Nutrients That Help With Erectile Dysfunction
In this article, I will discuss what are the nutrients that help with erectile dysfunction, what the best ones are and how to ensure that you have a plentiful supply of those nutrients in an organic or natural way.
It is sufficient to say that healthy men have healthy erections!
Nutrients like vitamins and minerals are best consumed from an organic matter simply because we will be putting a better quality fuel into our body and giving our body the best assistance at a cellular level.
What Are The That Nutrients That Help Erectile Dysfunction?
The nutrients than can give us a helping hand with our “matter of Impotence” are principally speaking vitamins and minerals.
Let’s get started with what Vitamins help us with our ED
The vitamins that help us to fight ED are Vitamin A, B complex, C, D, E, and Vitamins K1 and K2. Rather interestingly these are the vitamins that help increase testosterone, lower high blood pressure, ensure you get a good night’s sleep, improve circulation and help with fatigue, stress, and depression.
All of which can lead to a dysfunction “down there”
I hope you seeing now just how important good nutrition is for your overall health and not just down there.
Vitamin A: It has been said that this vitamin is excellent in high doses for bulking up and building muscle. Medical Science shows that is more effective than steroids in that manner.
Needed for your eyes and good healthy vision as well as the function of internal organs such as Kidneys, lungs and heart. Can be found in Carrots, Cantaloupe, Animal Liver, fish and tropical fruits.
Vitamin B Complex: Essential for helping fight fatigue and convert food into energy, and a necessity for healthy function of the central nervous system. Can be found in bananas, red lentils, whole wheat flour, cereals, legumes, dark leafy green vegetables, milk products, and shellfish.
Vitamin C: We need this vitamin for repairing cells and tissue in our entire body and in known to even repair sperm cells!. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits, bell peppers, Kiwi, Strawberries, papaya, berries, and tomatoes.
Vitamin D: The sunshine vitamin! very important for our bones and according to medical science, our boner too! Studies showed that men with a vitamin D deficiency were 32% more likely to suffer from ED! That’s a HUGE 1/3rd more likely! So get your sun hat out, guys! (no need to tan your twinkie!).
Food sources: dairy products, mackerel, and other oily fish, egg yolks and beef liver are just some sources of vitamin D.
Vitamin E: Good for the brain and the bedroom! but it is not quite the erection vitamin. Vitamin E is essential for cerebral health as it stops fats in the brain from decaying and going rancid which can help us to think, remember and concentrate with greater clarity.
Vitamin E can be found in pumpkin, almonds, margarine, and some vegetable oils.
Vitamin K1 and K2: Essential for heart health and blood clotting. Vitamin K1 can be converted into Vitamin K2 in the large intestine. Great for sleep support and insomniacs.
This helps sufferers of ED as what is good for heart health is good for our penile health! and with Insomnia and poor circulation being two causes of erectile dysfunction and vitamins K1 and K2 known to aid in those areas makes them a nice addition to your diet.
Sources include fermented food like the German’s favourite Saurkraut, dark green leafy vegetables, cucumber, prunes and dried basil.
If you find it difficult to get all of those in your diet on a daily basis you should consider supplementing with organic food based vitamins. It is important to understand that not all vitamin supplements are the same, synthetic vitamins are often made with petrochemicals.
If you are interested, I reviewed what I feel are the best organic food based vitamins available on Amazon.
Minerals are another group of nutrients that our body needs. Magnesium, potassium, calcium, selenium, zinc, boron, manganese, Iron, Iodine, Chromium, Phosphorus, and Copper are all essential minerals is the battle against ED.
Minerals are underrated heroes and often go unsung when it comes to nutrition. The minerals mentioned help with circulation, insomnia, low testosterone, depression, stress, and fatigue. All of which are symptoms that can lead to a weak and tired twinkie!
Magnesium: We need this for producing energy and processing nutrients in the body. It is also good for a good nights sleep and production of testosterone and lowering blood pressure. Found in Bananas, Pineapples, fish, avocados, raw cacao, and dried fruit.
Potassium: Another of the minerals that help increase testosterone and lower blood pressure as well as regulating your pulse and preventing heart disease. You can find this Magnificent mineral in mushrooms, bananas, pineapples, potatoes and dark leafy greens.
Calcium: Come on, let’s sing the song, dem bones, dem bones, need…..calcium! Also needed to help regulate blood pressure and for proper nerve and muscle function.
Calcium is also another of the minerals the help with the production of testosterone. It is found in dairy products, some fruits such as bananas, pineapple, and dark leafy greens.
Selenium: This essential mineral combines with another vitamin that is good for ED, vitamin E, to work as a powerful antioxidant. It is important of the thyroid, DNA, reproduction and for testosterone enhancement. Can be found in sunflower seeds, tuna, Brazil nuts, cabbage, brown rice, and broccoli.
Zinc: The mineral that is famed for testosterone and sperm production. Actually great for your swimmer’s motility and mobility. Essential for proper immune function.
Found in nuts, beans, poultry and red meat as well as shellfish like oysters – the favourite food of Don Juan! (may go a long way in explaining his appetite for the bedroom Olympics!).
Boron: The average western diet seems to be lacking in this mineral. Boron assists in the metabolism of calcium, copper, and magnesium. Also, has an effect on sex hormones. Two studies exist involving boron and testosterone. One study show 6mg taken daily for 2 months results in a 30% increase in testosterone.
The other, a much higher dose of 10mg daily for a week resulted in a 28% increase in T levels! Source’s of boron include Red grapes, oranges, raisins, prunes, pairs and apples.
Manganese: an important mineral that assists the body to metabolise carbohydrates and fat, regulates blood sugar levels, and is important for the proper function of the nerves and the brain.
Manganese is also another of the minerals that help with testosterone production. Assists the body to absorb calcium properly. Manganese can be found in tea’s leafy green vegetables, nuts whole grains, and beans.
Iron: Helps to make oxygen producing red blood cells, a lack of iron can leave you tired and anaemic. Worthy of noting is those that do regular intense workouts need up to 1/3 more iron in their diets.
Sources include dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, cabbage, beef, nuts, sunflower seeds, liver, lamb, and whole grains.
Iodine: Yes that’s a mineral! your body needs this mineral for proper thyroid function. Poor function of the thyroid results in an improper hormonal balance in the body.
A lack of iodine can cause ED due to hormonal imbalances.
Best sources of iodine include seaweed, baked potatoes, kelp, organic yoghurt, organic strawberries. Iodine is difficult to find in food sources. If you are going to supplement with iodine look for sea-based or better deep-sea sourced iodine as it said to be of better quality and effectiveness.
Chromium: helps to keep blood sugar levels in check, regulates fat and weight loss, is important for proper brain function. With type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity all causes of erectile dysfunction we really ought to make sure we get Chromium in our diet.
Sources include seafood, eggs, cheese, liver, chicken breasts, mushrooms and green beans!
Phosphorus: Helps our bodies to detox and is good for circulation of blood and enhanced sexual pleasure and excitement. Food sources include nuts, lentils beans, and protein rich foods like milk and dairy products.
Copper: Keeps the nerves and immune system healthy acts an antioxidant due to its’ ability to fight free radicles. Essential for the creation of collagen and red blood cells. sources include animal organs, cocoa, prunes, leafy greens, and dried fruit.
Getting all these minerals in your diet regularly can be difficult, especially organic food based minerals as those are the better type of minerals due to being organic.
Inorganic minerals can be of no use or benefit to our body. Understanding the difference between organic and inorganic minerals I suggest you read this article.
Shilajit resin, an obscure and unusual supplement I found on my travels in Asia can provide you with 85 organic minerals and has a very nice detox properties for toxins and heavy metals.
Providing a nice natural edge on chelation therapy as it rids the body of heavy metals and non-organic minerals all while replacing them with organic minerals. Long-term use has been shown to increase testosterone my 20%.
This is what I recommend to get all (and more) of your daily mineral needs.
For more information about Shilajit Resin click the post insert or the link below.
Thank you kindly for reading this article, I sincerely hope that it serves its’ purpose of informing you about the nutrients that help with erectile dysfunction.
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