Sexual health issues have a number of physical causes, including alcohol, tobacco, or drug use, but are also commonly associated with diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, obesity, and hardening of the arteries. In the past, given the sensitive and personal nature of the condition, sexual health issues were in many cases something men did not talk about or address with their physicians. Now, prescription drugs like Viagra, Cialis, and others have brought these issues more into the open, and the market for associated treatments – both pharmaceutical and natural – has grown exponentially.
Issues around sexual health are increasingly prevalent in America. They include impotence, when a man cannot get an erection to have sex or keep an erection long enough to finish having sex. It is most common in men older than 65, but increasingly occurs among men under 65. It is estimated that about 30 million American men and half of all American males between 40 and 70 experience impotence.
Among natural supplements thought to be applicable to sexual health, the most studied is Eurycoma longfolia, a natural herb indigenous to Asia. Clinical studies have demonstrated the pro-sexual effect on many men. It is thought to contribute positively to normal sexual health by helping to raise the levels of free testosterone. For this reason, Eurycoma longfolia has earned the nickname “Asian Viagra.” In addition to supporting testosterone development it also contributes to overall energy and vitality.
CoQ10 has shown favorable results to promote fertility in men and women contributing to satisfying sexual health.
The use of heart healthy natural products from Omega-3, citrus, PMF’s and virgin red palm oil tocotrienols can support the body’s ability to manage the sexual stress associated with abnormal blood sugar levels and cardiovascular abnormalities.