In a study by the International Journal of Impotence Research, they find that men who drink pomegranate juice for four weeks have improved scores on an E.D. assessment finding.
Researchers in Turkey recently found that by eating 100g (3-l/2 oz) of pistachio nuts a day for 3 weeks, it improved men’s E.D. with no side effects.
An over-the-counter supplement combines L-arginine with Pycnogenol (a pine bark extract) has been shown in many studies to improve sexual function.
L-Arginine is found naturally in food and this amino acid increases production of nitric oxide. This has been shown to improve E.D. in only the men who had low levels of nitric acid in their blood, especially those with cardiovascular problems.
A large study from the University of Exeter found that using Red Ginseng significantly improved E.D. by relaxing the muscles in the penis for better blood flow, improving erection.
Additionally, stress plays a big part in E.D. Whether there is performance anxiety produced from problems with previous episodes, or other life stress, these stress reliever tips will help as well:
Keep a positive attitude. Believe in yourself.
Accept that there are events you cannot control.
Be assertive instead of aggressive. “Assert” your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, combative, or passive.
Learn to relax.
Exercise regularly. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit and there are numerous studies that show being physically fit improves blood flow as well in that area.
Eat well-balanced meals.
Limit or avoid use of alcohol and caffeine.
Set realistic goals and expectations.
Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.
Don’t rely on alcohol or drugs to reduce stress.
Learn to use stress management techniques and coping mechanisms, such as deep breathing or guided imagery.
Courtesy of The Natural Nutrition Advisor.