Erectile dysfunction is a very common occurrence. If you speak to your Urology doctor in New York City, you’ll find it’s much more so than many people realize. In fact, an estimated 50% of men between ages 40 to 70 are known to struggle with ED. Hence why erectile dysfunction supplements are very much a real thing. We’ve all heard of them. Many men have tried, others know someone who has tried, and most have at the very least considered trying.
Most also know very little about them. For those who prefer to be left in the dark, that’s preferable. But for the rest of us, it is enough of a reason to rule them out completely. But the reality is that not all of them are terribly unhealthy. Below is a brief description of ED supplemental alternatives to standard medicine and the research behind them.
A clinical trial of 60 men, controlled with placebo pills, yielded significant results for improving men’s “sexual arousal and orgasm domains”. Furthermore, there were no adverse side effects found in the trials. The only reason to be doubtful is the limited amount of trials that have been performed. Indeed, this is a worthy reason to be skeptical. However, all this means is that further trials are needed.
Found in the Peruvian Andes, Maca is a root vegetable that has been cultivated for some 3,000 years. It has been used to increase fertility in livestock for an undetermined amount of time and has also been used to improve men’s sex lives for decades. It serves a number of medicinal purposes, helping with fatigue, anemia, female hormone imbalance and menopause, among others. It’s safe to say it is a safe plant to consume. However, as is the case with Fenugreek, sufficient evidence on its effectiveness as an ED supplement is still limited, as there have not been sufficient trials for it to be branded as such.
Its leaves have been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. It is known to have also helped with Alzheimer’s and hypertension, among an array of other illnesses. Ginkgo, unlike the others, has in fact been extensively studied for its use as a sexual performance enhancer. However, results have been mixed, as researchers did not manage to consistently reproduce positive results. However, considering its extensive use in history for other purposes, it cannot hurt to try.
In closing, not all ED supplements are sold in sketchy late night infomercials. Some are found in plants that have also been used for other medicinal purposes for hundreds to sometimes thousands of years. The only problem is that most have not managed to make it through trials, due either to lack of funding or an inability to reproduce results. In conclusion, if you have concerns of your sexual health and would like to try some natural alternatives, you can start with the above.
If you feel more comfortable with something FDA approved that is guaranteed to serve its purpose as advertised, there is no shame in sticking with western medicine. Whatever your problems, be it ED related or any other urological concern, the Luzato Medical Group, which employs strictly the best urologist New York has produced, would be happy to help. Contact them here to set up an appointment.