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Been taking proteins and aminos for gyming. Will this effect erection and sperm count?

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i have been taking proteins and aminos for my gyming so will there be any effect on erection of penis or on the sperm count?
Posted Tue, 6 Aug 2013 in Men Sexual Problems
Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor 24 minutes later
Thanks for writing in to us.

The penis is the sexual organ in males and a male gets erection when excited and to perform sexual act.

Proteins are made of amino acid units and are an integral part of our normal diet.
Potency and sexual performance can also be positively influenced by specific amino acids. This is particularly the case for the amino acids arginine, ornithine and acetyl L carnitine. Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide and has many positive effects on the body.

1. Arginine

Increasing the arginine intake increases the nitric oxide level in the blood. Nitric oxide relaxes blood vessel walls and thus improves blood circulation throughout the body, including those in the penis.

Furthermore, Arginine elevates the concentration of nitric oxide, which increases the arterial elasticity.This effect can reduce blood pressure and improve erectile processes. Along with this, nutrients and oxygen can be transported at a faster pace to the organs, which has an overall positive effect on potency, endurance and sexual performance.

2. Ornithine

The amino acid ornithine is a perfectly-suited supplement to arginine. It is reduced to arginine in the body, but this occurs very slowly, so that its effects last a long time.10 The combination of both amino acids improves the overall regeneration capability of the body and leads to a noticeable increase in vitality. This positive increase is proven to support erectile capabilities in men.

3. Acetyl L Carnitine

Often referred to as ALCAR, this amino acid has numerous important functions in the body, including protecting the nerve cells from damage, rebuilding nerve tissue, promoting healthy circulation, and regulating metabolic activity. In terms of men's sexual health, ALCAR promotes adequate erectile function by helping to maintain the nerve pathways between the brain and penis, facilitating the neural messages that signal the blood vessels to relax and allow the erectile chambers to fill with blood.

Additional sexual health benefits of ALCAR include protection against inflammation of the reproductive tissue, as well as protecting against the disfiguring connective tissue disorder known as Peyronie's disease. Men who have low levels of testosterone and decreased sex drive may also benefit from increasing their intake of acetyl L carnitine.

These amino acids are available in a wide variety of foods. The primary source for acetyl L carnitine is red meat, while L arginine is readily found in many dairy products, red meats, poultry, wild game, seafood, wheat, seeds, nuts and legumes. These nutrients are also frequently taken in supplement form, especially by body builders who are looking to increase their muscle mass.

From above discussion, it is seen that some particular amino acids arginine, ornithine and acetyl L carnitine are beneficial for erection of penis and potency when taken in optimum amounts.

Hope your query is answered.

Dr A Rao Kavoor
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Follow-up: Been taking proteins and aminos for gyming. Will this effect erection and sperm count? 8 minutes later
Sir I am pure vegetarian this is the reason I am taking supplements so I this case should I continue taking them?
Secondly what more can I eat to improve my erection?
Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor 13 minutes later
Thanks for writing in again.

You may continue taking the supplements in recommended doses. Also see the date of manufacture and date of expiry and do not consume after expiry date.

As a vegetarian you can eat more of green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and milk products. You will get a normal erection after taking normal balanced diet and you are already going to gym for physical fitness. Do exercises under supervision of trained gym instructor and do not stress yourself.

You also need to do mind relaxation exercises like yoga regularly.
Do not do smoking or drink alcohol regularly.

Lastly, do not worry for your erection, it will be normal if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Hope your queries are answered.

Dr A Rao Kavoor
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Follow-up: Been taking proteins and aminos for gyming. Will this effect erection and sperm count? 23 minutes later
Sorry I wrote sir instead of mam, last question is I am planning to take fat burner to reduce my body fat so in dis case should I take it or not?
Answered by Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor 3 hours later
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As fat burning supplements flood the market promising effortless weight-loss, people may wonder if there is a downside to these medications. There are three main ways in which “fat burning” supplements accomplish their mission.

1. By fat blocking mechanism
2. By appetite suppression
3. By increased metabolism

So Are They Safe?

Fat burning supplements will usually, to an extent, do what they say they will. Some authorities claim that these types of supplements can safely be used in small amounts, and they can be effective at initial stages of weight loss. But the means the drugs employ to do so might involve manipulating the body’s natural processes, sometimes causing severe side effects.

Anyone with any sort of pre-existing heart, hormonal or digestive condition should seriously consider avoiding fat burning supplements. For other people, it remains a personal choice, but one that should be made with caution.

Hope your query is answered.

Dr A Rao Kavoor
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