Q. Dear Terry, “Since 2004, I have been having problems with atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). I am 66 years old and I would like your suggestions for erectile dysfunction problems. Because of my A-Fib, I am not crazy about the products that are advertised all over the internet. Just wondering if you might be able to share some input on this for me?” – D.T., Decatur, AL
A. Dear D.T., An estimated 30 million American men deal with erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Having a heart condition can greatly affect circulation and contribute to ED. I suggest keeping your healthcare practitioner in the loop with any supplementation you are considering. With that being said, 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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