Research Confirms that Pine Bark Extract and Arginine Combo Cures Vascular Erectile Dysfunction

I first came across pine bark extract on some obscure alternative medicine website.

Honestly I had never heard about it, but I kept on reading how great it is for your overall health – basically because it improves circulation and reduces inflammation. Several dozen hard research studies have proven its benefits related to high blood pressure, thrombosis, osteoarthritis, asthma, diabetes treatment and venous insufficiency.

I kept on researching and found that one proper research study has been carried out specifically on how it improves erectile function.

Pine Bark Extract improves the elasticity of arteries throughout the body - including in the penis

Pine Bark Extract improves the elasticity of arteries throughout the body – including in the penis

Basically, it boosts male potency by working in unison with Arginine and reinforces its cardiovascular-enhancing effect. I have tested several Arginine-based supplements with pine bark extract to fix my own erection problems. You can read the study summary HERE.

Pine bark extract is trademarked as Pycnogenol in the US. It promotes the absorption of nitrogen into the bloodstream, includes powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. This protects against cardiovascular disease and lowers blood pressure. As a whole these characteristics promote good cardiovascular health.

The Study

The study was conducted at a Bulgarian fertility clinic in Sofia and published in 2003. It investigated the effects of pine bark extract and Arginine on men with erectile dysfunction over a period of three months1.

40 men with varying degrees of erectile dysfunction between 25 to 45 first took only 1,700 mg L-arginine per day for one month. The men were regularly asked to rate their sexual function and after the first month, only two men (which could be within statistical error parameters) reported the recovery of a normal erection. Basically, taking just 1.7g Arginine for one month made no difference.

From the second month the men took 40 mg of pine bark extract in addition every day. At this point, the success rate dramatically increased and after two months 80 percent of men were able to regain their ability to have erections.

In the third month the daily dose of pine bark extract was tripled. to a the daily total of 120 milligrams. After the third month, this figure increased to 92.5 percent. Significantly, there were no reported side effects in any of the participants.

I did not need to know anything else – once I realised that a cheap, natural (Nobel Prize proven) amino acid combined with Pine Bark Extract gives me a 92% chance of fixing my erection after three months I tried it out!

I am happy to report that it worked for me. And my girlfriend too 🙂



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5 Responses

  1. Larry Jernigan June 12, 2015 / 2:19 am

    Where does one find Pine Bark Extract? I already purchased the L Arginine. And what is the recommended dosage of each. Have tried other herbal products to no avail. I think my problem is the result of a prostatectomy. Haven’t experienced a firm erection since.

    • Dave June 19, 2015 / 3:41 pm

      Larry – minimum 3g of Arginine and 100mg of Pine Bark Extract, but the more the merrier. If you are unsure about your prostatectomy speak to your doc. Good luck!

    • Michael July 4, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      This is interesting because I have never came across this benefit from pine bark. However, it does make sense since it does affect the cardio system which is all connected “down there”.

  2. Chris October 24, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    Hi – I don’t know if you’ll know anything about this issue, but I currently take 2g of L-lysine daily which is very effective in keeping my cold sores at bay. It does this by inhibiting the uptake of Arginine into the relevant cells, and apparently the herpes virus family absolutely LOVES Arginine. So the question(s) is (are), if I want the try the Arginine/Pine Bark combo, should I keep taking the L-lysine? Will the L-lysine stop the combo from working? Will my head explode into one massive coldsore? Should I consider upping the L-lysine dosage to combat the extra Arginine? Any ideas? Thanks.

  3. Sarah November 29, 2015 / 8:54 am

    Hi when should you take the pine bark and arginine and what amounts?


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