Can I Use FoldRight with InnerPower?

Q In the past, I’ve used InnerPower (which was once called Be Your Best) along with Memory Upgrade (once known as Memory Fuel) and BLAST (aka WOW) in one drink, a number of times a day. I’m now interested in building muscle, antiaging, and libido. Can I combine FoldRight and InnerPower in one drink, and is there an optimal time to use FoldRight, or can I use it when I choose to use the Inner Power, which would be before sleep and working out?

Also, does InnerPower increase female libido?

VALICIA, Aliso Viejo, CA

A Durk & Sandy recommend 2–4 servings of FoldRight per day, so your question is a good one. Yes, you can mix FoldRight with any of the drink mixes. When you combine it with InnerPower, start slowly (1 tsp, not 1 tbsp), and build from there so your system gets accustomed to it. Too much, too fast when combined with InnerPower can result in diarrhea. But if you build slowly, this is not likely to happen. As with many other supplements, FoldRight is best taken throughout the day—the more evenly spread out, the better.

Although arginine has not been found to enhance libido in men or women, a study with rats found that inhibition of nitric oxide (produced from arginine in the body) appeared to cause loss of sexual desire in male rats.1 In the authors’ words, inhibiting NO caused “. . . marked reduction of precoital sexual behaviour, and a failure of most rats to mount or ejaculate during the test interval.” They concluded, “The results suggest that NO is essential for the expression of normal libido and fertility in male rats.” The lack of clear scientific findings regarding the effects of arginine on desire, arousal, and orgasm in women does not mean that an association will not be found; the efficacy of arginine and other nutrients and drugs in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction is still under investigation.

Reference

  1. Ratnasooriya WD, Dharmasiri MG, Wadsworth RM. Reduction in libido and fertility of male rats by administration of the nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester. Int J Androl 2000; 23(3):187-91.

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