What About Vitamins?

Even if you’ve handled the root of your challenges and cleaned up your diet, sadly, the number of vitamins and minerals in the food will most likely be insufficient to grow and sustain your army of soldiers.

So What’s Wrong With My Food?

A big part of the problem comes from years of poor farming practices, which according to a landmark study are “designed to improve traits (size, growth rate, pest resistance) other than nutrition.”[i]

Sadly, today’s agricultural practices (predominantly in the US) place a much greater emphasis on size over quality.  (Can I get a big gulp?  Or how about a King size snickers?) 

Essentially, the soil in which most of our food is grown (particularly in the United States) is rarely enough to supply you with even the recommended daily allowances, which are low to begin with. 

Since we know we need minerals like Zinc and Vitamins like B3 for boosting nitric oxide and testosterone, it’s absolutely crucial to take a multivitamin, which includes these key vitamins and minerals. 

Again, there is a multitude of options out there, but very few use pure whole food ingredients, which come from Mother Nature and are actually accepted and absorbed by your body.  So to make sure you don’t get suckered into buying expensive urine pills, make sure you choose a “whole food multivitamin” that is not made of synthetic (unnatural) compounds. 

Basically, if it doesn’t say 100% whole food vitamin, then don’t buy it; you’ll just be wasting your money.

If you’re short on recommendations, the most highly reputable brand, which I personally use, also happens to be a best seller on Amazon and again comes from Dr. Mercola.

L-Citrulline / L-Arginine

L-citrulline is an amino acid made by your body and contained in certain foods, which is converted by your body into another type of amino acid L-arginine. 

If you’re in the fitness world or read the trades you may have noticed the popularity of these amino acids and for good reason.   Several studies show they can significantly improve both resistance and endurance training. 

For example, in one study, scientists from the University of Cordoba demonstrated how supplementation with 8 grams of L-citrulline before a chest workout increased the number of reps participants could do by 52 percent with an added bonus of significantly reducing post-workout muscle soreness.[ii]

But What Is It That Provides The Boost Of Power?

Unsurprisingly, it’s none other than that highly coveted secret agent of boner boosting power – nitric oxide.  Yes, L-citrulline, which is converted to L-arginine produces significant quantities of nitric oxide and as you know by now, nitric oxide increases blood flow to the big guy – Man Up! [iii] [iv]   

How To Get L-Citrulline

L-citrulline is most abundant in foods like meat and nuts.  Quite ironic when you think about it – eat meat and nuts and your meat and nuts will thrive!   

But that’s not all.  Several foods contain L-citrulline.  Here’s a short list of foods that should be on your plate daily as follows:    

Meat   – preferably organic and grass-fed

Fish    – preferably wild-caught low on the food chain

Nuts   – preferably pecans, walnuts, and blanched almonds

Onion – preferably organic

Garlic – preferably organic

Beans – organic and pressure cooked only

Just keep in mind, if you are vegetarian and need to get your L-citrulline from legumes and beans I highly recommend you at least pressure cook or buy pressure cooked versions, which will remove reactive lectins that could potentially create over-inflammation and leaky gut syndrome if not prepared correctly.  

Again, while eating these foods will help, in order to recreate those studies and get enough nitric oxide to boost a steel pole you’re most likely going to need to take a supplement.   When you look online you’ll find hundreds of choices but again, quality is really important here as fake products with fillers are the norm, not the exception. 

How Much Should I Take?

The second thing you’ll need to consider is the dosage.  While I do recommend starting with the “recommended dosage” on the label, you’ll need to experiment and see what your body can tolerate.  If you’ve handled your root problems of ED and do not have any risk of heart disease I recommend ramping up towards 6 -10 grams per day until you notice some boner boosting power. 

There aren’t a ton of long-term studies on supplementation so I would not take this every day.  Instead, rely on foods and supplement an hour or two before you know you’ll be jumping in the sack.

While you can take this in pill or powder form I recommend trying the Man Up Formula which combines L-Citrulline with Pine Bark to create the best L arginine supplement for erectile dysfunction.  It’s virtually tasteless and odorless so you don’t have to worry about what you take it with.  To find out more about the Man Up Formula either schedule a free evaluation call Here or Check out this educational video on natural cures for erectile dysfunction.

[i] University of Texas (UT) at Austin’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition

[ii] Perez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM. Citrulline Malate Enhances Athletic Anaerobic Performance and Relieves Muscle Soreness.  J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24(5);1215:1222. Doi:10:1519/JSC.0b0I3e3181cb28el).

[iii] Bescos R Surenda A. Tur JA, Pons A. The Effect of Nitric-Oxide-Related Supplements on Human Performance.  Sport Med. 2012:42(2):99-117.  Doi:10.2165/11596860-00000000-00000; Orozco-Gutiérrez JJ, Castillo-Martinez L. Orea-Tejeda A, et al. Effect of L-arginine or L-citrulline oral supplementation on blood pressure and right ventricular functions in heart failure patients with preserved erection fraction.  Cardiol J. 2010;17(6):612-618; Cormio L, De Siati M, Lorusso F, et al. Oral L-Citrulline Supplementation Improved Erection Hardness in Men With Mild Erectile Dysfunction.  Urology. 20111;77(1):119-112.  Doi:10.1016fj. urology.2010.08.028.

[iv] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073798/

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