Arginine Instead Of Viagra?

It's well known that Viagra has side effects so what are the alternatives? Are there any natural ones?

According to, in a study of 50 men at Tel Aviv University, 31% of those with impotence improved after six weeks of taking arginine. Interesting statistic! As already mentioned, L-Arginine can improve blood flow so it makes sense that if a man's impotence is due to poor circulation then this may be worth a try.

Don't forget you don't need to be impotent to benefit from L-Arginine...Always check with your Doctor if you are on medication or have a particular health issue before taking a new supplement.

Viagra side effects?

According to, and I quote: "Viagra can have an effect on color vision.­ Many people who take Viagra notice a change in the way they perceive green and blue colors, or they see the world with a bluish tinge for several hours. For this reason, pilots can't take Viagra within six hours of a flight.

The second concern comes for people who are taking drugs like nitroglycerin for angina Nitroglycerin works by increasing nitric oxide, and it helps with angina by opening up the arteries that supply the heart with oxygen. If you take nitroglycerin and Viagra together, the increased nitric oxide plus the blocking of PDE5 can lead to problems.

Other issues with Viagra can include little things like headaches (the drug, as a side effect in some men, opens up arteries in the brains lining and causes excess pressure) and big things like heart attacks. The possibility of heart attacks is one reason why Viagra is a prescription drug rather than an over-the-counter drug like aspirin. A doctor needs to understand your medical history and make sure that Viagra won't cause a heart attack."

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Arginine Powder - what is it and what are the benefits?

Arginine Powder
What is it?
It's an amino acid that our bodies convert into nitric oxide. This is a molecule which promotes circulation by helping our blood vessels to relax and open up for better blood flow. Why is this a good thing for us? Well, because if our blood flow is improved, there are all kinds of improvements resulting from that - like healthy blood pressure and overall cardio health. Not only that, L-Arginine also has anti-ageing properties, Columbia University named L-arginine the “magic bullet" and athletes use it to improve their performance. It's also a prosexual nutrient for both men and women. It maintains healthy cholesterol levels, muscle growth, bones and tissue.

Forever have developed an L-Arginine product called Argi+. It also contains pomegranate which is well known for its strong antioxidant properties; red wine extract to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels; and grape skin for cardiovascular and immune system health. ARGI+ also contains fruit juices which provide nutrients, essential fatty acids, berries that help neutralize free radicals and support healthy ageing and other ingredients which support healthy joint function.

Here are some key benefits of Argi+

  • Supports the immune system
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Assists bone and tissue growth and repair
  • Permits greater blood flow and may improve sexual function
  • Increases muscle mass & reduces fatty tissue
  • Contains an extract of red wine, helps reduce cholesterol levels
  • Releases anti-ageing hormones
  • Useful for maintaining blood glucose control
Vitamins in Argi+
Vitamin C, K2, B6, D3, B9, B12

I take L-Arginine before and after exercise, mixed in with my water. The taste is quite sweet, but not in a synthetic way, it's simply the result of the Grape skin extract, Elderberry juice powder, Raspberry juice powder, Morello cherry juice powder, Blackberry juice powder, Blackcurrant and Blueberry juice powder in the Argi+! Phew, that's quite a list!


Welcome to my blog about Arginine Powder. I use it myself and look forward to sharing information about it with you here.