Prelox-Blue-229x300Most adults, regardless of age or gender, would like to find a way to support their sexual health and performance. Chances are, you’re one of them. Even if you are healthy and have a good sex life, there are nutritional strategies you can use to support healthy sexual function. In fact, my Nobel Prize-winning research* uncovered information about Nitric Oxide (NO) and sexual function that impacts men and women of all ages. Specifically, there are certain nutrients that support sexual function: Pycnogenol®† and L-arginine.

Pycnogenol® is extracted from the bark of a French maritime pine tree. In combination with L-arginine, Pycnogenol® works by encouraging NO production. Here’s how the nutrients work together:

  • In order to get an erection, you need to have adequate blood flow.
  • While both men and women experience erection, it’s more prominent in men—and also necessary for sexual intercourse.
  • When the penis becomes engorged with blood, an erection occurs. It’s the actual force of filling with blood that causes the erection.
  • Blood flow is supported by NO, since the blood vessels need to dilate sufficiently to allow engorgement. NO is also needed on an ongoing basis to help maintain the erection.
  • A combination of Pycnogenol® and L-arginine—both of which are found in Prelox®† Blue—can help support endothelial health and NO production, which helps support blood flow for sexual performance.

What’s especially exciting about these nutrients is that they’re targeting the underlying systems—cardiovascular and circulatory—that impact sexual function. L-arginine targets the health of your blood vessels and circulation, while Pycnogenol® is an antioxidant that may help slow down the damaging effects of free radicals upon the circulatory system.‡ Since blood flow is so closely tied with sexual function and performance, it’s important to look at the bigger picture: endothelial health.

I find it amazing that nature provides so many resources for the health of our bodies. Pycnogenol® and L-arginine are just two of the nutrients to support wellness.

 

*The Nobel Foundation has no affiliation with Herbalife and does not review, approve or endorse Herbalife products.
† Pycnogenol® and Prelox® are trademarks of Horphag Research Ltd.
‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.