Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby mywifeslover » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:08 pm

In retrospect, I might be a little bit more irritable now, but not that much more than normal :oops:

MyWifesMan - when is the best time to take it to get the best results at bedtime (our normal ML time)? Right now, I am taking it 1.5 - 2 hours after breakfast (~8 am). Before is not possible as I don't want to take it along with my thyroid meds, but if later would be better, it would be nice to know.

Also, after switching from capsules to the powdered version (along with powdered L-Arginine), I find that it tastes awful! No matter what I dissolve it in (water, tea, etc.), it always leaves an awful taste in my mouth. Any suggestions?
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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby MyWifesMan » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:24 pm

First, as for taste, this is the brand I now use: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D94CIC2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This does not taste bad a bit - a bit like a fruit juice, a bit sweet (has no sugar).

As for the time of day to take: As long as you are taking it twice per day, I'm not sure that makes a huge difference. But you might take some a half hour before supper. Just take it between meals. As I am on this new powder (with L-Arginine with L-Citrulline), the amount I'm taking is one scoop, 2x/day. One scoop contains 5,000 mg L-Arginine/1,000 mg L-Citrulline. So, quite interesting, this powder is a 1,000 mg per day reduction in the amount of L-Citrulline I had been taking (of the L-Citrulline ONLY powder), but is far more effective. So, as I don't know which powder you are taking, you might be able to get better results with less L-Citrulline.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby mywifeslover » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:00 pm

I have been taking the Now L-Arginine powder and L-Citruline powder (separate containers) at the same dose (5000/1000), but only once a day in the morning. I have had OK results, but nothing like what you have been reporting. Taking it twice per day seems like it could get pricey (the link you provided had a price of $35.00 for 30 scoops, or ~$2.00/day for 2 scoops), but if it works, it might be worth it.
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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby MyWifesMan » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:01 pm

I am uncertain that this level of dosage is totally necessary - it's what they directions suggest. However, there are days when I only take one scoop or that I take two lesser-sized scoops. I think that as long as it stays in your system, you don't necessarily have to take the full two scoops every day. You might experiment.

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby ledgemoor » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:38 pm

I ordered a bottle of this but haven't tried it yet.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D94 ... UTF8&psc=1

You can order Hard Rino L-Arginine by the kilo from Amazon. The cost is about the same as L-Citrulline Mallate, so you could mix your own and spend very little per day.
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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby C_Brown » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:13 pm

The bottle of L-Arginine I have says to take 1-3 tablets a day (1000mg) and don't use it for more than 8 weeks. What is the possible side effect of using it for longer than that?
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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby MyWifesMan » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:56 pm

CB - could you please post a link to the product you are using?

Thanks!

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby C_Brown » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:39 am

So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing -- Yvaine (in the movie Stardust)

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby MyWifesMan » Sat May 30, 2015 12:37 pm

OK, you try to save money, but it's not always a good move. Case in point, I will be switching back to this brand (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D94CIC2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) of L-Arginine/L-Citrulline powder - which works great for me. But I had briefly switched over to this, CardioHeart brand (http://www.amazon.com/Cardio-Heart-Health-L-Citrulline-Cardiovascular/dp/B00J7UTCVC/ref=pd_ys_sf_s_rp_a1_3_p?ie=UTF8&refRID=1QH5S9EAPFGMZN7DPVSS), but it has 5 grams of sugar and the other one is sugar-free. I initially switched to the CardioHeart because it seemed a much bigger bang for the amount of powder. However, very key, it doesn't seem to work nearly as good as what I'd been taking before. Also, when I mix it in water, a huge amount (of what I think is mostly sugar) quickly settles to the bottom. I try to avoid sugar whenever possible. So, much of that extra powder amount may be just pure sugar or whatever. So, I think I'll be going back to what had worked so well for me - the L-Arginine Pro - 5,000 mg of L-Arginine PLUS 1,000 mg of L-Citrulline 12.6 oz.

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Stopped the L-Citrulline L-Arginine Powder

Postby MyWifesMan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:49 pm

Well, after a couple of years of using the L-Citrulline/L-Arginine combo powder, I had to get off of it due to hernia surgery, about a month ago. Actually, they just advised I stop supplements just prior to the surgery, and it sure wasn't a priority as I had to recover (it was an inguinal hernia - yeah, down THERE, by my testicle). Anyway, I had planned to get back on the combo powder, a few days after surgery. Yet, for whatever reason, I just didn't resume it. Crazy is that I started to notice night and morning erections anyway - which surprised me - as without the powder, I'd not been having these. So, after two years of successfully using the powder, making my erections very good, I wondered how I might function with the powder totally out of my system. To my nice surprise, pretty dang good. I'm also getting night and morning erections. Next session, wood was good - really, not any different than with the powder. I woke up the last few mornings ready to pound nails! And I was thinking about sex all day today. Whatzupwitdat?

So, I'm going to forgo the powder for a bit longer. I am certainly very happy to discover this, but I am really flummoxed. What changed???!!! Why have things suddenly perked back up? The ONLY thing I can think of, is my diet hasn't been as rigid as it had been - maybe a bit more fats (whereas before, next to none), bit more dairy. A tiny bit more, but still very occasional beef. But now I started THINKING about sex more - and during the day - now, that's weird! It was bad today, because I REALLY wanted some oral satisfaction :D , but DW was working hard on a business project deadline :( - so, I knew the timing was very bad. As for before stopping the powder - was I maybe taking too large a dose of the powder, so that it was somehow overkill? What? Anyone have any ideas? There are times when I am as mystified by my own sexual functioning as I am of my wife's - which typically seems considerably more complicated.

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Re: Stopped the L-Citrulline L-Arginine Powder

Postby C_Brown » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:49 pm

MyWifesMan wrote: Whatzupwitdat?


Could just be that it's springtime, I notice a big difference during March and April every year.
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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby belovedalways » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:45 am

MWM,
My husband noticed the same thing. He's been on that same combo for about a year, but in the past several months, instead of taking it 2X a day, he's been taking it 1X/day maybe 3X a week! Same thing. Performance is unhindered and he's able to easily start/finish 2X a day regularly if he wants. I think I'll mention this to him and see if he wants to fast from it for a couple weeks or a month and see if anything changes. Why supplement if you don't need to, right?
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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby MyWifesMan » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:02 am

Just thinking out loud here: I'm wondering if perhaps, at an introductory and a more modest dosage, one's body DOES initially receive a really noticeable boost in erection quality, but somehow, eventually, the body adapts and the effect doesn't seem quite as obvious or dramatic - why, I don't know. So, understandably, one might conclude (I did) that I needed a higher dosage, and so, upon ramping up to a significantly larger amount (the full amount: 10,000 mgs. L-Arginine and 2,000 mgs. L-Citrulline per day), once again - and for many months afterward - the results were quite stellar. But, eventually, the results, while very good, weren't quite as spectacular. And then I totally go off for several weeks, resume sexual activity after my surgery, only to realize, at least for now, I don't appear to need it. What could be happening? I can tell you that, in the past, if I ran out, say, for 4 days, the difference in maximum erection fullness was very noticeable. And EVERY time, upon resuming the powder - bam, after about 3-4 days, my night and morning erections returned, and super good erections resumed. Weird. I do know that this has not been a placebo effect - you don't get night and early morning erections from that.

Perhaps, somehow, the body can only use so much of this supplement. OR, it somehow helps wake up the body's natural functionality, but isn't continuously needed - at least in my case. It might be that PULSE dosing at some level would work just as well - if occasionally needed. Again, about three years ago, I radically altered my diet to much healthier. I also cut out almost all red meat and associated fat. Recently, I've upped my meat and some associated fats, just a bit, but usually my protein sources are ground turkey, various fish, and only a tiny bit of beef. Was I somehow nutritionally deficient and the powder helped mitigate that? Of course, I could add the powder now to see if I turn into Superman - but why, if things seem so good? I really don't want to unnecessarily take any supplements. As for the powder, three 12.6 oz. containers at $99 - not cheap when using up one about ever 25 days or so. Well, I may never figure it out, but just thought I'd share.

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby digrde » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:08 am

I currently take 3 meds for depression, Effxor, Imipramine and Lexapro. Was wondering if the L-Citrulline might help with erection quality ? Would I have to take a larger dosage to overcome the effects of the antidepressants?

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Postby Hoosier52 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:01 am

It doesn't hurt to try it. It works for me and many others. You will have to experiment on dosages. Two capsules is what I use. It's also good for HBP.

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby Paul B » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:31 pm

How have I not read about this before?

I've done some reading on this, and it looks really good. I've seen double and single blind studies from Italy and the UK that show a significant effect, and several studies that show it's safe and well tolerated. The caveat is always to not use it if you using anything that lowers BP - which includes Viagra et.al.

I need to do more study, but this looks like a real thing, as opposed to many "natural" ED solutions.
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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby doug-h » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:57 pm

Paul,

I did a lot of research online, looking into the actual medical studies, and I went ahead and began taking it about 2 years ago.

Initial results were well beyond encouraging, and it was extremly effective. Over time, the effect seemed to diminish to a degree, but it is still there. It was also noted by my wife.

I find that if there is something else going on, such as stress or fatigue, that would cause problems anyways, the supplement does not overcome it.

Still, in my experience, it is definitely worth trying.

There might be a rebound effect that causes the reduction in efficacy, so I tend to cycle.

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby reillyj » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:24 pm

This thread is a bit old but i'm wondering if i should try this for H, who definitely has ED...

He does have mild non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver so i have to be careful with supplements, i'll have to search for any contraindications w/the meds he's on but it would sure be nice if he didn't have to take Viagra.... (he's just started TRT and thyroid hormone replacement and he's also on opioids for chronic pain-yes we know that affects everything but we are really hoping by getting his hormones balanced, that he can wean way down).

Is there any one brand and dose now recommended?

Also what about women? I have a MAJOR increase in libido since entering peri and going on HRT but oddly enough, orgasm is often elusive which is pretty frustrating. Good thing the sex still feels fantastic but it would be nice to be as easily orgasmic as i once was (and didn't often want sex--how ironic!)

Well... if it doesn't work for women, at least i'm having a profound awakening and my H is loving the results. Too bad it didn't happen when he was younger.

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby Elevation » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:23 am

I would recommend having your DH focus on increasing his nitric oxide in his system (which I suspect Viagra tries to duplicate). Have him consume foods like argula and to drink beet juice. Both are extremely high in nitric oxide plus natural. After awhile, he may start to have stronger erections especially in the mornings (a welcome surprise for us men for certain).

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Re: Erection Challenges?: Try THIS!!! (L-Citrulline)

Postby Hoosier52 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:05 am

The L-Citrulline works. I notice the difference if I'm taking or not taking it. I do two 750mg capsules or more every day.


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