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Certain natural elements have been found to boost the effectiveness of l-arginine in producing more nitric oxide in the body. The studies below detail the benefits of these complimentary elements.

 

Vitamin D

Use of vitamin D in clinical practice
Altern Med Rev. 2008 Mar;13(1):6-20.
Cannell JJ, Hollis BW.

Multiple studies and trials have identified vitamin D as a foundational element in maintaining overall health and wellness. This review of the use of vitamin D in clinical practice highlights the triumphs researchers have seen in patients with some of today’s most common illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and more.

 

Vitamin K

Low-dose vitamin K to augment anticoagulation control

Pharmacotherapy. 2005 Dec;25(12):1746-51.
Reese AM, Farnett LE, Lyons RM, Patel B, Morgan L, Bussey HI.

Volunteers ingested a daily dose of vitamin K in an effort to identify its ability to augment coagulation. Results showed vitamin K’s ability to reduce fluctuations in key INR levels, as well as the time patients were in the correct INR range.
 

Pomegranate

In Vitro Effects of Pomegranate Juice and Pomegranate Polyphenols on Foodborne Viral Surrogates

Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2010 Aug 31.
Su X, Sangster MY, D'Souza DH.

Scientists studied the effects of pomegranate juice and pomegranate polyphenols on foodborne viral infectivity. Both pomegranate extracts helped reduce the number of foodborne viruses in the study, suggestion that pomegranate may be a natural remedy for foodborne viral illness prevention.

 

Grape Seed Extract

Protective effect of grape seed extract against ischaemia/reperfusion injury in a rat epigastricflap model

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Apr;63(4):705-10. Epub 2009 Feb 25.
Karaaslan O, Ulusoy MG, Kankaya Y, Tiftikcioglu YO, Kocer U, Kankaya D, Karaaslan GM, Tuncer S, Berktas M.

Proanthocyanidins are potent natural antioxidants which belong to a class of polyphenols. Thees grape seed extracts were tested to see their effects on skin flap survival in laboratory rats. After one week of observation, flap survival was significantly higher in the group treated with grape seed extract compared to the control group, suggesting that these extracts may help the body protect itself against injury and aid in repairing damage.