1. nmeunier@mailhaven.com' Norm
    March 16, 2015 @ 2:21 pm

    Thank you for your article on L-Arginine and heart disease. I am one of those unfortunate souls that had a health care system that ignored my symptoms time and time again, suffered a heart attack back in 2011 at the age of 53. As is typical of patients who’ve had stents put in, I was put on a list of drugs, which I was willing to do for awhile, but began to question the wisdom of continuing this course of action. My doctor was more than happy to keep writing refill prescriptions.

    Within about 7 months, I took myself off of my statin drug which was virtually crippling me (severe knee pain, leg and foot cramps). Again, my G.P. couldn’t have cared less and never suggested another drug or lowering the dosage. So I stopped that cold-turkey.

    I then began to question my blood pressure medication because despite my healthy diet, it was difficult to regulate my blood pressure and keep it down. When it was down to “normal” levels I always felt like garbage. I was also having severe libido and ED issues which was never a problem in my life before. Once again, my G.P. was completely useless and his only “cure” was a prescription for Viagra. It was clear that stuff wasn’t going to help me, especially when you have absolutely no libido. So I did my own research and started using L-Arginine/L-Orthinine as well as many other supplements.

    I wasn’t long before I told my doctor to reduce my BP dosage from 5mg to 2.5mg. He was very reluctant to do this, but complied. I was asked to monitor my BP, and as expected, my results after a month were better than they had ever been solely on Ramipril.

    Recently, I started taking garlic capsules (equiv. to 3 cloves). Now my BP is generally around 115/75 with a much lower pulse rate than I’ve ever had in my entire life (in the 60’s)! No thanks to my doctor, I’m doing as best as can be expect and then some. I also have to deal with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue so trying to go back to weight training or anything intense is now out of the question. (Even yoga was discouraged by one other doctor I went to.)

    I’m hoping to request my BP med be lowered even further in the coming months. My goal is to be done with Ramipril altogether. I wish I had read articles like yours many years before I went through the life-changing ordeal I had to endure.

    From what I’ve seen, the health care system is fine with trauma, but as almost useless when it comes to on-going or preventative care. Too much hinges on dollars and keeping them busy treating things that can easily be done safer, easier and cheaper through diet, exercise and supplements.

    My ED is getting better but not quite there yet. I’ve tried several supplements with only a modicum of success. (I’m trying out Maca and Pycnogenol along with L-Arginine which has some clinical trials to show its effective for this condition.) The real irony is that I never abused my body in any manner. Never smoked, avoided alcohol, but stress was sure a factor. I walked 30 minutes twice a day for two years prior to my heart attack. So, bad genetics were even a greater factor, as far as I can tell. Thanks again for your article.

  2. teemu.parkkunen@gmail.com' T. Parkkunen
    July 18, 2015 @ 2:33 am

    My family uses l-arginine. Has anyone tried the mentioned serrapeptase with arginine? Did you take them together or separately? Was the combo worth the extra cost, meaning speedier blood vessel cleaning, for example?

    In theory at least they should work in synergy.


  3. mikke5raccoon@hotmail.com' Mike
    July 14, 2016 @ 7:41 pm

    arginine doesn’t cure heart disease or high blood pressure this is another lie by big multi vitamin supplement companies a billion dollar industry same as big pharma that sell toxic supplements made in China ! please stop writing articles so people blow money on china made toxic supplement that give people false hope .

  4. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    July 17, 2016 @ 12:02 pm

    Hello Mike, You will be happy to know that supplements that are GMP Certified are of high quality and not all are from China as you are suggesting 🙂 . Staying away from toxic supplements, toxic foods (all FDA approved of course) and pharmaceuticals certainly is my mantra and it sounds like we totally agree! However respectfully, I CURED myself of MS and anxiety 100 % naturally when the medical profession and big pharma offered me zero hope. And I did so by lifestyle change, dietary change, AND by many different supplements. I will always offer people hope and options so they can make a better informed decision. I am sorry that you feel so angry. You know anger is extremely bad for your health as it causes inflammation, high blood pressure and could lead to more serious health issues. Take a few deep breaths and try to be more open minded by asking questions instead of attacking through anger. I would love to debate, but I will not engage in negativity. I wish you all the health in the world!!

  5. gancy4@yahoo.com' Bea
    September 13, 2016 @ 8:21 am

    Love u already?Thank u
    your positivity is comforting. God Bless and Thank You!!!!

  6. Deepak0625@gmail.com' Deepak
    January 19, 2018 @ 10:19 am

    Dr ignarro says to take 4-6 mg of arginine a day as a preventive. Do you agree with this dose.
    Also is arginine good to take for kidney health ?

  7. coolvirtual@gmail.com' Sunny
    May 13, 2018 @ 7:10 pm

    i have high blood pressure. 172/112 today. It usually goes down after healthy eating and Yuki shocking but this time it hasn’t gone down much. Any ideas why? I am not overweight, 5 feet tall and have been able to bring it down to 130/85-90 just through a protein diet with fish oil supplements. I had some salty noodle soup with deep fried spring rolls 1.5 weeks ago and then the huge spike to 180/120 and have not been able to get it down much since. Its been around the 160-180/105-115 range. Does it really take that long for the body to clean out the fried foods and salt? I only had 1 bad dish at a restaurant. Its been 3 days after taking 4x 120,000 SPU serapeptase, Nattomax 200 fu 2x but bp still high. OMG it was ONE dish!! Pls help. After taking the serapeptase, natomax and fish oil, i measured my bp and it went down to 133/114. The diastolic always stays so high! What do I do? Should I take L-Arginine / L Citrulline too? I work out every day and today I swam at the beach.

  8. devore@sybervision.com' Kathy DeVore
    September 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

    Try a new, non-arginine, plant stem cell vasodilator called OxySpark. It claims to produce 50% vasodilation versus at 500mg versus arginine’s 5% at 7 grams.

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