Erectile Dysfunction (often called impotence) is even worse than the word sounds.
In my case, I think it was the constant stress at work that triggered a vicious circle of pressure and fear of failure, which quickly led to the inevitable failure. Thankfully I found a natural cure without side effects.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I’d like to share my story
Up until December 2011, I had never had issues with my erection. My love life had been more or less stable and I loved my wife Sue like the day when we got married. Then during the Christmas madness, I got really stressed with work. It was then, when I failed to penetrate her for the first time. I just wasn’t hard enough.
We were both really shocked.. somewhere between surprised and worried. I tried to brush it off.. but it wasn’t that simple.
Over the next few weeks I worried and struggled more and more. It got so bad that eventually it was a surprise when I did manage to get it up! We tried a few other things, but I was unable to satisfy Sue physically. My ego made me feel like a failure as a man!
Prescription pills and amino acids
Sometime in March I decided to try the famous blue potency pills. I wanted to do this properly so I discussed it with my GP. He gave me instructions, a prescription and a warning to only ever buy them from our pharmacy and to look out for side effects.
I used them three times and every time experienced strange colour distortions in my peripheral field of vision and a swollen nose. The pills aren’t cheap and the timing was always a pain. You have to take them about 30min before sex.
And if you don’t end up doing it, you might waste the pill and still get the side effects. Yes, they were allowing me to have sex, but the colour distortions were freaking me out. I decided they might work for some, but I didn’t want to do this to my body.
The light bulb moment
Thankfully, Sue was very supportive. Over a few glasses of vino we had long and honest chats. I was really down over my situation at work, the time of year I guess and my erection problems made me feel like a total failure. Then Sue suddenly remembered that her old university friend Ben had done research on a natural method to treat erectile dysfunction when he was a pharmacology research fellow in the US.
She got in touch with Ben the next day. Ben told us about the Arginine for the first time. Basically, it is a bog standard amino acid, which in the body is the only precursor of a famous little molecule called Nitric Oxide (NO). NO controls vasodilation, which is the body’s natural mechanism of regulating blood flow anywhere in the body by relaxing and widening the diameter of blood vessels.
More Arginine means more NO. This has lots of positive effects on potency, immunity, digestion, building muscle and so on. Basically, because it enables the body to improve blood flow when and where it needs to – including the penis of course. Detailed explanations can be found everywhere on the net. I have tried to pull together the basics here to save you having to click around.
The key for me was the realisation that this is (1) based on solid Nobel Prize winning research and (2) a relatively inexpensive, natural and no side-effects way to fix the cause of my ED, rather than just masking the symptom.
The only one way to find out!
So I decided to give it a shot. For the first twelve months Ben used to send me tubs of Arginine powder from the US. There, it was marketed to bodybuilders to get a bigger muscle pump! The science is of course exactly the same. I needed a bigger pump too – no matter in which “muscle”!! 🙂
When I took just Arginine initially my erection improved gradually and I was able to have regular, satisfying sex again with Sue. I also started to exercise more regularly. Then, once I started taking the pine bark extract in 2012 my erection started to get much harder.
Last year I finally found some European products, which combine Arginine with pine bark extract. I found them much more convenient. I didn’t have to take different pills and didn’t need to pay the expensive transatlantic shipping and annoying customs fees for the US imports any more.
Personally I take amitamin m forte, because it is working for me for several reasons explained here. Several of my readers also pointed out VIGARIN by aminoexpert, which looks equally good and I have ordered some as a backup. I don’t really want to recommend one over the other – please research them yourself.
It was worth the wait
Sue’s been such a star. She never put me under pressure and we even experimented with other ways to satisfy each other whilst I was on my journey. In hindsight, this unexpectedly enriched our sex life massively. 😉 .., because we learned new ways to trigger each other off.
My potency problems are long gone and I actually feel stronger and more energetic than before! I still take my m forte every day, because it makes me feel like I am doing something good for my body. The research on the long-term health benefits is overwhelming and the Nobel Prize committee can’t be wrong..
Sorry that this post is a bit long. I wrote all of this up, because Arginine and pine bark extract has turned my life around.
Hopefully, I could inspire you to try out Arginine and pine bark extract, because they’re totally underrated! I am now much happier, healthier and stronger – when and where it counts, everytime! 🙂
Here are the links to the official, peer-reviewed scientific research studies, which convinced me to try it out: