Antioxidants may help treat Erectile Dysfunction!

Posted by BradSteve on Fri, Mar 9, 2012  
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How many times has your Doctor prescribed you antioxidants as a health supplement? Many men who are already taking antioxidants may still be unaware of its ability to treat Erectile Dysfunction.A new study has suggested that antioxidants could play a key role in addressing infertility issues in both women and men, including erectile dysfunction. Though the previous studies conducted on the potential aspects of antioxidants were not that conclusive, but that other data indicates nutritional therapies may have significant potential. Antioxidants have long been celebrated in the alternative medicine and health food industries as the cure for numerous conditions, from aging to infertility, all believed to be caused by oxidation on a cellular level.


Now, scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies which is located in Spain showed that nutritional therapies might have a significant treatment effect on infertility in both, men and women. In this study the scientist observed that infertility problems are meant to be an early indicator of other degenerative disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis and congestive heart failure. So the scientist suggested that the same approaches that may help treat infertility could also be of value to head off those other problems as well. Dr.Tory Hagen of the Linus Pauling Institute commented that “If oxidative stress is an underlying factor causing infertility, which we think the evidence points to, we should be able to do something about it.” With these words he is basically referring to an age related decline in nitric oxide production which simultaneously results in Erectile Dysfunction. It is this Nitric Oxide that plays a very important role in relaxing and dilating the blood vessels, including the smooth muscles of the penis which must be relaxed to enable and augment blood flow into the erectile tissue.


Long time back it was discovered that nutritional therapies work best at younger ages, so antioxidants may help prevent other critical health problems. It is also known that degenerative diseases linked with erectile dysfunction and infertility problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and diabetes, are linked to low nitric oxide production. Hagen, rightly pointed out that that the results from earlier research have been equivocal  and that may be because they were too small or did not focus on antioxidants. Laboratory and in-vitro studies have been very promising, especially with some newer antioxidants such as lipoic acid that have received much less attention. Hagen eventually believed that antioxidants may reverse such a decline: “The data from laboratory studies is very robust, it all fits. There is evidence this might work, and the potential benefits could be enormous.” The scientist were very much focused on lipoic acid as they knew its potential due to its sustained impact on vasometer function and health.


Simultaneously  a research team of scientist and Doctors from the University of Auckland, led by Dr.Marian Showell have reviewed 34 clinical trials of couples undergoing infertility and subfertility treatments. The research found that women were more than four times more likely to get pregnant if their partners were taking oral antioxidants. They were also five times as likely to experience a live birth.“When trying to conceive as part of an assisted reproductive program, it may be advisable to encourage men to take oral antioxidant supplements to improve their partners’ chances of becoming pregnant,” Showell said in a press release.


Though now there are many studies which have confirmed the affects and ability of antioxidants in treating infertility and erectile dysfunction, the prescription of Generic Viagra in treating erectile dysfunction in increasing at a very rapid speed than compared to any other alternative solution to treat ED. Moreover easy availability and fast action of medicines like Generic Viagra and Silagra  are certainly a talk of the town.


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