Q. Dear Terry, “I’m embarrassed to say I have erectile dysfunction. I used the blue pill and had to stop because of some side effects. My wife is very understanding about my problem, but I get really self-conscience and feel frustrated. Is there anything natural I can take to fix my issue?”– D.S., Naples, FL
A. Dear D.S., An estimated 30 million American men deal with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). When it comes to addressing ED naturally, I think there are some botanicals that can really make a difference.
Ginseng (Panax ginseng) is one of the world’s oldest adaptogens and has been traditionally used for enhancing libido and performance. “Red” ginseng refers to the way that steaming the roots – a traditional Korean practice – helps increase concentration of the plant’s key compounds. 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.
A clinically studied combination that I recommend includes a polyphenol blend – apple polyphenols, flavonoids from grape seed, and saffron extract – along with red ginseng. Each of these botanicals helps to boost sexual function on their own: opening up blood vessels for better flow, normalizing blood pressure, balancing blood sugar, and even helping to stop feelings of depression or sluggishness. As a combination, they are unbeatable!
These herbs work over time to help you regain sexual performance effectively and safely. I would take these ingredients two to three times per day.
Terry . . . Naturally
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