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Exploring Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Exploring Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

We've noticed a spike in questions coming from our customers seeking supplements to help deal with erectile dysfunction and a spike in the number of searches about ED supplements and solutions for ED. In today's post we're going to be exploring natural remedies and holistic approaches for dealing with Erectile Dysfunction (ED).

Erectile Dysfunction is a common concern among men and it can greatly affect a man's self esteem and quality of life. While pharmaceutical solutions exist and have become increasingly popular in years with companies like Hims, Rocket RX and Blue Chew rolling out generic Cialis and Viagra solutions, we're going to explore tackling this issue through more holistic remedies like lifestyle changes, dietary adjustments as well as supplementation.

Lifestyle Modifications

Regular Exercise

Engaging in regular exercise and physical activity has been shown to improve cardiovascular health and is crucial for tackling erectile dysfunction. Exercise improves blood flow, reduces stress and promotes the release of endorphins which contributes to healthier sexual function. Exercise and physical activity also help to lower stress which is a big cause of both physical and mental causes of ED.

Stress Management

Chronic Stress can greatly contribute to erectile dysfunction by increasing cortisol levels and constricting blood vessels. Some natural ways to tackle stress include meditating, deep breathing exercises, and yoga, all of which can help promote relaxation. There's also some herbs and supplements which have been shown to promote relaxation and lower cortisol, a few of these include things like AshwagandhaHoly Basil Oil, and Valerian Root among others. Tackling stress is likely to have a positive impact on sexual performance.

Diet

Cutting out processed foods, sugars and other inflammatory foods is a great way to improve cardiovascular health. Focus on a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats, you may want to look into diets like the Mediterranean Diet or a Paleo Diet. These diets are associated with a lower risk of ED due to positive effects on circulation and cholesterol levels. 

Nitric Oxide Boosting Foods & Supplements

Foods which are high in nitric oxide include leafy greens, beets, and watermelon which can help by relaxing blood vessels to allow for more blood flow. Nitric Oxide plays a key role in vasodilation and promoting healthy circulation go the genital area. In terms of supplements any supplement that supports cardiovascular health, arterial health and blood flow will be good for tackling ED. The most effective option we've seen from clinical studies is a combination of Arginine and Pycnogenol. One particular Clinical Study looked at men aged 25-45 with erectile dysfunction. They were given 1.7 grams of Arginine per day and 40mg of Pycnogenol two times per day. After three months of taking this combination of supplements a whopping 92.5% of the men in the study reported to experience normal erections leading the study organizers to conclude that oral administration of L-Arginine combined with Pycnogenol causes a "significant improvement in sexual function in men with ED without any side effects". You can checkout the study for yourself here

Other Supplement Options

While Arginine and Pycnogenol seemed to deliver pretty impressive results, there are other supplement options which may be worth exploring. Panax Ginseng has long been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for it's potential aphrodisiac properties, it's also believed to increase bloodflow to the penis and inhibit an enzyme which restricts blood flow. Horny Goat Weed is another option with a history in Chinese Medicien for similar reasons. And lastly, Tribulus Terrestris is an herb commonly used in Ayurvedic Medicine and studies suggest it may imrpove sexual function by increasing testosterone levels.

Accupuncture

Accupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice which involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. Some studies suggest that accupuncture may help improve erectile function by promoting the release of nitric oxide and helping to reduce stress. 

Quitting Tobacco & Alcohol

Smoking is a major risk factor for ED and contributes to the narrowing of blood vessels and reduces blood flow. Quitting smoking can improve sexual function over time. Cutting down or limiting alcohol consumption can be helpful as well as excessive drinking can contribute to erectile dysfunction, the old term whiskey dick exists for a reason. 

Wrapping Up

Addressing erectile dysfunction through natural remedies involves a holistic approach which aims to examine your lifestyle and habits, diet, level of physical activity, and supplementation along with stress management techniques. Taking these actions can contribute to improvements in overall wellbeing as well as sexual function. Additionally supplements which help to manage stress, boost nitric oxide and improve blood flow may also be helpful. By embracing a comprehensive and natural approach men can empower themselves to enhance their sexual health and overall quality of life.

Dec 8th 2023 John Frigo
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John Frigo
John has been helping people in the fitness and nutrition industry for over 10 years. He is an avid biker, hiker and fitness enthusiast. Most notably, you can find him on Youtube instructing viewers about the newest products to hit the supplement industry.
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