Nutrition and nutritional supplements

Good nutrition keeps the arteries flexible and the blood running. High hemoglobin, i.e. thick blood, and very high cholesterol levels weaken the circulation into the genitalia. Junk food and processed food are the worst choice.

A diet rich in fiber (more than 100 g/day), cold-pressed Omega-3 oils, vegetables, berries, fruit and whole grain products are beneficial. Natural compounds that support erectile functions can be found in nuts, pollen and seeds. Tomato and cabbages are known to prevent prostate problems. Green tee and pomegranate prevent prostate cancer.

Hormone researchers have found out that chemical residue from the fields (herbicides and pesticides) alone, or in conjunction with compounds of certain plastics (phthalates), may cause hormonal imbalance, in other words disturbed production of testosterone, in males as early as in the fetal stage. This is also found to be one reason behind the reduced quality of sperm and testicular diseases. Food should be stored in glass containers, and food should be organic or “chemically clean”. Also the use of cosmetics during pregnancy increases risks of hormonal disturbances at least in the boy child.

There are several so called super foods, some of which have been proved to increase one’s libido. These are, for example, dark chocolate, goji berries, maca and some other tropical fruit and berries.

Good and healthy food with fiber content higher than 50 g/day, result in better intestine activity which in turn keeps the diameter of the rectum smaller. Enlarged rectum presses the bladder and the prostate increasing known health risks.

Nutritional supplements

With modern day food our nutrition is unavoidably insufficient, since most of the food comes from depleted fields or totally artificial growing environments, such as greenhouses. The normal daily intake of nutrients from the food is generally well under the optimum; the minimum or “recommended” levels are a completely different matter.

You can achieve the optimum nutrition level by taking a broad spectrum multi-vitamin and mineral capsule twice a day. Men should have their D-vitamin level over 120-150 nmmol/l (need to take min. 100-150 mcg/day), and take vitamin E at least 50 mg, vitamin C 500 mg, magnesium (Mg) 600 mg, zinc (Zn) 15 mg and together with that copper 1/7 th part of Zn, selenium (Se) 200 mcg, and strong multi B vitamins including 1 mg of B12 in mouth melting form.

On days when you are not eating fish, it is wise to take 1–2 g Omega 3 in fish-oil capsules. In the long run, this will keep the veins and arteries in better condition all over the body and prevent number of problems and inflammation.

Guarana (Paullinia cupana) from Brazilian rain forests and Muira puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides = virility tree) are known to be good in erectile problems, and liquid shark fin extract is known to have preventive effect on prostate cancer.