When you think about it, the penis is one of the most remarkable organs there is. It’s the only organ that is able to alter its own shape, size, and constitution in a matter of seconds.
Men can ask a lot of their penises, but often neglect looking after it. We assume that it can take care of itself and keep on performing as we need it to. Unfortunately there are a range of health factors that can cause the penis to stop working properly if not taken care of.
Luckily there are ways you can keep your penis going throughout your whole life. With the help of the right vitamins, you can actually improve sexual health and performance.
The following are the vitamins men should consider taking to improve the health of their penis:
Getting enough vitamin E in your diet can greatly benefit your penis, especially if you suffer from Peyronie’s disease. This condition causes your erect penis to have a severe curvative to it. The curve is caused by abnormal scar tissue or a kind of plaque in the penis tissue. It can cause erections and orgasms to become painful.
There is currently no cure for Peyronie’s disease, but your physician could recommend certain medications, injections, or surgeries to relieve the symptoms and straighten your penis. FamilyDoctor suggests that vitamin E could also be used to improve symptoms.
The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements notes one should avoid exceeding a daily dose of between 1,000 and 1,500 IU of vitamin E per day as it can increase the risks of additional bleeding if you get cut or have an internal injury.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
Folic acid is one of the most recognised members of the family of B vitamins used for a range of health issues. This vitamin occurs naturally and has been used to treat heart problems and improve blood flow. It is commonly used to prevent strokes and heart disease. When it comes to your penis, folic acid is able to boost blood circulation to the genitals and help men overcome erection problems.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 niacin is an important therapeutic vitamin the body needs in order to function properly. People make use of niacin to improve cholesterol levels, enhance their cardiovascular system, and reduce the risk of a heart attack. By keeping your heart and arteries healthy, niacin ensures that the penis has enough blood to keep functioning properly.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Pantothenic acid is another member of the family B vitamins used by the body to keep your penis happy and healthy. It is used to promote cell metabolism in the penis. This means that it is needed to keep the penis healthy. B5 is also able to help keep infections at bay, increase energy levels, and helps you to recover after suffering from an illness.
Another use of vitamin B5 is that it can be used to prevent the signs of aging and ensure the central nervous system develops properly. This makes it an essential vitamin for young children to ensure they grow up with a healthy, functioning brain.
Researchers from John Hopkins University performed a study last year that looked at 3,400 healthy Americans. The study found that men with vitamin D deficiencies were 32% more likely to have erection problems compared to men with adequate levels, even when the researchers adjusted for other ED risk factors.
The connection is so common, in fact, that some doctors will check vitamin D levels when assessing patients with erectile dysfunction.
The reason that vitamin D is so important is that it keeps endothelial cells healthy. These cells line your blood vessels and ensure blood flows smoothly. So blood flow is disrupted when you have reduced levels of vitamin D, and reduced blood flows affects everything from your heart to your erection.
Supplementing with vitamin C or making adjustments to your diet to get more vitamin C-rich foods leads to a range of benefits for your overall sexual health. Vitamin C is needed by the body to grow and repair tissues, and that includes the tissues of your penis. Vitamin C is necessary to produce collage, the protein that makes skin and blood vessels. Both of these things are in abundance in the sexual organs.
The University of Maryland Medical Center notes that sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or other problems with sexual desire can be helped with vitamin C supplementation.
The University recommends taking between 250 and 500mg of vitamin C once or twice a day. The Mayo Clinic has also revealed that vitamin C deficiencies can reduce your sperm count, which can be a contributing factor in infertility.