An estimated 30 million American men deal with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mechanics of sexual performance require a complex interplay of hormones, blood pressure, circulation, and the nervous system. ED can result if any one of these mechanisms fail.
Probably the number one health issue leading to ED is carrying a few (or more than a few) extra pounds. One study found that almost 80% of men experiencing ED are also overweight or obese. Besides ramping up the risk of heart disease, fat decreases testosterone levels and increases inflammation, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. All of these issues can disrupt your sex drive and performance.
So the first step in resolving ED is to turn to a better diet. Reduce or eliminate processed meats and processed food in general, sugar, and carbs. Stick to a reasonable exercise program and a healthy diet of whole foods, fresh (non-cured) meats, healthy fats, vegetables, nuts and fiber. This is a critical step for in treating any health issue, not just ED.
Boost Your Sex Life with Red Ginseng
In addition, there are time tested and clinically studied botanicals that can give your sex life a lift. One of them is red ginseng.
Ginseng, one of the world’s oldest adaptogens, has been traditionally used for enhancing libido and performance for centuries. “Red” ginseng refers to the way that steaming the roots—a traditional Korean practice—helps increase concentration of the plant’s key compounds. The red ginseng I prefer is from Panax ginseng, but grown in such a way that it has more of the most powerful compounds in ginseng—at levels that more traditionally grown red ginseng can’t match. This particular red ginseng has been clinically shown to boost attention, focus, and memory. The fact that it can help you feel mentally sharper can definitely help your mood and performance in other ways as well.
Better Than Drugs for Sexual Performance
Even today, with the availability of prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction, there are still studies that recommend this ancient herb. There are many good reasons for giving red ginseng a try.
Red ginseng increases stamina, balances hormonal health, and promotes the dilation of blood vessels by activating nitric oxide—the body’s “on switch” which promotes healthy energy and drive.
How Do You Measure Up? Hardness, Duration, & Performance
Of course, clinical studies record more than the natural changes in blood vessel compounds; they also look at results recorded by the men in these studies. One of the tests used in studies is the International Index of Erectile Function, or IIEF, which measures the factors most important to sexual function: hardness, duration, and overall performance.
Clinical research on red ginseng shows definite results. One double-blind, placebo-controlled study reported that men with mild to moderate ED noted a significant difference on the Erectile Function scale—from 16.4 to 21.0. Not surprisingly, the placebo group saw no changes at all.
The researchers in this study also stated that ginsenosides may work through some of the same brain pathways and receptors as GABA, dopamine, and serotonin—initiating a relaxed but alert response, which can definitely help your sex drive.
Other clinical studies of red ginseng have had virtually identical results—improvements in every parameter of sexual performance and a significant reduction of ED.
Stimulates and Increases Nitric Oxide (NO) Production
A clinically studied combination that I recommend includes a polyphenol blend along with red ginseng—apple polyphenols, flavonoids from grape seed, and saffron extract—that also stimulates nitric oxide production.
Each of these botanicals bolster many aspects of sexuality on their own: opening up blood vessels for better flow, normalizing blood pressure, balancing blood sugar, and even helping stop feelings of depression or sluggishness. But as a combination they are unbeatable.
In fact, in a pilot clinical study, men between the ages of 45 and 65 who tested this combination had some pretty impressive results—better hardness scores and overall performance were boosted dramatically!
Zinc and Libido
For sexual enhancement, zinc is a crucial mineral. It is essential for testosterone levels, sperm motility, and has overall energizing effects on the libido.
The specialized red ginseng, zinc and herbal blend I’ve outlined here can make a real difference for your sex life, without the fear of debilitating side effects. I would like to make it clear, however, that these ingredients are not an “herbal Viagra.”
These herbs work over time to help you regain sexual performance effectively and safely. They will help you recharge your libido. Give them a try and give them a little time. I think you’ll find that they improve your sex drive, erections, and stamina dramatically.
Recharge Your Performance — Without Side Effects
Intimacy is an incredibly important part of any relationship. When it suffers, depression, anxiety, and other problems understandably crop up. That’s usually when men turn to prescription drugs for ED. But they have a very real downside.
Prescription Drug Problems
Prescription drugs for ED are tempting because they appear to work very fast. But be aware of their side effects—some dangerous—and include:
• Back Pain
• Blurred Vision – or Sudden Blindness
• Hearing Loss
• Chest Pain
To support your sex life, I recommend supplementing with a combination of Zinc (from Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate) as well as a blend of Polyphenols from Grape (Vitis vinifera) Skin and Seed Extract, Apple (Malus pumila) Skin Extract, Saffron (Crocus sativa) Stigma Extract Powder.
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