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Pycnogenol AND ED

Yoshitomo Kobori, Keisuke Suzuki, Toshiyuki Iwahata, Takeshi Shin, Yuko Sadaoka, Ryo Sato, Kojiro Nishio, Hiroshi Yagi, Gaku Arai, Shigehiro Soh, Hiroshi Okada, Jeffry Michael Strong, Peter Rohdewald
We evaluated the effectiveness of antioxidant co-supplementation therapy using Larginine and Pycnogenol(®) in Japanese men with oligoasthenozoospermia and mild erectile dysfunction (ED). A total of forty-seven adult males with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia syndrome (OAT) were eligible for enrollment. The effectiveness of supplementation with a combination of L-arginine 690 mg and French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol(®)) 60mg for OAT and ED was investigated. The sperm concentration was enhanced significantly after treatment 2 and 4 months (11...
September 30, 2015: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
R Stanislavov, P Rohdewald
AIM: Primary objective of the study was the evaluation of effects of a combination of plant extracts and aminoacids on erectile function (ED). METHODS: The study was performed as a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over study. 50 men with moderate ED received a combination of Pycnogenol®, roburins, L-arginine, L-citrulline or placebo. Sexual wellness was evaluated by the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF). RESULTS: Treatment over a period of one month restored erectile function to normal...
March 2015: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
R Stanislavov, V Nikolova, P Rohdewald
In a randomly allocated, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design, 50 patients with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction (ED) were treated for 1 month with placebo or a combination of L-arginine aspartate and Pycnogenol (Prelox). Patients reported sexual function from diaries. Testosterone levels and endothelial NO synthase (e-NOS) were monitored along with routine clinical chemistry. Intake of Pycnogenol for 1 month restored erectile function to normal. Intercourse frequency doubled. e-NOS in spermatozoa and testosterone levels in blood increased significantly...
March 2008: International Journal of Impotence Research
R Stanislavov, V Nikolova
Penile erection requires the relaxation of the cavernous smooth muscle, which is triggered by nitric oxide (NO). We investigated the possibility of overcoming erectile dysfunction (ED) by increasing the amounts of endogenous NO. For this purpose, we orally administered Pycnogenol, because it is known to increase production of NO by nitric oxide syntase together with L-arginine as substrate for this enzyme. The study included 40 men, aged 25-45 years, without confirmed organic erectile dysfunction. Throughout the 3-month trial period, patients received 3 ampoules Sargenor a day, a drinkable solution of the dipeptide arginyl aspartate (equivalent to 1...
May 2003: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
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