Erectile dysfunction is the inability of men to perform sexual intercourse. The ED can occur on a background of multiple problems (for example, psychological or the poor peripheral circulation, diabetes.) Herbal therapy gives good results, but requires a very precise knowledge of the unwanted effects that may occur, each person may having unpredictable reactions.
Good results are obtained in cases where impotence begins after medical conditions, followed by convalescence. Many natural alternatives can improve both the physical flow of blood needed for an erection, and psychological reasons for ED, giving the men the ability to control performance in bed. After all, it is the combination that leads to a successful healing.
One of the main factors needed to trigger an erection is nitric oxide. During sexual stimulation, nitric oxide is released, allowing blood vessels in the penis to dilate and fill with blood, causing erection. The source of nitric oxide is the amino acid L-arginine. The body converts this amino acid to nitric oxide. It relaxes the blood vessels and stimulates circulation leading to an increase blood flow throughout the body.
Therefore arginine is beneficial for the heart problems and to improve sexual potency (double support for older men with an active sexual activity). Studies show that arginine is effective, but patients with heart disease should seek herbal pills that contain arginine only on medical advice because L-arginine can interact with certain drugs.
The herbal treatments containing Epimedium sagittatum (also known as Horny Goat Weed) and other related plants have active ingredients that act the same way as Viagra. This plant is used for centuries as a natural aphrodisiac by traditional Chinese medicine. The main component of these plants, the icariin, increases sexual desire and stimulates blood flow to genital organs.
Testosterone is one of the most important hormones. It affects muscle growth, strength, and sexual potency. Low levels of testosterone lead to depression, weight gain, lack of sexual desire, and a decrease in fertility. Many older men with low testosterone reported improved energy levels, sexual desire and mood after treatment with testosterone replacement. However this therapy may have side effects and long-term risks are unknown.
Only men who have symptoms of low testosterone levels may consider substitution treatment. Medical advice is the only way to find out if this treatment is beneficial to you. Tribullus terrestris, Eleuthero, Long Jack (Eurycoma), Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium sagittatum), Maca (Lepidium meyenii), Fenugreek, are plants that have the ability to increase secretion of LH and therefore testosterone and DHT in the body. Taken in doses of 1500-2000mg a day can do wonders for those who prefer to remain natural.