By David Jay Brown
L-arginine is an essential amino
acid found in many common foods (such as nuts, turkey, and dairy
products), and it is readily available in most health food stores as a
In addition to being one of the building blocks of proteins in the body,
L-arginine has been shown to increase the ability to obtain erections and
maintain stamina in men. It has also been reported to increase libido, as
well as the intensity of sexual sensations in both men and women.
This effect is due, at least in part, to the fact that L-arginine
increases the production of nitric oxide, an excitatory neurotransmitter
(or chemical messenger in the brain) that is also responsible for causing
erections men. Nitric oxide is the only known gaseous neurotransmitter in
the body, and it helps men obtain erections easier because it facilitates
blood flow to the erectile tissue of the penis.
works by enhancing the effect of nitric oxide, and one of the reasons that
drinking alcohol can interfere with a manís ability to obtain an erection
is because alcohol reduces the production of nitric oxide.
Although itís mechanism for facilitating erections in men is clearly
established, the mechanism by which it enhances libido and sexual
sensations in women is less clearly understood. Animal studies suggest
that the effect may be due to a chain of events triggered by nitric oxide
that cause the release of two important female hormones--LHRH and LH--which
lead to ovulation and sexual behavior.
L-arginine is sometimes used in a topological cream by women, which is
applied to the external female genitals, and is said to improve clitoral
erections and ease of orgasm.
Many healthcare professionals recommend L-arginine as an effective
treatment for a loss of interest in sex, impotence, and difficulty
achieving orgasm. Since it is easily available in most health stores, and
since it is not only natural to the body, but essential, many physicians
that I spoke with believe that taking L-arginine supplements should be one
of the first treatments that men try if they are having problems with
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