Supplements for Treating Erectile Dysfunction

There are many natural remedies for treating impotence on men.

What is impotence?

The common name for erectile dysfunction is impotence. It is the inability to obtain an erection in men. Males all over the world are suffering from erectile dysfunction and the prevalence lies to about 40% in Australia.

The most common cause of erectile dysfunction is old age but it can occur at any age due to other reasons.

The major pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction includes reduced blood flow to the penile tissue due to constantly contracted walls and cavernosal muscles.

Not all erection problems are considered erectile dysfunction. In men, it is common to be unable to obtain aj erection ay times when the mood is low is when there is excessive fatigue. This occasional deficit is considered erectile dysfunction. But if the condition persists and there are frequent instances of inability to erect or to sustain an erection, this is called erectile dysfunction.

Besides old age, there are other reasons for erectile dysfunction that are, underlying systemic illnesses and metabolic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular problems such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, anemia, and some psychological factors like depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation or nutritional deficiency.

Keeping in mind the pathophysiology of the condition we can depict that it is treated by improving circulation to the penis.

For this purpose, a specific class of drugs is administered for vasodilation and muscle relaxation. These drugs are known as phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors.

Erectile dysfunction when mild can be treated via diet modification and taking supplements as well.


The use of supplements is not very much supported because they are not as effective as the medications used for erectile dysfunction like Viagra, Kamagra Jelly, Levitra, Cialis, or Priligy.

Treating Erectile Dysfunction

Moreover, these supplements can some times react with other medications taken in combination.

Here we will discuss only those supplements that have been considered safe to some limit, but more research is still needed to validate their safety.

  1. Dehydroepiandrosterone: It is banned in some countries but still in use in some areas, in Australia it is available only on a doctor’s prescription. It occurs naturally in the body as a prohormone and increases the production of testosterone. Its level declines in the older population. DHED is safe at low doses only.
  2. Ginseng: It is known to enhance the production of nitric oxide thus inducing a muscle relaxing effect on the corpus cavernous in the penis to improve blood flow to the penile tissues. It may headaches, vertigo, and nausea but it safe for short term use.
  3. L-arginine: It is an amino acid that works through the mechanism of nitric oxide production to increase the blood flow. It can cause nausea, diarrhea, and cramps. This should never ever be used with Viagra.
  4. Propionyl-L-carnitine: It should always be used under medical supervision to prevent any negative consequences.

Difference between viagra and herbal viagra:

All of the above supplements are commonly sold under the name herbal viagra, just for the reason that they work to improve erection problems, but these are not any similar to viagra.

The actual viagra is called sildenafil that blocks the phosphodiesterase type 5 receptors and thus increases the blood flow to the penis by relaxing the smooth muscles of the penis.

(It should he keep in mind that the supplements have diverse side effects and they are not a good choice. So be cautious while buying any supplement for erectile dysfunction.)


You can buy sildenafil with the trade name viagra 150mg.

Viagra and other medications for erectile dysfunction like Cialis, Levitra, and Priligy are available and you can buy them in stores and online with free shipping.