Natural ED Remedies: How Vitamins Can Help Treating Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction – or ED – is extremely common among men of all ages. Older men, in particular, can find it challenging to sustain an erection merely as a result of the ageing process. For countless others, though, ED happens because of a health issue and requires further investigation to establish the root cause.

What if there was a way to treat ED naturally? As a Urologist, we are often asked about methods to treat ED, including natural ways to improve erectile performance. While vitamins and supplements don’t always replace the need for treatment from a medical specialist, you can implement certain lifestyle choices to support blood flow and other bodily mechanisms that can assist with erection.

If you suffer from ED, please read on to learn more about the causes, the various natural ED vitamins and the types of supplements that might help relieve the condition


What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

The causes of ED are vast and differ from one man to the next.

For some men, psychological factors lie behind their ED, with stress, depression or anxiety to blame. Even a general fear of sexual performance can sometimes be at fault.

More often than not, though, the cause is a physiological one. One of the most common causes of ED is poor circulation and blood pressure, which naturally prevents an erection from forming. Certain lifestyle choices, such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, poor diet and insufficient sleep, can all play a role in causing ED.

In addition to lifestyle choices, ED can occur due to a more serious health issue. Heart disease, diabetes, stroke, chronic kidney disease and cancer can all impact erectile performance. It can also result from treatment for a health issue – such as post-prostate cancer surgery.

As with all health conditions, you are encouraged to seek advice from a health professional and explore the causes of ED before embarking on any treatment – natural or medical.

Do you have a question about ED? Talk to Katelaris Urology

What are the Best Vitamins to help Erectile Dysfunction?

We’ve all heard the expression that ‘you are what you eat’. Eating nutritious food plays a major part in living a healthy lifestyle – along with regular exercise – and goes a long way towards positively impacting the battle against ED.

A diet rich in vitamins can be beneficial when you are looking at achieving a full erection. But which are the best vitamins for erectile strength?

Vitamin C and Vitamin E

Vitamins C and E are excellent vitamins for erections, known for promoting healthy blood circulation. When your blood is circulating effectively, you are less likely to experience issues forming an erection.

Combine a healthy diet high in vitamins C and E with regular exercise, and your body’s blood circulation will be in tip-top condition.

Vitamin B12

Some research suggests that a deficiency in vitamin B12 can cause impotence in men. So, a diet lacking in this essential vitamin may contribute to erectile dysfunction.

Consider eating foods abundant wit Vitamin B12 – things like fish, milk, cheese and eggs. Otherwise, you can take B12 vitamins as a pill, or as an injection administered by a health professional.

Other Vitamins

All vitamins are known to promote good health. Therefore, you should include a good cross-section of other vitamins in your diet to combat problems with ED.

Note: Certain vitamins when taken with medications may cause unwanted side-effects. It is highly recommended that you discuss your intention to take vitamins with your GP or specialist.

Are there any supplements for erections?

Hop online and search for supplements for erections, and you’ll find thousands of products on the market designed to support men suffering from ED. The trouble is, not all will do what they claim to!

Rather than focusing on a well-known brand or the product that ranks highest in a search engine, you should focus on the specific ingredients that studies of ED have shown to be effective – like these ones:

Korean Ginseng

Several studies have shown Ginseng to improve the quality and duration of an erection. In addition, the Ginseng herb is said to help the body and mind when stressed.

Gingko biloba

Gingko has long been considered a good herb for improving blood flow to the brain and other body parts, including the penis. It also promotes healthy circulation.


This popular herb is said to boost the libido by increasing sex hormone levels (testosterone and DHEA) and releasing nitric oxide to improve blood flow. It is worth noting that there are no studies to confirm this is the case in humans.

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Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

If you are suffering from ED, treatment is available – and Dr Katelaris can help you.

While it may be tempting to self-diagnose and treat what is often considered embarrassing, you don’t need to go through ED alone. Katelaris Urology is a specialist in treating ED issues and has helped thousands of men to overcome their problems quickly and safely.

If you have questions or would like the advice of an expert, talk to our team today.

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