Nitric Oxide Information!
talk about the effects of NO on erectile dysfunction and blood pressure.
After reviewing these studies, follow this link to read about the importance of Morning Erections
This first study involved 50 men who took the nitric oxide booster, L-arginine (5 grams a day), or a placebo.
After six weeks, significantly more men taking L-arginine experienced an improvement in sexual function compared with men taking the placebo.
The men who benefited the most, had the lowest initial levels of nitric oxide..
In this study L-arginine and nitric oxide were shown to be effective in stimulating and maintaining an erection.
When combined with pycnogenol the authors reported that 80 % of the men recovered from their erectile dysfunction after one month of treatment with these two supplements.
6 grams of L-arginine glutamate and 6 mg of yohimbine were tested for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
It was reported that combined oral administration of the L-arginine and yohimbine was effective in improving erectile function in patients with ED.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins summed up their extensive research on nitric oxide with the following..
The cascade of events begins when erotic thoughts or physical sensations produce nitric oxide release in nerve endings in the penis.
Nitric oxide is a relaxant that allows blood vessels to open up or dilate, bringing increased blood flow and swelling of tissues.
The flow of blood also creates a minor stress on the blood vessel wall which activates the release of more nitric oxide.
This time it is from cells in the wall of the blood vessel the endothelial cells rather than from nerves. Endothelial nitric oxide causes more tissue to relax and the process repeats until the penis is fully erect.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that one bite, or less than a quarter of an ounce, of dark chocolate eaten once a day significantly lowered blood pressure in people who participated in an 18-week clinical trial.
The reason? Scientists think chocolate helps when flavanols, a chemical in cocoa, stimulate the release of nitric oxide in the body, which dilates and relaxes blood vessels and eases blood flow.