This might sound silly, but there is a research study that revealed that low levels of vitamin D in a man’s body could affect the strength of his erections.
If you don’t already know about vitamin D, it is regarded as the sunshine vitamin because your body produces it when you expose your skin to early morning sunshine (before 10 am).
Some research scientists based in Italy found out that if a man has low levels of vitamin D, it could increase his chances of having erectile dysfunction (impotence).
The scientific research was conducted on 143 men who were all experiencing some form of erectile dysfunction; the researchers found out that almost half of the men surveyed were vitamin D deficient. And they study found that only 20% of the men in the study had optimal vitamin D levels.
And there is still some more… the research scientists discovered that the men who had the worst cases of erectile dysfunction had up to 24% lesser levels of vitamin D than the men who had lesser incidence of erectile dysfunction.
Alessandra Barassi (M.D) who is the author of the research study commented that when a man has low vitamin D levels it tends to increase the production of superoxide ions which are free radicals.
The superoxide ions tend to reduce nitric oxide levels in the body. And the thing is that nitric oxide is a substance that helps blood vessels in moving blood in the body.
So, when you are stimulated sexually, this nitric oxide assists the blood vessels to relax and this increases blood flow to the penis which results in an erection – this is how it normally goes.
However, when a man does not have adequate amounts of nitric acid, his blood vessels do NOT relax well enough to increase the flow of blood to the penis to result in an erection.
The end result is that it becomes a lot more difficult to achieve an erection when he needs it when he is with his lover.
If you are battling with erectile dysfunction, you can begin by ramping up your exposure to early morning sunshine to get more vitamin D.
You could also go to your local pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist about a good vitamin D capsules that you can take to get the added boost to get your vitamin D levels to an optimal level.
However, you need to be aware that the scientists are studying whether taking vitamin D capsules daily is an effective way for a man with healthy erections to prevent or delay the occurrence of erectile dysfunction.