If you are having problems getting an erection, you could be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED).
Sure, most men consider the use of vi@gra to keep things working fine, but your ED might also be due to the fact that you lack a natural er3ction-boosting nutrient.
Men that do not get enough level of sunshine are more likely to have p3nis performance issues, as getting more vitamin D can boosts your erect!on and performance between the sheets.
ED affects half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70, but researchers from the University of Milan in Italy found that having a vitamin D deficiency can increase your risk of erect!on issues.
The team tested 143 erectile dysfunction sufferers and discovered nearly half of them had low levels of the sunshine vitamin and only a fifth had optimal levels.
Men with the most extreme cases of ED had 24% less vitamin D than those with mild erect!on problems.
But this wasn’t the only study to notice a link between trouble getting it up and the natural nutrient.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University studied 3,400 healthy men and those who had a vitamin D deficiency were nearly a third more likely to have issues with getting hard.
Study author Dr. Erin Michos said: “Vitamin D deficiency is easy to screen for and simple to correct with lifestyle changes that include exercise, dietary changes, vitamin supplementation and modest sunlight exposure.
“Checking vitamin D levels may turn out to be a useful tool to gauge ED risk. The most relevant clinical question then becomes whether correcting the deficiency could reduce risk and help restore erectile dysfunction.”
Vitamin D plays a role in improving endothelial cell function and forming nitric oxide, a molecule that helps blood vessels function properly.
Nitric oxide allows blood vessels in the p3nis to relax which increases blood flow and causes an er3ction, so if there’s not enough it means getting stiff becomes a problem.
The blood vessels in your p3nis are very small, only one or two millimetres in diameter, so they can also easily get blocked by plaque caused by factors like a poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, age or genetics.
Although it might be embarrassing you shouldn’t ignore penis problems because ED is typically linked to larger health problems.