[YEA] Around age 48 my husband started experiencing erectile dysfunction. The doctor gave him Viagra, but he really didn't like taking it. It didn't even work every time. He had his testosterone levels checked and started taking testosterone shots. This helped a great deal, but he still experienced problems at times. The doctor put him on blood pressure medication which caused more problems in the sexual department. After doing alot of research on the internet, my husband started taking hawthorn berry. After he had taken it for awhile, he was able to come off of the high blood pressure medicine. He does not experience erectile dysfunction any more. Hawthorn Berry has been a tremendous blessing for us!
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Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Tom (Manhattan, NY) on 07/21/2008
[YEA] Being in my early 50's I've experienced a significant decrease in my libido over the past several years. Various factors can be attributed to it, age & increased stress, etc. Although a part of me doesn't miss the added distraction of testosterone, I decided to experiment with many different natural enhancers. Most have a general stimulating "edgy" effect which I don't care for. I recently started taking Hydrilla for an occasional food based Calcium and a surprising side effect has been with my libido. More so with erectile dysfunction than enhanced desire. It is considered a nuisance weed, but it is loaded with minerals, so it probably had something my body was lacking. It has a calming (calcium) effect as well.
EC: More information about Hydrilla on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HydrillaReplied by Rob
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Duwayne (San Ignacio Cerro Gordo, Jalisco Mexico) on 02/17/2009
[YEA] I'm 74 years of age and have been a Korean Ginseng fan for many years not solely for erectile dysfunction, but for energy as well.
Warning; If you have high blood pressure you should limit yourself to two capsules or teas per day.
I live in Mexico so I'm well informed to the benefits of chili peppers. Cayenne is great but don't be afraid to experiment, my favorite is raw jalapenos, a little less spicy, and if you so happen to have hemorrhoids you'll appreciate this warning. Just a small serving about half a small pepper two or three times a week.
If you don't heed this warning your morning constitution could end up in screams for ice water. Now for the best help of all for erectile disfunction, Mexican Damiana. You can find it in many health food stores and in all Mexican grocery stores. ( yes Mexicans also suffer from impotency, its got to be that dam cactus juice) Take two teaspoons of this herb per day as a tea or as I do sprinkled on cereal or what ever you want to sprinkle it on, uncooked is best.
Be sure to get your two mile walk every day and hopefully you'll be back pestering your partner for a little romp. Very best to all. DuwaynePosted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 04/28/2011
I have to say that a combination of garlic ginger and cayenne.. And maybe b6 with zinc with magnesium caps. Cures! The problem. Im 64 and thought that it might just be the ways things go as you age. Two years ago I could hardly get an erection now they are harder than I need lol.... Ive also started mild jelking you'll have to google that one.
The prostate and sperm need lots of zinc.. Thats why I take the supplement... I think that the oils in ginger make you want to have sex (gingerols).. But at least you dont need to worry if you have a dysfuntion.. it took about two weeks to come in strongly so be patient.Posted by Eastet (Batonrouge, La, Usa) on 04/22/2012
Niacin for Erectile Dysfunction : Please take note of the many google medical articles promoting Niacin to heal erectile dysfunction and nerve damage (sensation).
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"Niacin is a water-soluble B vitamin, called vitamin B3. Other forms of niacin like nicotinamide, niacinamide and non-flushing types (timed-released) do not provide the benefits that "true" niacin does. Niacin Flush, an important characteristic of "true" niacin is that it causes a flush, which means it is creates hystamines which open blood vessels and capillaries, so more blood flows through them. These are the blood vessels that are of most value in reaching fatty tissues. Therefore toxins which are stored in fatty tissues are moved into the bloodstream and processed out of the body. Again, the non-flushing types do not cause dilation of the blood vessels, have no lipid modifying effects, no ph & fatty oil/wax/chemical breakdown detox solvent effect. Improves circulation, aids digestion, and oxygenates the body. Niacin is involved in both DNA repair and the production of steroid hormones in the adrenal gland. Raises metabolism by converting stored fats to energy, detox, and by increasing hormone production. The men started with a daily dose of 500 mg, to make sure they had no adverse side effects, then increased to 1, 000 mg and then 1, 500 mg. In patients with atherosclerosis, which is the accumulation of fats along blood vessel walls, niacin is known to improve both cholesterol and lipid levels. Inflammation in blood vessels causes blockage and damage/desease such as neuropathy (nerve damage) and ED. So it's no surprise that niacin helps."
EastecPosted by Jen (Washington, DC) on 11/12/2008
You have no information on erectile dysfunction and impotency and it would probably be helpful to a lot of people. It seems strange that it would not be included under the "Men's Health" topic.
Look forward to seeing something soon.
EC: Here it is! New page just created.Posted by Timothy (Sydney, Australia) on 07/11/2012
This has really changed my life. A few different brands on the market but liquid is proven to be beat. Hold it in the mouth for 3 minutes for sublingual delivery. Also its a great antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes.
Approval Ratings YEA (2) 100% Posted by Chuck (Sedona, Arizona) on 08/20/2009
[YEA] erections: 70 years old, a smoker most of my life (down to 6 a day rolling my own natural tobacco.
Started having problems 2 years ago. My solution:
1. get your estrogen level checked (should be around 50), men become tamer and easier to manage say their wives after 50 or male menopause.
2. get testosterone level checked. (Should be about 600 for good performance)
3. get DHEA level checked. It starts dropping ater 40 years.
I use: 3,000mg of arginine, 625mg of tribulus terrestris (to maintain testosterone),2 5 mg of DHEA daily. These take care of the reproductive system. 1000 mg of non-flush niacin to dilate the necessary blood vessels about 30 to 45 min before sex.
Am an Alternative Medical researcher. This is what works for me. The most important items are the blood tests to make sure your levels are proper.
There are many things other people use which I haven't tried and may be better for you.
This only addresses the physical aspect; many have psychological problems. If you get up in the morning with a good erection and can't perform, maybe it is not physical.Replied by Rob