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Do Peyronie's Supplements Work?
When people talk about Peyronie's supplements it tends to include vitamins, herbal supplements, homeopathic remedies, enzymes treatments and any other form of natural supplements.
The subject of Peyronie's supplements is kind of a minefield as it is more about what people think or belief might work, rather than hard facts.
There is little or no scientific evidence that any supplements work on Peyronie's disease. Very few clinical studies have been conducted on the efficacy and safety of using supplements to treat Peyronie's (I list below those that I have found).
This does not necessarily mean that supplements do not work for treating Peyronie's conditions. It just means there is little scientific evidence for their efficacy (or not).
Many men still claim / believe they have had some positive results from using supplements for their Peyronie's conditions. Others see no harm in trying supplements in conjunction with other Peyronie's treatments, while others are totally convinced that all Peyronie's supplements are useless.
Therefore, using supplements to treat Peyronie's disease has to be your personal choice. If you think or belief Peyronie's supplements may work for you, then you should try them. Just make sure you research the subject carefully before embarking on your Peyronie's supplement treatment.
Find out about the pros and cons, the possible risk involved and what result you can realistically expect. There are lot of misleading information and unsubstantiated claims out there.
Also, consider the total cost of Peyronie's supplement treatment and compare it with the other Peyronie's treatment options available to you. Supplements can be very expensive.
I recommend discussing your supplement treatment plans with your Peyronie's specialist in advance, including the recommended dosage. It is important to make sure your supplement use is not interfering with other medication or Peyronie's treatments you might be taking.
If you are interested in trying supplements to treat your Peyronie's then consider using supplements in conjunction with other Peyronie's treatments, for example penis traction device.
Peyronie's supplements are always OTC (over-the-counter), i.e. you do not need doctor's prescription for them.
The Most Popular Peyronie's Supplements And Why?
There are so many different types of supplements available and many that have been tried for treating Peyronie's disease. Below are the supplements recommended by Dr. Levine, one of the best known Peyronie's specialists in the world today.
Carnitine is an amino acid (protein building block), found in most cells of the body.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine acts as antioxidants and as such can help with the Peyronie's healing process and may help restore cells that have been damaged by inflammation.
There are studies available that support possible positive result of using Acetyl-L-Carnitine for some men with Peyronie's. Furthermore, there are some reports that taking Acetyl-L-Carnitine with Verapamil Injections may reduce penis curvature and plaque size.
I have already described the pros and cons of using Acetyl-l-Carnitine to treat Peyronie's disease in detail.
L-Arginine is naturally occurring semi-essential amino acid that converts in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes the blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow (and as such can help improve the erection quality).
Clinical trials have shown little evidence of the effectiveness of using L-Arginine for treating Peyronie's disease as such. There are however some studies indicating that L-Arginine may benefit some men with erectile dysfunction. Many men with Peyronie's also suffer from erectile issues and L-Arginine may be considered worth trying in those cases.
I have already described the pros and cons of using L-Arginine to treat Peyronie's disease in detail.
L-Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid. The kidneys change L-Citrulline into another amino acid called L-Arginine and a chemical called nitric oxide. These compounds are important to the heart and blood vessel health. They may also boost the immune system (WebMD ).
So L-Citrulline works similarly to L-Arginine, i.e. may help with erection quality. However, there are indications that L-Citrulline supplementation is a more effective method of increasing the L-Arginine level in the body then L-Arginine supplementation. This is because L-Citrulline turns into L-Arginine in the kidneys after supplementation.
"Supplemental L-arginine provides a spike of L-arginine in plasma, while supplemental L-citrulline increases arginine plasma levels over a longer period of time" Examine.com ).
Stronvivo is a combination supplement, i.e. contains all the above amino acids (though contains L-Carnitine Tartrate, not Acetyl-L-Carnitine ), as well as some minerals that may help improve the health of the blood vessels, improve circulation and support healthy hormone level.
Dr. Levine recommends Stronvivo as a natural choice when it comes to treating decreased sexual functioning.
“For my patients who are suffering with Peyronie's disease, I recommend that they take Stronvivo for at least 6 months so that they can benefit from the amino acids' presumed anti-fibrotic qualities along with the libido and erection benefits. Many of my patients have experienced improvement in erections and libido, likely as a result of improved and spontaneous erections” (BusinessWire March 28, 2016)
Stronvivo is currently working on conducting a series of nationwide clinical studies in concert with physicians and scientists with the intent of validating additional claims such as increased energy, improved alertness, and mood elevation (BusinessWire March 28, 2016)
Where To Buy Peyronie's Supplements?
Only buy medication on-line from reputable sellers. Amazon is one of the largest on-line retailers in the world and offers most of the products mentioned in this article.
Just click on the flag below to take you to either Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
I still urge you to consider other Peyronie's Treatment Options in conjunction with your Peyronie's supplements.
The more I research Peyronie's disease the more convinced I am of the importance of fighting it from as many directions as possible and as soon as possible.
Ps. My Peyronie's Shop also offers selection of supplements that you may find of interest.