Have you ever wondered does l arginine increase girth? No scientific evidence shows that L arginine increases girth of the penis. It is a common claim made by companies who sell supplements containing L arginine.
In many male sexual health supplements, ingredients like L arginine are overhyped as the “wonder drug” that increases penis girth or length. In reality, there is only one way to permanently increase girth – getting a surgical implant. You can find out more about penis enlargement surgery and the Penuma implant here.
L arginine does show some promise in boosting male sexual health in other ways. Let’s take a closer look.
What is L Arginine?
L arginine is an amino acid, which are the chemical building blocks of the body. It is found naturally in foods like red meat, chicken, dairy, and fish. It can also be produced synthetically in a lab.
Your body uses L arginine to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide widens blood vessels, which improves the flow of oxygen within the bloodstream.
WebMD lists L arginine as “possibly effective” for the following conditions:
- Erectile dysfunction
- High blood pressure
- Necrotizing enterocolitis
- Peripheral arterial disease
- High blood pressure during pregnancy
For angina, L arginine potentially increases exercise tolerance. Supplements containing arginine claim this increase in exercise tolerance applies for everyone. The theory is that since you have increased blood flow, you can exercise for longer. The same theory applies to the claim of increased sexual stamina.
It does also show promise for lowering blood pressure. Always consult with your physician before taking L arginine on its own or in combination with other medications.
Does L Arginine Increase Penile Girth or Length?
Notice how “increases penile girth or length” is not on the list above of conditions that L arginine can help support. Any supplement brand claiming to have an ingredient that permanently increases penile girth and length is unfortunately giving false information.
L arginine potentially stimulates blood flow to the penis. This can make the flaccid penis look a little bigger due to the increased blood flow. You might think your penis got wider or longer, but the reality is your circulation improved.
Unfortunately, no exercises or pills will increase the size of your penis. The only demonstrated way to permanently increase the size of the penis is with a silicone penile implant. The safest and most effective is the Penuma implant. An FDA-cleared silicone implant is surgically implanted into your penis.
If you really want to increase penile girth, it is our opinion that this surgery is your only option. Like many things in life, there are no quick and easy remedies for increasing your penis size. Please be sure to consider all the possible risks, complications, benefits, and alternatives, including no surgery, before deciding whether to proceed with this implant (or any) surgery.
Is L Arginine for ED?
L arginine for ED shows some promise. With that being said, there is not enough evidence to claim it treats erectile dysfunction. One study on rats done in the late ‘90s and published in a 1997 issue of the Journal of Urology showed that L arginine did increase the rats’ ability to achieve and maintain an erection.
A couple years after that study, a study on humans was published in Urologia Internationalis, and it found no notable difference in effectiveness between L arginine and a placebo.
What are the Effects of Combining L Arginine and Pycnogenol?
A 2003 study in the Journal of Sex and Maritial Therapy concluded that combining L arginine and pycnogenol actually does help those who suffer from ED achieve a normal erection.
This study took place over 3 months and had a sample of 40 men between the ages of 25 and 45. For the first month, the group was only given L arginine. Just 5% of men reported achieving a normal erection.
For the second month, the group was given L arginine and pycnogenol. The number of men who reported a normal erection shot up to 80%. That number went up to 92.5% after the third month.
Make sure you have a conversation with your physician before you take L arginine and/or pycnogenol.
Does L Arginine Increase Girth? – Final Thoughts
Dr. Elist is a surgeon and urologist who treats all conditions of the penis, including erectile dysfunction. He specializes in performing penis enlargement surgery using the Penuma penile implant. If you want to discuss possibly increasing your girth permanently, get in contact with us today.
The above discussion is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician before pursuing any treatment, including the use of L argenine.