Job: MWM and others. I've got a question for y'all. When I went to the cayenne pepper article it was loaded with praise for lots of good benefits of cayenne pepper, circulation, bowels, helps against heart disease and heart attack...
Why did you give up on cayenne and go for the Citrulline/Arginine?
Job, it's not that I gave up on the cayenne pepper/garlic combo. Eventually, the combo did not work as well as it long did - likely because of my diminishing production of nitric oxide. I am constantly researching health-related products, and so I came across some intriguing information and research, first, concerning L-Citrulline, and later, the supposed greater effectiveness of the L-Citrulline/L-Arginine powder. After long using the combo, I next tried L-citrulline capsules and got good results - seemingly more so when in conjunction with the combo. Only after discovering the powder did I stop the combo completely, as it worked so incredibly well. Also, the combo needs a 90-minute or so pre-sex ingestion. The combo also is best taken with something on your stomach, to avoid any gastro distress. Besides working so well, taken twice daily, the powder stays in your system, so no planning is necessary, no worries about having food on your stomach - which is an obvious advantage.
For some people, taking both the powder and the combo might be a needed and effective alternative to Viagra, etc. - as opposed to only using either the combo or the powder alone. And, I can't stress enough, if a diminished production of nitric oxide is not your problem, the powder isn't going to help with erections. However, the diminishment of nitric oxide production Is VERY common to guys 45+, but you won't realize this before taking something that will increase the production. Studies have shown that L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, when taken together, is far more effective than using either by itself - which was my experience in going from just L-Citrulline capsules alone.
I use the product I do because it is sugar-free and the sugar substitute used appears to be far less than other brands of the same product. I think other manufacturers of similar products have less of the effective ingredients and too much sugar substitute - giving the false impression of the amount of actual effective product.
I would say that the cayenne/garlic combo might work well if your erection issue isn't terribly bad - it's certainly the cheapest option. The next step up would be the powder. I can't see why anyone wouldn't try one or even both of these before taking pharmaceuticals. Thing is, we all have differing results with various products.