The Potential Benefits of Ginseng on Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Keep an erection that’s firm enough and increase your desire for sex
Erectile Dysfunction or ED occurs when a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection enough to sustain sexual activity. Around 30% to 50% of men aged 40-70 years old will experience some degree of ED according to a Massachusetts Male Aging Study.
There are a lot of factors that may cause erectile dysfunction: age, smoking, hypertension, and coronary artery or peripheral vascular disease. Furthermore, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and diabetes may also contribute to ED.
Interestingly, about 20% of the cases are caused by psychological issues.
Generally, men with ED are given prescription medicine. However, there is an herbal remedy that may help treat the condition: red ginseng. Red ginseng or Panax ginseng is an age-old Korean herb.
It is widely used to treat several conditions including Erectile Dysfunction.
A study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research studied 119 men with mild to moderate ED. The participants took red ginseng four times per day or a placebo for 8 weeks. At the end of the study, the researchers found a decrease in premature ejaculation.
Moreover, the men who took red ginseng reported improvement in their sexual performance.
How Ginseng Works
Ginseng contains various chemical compounds. In the case of Panax ginseng, ginsenosides (a class of steroid glycosides and triterpene saponins) are said to be the most important active component.
But how does ginseng work?
Firstly, ginseng and ginsenosides promote muscle relaxation of the smooth muscles of the corpus cavernosum. This, in turn, helps trigger an erection. Secondly, ginseng has the potential benefit of improving cardiovascular risk factors.
These include hypertension, hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia. These risk factors contribute to the development of ED.
Additionally, ginseng is a natural sexual enhancer. Certain studies point to the effects of ginseng on the central humoral regulation involved in sexual arousal. It may also enhance physical energy through its supposed anti-fatigue benefits.
Thankfully, you can experience the benefits of ginseng and more by taking NutraBod daily. Take one soft gel capsule a day for a healthier and stronger you!