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Can ED Patients Replace Viagra with Watermelon Juice?

July 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments ·
 
 

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Now, this news is interesting – researchers say that a watermelon may provide effects similar to Viagra. It contains an ingredient called citrulline that can trigger production of a compound that helps relax body’s blood vessels, similar to what happens when a man takes Viagra. Source.

However, watermelon may not be organ-specific as Viagra. This effect is being made between watermelon and Viagra because of watermelon’s citrulline. The process is rather complicated, and includes the ability to create arginine, which helps remove ammonia from the body. Then, the blood vessels are relaxed. In addition to relaxing blood vessels, the citrullline is also known to promote energy. Source.

It requires about six cups of watermelon to increase the level of arginine, producing the beneficial effect. The rind on watermelons has some of the same effects as Viagra. The thing is that most people do not eat the rind. Rind is the white hard inner layer of the skin.

When the scientist claimed that watermelon is able to give the same effect on blood vessels, it does not necessary mean that it will increase libido. In fact, I have doubt that it can really be a substitute of medical treatment. The news is probably a great publicity for him. Media likes to run stories talking about a new discovery of aphrodisiac and a cure for erectile dysfunction (ED). I am not saying that scientists are to be blamed in manipulating the media. But, after all, they need funding too for their work.

I myself eat a lot of watermelon recently due to hot weather (but I do not see any difference). Having said that, I really hope the day will come when patients no longer need commercially manufactured magic pills that have side effects. All they need is watermelon juice.

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The next time you are struggling what juice to order when you eat out, whether orange or watermelon juice, I hope you have got the answer now!



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  • Brad Campbell // Jul 25, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Good call, as a pharmacist I’ve filled my fair share of ED meds over the years – kinda pathetic if you ask me. How bout some lifestyle changes? God forbid, right? Good post and nice blog you have here. Cheers,

    Brad

  • Forzest // Apr 12, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Everyone aware of water-melon has Natural cure for ED. But people still prefer Pills due to its fast effect. And i also fall in that category. Pill rocks.

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