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."