In today’s article, we want to talk about how to cure erectile dysfunction, but actually how to cure it naturally, not just with medication.
So the stats are pretty staggering for ED and that in the US alone, not worldwide, just in the US, there are somewhere between 20 and 30 million of men with erectile dysfunction going anywhere between mild and severe. And when you get older over 75, about half of the men have ED generally tending towards the severe.
So what can be done about it? Generally, there’s two major groups: one is medical intervention, one is alternative intervention. Medical intervention is your standard pills; you see them advertise all the time on TV – Viagra, Cialis, Levitra. There is another kind of treatments that are little more invasive: vacuum pumps, injections, implants, and surgery. And these all work to one degree another with some side effects or not. However, they don’t treat the underlying condition, they treat the symptom of erectile dysfunction, but whatever is causing it, they don’t treat.
So many men prefer some natural options because, generally speaking, natural options look at the underlying cause of the problem. So let’s talk about a couple of these things.
One is called Rhodiola, and you can get most of this stuff in vitamin shops. They did a study, very small study, 35 men, 26 of those guys were helped after three months of taking Rhodiola. Not bad. It is something to consider.
What they found with that guys with ED had low levels of DHEA, and they did a study that showed that if they supplemented with DHEA, they had some decent results after a six-month period of time. DHEA is a hormone, it is a precursor to testosterone, so it gives you a little bit more desire, a little bit more libido. It doesn’t necessarily work on the cause; this is more of a libido enhancer.
L-Arginine is one of the major steps you can take to overcome erectile dysfunction naturally. L-Arginine in the body is a precursor to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is something that helps to dilate blood vessels, and it’s this dilation of the blood vessels that give you proper blood flow, which is what is important for an erection. In this study they combined L-Arginine with pycnogenol, which is a proprietary herb, it’s French pine bark, but they do a special process to it, so they patented the name Pycnogenol. And they’ve had very good results, guys taking five grams of an L-Arginine a day with pycnogenol. And that’s a really good treatment, especially because of the L-Arginine.
One of the best treatments for reversing erectile dysfunction by looking at the underlying causes, something called nitric oxide therapy, which helps to repair the lining of your blood vessels, which is the place that nitric oxide is formed. And nitric oxide therapy is really composed of L-Arginine, as we just were talking about, but also in combination with L-citrulline and the number of other ingredients.