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Description
Sexual Health Formula For Women
  • Clinically studied to support sexual health and arouse sexual desire
  • Supports energy production

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take three caplets twice daily with 8 ounces of water. Arginmax® works naturally with your body and while some may experience results earlier, use continuously for at least four weeks for maximum results.

Serving Size 6 Tablets
Servings Per Container 15
Amount Per Serving % DV
Total Carbohydrate 1.00 g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 3%
Vitamin A (as Retinyl Palmitate) 5000.00 IU 100%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60.00 mg 100%
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopherol Succinate) 30.00 IU 100%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 1.50 mg 100%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 1.70 mg 100%
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 20.00 mg 100%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCl) 2.00 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400.00 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 6.00 mcg 100%
Biotin 300.00 mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) 10.00 mg 100%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 500.00 mg 50%
Iron (as Ferrous Gluconate) 9.00 mg 50%
Zinc (as Zinc Gluconate) 7.50 mg 50%
L-Arginine 2.50 g 0%
Korean (Asian) Ginseng Root Extract (aerial part and root) 100.00 mg 0%
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract 50.00 mg 0%
Damiana Leaf 50.00 mg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Vegetable Acetoglycerides

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Accidental overdoes of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

General Nutrition Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Women: Switching from Carbs to Proteins May Help Hormonal Disorder

Women: Switching from Carbs to Proteins May Help Hormonal Disorder
Women: Switching from Carbs to Proteins May Help Hormonal Disorder: Main Image
A high-protein diet offers more control to women with polycystic ovary syndrome
The high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet has been popularized in recent years as a heart-healthy weight-loss diet. In a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, blood sugar control, weight loss, and cardiac risk were all improved in women with a common hormonal disorder known as polycystic ovary syndrome.

Poly, what?

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that affects the hormone balance in women, favoring the production of male hormones like testosterone over female hormones like estrogen and progesterone. This imbalance can lead to symptoms such as menstrual problems and infertility. Many women with this condition also develop insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

Looking to dietary protein for help

The new study included data collected from 27 women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Participants were assigned to either a high-protein diet or a standard-protein diet for six months. Both groups received regular nutritional counseling and were guided to reduce their intake of sweets and soft drinks.

The aim of the high-protein diet was to get 40% or more of each day's calories from protein and less than 30% of calories from carbohydrate. To achieve this, women in the high-protein-diet group were instructed to replace sugary and starchy foods with either protein-rich foods like meat, eggs, fish, and dairy foods, or with vegetables, fruits, and nuts. The aim of the standard-protein diet was to get less than 15% of calories from protein and more than 55% of calories from carbohydrate. There were no calorie restrictions with either diet.

A high-protein diet wins

At the end of the study, the following differences between the groups were seen:

  • Women on the high-protein diet lost 4.4 kilograms (10 pounds) more than women on the standard-protein diet.
  • Almost all of the extra weight lost by the women eating the high-protein diet was body fat, not muscle.
  • The high-protein diet was associated with a greater reduction in waist circumference, indicating a greater loss of abdominal or belly fat. This type of fat has a strong link to cardiovascular disease.
  • Women on the high-protein diet had lower blood glucose and C-peptide levels. C-peptide is a protein that is linked to insulin production. These findings show that blood sugar control improved more in this group than in the standard-protein diet group.

"We found that the replacement of carbohydrates with protein in a generally unrestricted diet can lead to increased weight loss and improved blood sugar control in women with polycystic ovary syndrome," said lead study author Lone B. Sorensen, a research scientist at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. "Our findings suggest that switching to a high-protein diet may help women with this syndrome to manage their condition and improve their overall health."

Making the switch to more protein

A high-protein diet offers more control to women with polycystic ovary syndrome by providing a way to improve their health through day-to-day food choices. The benefits of eating more protein and fewer carbohydrates-weight loss, blood sugar control, and reduction in abdominal fat-are all associated with better cardiovascular health.

Here are some changes you can make to reduce carbohydrates and increase protein:

  • From cereal to eggs. A couple of poached or hard-boiled eggs with a side of fresh fruit can be a very satisfying breakfast.
  • Lose the bread. Choose a salad with meat or fish or soups made with beans and vegetables instead of a sandwich for lunch. Have a larger portion and skip the side of bread.
  • Snack on meat. A strip of smoked turkey or a piece of grilled chicken with some raw carrots or cucumber slices can take the edge away between meals.
  • Pass on pasta. Have an extra helping of vegetables with dinner instead of potatoes, pasta, and other grains.

(Am J Clin Nutr 2012;95:39-48)

Maureen Williams, ND, completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle and has been in private practice since 1995. With an abiding commitment to access to care, she has worked in free clinics in the US and Canada, and in rural clinics in Guatemala and Honduras where she has studied traditional herbal medicine. She currently lives and practices in Victoria, BC, and lectures and writes extensively for both professional and community audiences on topics including family nutrition, menopause, anxiety and depression, heart disease, cancer, and easing stress. Dr. Williams is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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GNC Arginmax®
 
3.7

(based on 19 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (14)
  • Easy on stomach (11)
  • Easy to swallow (10)
  • Simple to take (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Women (15)
    • Daily use (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • First time user (8), Health conscious (8), Medical professional (3)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    REALLY WORKS

    By KELLYCREV

    from PA

    About Me First Time User

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    Pros

    • Effective
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Women

      Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

      This worked for me after day one of using it. I take only 2 pills twice a day and it's enough. After having 3 kids it's just what I needed!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Am very impressed

      By LynnVHS

      from Cleveland Ohio

      About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, Medical Professional

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      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

        I am currently taking a medication as a breast cancer survivor. This medication puts you in menapause. I am both a health care professional and patient. I did my research and found Arginmax to not be contraindicated. It has amazingly helped with side effects and I am only taking 2 tablets a day. I still have hot flashes however other symptoms such as vaginal dryness are gone. I am continuing to monitor as I have only taken for about 6 weeks. I am finding this to be a plus for women who have changing female issues as a result of other treatments.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Effective, with possible side effects

        By sunderwood810

        from Clarksville, TN

        About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional

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        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Effective

        Cons

        • Hard To Swallow

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

        I began taking this product to boost my previously nonexistent sex drive. I started taking the dosage recommended on the label, but this only lasted one day. The next morning, I had developed a mild edema and painful tingling in the feet. This caused a great deal of discomfort, especially when walking. After this, I stopped taking the pills and the problem resolved. I attribute this problem to fluid pooling in my feet as a result of the vasodilation effects of the drug.

        I recently began taking Arginmax again, except I have only been taking 2 pills a day instead of the suggested 6. I have not had any more problems with swelling at this dose, and have noticed a considerate boost in my sex drive.

        With all of this said, I am very satisfied with Arginmax - it just took an uncomfortable day to figure out the dose that worked best with my body.

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        work great

        By lawpm_99

        from shreveport,la

        About Me Health Conscious

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        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Simple To Take

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Women

          Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

          I had no problem with this medication. It really does work.

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I've been taking this product for 2 yrs.

          By ottomedic51

          from New Braunfels, TX

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          Pros

          • Easy on Stomach
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Older People

            Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

            I've been taking this product for about 2 yrs and I've had no problems. I only take 1 pill instead of the recommended amount of 6 and I still get the effects I desire. While going thru menopause, it really does help with certain bodily functions. I take it daily along with GNC Women's Ultra Mega 50 Plus and GNC Women's Phytoestrogen Formula, every day. Very good product!

            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Really Works

            By skywatchersandra

            from Huguenot New York

            About Me Getting Myself Back

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            Pros

            • Easy on Stomach
            • Easy To Swallow
            • Effective
            • Feel Like Myself Again
            • Highly Recommend
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

              I am so HAPPY about this product. It was Recommended to me from a friend, and she was right. I am finally getting my GROOVE back!! Give it 3-4 weeks to work proper. I felt it working in about 10 days, and most at 3 weeks on. Now, I don't miss a day.

              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I wanted Mens Arginmax

              By wkgardner357

              from Corpus Chrsti, Tx

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy on Stomach
              • Easy To Swallow
              • Effective
              • Simple To Take

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

                  I have been taking womens Arginmax and I like it. I wanted the mens but you sent me womens. Might have been my mistake or not.

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Did absolutely nothing. Waste of $$$$

                  By dazelasko

                  from Ohio

                  About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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                        Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

                        I noticed no improvement or change at all.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love this product!

                        By wmphouse

                        from Mobile, AL

                        About Me Health Conscious

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Effective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Women

                          Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

                          This works!

                          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          So far the best I have found

                          By puppieluv111

                          from Fort Mill

                          About Me First Time User

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                          Pros

                          • Effective
                          • Satisfied will buy ag
                          • Simple To Take

                          Cons

                          • Complicated To Take

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Women

                          Comments about GNC Arginmax®:

                          It has brought back what I thought was gone.
                          enough said.

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