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Well I have started to try a combination of Arginine/Citrulline (just 3 days so far)
I take a 750mg Citrulline cap(NOW brand) along with half of a 500mg Arginine (GNC)
Basically I just open the Arginine capsule and use 1/2 the content per day.
I have noticed my energy for work outs is not any more than taking Arginine on it's own, so the Citrulline does not seem to do anything
in the short run.

I am hoping Citrulline is one of those supplements that takes a while to kick in. Arginine on the other hand I can see a difference in
my energy from the 2nd day of usage.

Evidence shows L-lysine prevents herpes viruses, and L-arginine makes the breakouts more frequent.  So perhaps you could try adding L-lysine into the mix to counteract the negative side effect from L-arginine.

I got an outbreak a couple of years ago, took some Lysine and it stopped it dead in its tracks.  However, this advice is a little scary to me, because some outbreaks are pretty severe/painful and not so easily treated from what I have read.  Maybe that's just the elderly or sick, but you might want to check with a doc first?

I have tried Lysine before for that purpose, but it gives me a real bad headache,

I have a feeling the reason why L-Arginine helps with my sleep is that it improves blood flow. I have also noticed other supplements such as Korean Ginseng and Cordyceps do the same. But oddly enough I get mouth sores from them as well, so I suspect they have a high content of Arginine in them.

I am going to try L-Citrulline to see if that will help me in any way. Even if it just boosts my energy so I can do vigurous workouts I can improve blood flow that way and induce better sleep.

Last night I slept well. But during the day I lifted weights, did a Yoga Class, and went out and danced Salsa for a couple of hours. That all helped I am sure. I can't always take that much time out of my busy schedule but I did it yesterday and it proved to me that I can improve my sleep if I exercise enough.

Also, I have a page with a bunch of Sleep Aids on it based on some of the reseach I've come across:


Hi, I am 42.
I thow away the bottle, so I am not sure what the dose was.

I take B-6 and Magnesium on regular basis.

And the funny thing is, of all the supplements, the one that makes me sleep well is L-Arginine. I mean it does not put me to sleep right away, but if I take it in the morning, I notice I sleep real well at night time... The problem I have with L-Arginine is that after a few days of using I start getting cold sores!

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Inexpensive Lab Tests
« on: November 19, 2013, 12:22:26 am »
Thanks so much EH!  :)

magnesium, tart cherry extract (melatonin content), L-tryptophan (when you get amino acid test you'll see your levels), L-theanine, there are several things you can try.  exercise is one of the best ways to improve sleep quality.

I currently use Magnesium, it does calm me.
Did not do well on L-tryptophan,
I will give L-theanine a shot.... I read some reviews and it looks promising,
Thanks so much

Hi Guys,

I have been battling with Sleep Apnea for a few years now,
Unfortunately, I am a very light sleeper due to anxiety.

I am trying this new device for the last 2 nights and for the life of me I can not sleep!

Can you suggest any natural sleep aid medicine?

Just to give u an idea, the pharmaceutical drug that always worked for me when I wanted to sleep was Xanax!
Xanax is technically for anxiety and not really a sleeping aid. but I slept with it and no side effects the next morning either.

I tried several sleep drugs that never works and gave me bunch of side effect.

But I have been trying to stay away from pharmaceutical drugs and want to take the natural path.
I have tried Melatonin, and it did not work for me. It only gave me a bad headache the next day.

I am tempted to try some Valerian tea tonight, but wanted to ask any suggestions from you guys??
Thanks so much

The best value by far is the Life Extension (ww.lef.org) test for $137.  You have to be a member ($5 per month) to get this price, otherwise it costs $183, which is still a very good deal for 40 amino acids.


I have tested amino acids a few times now and didn't find much variation in my results; however, my experimental results (after 6 months free form amino acids supplementation) were definitely different from my baseline test values.  I still haven't quite figured out why because there are so many complex interrelationships with AAs. 

This is still a work-in-progress for me.  I have two friends who have also tested their amino acids and we have a few levels that are wildly different.  I think amino acid tests have the potential to be very helpful in the quest for optimal health, but there is a lot more to learn about how to interpret the results.  It is a tremendous value though at about $3.50 per test (40 tests for $137), no other blood tests come close to providing that value.

Wow, thanks EH
I always thought of Life Extensions as a supplement company only. Had no idea they had blood tests kits.
Have you tried any other tests of theirs that you would consider helpful?
Thanks so much

Hi Guys,

I wanted to get a test done on my Amino Acids levels. So I am doing some research to
make sure I choose the best one.

I came across this test: http://www.metametrix.com/test-menu/profiles/amino-acids/amino-acids-40-plasma
Which seems pretty good... I can get it for a little under $300 thru my nutritionist Doctor.

I wanted to ask you guys if you have tried this test or any other to measure Amino Acids, and just your thoughts on testing Amino Acids??
Some say testing amino acids is a waste of money because it's not really something that could be measured because it changes so rapidly from 1 day to another depending on the foods we eat....

What are your thoughts?


Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Phosphatidylcholine
« on: November 09, 2013, 08:14:10 pm »
I will keep you posted if I find anything further on this.
Thanks PeakT

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Phosphatidylcholine
« on: November 08, 2013, 03:22:30 pm »
Hi Guys,
Just stumbled upon this post ..
Has there been any updates on phosphatidylcholine causing prostate cancer or not?

The reason I ask is I just started taking a Soy-Free Lecithin supplement and that's suppose to be a source for phosphatidylcholine,
I am starting to see some minor benefits (a bit stronger erections in the morning and increase in semen volume) but I didn't know
it can cause cancer... Jeez, just when I found something with no immediate side effects!

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / kidney detox
« on: October 17, 2013, 03:35:25 pm »

Can anyone recommend a good kidney detox?
I got my blood test results back and I have mildly high uric acid(7.9) and my BUN is a little on the high side as well (19) .. my Calcium levels were normal.

Also, I had 2 episodes of kidney stones about 5 years ago. Since then I have been drinking about 3QT of water everyday, and never had another episode, but I still would like to detox the kidney.



I saw somewhere that B1 is a form of nitrate, and wanted to see if anyone knows if there is a relationship between N.O. and Thiamine(B1) ?

does taking B1 help boost N.O.?

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: korean ginseng
« on: October 02, 2013, 04:20:49 pm »
I have read on your website that korean ginseng is very good for erections and I would like try it but when I research it there are things I am cautious about like the possibility of causing increased heart rate, tachycardia, increasing blood pressure and also increasing estrogen levels.  Has anyone used this and did it lead to any of these side effects?  Have there been any positive effects on erections?

I've used it and felt like it was good stuff.  One thing you have to keep in mind is that Korean Ginseng has been used for centuries and is a very heavily used supplement around the world.  Side effects are very minimal compared to virtually any pharmaceutical.

Now, all of that said, if you are on medications or have any existing medical conditions, get it cleared through your doc.

There is one thing to fear with Ginseng:  lead.  Some manufacturers do not make sure that their product is unleaded!  When I was taking it, I used Consumer Labs to help me find a manufacturer that spent those extra dollars to monitor their product.  (I have no affliation with Consumer Labs.)

Hello PeakT,
May I ask which brand(s) Korean Ginseng have you used that was lead-free?

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