Vitamins and erectile dysfunction
On a normal day, erectile dysfunction is mostly associated with sleep disorders, diabetes or even some forms of heart diseases. Some people still think that once they take their vitamins, erectile dysfunction will stop. However, even though a healthy man will have no troubles associated with erectile dysfunction, there is literally little or no evidence that can link erectile dysfunction and vitamin supplements
Funny thing is, just because there is no way to prove that vitamins are actually linked to erectile dysfunction, it still will not stop companies and pharmaceuticals from selling vitamin supplements, herbal supplements and other products that are said to ameliorate erectile dysfunction. You should know that erectile dysfunction can be treated with certified drugs and therapies from legal medical practitioners, and not supplements from an individual looking to make a quick buck.
Don’t get me wrong though, I believe that getting the right amount of vitamins into your system via diets or supplements, is a healthy goal and should not be overlooked. In general, vitamins are an essential part of our diets and they help improve out physical and mental health. As I said before, a truly healthy person will not have to worry about erectile dysfunction.
Vitamin deficiency and ED
We are still waiting for the scientific proof that will boldly say that erectile dysfunction can be treated effectively by taking vitamins. However, there is still a little bit of connection between ones sexual health and ones vitamin intake. Therefore, you shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss the importance of vitamins in your body just yet.
The importance of getting sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals, which are both beneficial for our mental and physical health, cannot be overemphasized. I strongly suggest that once you notice a difference between the amounts of these vitamins or minerals, you should definitely try to improve these vitamins or minerals in your body with supplements. This is very true when it comes to vitamin D deficiency.
Before you make any rash decisions, you should consult your doctor, and know if you should start taking more vitamin supplements. People living with a certain form of a medical condition should do this because, even though they are vitamins, they might end up causing a lot of problems for you if you are not careful.
From various researches and studies, it was inferred that most men living with erectile dysfunction usually have a deficiency in vitamin D, or it was present in very small amounts. So, as a side note, if you know that you seem to be experiencing some form of erectile dysfunction, i suggest you get your vitamin D levels checked out.
Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency may not be too pronounced in a person, but once the case becomes more drastic and severe, the person will experience muscle weakness and joint/bone pains. Deficiency in Vitamin D and erectile dysfunction might have a connection, but, keep in mind that there are other factors that might be responsible for erectile dysfunction. You can check your vitamin D levels by simply doing a blood test. If it turns out you are actually deficient in vitamin D, you can take supplements to keep it in check.
Relationship between magnesium vitamin D and erectile dysfunction
There are some people out there that don’t take vitamin D either in supplements or in diet because they believe that it causes erectile dysfunction. This is happening among most men today. The truth is, taking vitamin D doesn’t really give you erectile dysfunction. Studies have proven to us that the more a man is deficient in vitamin D, the more he is likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction. Viatmin D actually boosts our sexual and cardiovascular health. So it’s very important we take it. Vitamin D is a mineral that is involved in over 300 metabolic reactions in the body. So, when it actually causes you a sexual problem, it might direct you attention to other minerals you may be deficient in.
According to biochemistry vitamin D is converted to it’s active form which is (1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D) with the help of magnesium. If you take this vitamin D orally, you will notice that the vitamin D still needs to be converted to it’s active form, hence, the body depletes it’s magnesium reserves. So, if you take vitamin D supplements, but don’t have enough magnesium to convert it to its active form, you will become magnesium deficient because the body will still need to use its magnesium reserves to convert the vitamin D taken orally. Some symptoms associated with this magnesium deficiency are high BP and heart palpitations.
Since magnesium is needed to relax the blood vessels, low magnesium content will most likely cause blood vessels to constrict. Furthermore, these low magnesium levels will also not allow the penile vein to relax fully, thereby leading to erectile dysfunction. You can detect low magnesium levels once you begin to feel symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, migraine headaches, muscle cramps, muscle twitches, or chronic pain.
To make up for this deficiency, you can eat foods that are rich in magnesium such as spinach, Swiss chard, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, quinoa, and black beans. Not everybody can meet the least magnesium requirement intake by simply eating food alone. It can be very difficult, hence the need for magnesium supplements. However, you should keep in mind that not all magnesium supplements are equal. Some are better than others. Most doctors recommend the use of magnesium threonate. It is a ne brand of magnesium that is very easy to absorb and it permeates blood cells and tissues easily. It also boosts metal fortitude and learning.
Taking magnesium via supplements or diet can greatly improve your sexual functionality and blood pressure. Let’s be honest, the link between magnesium and magnesium deficiency and vitamin D is complicated as we have discussed earlier, but that doesn’t mean that we should dismiss the relevance of magnesium in our sexual health or even in our vitamin D levels.
How can I fix my sexual health/erectile dysfunction
Certain factors that you are already used to can cause erectile dysfunction and ruin your sexual health. Thus it is imperative that we change them. These lifestyles could be;
Smoking is one of the major factor contributing to our erectile dysfunction. It damages our blood vessels and prevents blood flow to the penal vein thereby inhibiting erection. So, for your own good, and for the sake of your health you should stop smoking for good.
Obesity can also cause erectile dysfunction. So, regular exercises every day can help you treat erectile dysfunction. It also helps you to lose a few extra pounds and manage stress better.
Stress could also be a cause of erectile dysfunction. The sexual response starts from the brain, and therefore once those signals your brain sends to your body telling it its time for sexual intercourse is blocked by feelings of stress and anxiety, you will experience erectile dysfunction.
Talk with your doctor
If ED continues to be a problem even after making certain lifestyle changes, talk with your doctor. ED is an uncomfortable subject for many men to discuss, but it’s treatable in most cases, so there’s no reason to avoid getting help. Doctors see patients every day about ED, so you’re simply one of millions of men dealing with this common condition.
ED could also be a symptom of other problems, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. So it’s important to your overall health to tell your doctor about ED. Your doctor can make sure to check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels as well as other markers of health.