Can Vitamins Treat ED?

Q:
Can vitamins treat ED?

A:
It hasn’t been clinically proven that taking vitamins can effectively treat ED. However, there are some connections between vitamins and sexual health.

Getting sufficient amounts of all vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in your diet is important for your general health. If you’re deficient in one area, such as having a low vitamin D level, then taking vitamin supplements may be a good idea.

  1. Vitamin D – A study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that a large percentage of men with ED also have low levels of vitamin D. If you’re experiencing ED, you may want to have your level of vitamin D checked.
  2. Vitamin C – Vitamin C helps improve blood flow. Blood flow affects your erectile function, so vitamin C may help sexual function. Vitamin C can’t be stored in the body, so you need to eat enough foods rich in vitamin C every day. Good sources of vitamin C include:
  • berries
  • broccoli
  • citrus fruits
  • melons
  • papaya
  • pineapple
  • spinach
  • tomatoes

Talk with your doctor first about taking vitamins and other supplements. If you take certain medications, you may need to be careful of taking large doses of vitamins. Too much of anything, even something healthy like a vitamin, can cause health problems.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.