Pluck – Pullman Aerocity

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Sunday Champagne Brunch at Pluck, Pullman Aerocity

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Had an amazing experience of having Sunday brunch with family at Pluck in Pullman Aerocity. They have indulging brunch activities as well including their in-house farm tour, kids activities, cocktail showcase by their mixologist.

Tried Devaux Rose Champagne, Down by the river mocktail and Sadnecessary mocktail. All were good, would recommend Sadnecessary as it was refreshing.

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Apart from vast spread of buffet, they offer their signature dishes. Golgappa & Caviar served with tzatziki dip and dried ginger gastrique. Organic Quinoa Broccoli Cakes this is an awesome fusion with avocado gel, citrus sauce and yellow zucchini taglia. Being a hardcore non-vegetarian, I loved this dish, it’s a must try! Cannot be missed are the Salmon & Prawns live station.

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Main course is just amazing. So many live stations from Pasta station, make your own burger, whiskey prawns, Chinese station and not to miss – croissant waffle & crepe station. Personal favourites are Lamb burger and Whiskey Prawns.

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Desserts – The list is endless! Love the Liqueur Chocolates, NY Cheesecake, desi ladoos, brownie, exotic fruit tarts.

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This is the best brunch I had till date!

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Ibis Aerocity

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Stay at Ibis Aerocity was absolutely amazing. It is located near Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, nearest metro station is Delhi Aerocity metro station. Worldmark is near the hotel to meet your shopping requirements. Worldmark also provide complimentary transfers to the hotel in their vehicle or vice versa (just inform the hotel reception to arrange the same). The hotel staff is very hospitable and caring. They take care of all your needs!

They have in-house facilities like gym, swimming pool both for kids and adults, indoor games, etc.

 

 

We chose the standard surprise room which was the Bollywood theme room with amazing lights and with celebrity pictures. I have heard they have many other theme rooms like Disney theme, etc. Chocolates and nuts were the welcome surprise as soon as we entered the room. Rooms are spacious and can accommodate loads of luggage without the room being congested. Beds are so comfortable and so soft, didn’t want to move out of the bed. Also you get complementary wifi in the room. Washrooms are clean, though they just have a shower room and not a bathing tub but the arrangements are great as per their prices.

Ohh the pool! Just loved it. It is about 4.2 feet deep for adults. They do have another pool solely dedicated to kids. Gym might look small but has most of the equipments to meet your needs.

 

 

They have a restaurant with 24 hours service called Spice It. Cold breakfast buffet starts from 4AM, just wow! Hot breakfast starts from 6AM which is so easy for the guests in case one has to catch an early flight. Breakfast has everything like waffles, pancakes, English breakfast, Indian Breakfast. You ask for it and they have it. For lunch, loved the grilled fish, lamb curry and malabar fish curry, really flavourful and fresh. Dinner, had garlic butter naan with ajwaini fish tikka and chicken nuggets. These were the best chicken nuggets I had till date. Chocolate Lava, their specialty dessert was simply delicious. Executive Sous Chef, Mr. Sandeep Choudhary and Assistant Manager, Raman Suri personalized our meals as per our requirement and made the stay memorable. Food is something that really makes my day.

 

Looking forward to stay with Accor Group of Hotels on my holidays.

Go Nuts for Nuts

Benefits of Eating Nuts Everyday

Nuts are considered very healthy and a great source of plant based proteins. High in protein, fiber and fats, have numerous and impressive health benefits if consumed daily as a part of a balanced diet. Research shows that raw and unsalted nuts are one of the best known food that can be added to our daily diet as they contain unsaturated fatty acids and other vital nutrients. They also make for a great snack food – inexpensive, easy to store and easy to carry on the go.

Some nutty fast facts:

  • Nuts are known to reduce factors that cause cancer.
  • Nuts are enriched with anti-viral properties.
  • It is helpful in controlling blood pressure and maintain elasticity of the arteries.
  • Are highly beneficial for overall health, particularly for our heart.
  • Are rich in calories and fats.

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There are variety of nuts and each has its own resource of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, and it is thereby important to get to know what, which and how much to incorporate these nuts in our diets.

Health Benefits of having nuts daily

  1. Good for heart: Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in nuts are responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol levels. LDL are considered as bad cholesterol that develops as plaque on the artery walls, narrowing the arteries and blood vessels and thus resulting in high blood pressure. Nuts also are rich in fibers which lowers cholesterol and thereby, the risks of high blood pressure, heart diseases and stroke.
  2. Helpful against diabetes: Diabetics have higher triglyceride levels, and nuts naturally help in lowering these levels, thereby reducing the risk of developing diabetes. Nuts also are fruitful in stabilizing blood sugar levels due to the hormone adiponectin. This hormone is responsible for absorbing excess sugar from the bloodstream so that it can never get too high.
  3. Aids in weight loss: Nuts are a great food that keeps us fuller for a longer time frame and reduces food cravings. When substitute for meat and milk being high in protein and calcium controls those extra kilos that meat and milk adds due their high amounts of saturated fats. The high dietary fiber contents of nuts keeps our digestive track clean and boosts energy for more work out.
  4. Improves memory: The anti-oxidants found in nuts helps remove the toxins and heavy metals that clog our brain and improves memory and concentration.
  5. Fights cancer: Due to presence of toxins in our body the cells starts dividing unnaturally causing cancer. The anti-oxidant properties of nuts helps to get rid of body toxins and let the cells remain healthy, hereby, reduce the risks of cancer development.

 

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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ICICI Lombard launches ILTakeCare app

ICICI Lombard launches solution to transform OPD Health Insurance

‘ILTakeCare’ app powered by Practo’s Trinity Technology

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited which is one of the leading general insurance companies in India has launched ‘ILTakeCare’ health insurance app. The app is powered by Practo, the leading healthcare platform.

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They have transformed the health industry in India by going cashless. Most of the tedious work now can be done through this app like booking appointment with a doctor or purchasing medicines and even getting it delivered to your home. The app is safe and secure as it comes with a one-time password (OTP) for all your transactions via mobile or email.

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ICICI Lombard General Insurance, MD & CEO, Bhargav Dasgupta said, “At ICICI Lombard, we are focused on introducing innovative solutions that make life easy for our customers. Our ‘IL TakeCare’ app is a step forward in this direction and caters to a large and currently neglected aspect of healthcare – outpatient expenses towards consultation, diagnostics and medicines. With this unique solution, we are addressing a critical need of customers to avail affordable outpatient facilities and treatment. We are happy to partner with Practo to introduce a solution that will allow our customers to get a cashless experience for doctor consultations at clinics.

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Benefits of the app are listed below:

  • Paperless and cashless which is easy use and hassle free
  • Conduct prescribed tests at your nearest diagnostics centre
  • Avail home sample pick-up
  • Buy discounted medicines at a store or get them delivered at home
  • Book appointment to consult a doctor
  • Auto claim filing and real-time approval of outpatient claims
  • Online repository of your medical records.

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Practo Founder and CEO, Shashank ND said, “Practo has been working towards simplifying the healthcare experience for consumers. Today we are launching our Trinity technology to help patients get a paperless and cashless consultation experience at neighbourhood clinics. It will also help the doctor community provide a better, more seamless experience to their patients. Trinity is an important step in our efforts to build a connected healthcare platform. We are delighted to partner with ICICI Lombard to bring Trinity technology to their customers.

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Luxurious Villas of Bali

Vacay like a king in these luxurious villas of Bali!

 

Turquoise waters, white sand beaches, straw huts, stone temples and mischievous monkeys – Yes, we are talking about the Bali vacation! The best way to a Bali vacation is through booking a villa, where you have a dream location, private pool, resident staff and wonderful Balinese cuisine.

With so many things to do and see in Bali, it is truly an Indonesian paradise that is no less than a fantasy. While you await to capture the breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery and ring pangs of envy amongst your Instagram followers, we list you some of the best villas to your Bali wanderlust.

AYANA Resort and Spa

Enjoy magical sunsets from this breath-taking cliff-top location above Jimbaran. Bali luxury villas at The Villas at AYANA Resort, BALI is perfect for a honeymoon in Bali and travelers seeking an intimate haven to relax, refresh and rebalance to the tranquil island spirit. Each of the 78 spacious private pool villas in Bali features luxurious linens, indigenous artworks, separate living areas and enormous marble bathrooms.

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From arrival at the ‘floating’ Villa Lobby, enjoy maximum privacy and 24-hour service from internationally-certified butlers, complemented by the exclusive AYANA’s Little Luxuries and extensive on-site facilities. Cherish a floating brunch in your private pool, romantic candle-light dinner, soul-balancing massage, or lazy days with no disturbances. Or step out to indulge at Thermes Marins Bali Spa, a variety of restaurants, the iconic Rock Bar Bali, and white-sand beach. Also, visitors in AYANA villas get a priority entry into the Rock Bar, one of the must visit place when in Bali.

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Puri Tresna Villa

Puri Tresna Villa (Palace City Hotel) not only makes you feel like royalty, it gives you the chance to meet royalty as well.

Situated in a real palace in Renon, an upper-class neighbourhood in Denpasar, this villa is actually run by Cokorda Ratih, a real princess from the royal family of Peliatan! The intricately decorated building is filled with elegant statues and wood-carved furniture, and your private terrace offers a breathtaking garden view. Not only that, the staff and daily maid service are so attentive, you’re pretty much treated like a prince or princess yourself!

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Delighted visitors have observed that the princess makes it her job to treat her guests like family, even taking them out on tours personally.

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Royal Residence Rangdu

If you’re getting bored of all the usual Balinese villas, it’s time to seriously consider the Royal Residence Rangdu – it’s a “royal residence” for a reason. Nestled in the middle of untouched greenery and tropical gardens, the villas here (modeled after old Balinese royal buildings) offer you a peaceful and luxurious holiday.

Personal butlers are at your beck-and-call for 10 hours daily, and you can simply chill at your own private pavilion and pool.

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If you find yourself in the mood for a late night walk, you can even catch the sight of the pool (literally) glowing in the moonlight!

The luxury doesn’t end there.

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You can dine at the terrace while enjoying panoramic mountain views, chill in the entertainment room, and laze around at a jungle pond with its natural waterfall. If you are up for some adventure, you can even dip yourself in the volcanic hot springs and go dolphin-watching!

Hilton Bali Resort

We all have that thirst for adventure from time to time, but who says thrill means trekking in the jungle and heavy camps?

At Hilton Bali Resort, you can get a special experience of camel-riding right on-site its awesome beachfront villas, and have lots of fun splashing in the four interconnected swimming pools with a 30-metre water slide. Well, there really is a Jungle Camp (fret not, it’s not for you), where your kids and teenagers can embark on their own adventure.

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For the lone wolf, there’s also Serenity, a private beach with private cabanas and loungers – perfect for a quiet day of suntanning. You also get three tennis courts, a fully-equipped fitness centre, hot and cold Jacuzzis, and an observation tower with the best views in the region.

Better yet, you won’t have to give up anything in exchange for these facilities – the rooms are all luxuriously furnished, with marble bathrooms, private balconies with amazing garden, and boast of ocean and beach views.

Amadea Resort and Villas Seminyak

Has any spa treatment made you feel as though you were royalty on top of the whole world? The rooftop spa at the Amadea Resort and Villas can do just that (literally).

This specially designed rooftop pool spa, operated by renowned spa company Ambiente International, allows you to enjoy your treatment outdoors, blanketed by the nothing but the sky.

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And that’s not the only thing – the special suite on the roof, crafted with traditional Indonesian bengkirai wood, offers you both privacy and luxury. The suite is adorned with glass doors that can instantly transform your room into an open-air pavilion, situated in a private tropical garden. From your perch right at the top, you can have a bird’s eye view of the whole resort, and even enjoy a luxurious bath in your personal soaking tub and walk-in rain shower.

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Best Foods for a Flat Belly

5 best food to eat these winters for a flat belly

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Combat belly fat now and look beautiful. Specially, winter is the time when people tend to gain, more weight due to lack of exercise and eating habits. Every one wish to get a slimmer appearance. However, for a flat belly you should change your food habits and get the shape. With some super foods, you can easily get a flatten belly and reduce weight. Let’s discuss what the best food is; you should eat during winter for a flat belly.

  • Banana

Banana is the perfect food, you can choose in your diet. This fruit is rich in carbohydrate, starch and other nutritional value. This will boost your metabolism and you will not put weight easily. Banana will help to prevent water retention in your body and maximize the risk of bloating.

  • Fennel

Fennel is the best herbs that will improve your digestion and it can be taken raw or cooked.  Fennel seeds have ideal slimming properties, which will surely help to flatten your belly relevantly.

  • Papaya

This brightly colored tropical food plays a vital role in our body and combat belly bloat and inflammation. Papaya is rich in vitamin A, C and E. In addition, including papaya in your diet plan, you will surely shed extra flabs and look fresh and younger.

  • Whole grains

Whole grain is the gluten free diet and this will improve your metabolism and energy. This will control the blood sugar level. By choosing quinoa and brown rice will surely boost your health. Whole grain regulates insulin level and blood sugar level.

  • Asparagus

Asparagus contains full of anti-oxidant properties and this will help to slim your belly. This will facilitate the water level in the stomach and prevent bloating. This will help to decrease waste and minimize the discomfort.

Even though its winter, your body requires water. Thus, its always a right choice to drink plenty of water and stay fit. The super healthy foods will work as an energy booster and give health and wellness. Changing the food habits, you can able to reduce fat from your belly and improve your look. Get a flat belly and look younger and healthy. Change your food habits today and witness the miracle of the dynamic foods. Let the super foods work for you and make you feel confident and energetic.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd. 

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Biggest Travel Sale: EaseMyTrip.com

Biggest Travel Sale of 2018 with EaseMyTrip.com

So here is the much awaited news of 2018 for everyone who loves to travel and have been looking for great deals. EaseMyTrip has launched the biggest travel sale of 2018 which is valid from 9th January and goes on till 11th January. They are offering huge discounts on flights, bus and hotel bookings. Below are few details to help you book.

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You could get up to Rs. 20,000 discount on flight booking, up to Rs. 5000 discount on hotel booking and instant discount of 10% on bus tickets. Also you may get a chance to win Activa from Droom, Rs. 50,000 Exclusive Vouchers from Jabong and Gift Vouchers worth Rs. 8000 from various brands.

In order to avail discounts, simply use coupon code: WELCOME2018 while booking flight tickets, hotels and bus tickets for your preferred destination. I do have an HDFC card and this will get me additional cash back on transactions done through HDFC Bank credit/debit cards.

The offer is valid for bookings made on EaseMyTrip’s website, Mobile site, Android and iOS App.

Please read more about this offer and its terms and conditions here.

Grab these offers at the earliest!!

Phutawan Hand Cream

Phutawan 100% Natural Mulberry Hand Cream

Mulberry Hand Cream is rich in minerals and vitamins which help nourish and restore moisture in hands. It is made from Mulberry which has a special and gentle fragrance provides vitality to hands and your mood.

This product is imported from Thailand.

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As we all know Mulberry is an Antioxidant. Mulberries contain anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. Because mulberry fruit is chock full of antioxidants, it’s been touted as a fruit for anti-aging, which is why some use it in an attempt to achieve youthful, wrinkle-free skin.

Benefits of this cream:

  • Protects your skin from dryness
  • Ensures smooth hands all day long.
  • Free from SLS,SLES, Parabens, Silicone and Alcohol.
  • 100% Natural Mulberry Hand Cream (Alcohol Free)
  • Very light on skin
  • This hand cream restore the palm quickly.
  • Increases elasticity of the skin,
  • Enriched with vitamin C to nourish and restore healthy hands and healthy nails.

Organic ingredients are used in this product and it does not contain alcohol or silicon or any mineral oils or any harmful chemicals. It gets absorbed by skin in around 30 secs. The fragnance of the cream is fruity yet soft. It is Whisper-light but richly moisturising, the lotion is non-greasy, easily absorbed and leaves the skin smooth, soft and protected. It is leaves skin supple and exible quickly as well as softening cuticles and brittle nails.

Price: Rs. 567 on Amazon

It can be easily purchased here.

 

O-SPA Body Cream

O-SPA Extra 100% Nourishing Sensation Natural and Organic Body Cream – Jasmine (250ml)

This cream moisturizes the skin perfectly and helps the skin remain soft in this winter season. This cream is certified by ECOCERT of France and is imported from Thailand.

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Benefits of this cream:

  • Provides 12 hours long-lasting moisturizing protection and is suitable for dry and sensitive skins
  • Boosts hydration in your skin
  • Prevents flaking and dullness
  • Creates a protective layer of moisture that lasts whole day
  • No artificial colorants and provides extra moisturizing
  • It has anti hand-wrinkles properties and invisible hand-mask
  • Made from 100% natural tropical moisturizing essence with Vitamin E
  • 70% certified organic ingredients, plus lab-tested safe
  • Has 100% natural sweet almond oil and Hyaluronic Acid for nourishing
  • For relieving anxiety

The basic function of this cream is to help treat skin from dryness and prevent it from drying out again. Moisturizers do this by holding water in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin. These are commonly used to reduce fine lines and make skin appear smooth and soft.

This creams Uplifts and Nourishes Body. The tropical sweet yet zesty scent will keep you feeling renewed and refreshed all day. It also has Hyaluronic acid which is very beneficial for skin and body. Apart from Vitamin E, 70% of the ingredients are certified organic. Certification done by ECOCERT France. Also contains sweet almond oil and the cream effects lasts for more than 12 hours.

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Once you apply the cream if only takes 30 seconds for the body to absorb and soon after that you feel the difference on your skin. It’s not oily or sticky. It lets your skin breath naturally. The unique floral scent relaxes the mind and calms the body. Amazing fact about O-SPA body cream is that it does not have any artificial colours and is certified.

Price: 1,386 on Amazon

It can be easily purchased here.

Zenith Nutrition Gymnema Plus

Zenith Nutrition Gymnema Plus – 450mg – 60caps

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Gymnema Sylvestre is a staple herb of the Ayurvedic apothecary, traditionally used for supporting balanced blood sugar levels and dulling the palate to the taste of sweets. Gymnema is fascinating in that it works a multifaceted path towards maintaining healthy blood sugar. On the one hand, Gymnema Sylvestre (also called Gurmar, meaning “sweet destroyer”) helps support healthy pancreas functions. By working directly on the level of the blood, it helps balance the blood sugar levels.

Gymnema is a woody climbing shrub native to India and Africa. The leaves are used to make medicine. Gymnema has a long history of use in India’s Ayurvedic medicine. The Hindi name, gurmar, means “destroyer of sugar.” It is used for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and cough. It is also used for malaria and as a snake bite antidote, digestive stimulant, laxative, appetite suppressant, and diuretic.

Gymnema contains substances that decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine. Gymnema may also increase the amount of insulin in the body and increase the growth of cells in the pancreas, which is the place in the body where insulin is made.

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Benefits of Zenith Nutrition Gymnema Plus:

  • When used as part of your diet, gymnema extract may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, within normal range.
  • Its anti-sweet property makes it a popular choice when trying to lose weight.
  • Standardized to 25% gymnemic acid, the active ingredient.
  • Contains 60 servings per bottle.
  • Exceptional quality at an extra ordinary value.
  • Promotes healthy glucose metabolism

These capsules are free of milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, soy, gluten and titanium dioxide.

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Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a physician.

Experience: These capsules are beneficial and makes you feel light. I have them daily with my meal. I have recommended these capsules to my Mum as  it helps balance the blood sugar levels. These seem to be great quality medicines. I will continue with these for couple of months to actually comment on the its anti-sweet property as it helps in weight loss.

Quantity: 60 capsules per bottle

Price: ₹ 764 on Amazon

These can be easily purchased here.

 

Zenith Nutrition L-Arginine

Zenith Nutrition L-Arginine – 1000mg – 240 Capsules (120 Servings)

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L-arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning the body can synthesize sufficient amounts of it under normal conditions. In certain situations, the body’s demand for L-arginine increases but the body may not make enough to satisfy its demands, making supplementation beneficial.

Arginine may also combat the symptoms of weight loss caused by HIV. It seems to improve the symptoms of kidney inflammation and assists kidney function after a transplant. Studies show arginine might ease migraines, improve blood pressure, and lessen recovery time after surgery.

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Benefits of Zenith Nutrition L-Arginine:

  • Supports healthy circulation
  • May be a valuable nutrient for men’s sexual health
  • High-dose L-arginine may help to maintain blood pressure levels

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily or as directed by a physician.

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L-arginine is an amino acid that helps make proteins. It also becomes the gas nitric oxide (NO) in the body. NO is important for erectile function because it helps blood vessels relax, so more oxygen-rich blood can circulate through your arteries. Healthy blood flow to the arteries of the penis is essential for normal erectile function. Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that is made in the body. As a supplement, it seems to help with several conditions, from migraines to inflammation.

L-arginine is a nonessential amino acid that may play an important role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease due to its antiatherogenic, anti-ischemic, antiplatelet, and antithrombotic properties. It has been promoted as a growth stimulant and as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men.

Experience: These help to maintain blood pressure levels. It’s a Nitric Oxide Booster. Nitric oxide helps blood vessels relax, is a powerful antioxidant, and acts as a signaling molecule for crucial cellular communication. These are reasonably priced on Amazon.

Quantity: 240 capsules per bottle

Price: ₹ 623 on Amazon

These can be easily purchased here.

Zenith Nutrition L-Citrulline

Zenith Nutrition L-Citrulline 1000mg (per serving) – 60 veg capsules

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Zenith Nutrition L-Citrulline is a natural amino acid that supports sports performance and good health, while at the same time helping the liver detoxify. Its name is derived from citrullus, the Latin word for watermelon. L-Citrulline helps the body rid itself of ammonia, a by-product of intense exercise. This clearing enables the body to recover after a workout, and it frees ATP energy for enhanced uses such as respiration and signal transduction. Zenith Nutrition L-Citrulline capsules are vegetarian.

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily or as directed by a physician.

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Benefits of Zenith Nutrition L-Citrulline:

  • Reduces Muscle Fatigue
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Muscular Endurance Enhancer
  • Promotes Nitric Oxide Production
  • Supports Vascular Blood Flow
  • Increases ATP Production
  • 100% Quality & Potency Guaranteed

L-citrulline is a substance called a non-essential amino acid. Your kidneys change L-citrulline into another amino acid called L-arginine and a chemical called nitric oxide. These compounds are important to your heart and blood vessel health. They may also boost your immune system. L-citrulline is a naturally occurring amino acid that has many health benefits, including increased strength and stamina, improvement in erectile dysfunction, and improved heart health.

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L-citrulline plays an important role in muscle strength, heart health, the production of important enzymes, and increasing arginine levels.

Experience: These supplements increase blood flow and leave you feeling energetic all day. Really helpful for everyone multitasking and overworked.

Quantity: 60 capsules

Price: ₹ 515 on Amazon

These can be easily purchased here.