Today’s most popular drugs are the PDE-5 inhibitors like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra.
The medical community is convinced these are the best way to treat erectile problems.
They think that nitric oxide is the key.
And many men are taking various nitric oxide supplements.
They take supplements like L-arginine and things like beet juice and celery seed.
These all raise nitric oxide levels in the body.
But nitric oxide is a huge problem, and you shouldn’t be increasing your levels.
In fact, most of these could be considered cancer-causing drugs.
If you look at the penile tissue, you realize that penile tissue and blood vessels are all built on a foundation of endothelial cells.
These are thin, smooth cells that line our organs.
Endothelial cells must be intact and healthy to have good quality erections.
And of course, erections are necessary for a normal sex life and a healthy body.
So, all of these popular drugs and supplements are raising nitric oxide levels.
But what effect does that have on the endothelial cells lining the penis and the blood vessels?
L-arginine is the source of nitric oxide in the body.
L-arginine is a common part of protein — an amino acid.
Here are some of the metabolic substances made from L-arginine in the body:
It’s quite a list.
You may recognize creatine from the list, and there are a lot more.
And this list is very simplified.
But basically, L-arginine can be turned into nitric oxide.
Or it can be turned into many other useful things that are helpful in the body.
However, if you take a lot of L-arginine, PDE-5 inhibitors or some of these herbs, you will definitely raise your nitric oxide levels in your body.
L-arginine can be produced in your body even if you don’t consume it in your diet.
But the body doesn’t produce much L-arginine on its own.
So if you lower your consumption of L-arginine, you are going to deprive your body of nitric oxide.
But that is a GOOD thing and may lead to a longer and healthier life.
So if nitric oxide does all those good things, why don’t we want more of it?
Well, we’ve learned that nitric oxide promotes cancer.
So when you take Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, or supplement L-arginine, you’re encouraging cancer.
The very same compounds that the PDE-5 inhibitors create in turn create a potent cancer metabolism:
Inhibits Apoptosis and Promotes Angiogenesis, Tumor Cell Proliferation, Mobility, and Invasiveness.
Just to spell it out in more detail, nitric oxide and associated chemicals…
can increase the permeability of the tumor-blood barrier and therefore may play a role in tumor invasion.
Clinical studies on human colon cancer samples suggest that high expression can be positively correlated with tumor cell vascular invasion.
Also correlated to trophoblast cancer cell vascular invasion.
This is yet another reason why the conventional wisdom about nitric oxide is all wrong.
Bodybuilders and so-called health professionals have all bought into it, but it is dangerous!
Keep reading the newsletter Daily Medical Discoveries, and you will not be led astray.
There is a lot of money in this idea of nitric oxide being so wonderful.
This makes it very difficult to discern in all of the disinformation, lies, and misrepresentations.
There is no doubt about it, though.
You want to minimize nitric oxide production in your body.
You’ll live longer, have better erections, and reduce cancer risk.
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