I've been trying to boost my NOS by consuming Arugula, L-Argenine, and POM juice daily. I'm also taking Cialis about every third day. This got me thinking about those old Viagra commercials where they warn not to use Viagra if you're "taking nitrates for chest pain."
I know they're referring to nitrate medications, but should we also worry if we're consuming dietary nitrates? Even if you're not taking Viagra/Levitra/Cialis, is consuming too many nitrates a problem?
You should always play it safe. Period. Roll in supplements (or high nitrate foods) low dose, one at a time and slowly. It's always better to be working with a good doc - functional medicine, savvy naturopath or, of course, a doctor that loves men's health like one of our sponsors. And, if a medication is involved, talk to your doctor. And, even if a medication is not involved, some guys have clinically low blood pressure. It's not common, of course, but it does happen.
Now, all of that said, I only know of one interaction between natural stuff and PDE5 inhibitors: Cialis and pomegranate (priapism).
Let me know if you find anything else out.