Is Arginine Good for Erectile Dysfunction

By: Barrett Niehus

What is Arginine
L-Arginine works in your body to produce a compound, Nitric Oxide which is used by the male reproductive system to stimulate an erection. The compound, L-Arginine, is a naturally occurring amino acid that is found in our muscle and cell tissue. Although our diets provide a fair amount of this amino acid, dietary supplementation has been shown to be effective in treating low levels of erectile dysfunction. Subsequently, Arginine seems to be the body’s natural male enhancer. 

Is Arginine Good for Erectile Dysfunction
The supplement itself seems to be effective, and vitamin companies are fighting to develop products to exploit its effectiveness. Many nutritional products that now boast treatment of erectile dysfunction contain high levels of Arginine with a myriad of other compounds.

Can Arginine can replace Viagra (VX)?
Well, the answer is yes and no.

  • 1) Arginine is not immediate
    Taking Arginine will not bypass the normal stimulation mechanism and cause an immediate hardness of your male organ. You will still need the mental, visual, and physical stimuli to incite and erection.
  • 2) Arginine makes it easy to erect
    Studies have shown to be effective in patients with mile erectile dysfunction.
  • 3) It enhances VX
    For those currently using VX, the addition of Arginine supplementation in the diet has shown to be beneficial in making it more effective. Subsequently, Arginine can be helpful even if you still need to rely on it.

In summary, Arginine is a naturally occurring amino acid that we can take as a dietary supplement. The interaction of the compound in our body helps to create Nitric Oxide which is necessary in the development of a male erection.

Although not a complete substitute for VX, the compound can help mild dysfunction and increase the performance of VX for those that must rely on the pill.

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