Dr.Karol, MD

The doctor with alternative solutions

Arginine and Nitric Oxide

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In the year 1992 the molecule Nitric Oxide was called the molecule of the year by the scientific community. The reason for this is that it plays an extremely vital role in regulating blood pressure as well as the functionality of the immune system. Furthermore it plays a fundamental role in male (and female) erections. If you are wondering what I mean by female erections, the explanation is that the female clitoris is developmentally equivalent to the male penis (both are derived from the same developmental structure in early neonatal development). And just like the penis gets bigger and erected during arousal so does the clitoris. The mechanism responsible for both of these phenomena are the same. Namely nitric oxide acting on smooth muscle in a relaxatory fashion.

The penis, the clitoris as well as the wall of arteries are primarily composed of smooth muscle. Smooth muscle is not under voluntary control like skeletal muscle (i.e. the muscles like the biceps or the quadriceps). When nitric oxide binds to such muscle it causes relaxation. Such relaxation dilates blood vessels. In the heart arteries and in arteries all over the body this means a drop in blood pressure and more blood flow. This is something desirable as more blood means more oxygen and nutrients to the tissues that the arteries supply. In the penis and the clitoris the increased blood flow means that more blood crosses from the arteries into the erectile tissues of these organs. The reason for this is that the blood vessels in these organs are perforated allowing blood to escape from the inside of the blood vessel to the outside into the erectile tissue. This is what cases these organs to get engorged with blood making them hard, erect and more sensitive to touch….Read more….

Author: Dr. Karol, MD

Alternative medicine expert, educator, medical health advisor and author. Recognized as a health expert who is highly knowledgeable in conventional medicine, supplementation, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and diet and exercise programs. Karol graduated with a B.Sc. with distinction from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Following this Karol completed a doctor of medicine degree as well as the medical post-graduation internship in Europe. Karol started his media career by hosting the radio Radical Remedies portion of The Natural Health Show. The Natural Health Show brings together a collection of health experts to discuss natural health solutions in a way that’s easy to understand. Karol also speaks on health matters and the potential of healthy ingredients on video blogs and at health tradeshows. He currently works closely with and represents some of Canada’s leading health product companies. Karol is currently the Medical Director of Vitarock.com, an online store for all things healthy. Here Karol reviews the products considered by Vitarock to ensure they meet the company’s four core pillars; to be pure, green, safe and fair. He also interacts directly with Vitarock’s online shoppers, being available by phone to provide a free medical consultation and to recommend the best possible products. He is also a senior advisor for dicentra, one of Canada’s leading regulatory and scientific consulting firms. Karol reviews science and compiles reports for Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help companies bring new and exciting products and ingredients to market. His overall philosophy is that as a society we should implement a more personal approach to our existing medical system showing more empathy, personal attention, as well as emotional and psychological support to individuals in need of help. He also believes in the value of integrating modern Western medical practice with natural remedies, exercise, time spent with nature, and a healthy diet rich in super foods.

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