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Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« on: January 05, 2014, 03:54:53 pm »
Since the beginning of last summer I've changed my diet and am currently eating a somewhat Mediterranean style diet. Good fats in moderation eschewing bad fats, very little processed food, higher in veggies than I've ever eaten before. Wheat nearly eliminated.

Currently my daytime supplements are 500mg Vit C, Vit B complex, Vit D, Zinc and recently I've added a garlic supplement as well as a glass of pomegranate juice.

At night I take another 500mg Vit C, magnesium, a small dose of melatonin and 5 mg of Cialis.

I've been waking up with rock solid nocturnal erections and pretty regular morning wood this last week. The garlic and/or pomegranate being recent additions seem to be the catalyst.

As an aside, my regular state during the day has always been more along the lines of being a grower rather than a shower. Typically all my life I've always shrunk down to a button. All of a sudden now I'm a bit more inflated all day. Not in full shower inflation but a healthy hang so to speak.  I've noticed this also happened to a lesser extent when taking the higher weekend dose of Cialis previously.  I'm glad the lower dosage of Cialis is now working better with the supplementation. 

All of this points to better blood flow where it counts. I'm hoping all this night time exercise my member is getting will pay off when I get a new lady friend and become intimate. Unfortunately my libido is still relatively low.

The reason I post this is because in the past I've been concerned with potential atrophy also. The ED, lack of nocturnal/morning erections cannot be good for the tissues! There were times when going to take a leak I also noticed the odd hourglass look of my member and it would actually feel cooler than my body temp.

Interesting reading this site how my symptoms while maybe not common aren't at all uncommon.



CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL             244
TRIGLYCERIDES                         85
HDL CHOLESTEROL                   75
VLDL CHOLESTEROL CAL           17
LDL CHOLESTEROL CALC           152
Total T                                       657
Free T                                    14.8 pg/mL

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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 04:20:40 pm »
Thx for the good news.  I split you out so that the improvements you've made and the results would be highlighted.  I know you feel like it is somewhat preliminary, but kudos for the great progress.

For those reading this, garlic + vitamin C has a great study behind it showing it REALLY boosts nitric oxide:

See #2:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Erectile_Dysfunction_High_Blood_Pressure

Pomegranate is also a huge winner for a dozen reasons:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/pomegranate

Question activeguy:  What brand of pomegrante juice are you using?

CAUTION:  There have been a few reports of priapism with the combination of pomegranate juice + viagra.  I do not know of any with Cialis, but if you have an erection over a couple of hours, get to the ER immediately.

« Last Edit: January 05, 2014, 04:26:09 pm by PeakT »
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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 04:20:40 pm »


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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 07:00:02 pm »
I had been using the Trader Joe brand with no discernible effect.

Recently I made the trip to Costco and got the Pom brand and am just finishing up my first bottle today.

Not sure if it is the garlic tabs or the Pom finally kicking in but I'm pretty happy with the results.

I'm going to experiment now with going off the Cialis.

My concern is priapism at night while I'm sleeping! Not sure if that is possible or not?
CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL             244
TRIGLYCERIDES                         85
HDL CHOLESTEROL                   75
VLDL CHOLESTEROL CAL           17
LDL CHOLESTEROL CALC           152
Total T                                       657
Free T                                    14.8 pg/mL

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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 07:20:57 pm »
I had been using the Trader Joe brand with no discernible effect.

Recently I made the trip to Costco and got the Pom brand and am just finishing up my first bottle today.

Not sure if it is the garlic tabs or the Pom finally kicking in but I'm pretty happy with the results.

I'm going to experiment now with going off the Cialis.

My concern is priapism at night while I'm sleeping! Not sure if that is possible or not?

Hmmm on the priapism.  I would think you'd wake up, but you better ask the urologist.  Again, I don't know of any reports with pom and Cialis but better safe than sorry.

Also, I wouldn't just drop the Cialis myself - I'd lower the dose and gradually ween myself off of it.  I've been able to get myself down to 2.5 mg/day this way but just haven't been able to totally get off of it for an extended period of time.

Let me know what you find out...

Also, do you have an enlarged prostate?  Cialis helps with that, so discuss with your urologist if you are going off of Cialis.
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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 07:43:26 pm »
My Cialis prescription is for ED  (20mg) and early on I noticed that when taking it I felt less pressure down in the perineum/prostate. No real increase in urine flow though. It didn't surprise me when it started being reported and reduced dosages started being prescribed for BPH.

I suspect the uro would give me a 5 mg prescription if I asked. My 5mg tabs weren't acquired through the normal channels.

Maybe I'll split the Cialis and go down to 2.5.




CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL             244
TRIGLYCERIDES                         85
HDL CHOLESTEROL                   75
VLDL CHOLESTEROL CAL           17
LDL CHOLESTEROL CALC           152
Total T                                       657
Free T                                    14.8 pg/mL

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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 09:18:09 pm »
I had been using the Trader Joe brand with no discernible effect.

Recently I made the trip to Costco and got the Pom brand and am just finishing up my first bottle today.

Not sure if it is the garlic tabs or the Pom finally kicking in but I'm pretty happy with the results.

I have not heard of anyone having success with the Trader Joe's pomegranate juice, only the POM juice so far.  Glad to hear it might be helping you too.
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*Cured my intermittent ED which started at ~35 years old by adding in nitrate-containing foods DAILY (arugula, beets, romaine, spinach) and drinking occasional POM juice. Interestingly, I have seen no changes in cholesterol/LDL/HDL or any other typical blood parameters.

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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 11:25:16 pm »

I have not heard of anyone having success with the Trader Joe's pomegranate juice, only the POM juice so far.  Glad to hear it might be helping you too.

It reminds me of an old study on German and French wine.  The French wine boosted nitric oxide and the German did not.  Oui oui...

I couldn't find that study, but this one basically found that red wines dilated arteries and white had no effect in that regard:

http://ajpheart.physiology.org/content/275/4/H1183
"Effects of red and white wine on endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation of rat aorta and human coronary arteries"

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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 12:44:17 am »
Since the beginning of last summer I've changed my diet and am currently eating a somewhat Mediterranean style diet. Good fats in moderation eschewing bad fats, very little processed food, higher in veggies than I've ever eaten before. Wheat nearly eliminated.

Currently my daytime supplements are 500mg Vit C, Vit B complex, Vit D, Zinc and recently I've added a garlic supplement as well as a glass of pomegranate juice.

At night I take another 500mg Vit C, magnesium, a small dose of melatonin and 5 mg of Cialis.

I've been waking up with rock solid nocturnal erections and pretty regular morning wood this last week. The garlic and/or pomegranate being recent additions seem to be the catalyst.

As an aside, my regular state during the day has always been more along the lines of being a grower rather than a shower. Typically all my life I've always shrunk down to a button. All of a sudden now I'm a bit more inflated all day. Not in full shower inflation but a healthy hang so to speak.  I've noticed this also happened to a lesser extent when taking the higher weekend dose of Cialis previously.  I'm glad the lower dosage of Cialis is now working better with the supplementation. 

All of this points to better blood flow where it counts. I'm hoping all this night time exercise my member is getting will pay off when I get a new lady friend and become intimate. Unfortunately my libido is still relatively low.

The reason I post this is because in the past I've been concerned with potential atrophy also. The ED, lack of nocturnal/morning erections cannot be good for the tissues! There were times when going to take a leak I also noticed the odd hourglass look of my member and it would actually feel cooler than my body temp.

Interesting reading this site how my symptoms while maybe not common aren't at all uncommon.
how old are you?
Has anything changed with your weight/losing fat?

I ask because you have great results, but I'm curious  because I doubt you live in a vacuum and thus maybe other changes are contributing to your members changes.  But do to posts like yours, I want to get on Cialis .,

Thanks

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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 05:51:41 pm »
how old are you? - I'm 50

Has anything changed with your weight/losing fat? - As my username implies I'm pretty physically active. In the last 5 years I've lost around 25-30#'s. Initially my weight loss was from embracing a more active lifestyle. More recently I've continued to lose weight after hitting a year or so plateau. Diet change was the catalyst for the recent weight loss. This has been a long term project with plenty of setbacks. I'm actually thinking I might have reached a tipping point where instead of small modest improvements in health I may experience some relief from symptoms I've struggled with for decades.

So much of what I've struggled with over the years points to low T as a potential cause of my issues. Not having tests except for one free T test from some years back it is hard for me to know for sure. I'll continue on in an endocrine and heart friendly lifestyle and hopefully be able to get a full workup done sometime this year. At least I'll have a baseline to work off of then. 



 




CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL             244
TRIGLYCERIDES                         85
HDL CHOLESTEROL                   75
VLDL CHOLESTEROL CAL           17
LDL CHOLESTEROL CALC           152
Total T                                       657
Free T                                    14.8 pg/mL

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Re: Erections Cured w/ Mediterranean, Cialis and a Few Supplements
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 05:51:41 pm »