Natural Alternatives for Treating Erectile Dysfunction

Viagra Alternatives and Penis Enhancement Pills

Sildenafil Citrate, Taldenafil, and Vardenafil are all prescription brands for treating erectile dysfunction.  They are classed in a group of drugs that are PDE5 inhibitors.  To read more about how they work, side effects, and safety, click on this link:  

 What is Viagra and Generic Viagra

For men suffering with erectile dysfunction, it can be be very distressing.  Many men do not want to take a prescription drug for this problem or add another drug to those they are already taking.  It has been shown through surveys, and clinical studies, that the more prescription drugs a man takes, the more likely he is to suffer with erectile dysfunction.  Consumer Reports on causes of ED

There are a host of supplements out there that make some pretty wild claims like; 

Works in less than one hour,  Add up to 4 inches in length to your penis.

I haven't heard of any documented cases of men taking a pill and their penis magically growing longer, but it doesn't keep men from spending loads of money and the scammers from taking advantage.
  
 
Remember Smiling Bob? In 2005 the CEO of Enzyte went to prison for fraud.  Still many men still swear by Enzyte and its' effectiveness for increasing size and treating ED.
Let's take a look at some of these "Miracle Penis Pills ."
Enzyte, VigRX, Zyrexin, Longinexx, Extenze, Penatropin, and Magna RX, all have something in common.  That ingredient is L-Arginine.

L -Arginine:  
L-Arginine is an amino acid that is responsible for increasing Nitric Oxide in the blood.  It is not always well absorbed by the body, so it is most effective when taken along with Nitric Oxide precursers, such as Pychnogenol or L-Citrulline.  Nitric Oxide relaxes the veins of the penis, allowing increased blood flow, which is critical for erection.

Saw Palmetto:  
Saw Palmetto is also a common ingredient that is a part of most of these pills.  The fruits of    the saw palmetto are highly enriched with fatty acids and, beta phytosterols and extracts of the fruits have been subjected to loads of research for the treatment of prostate enlargement symptoms. Saw Palmetto is widely used and recommended for Prostate health.  Its' effect on erection quality is unknown.



Tribulus Terristris:

Commonly known as puncture vine extract, which many of us may be painfully aware(ouch) if you ever stepped on them with bare feet.  Tribulus Terristris is found in some of the pills.  Animal studies in rats, and primates have demonstrated a mixed bag. One study found that Tribulus terrestris extract can produce statistically significant increases in levels of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone, and also there was an effect that suggested aphrodisiac activity.

 

On the other hand, one recent study found that T. terrestris caused no increase in testosterone or LH in young men

Butea Superba:
This ingredient is in Longinexx and Penatropin.  These two pills are marketed as enhancement pills and Butea Superba is a herb from Thailand that is thought to be an aphrodisiac.  There are no double blind clinical studies to support this aphrodisiac effect, but many men claim it works.  Ingesting large amounts 10-16 grams a day resulted in decreased testosterone levels, probably due to the phyto-estrogens found in the herb, which some believe can cause men to grow larger breasts .

DHEA:
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone/steroid that is made by the human body. It can also be made in the laboratory from chemicals found in wild yam and soy. However, the human body can't make DHEA from these foods, so simply eating wild yam or soy does not increase DHEA levels. Don’t purchase wild yam and soy products labeled as “natural DHEA”  it won't be effective in raising your levels.

DHEA is used by men for erectile dysfunction (ED), and by women  who have low levels of certain hormones to improve well-being and sexuality.

DHEA is Probably Safe for most people when used for just a few months in doses that do not exceed 50-100 mg. daily. It can cause some side effects which include acne, hair loss, stomach upset, and high blood pressure. Some women  have noticed changes in menstrual cycle, facial hair growth, and a deeper voice after taking DHEA

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 The best selling natural Viagra alternative is Zyrexin.  You can even buy it at Walmart, which  has one of the lowest prices for this product.  
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If you really want to make a difference, lose some weight, it will make your penis look longer, because you reduce the fat that surrounds and conceals your natural length.  To increase erectile quality lose weight and stop smoking.  Smoking is a leading cause of vascular disease and smokers are twice as likely to develop ED than non-smokers.  

Doctors for the most part do not think that penis enhancement pills work.  Those that do are less than enthusiastic, gains are almost always temporary from taking enhancement pills.  The most noticeable gains are achieved from enhanced erections, which temporarily lengthen the penis.

The best natural supplements for increasing erections quality should contain L-Arginine and a percurser like pychnogenol or L-Citrulline.  Many men are happy with the results of Zyrexin and it is readily available.  You can try DHEA for a short duration to increase testosterone and boost your libido and sex drive.  If these options do not work out, then consult with your doctor for other available options.  

When purchasing supplements beware of SCAMS.  Buy your products from reputable sources, like the Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon, Walmart, GNC, etc.  Avoid getting roped into "Free Trials" or "Autoship" products.  They can get very expensive, very quickly. 

If you go to 10 different websites promoting penis enhancement pills, you will get 10 different opinions on a multitude of products.  Much of the information is conflicting, so be careful and do your research before parting with your hard earned money.




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