|Author: Pedro Pinto specialist in male sexual problems.|
When men start having problems to get or keep a good erection they think of the most famous remedy of all - the blue pill. However, this may not be the best option to treat weak erections, due to its high price and the side effects it can cause when taken regularly.
The option of going for natural treatments to increase erections, may be a more suitable option, due to the low price and the absence of side effects, even when taken daily for long periods.
Erection problems have many possible treatments, including prescription drugs, physical devices, and natural remedies. But, do these methods work and are they safe?
It is not uncommon to have problems with erections occasionally. However, if this happens on a regular basis and disrupts a man's life, he can try various treatments.
This article shows several natural erection enhancing treatments that can help any man improve his performance in bed, made with various plant extracts known for their aphrodisiac properties.
Possible causes of erection problems.
These problems happen when blood flow to the penis has reduced for any reason, or when mental conditions can affect getting an erection. Determining their cause can help men find the most appropriate treatments.
In some cases, erection problems have a physical cause, such as a treatable health condition or a blood circulation problem. Treating any condition that is impeding the erection will help in increasing erections naturally.
Men can also take steps to increase their blood circulation in a natural way, such as exercising regularly, quitting smoking, and making positive changes to their diet.
But, problems in getting an erection can also occur due to stress, relationship factors with a partner, or emotional factors such as anxiety, depression, or trauma. Mental health treatments and psychological counseling can help in these cases.
Many men turn to natural supplements, including over-the-counter pills, herbal remedies, and acupuncture. However, it is important to understand the possible risks associated with treatments found on the Internet, especially natural remedies that are not scientifically approved.
Supplements are not controlled by the same control system as medicines, and for this reason it is easy to find a sales page that promises you a "miracle" product, but which does not work, or worse, which is a counterfeit product made up of ingredients that can be highly harmful to your health.
You have to be very careful where you order these kinds of supplements, because there are many websites whose goal is to sell you anything, taking advantage of your anxiety, which can cause you dangerous side effects. Always be very careful when making your choice.
Best natural remedies to increase erections.
1) - Supplements made from various plant extracts.
They are undoubtedly the best possible treatment, because they come already prepared with herbal extracts, amino acids and other ingredients in the right proportions to do not cause side effects.
It is also the simplest way to combat this problem. Most people only need to take two pills a day to start feeling the effect within a few weeks. But, they only work when they are being consumed, if you stop taking them the effect quickly wears off, so it can't be called a treatment per se.
It is the simplest and most effective way to increase erections without having to resort to dangerous chemicals. You just have to be careful to not to be fooled by ineffective or counterfeit products.
2) - L-arginine.
L-arginine is an amino acid, which is a protein component. It is a vasodilator, which means that it can help dilate blood vessels. In theory, this could increase blood flow to the penis and help produce an erection.
A 2017 study reported that many people with problems with weak erections had low levels of L-arginine, suggesting that the two may be linked. In the meantime, other scientific studies have proven that taking L-arginine supplements can help increase erections. However, more research is needed before researchers know the safety and effectiveness of this amino acid.
But, beside L-arginine alone having a reduced effect men should avoid taking L-arginine along with prescription drugs, such as Viagra, as this combination can cause blood pressure to drop too low.
Side effects of L-arginine can include nausea, stomach cramps, low blood pressure, and increased blood sugar levels, so be careful when using it.
3) – DHEA.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) helps create sex hormones, including testosterone, the primary sex hormone in men, but also estrogen, which is harmful in men because it lowers testosterone levels and makes breasts grow.
Natural DHEA levels decrease as a man ages, which can cause a decreased ability to get or maintain a good erection.
While some studies suggest that DHEA supplements could help increase erections, others have found no evidence of its benefit. However, I believe that although alone it may be of little effect when taken in conjunction with other treatments it can be beneficial.
DHEA generally causes few side effects when taken orally in recommended doses, although side effects can include fatigue, headaches, acne, and irregular heartbeat.
4) – Ginseng.
Ginseng, or Panax ginseng, is a popular home remedy and is present in most erection enhancement and penis enlargement supplements. Some of the chemicals present in this plant can promote relaxation of the smooth muscles of the body, helping to produce an erection more easily.
Red ginseng or Panax ginseng is a Korean herbal remedy. It is widely used for the treatment of a number of conditions, including erection problems.
Red ginseng is the oldest form of the herb and is not collected until the plant is at least 6 years old. Fresh ginseng is 4 years old or less, and therefore its effects are less.
The plant have a root that has stalks, which resemble the human body, such as arms and legs. And, it is precisely the root that is used. Red ginseng can be taken as tea or in pill form, usually together with other extracts.
The most common side effect of ginseng is insomnia. Other side effects include increased heart rate, high or low blood pressure, and headaches.
5) - Horny goat weed.
Epimedium grandiflorum, also known as horny goat weed, is a traditional remedy for increasing fertility.
Some studies report that it could improve sexual performance in men with problems getting erections. However, there is not enough evidence to support its use.
However, since this supplement is well tolerated there is no reason to not to try it. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, and dry mouth, but this usually only happens when taken in high doses.
6) - Ginkgo Biloba.
Ginkgo biloba can increase blood flow to the penis, which may improve sexual desire and help increase erections. It is also widely used, in small doses, in pills to improve sexual performance in men.
Side effects of this supplement include headaches, dizziness, stomach upset, palpitations, and constipation. It can also increase the risk of bleeding, so it can be dangerous for people who take blood thinners or have bleeding disorders, so if you intend to take this herb individually make sure you don't take any blood thinners first.
7) – Maca.
Maca has several general health benefits, so it is a great addition to your diet. Maca, or Lepidium meyenii, is a general stimulant and is very rich in several amino acids, such as iodine, iron and magnesium. All of these can help a man to achieve an erection more easily.
There are three types of Maca: red, black and yellow. Black Maca also seems to relieve stress and improve memory. And stress is a major cause of erection problems.
In animal tests, Maca demonstrated improved sexual performance in rats. But, this Peruvian root has minimal evidence of its direct ability to improve human erections.
Studies show that eating this root can have a beneficial effect, as it is a natural stimulant with multiple effects, so in conjunction with other plant extracts it can have beneficial effects in improving sexual interest (libido) and erections. As it has no side effects, its use has no contraindications.
8) – Yohimbine.
Yohimbine is a bark of an African tree. Before drugs like Viagra, doctors often recommended Yohimbine as a treatment to increase erections.
Yohimbine works by triggering receptors in the body that trigger the release of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. These can block the effects of other compounds that can otherwise constrict the blood vessels of the penis.
Although it is the strongest plant extract of all those presented here, using Yohimbine to increase erections is not recommended today because of its many side effects.
Taking this supplement is associated with many side effects, which include high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and anxiety. Men should not take this bark without consulting their doctor first, as it can cause significant side effects and can even lead to death in certain cases.
9) - Tribulus Terrestris.
Tribulus Terrestris is the fruit of the zygophyllaceae plant, which grows mainly in northern China. It has been recognized as an aphrodisiac since ancient times.
Many animal experiments have found that Tribulus Terrestris improves erectile function, allowing for better erections. It was widely believed in the past that the aphrodisiac property of this plant was due to its ability to enhance the androgen testosterone.
However, more studies today show that Tribulus Terrestris supplementation cannot significantly increase testosterone levels on its own. Therefore, the precise mechanism underlying its pro-erectile property needs to be investigated further.
However, it has been proven to work, especially when in conjunction with other plant extracts, so it is widely used in supplements to increase erections and to increase penis size.
10) – Ashwagandha.
Ayurveda considers Ashwagandha a valuable aphrodisiac and immensely beneficial in restoring male erections.
Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb, well known for its stress-relieving properties. This magical herb works by strengthening the adrenal glands and improving your body's reaction to stress. This ultimately helps to reduce the body's production of cortisol, which is also known as the stress hormone.
When you feel less stressed and your anxiety levels decrease, this automatically translates into a better and more satisfying sex life.
In addition, several studies have proven that ashwagandha supplements can help increase sperm count and can significantly increase testosterone levels, so it is considered a good herb to look out for by all men suffering from weak erections.
Low intense erections in men is a common problem that tends to increase in frequency with age. Therefore, before you start losing your sexual power, understand that starting to have erection difficulties does not mean that you have to suffer with the problem forever.
Home remedies are useful in helping men increase the power of erections and achieve greater sexual potency.
Some of these plant extracts may help some men, but may prove ineffective for others. Experience says that the combination of different extracts produces beneficial results for less advanced cases, but can also easily cause negative side effects.
For this reason, I advise you to opt for a complete supplement that can address the problem from various angles, such as the one that I recommend at the bottom.