Licorice Root – Licorice root fights inflammation and viral, bacterial, and parasitic infection. Cleanses the colon, and enhances microcirculation in the gastrointestinal lining.
Milk Thistle Seed – Also called Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle protects the liver from toxins and pollutants by preventing free radical damage and stimulating the production of new liver cells.
Turmeric Tuber -Used throughout Southeast Asia and India for thousands of years, Turmeric has been shown to aid circulation, lower cholesterol, and improve blood vessel health. Healers have used Tumeric for years for the treatment of obesity, as it is said to cut the fat from the blood.
Simply put, a healthy heart equals a healthy penis. Your endothelial cells are crucial for releasing nitric oxide—and good nutrition is one of the central factors influencing its production, according to a study in the American Journal of Cardiology. This is good news since ED pills come with an ever-growing list of side effects: heartburn, chest pain, memory loss, vision loss, and hearing loss.
If you’re concerned about ED and want to improve blood flow naturally you have to change how you eat. The ONLY way to reverse atherosclerosis and unclog your arteries is to stop eating cholesterol-containing foods. These foods include meat, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, and cheese. This may take a while, so in the meantime you can eat foods that contain nitrates to boost nitric oxide production.
Be careful, nitrates are not nitrites. Nitrites are used to preserve meats and react with protein to form nitrosamines that can cause cancer. Foods that are naturally high in nitrates include: Pistachios also boost nitric oxide and sexual performance.
Foods high in citruline also boost nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide is made from the amino acids arginine and citruline. Taking arginine is not helpful because it is broken down by digestion. Citruline forms arginine that is then converted to nitric oxide in the cells. Foods high in citruline improve sexual performance. Watermelons are very high in citruline, especially yellow watermelons. Yellow watermelons have four times as much citruline as red watermelons. Blended watermelon pulp makes a delicious, refreshing drink.
But don’t go all healthy yet.
According to Men’s Health, a vegan diet can hurt you in the bedroom as well. Despite the many benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables, cutting out animal products entirely means you’re more likely to develop a vitamin D deficiency, which can spell bad news for your penis.
In fact, a lack of Vitamin D can raise your risk of ED, according to a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. When you don’t get enough vitamin D, your body might not produce enough nitric oxide, a compound your blood vessels need to function at their best.
Good news is, you can boost your intake and be strong again. The National Institutes of Health recommends aiming for at least 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D per day, but many organizations suggest more than that. Experts say that most patients should probably take anywhere from 2000 to 5000 IU of vitamin D3 if they are found to be deficient.
Your best bet is getting enough sunlight, but that can be a struggle, especially if you live in the northern U.S. Vitamin D is hard to come by naturally through your food, but it’s not impossible. Fatty fish like salmon and tuna, eggs, fortified milk, and cheese are all good options. Plant-based are not, you might not be getting enough, so check in with your doc if you suspect your D levels are low. He or she can work to find a dose that fits your needs and potentially recommend a supplement.