Are you thinking about using taurine for erections?
Good call, when most people think of taurine, they usually think of energy drinks.
After all, taurine is a key ingredient in Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar, who together make up about 62% of the $50 billion dollar global market.
And while energy drinks might be your beverage of choice, they don’t exactly scream “healthy lifestyle.”
That’s why you’d be surprised to learn that taurine might actually be good for your wood.
Here are three ways that taurine can help improve your erections.
Taurine is technically a “sulphur containing amino acid” but in layman’s terms, it’s a protein your body uses, mostly for making stomach bile but also to promote cardiovascular and skeletal health.
It’s positive impact on cardiovascular health is already a sure sign it’s going to be good for your erections (more on that in a minute) but it can help prevent penile fibrosis.
Penile fibrosis (also called Peyronie’s disease) is when scar tissue forms and causes your penis to either bend in a weird way or, in extreme cases, not fill with blood at all (the scar tissue acts like hair clogging your shower drain — blood can’t get through, so your penis doesn’t get hard).
Unfortunately, this seems to be something that just happens naturally with age, although diabetes does increase the risk significantly (source).
But researchers have found that taurine can help. They looked at rats who had diabetes to see whether taurine impacted their diabetic ED (DED) (source).
They found that taurine helped reduce scar tissue to generally improve erectile functionality, concluding:
“It has been demonstrated that taurine supplementation can enhance sexual response and mating ability in aged rats.”
Unfortunately, the researchers haven’t been able to conclude specifically that taurine will definitely help diabetically-induced ED. That said, taurine is a good starting point if you’re perhaps getting older and notice your penis is starting to engorge in odd directions.
You know how we mentioned that taurine can help your cardiovascular health? Well, that doesn’t begin to cover it. Taurine is one of those things that not only directly promotes your heart health, but also does wonders to support all the things around it.
Here’s just a few ways that taurine helps your ticker. (And as a good rule of thumb, if something is good for your heart, it’s good for your penis too.)
Taurine promotes heart health by helping your muscles. First, it makes both skeletal and cardiac muscles contract harder and faster.
For your heart, it means that more blood gets pushed through your system in less time, increasing oxygen flow and giving you the ability to push yourself further (source).
Second, it helps your muscles work for longer by reducing the buildup of lactic acid.
Lactic acid builds up in your system when the mitochondria in your muscles can’t get enough oxygen to respire aerobically and have to resort to anaerobic respiration, of which lactic acid is a byproduct of.
Taurine reduces its build up, meaning you can continue to exercise for longer.
First, people with higher levels of taurine have lower rates of heart disease. Why?
Because many things that predispose you to heart disease are mitigated by taurine (source).
Taurine correlates to:
All of these things combine to make your risk of heart disease much lower, your blood flow stronger and your erections harder.
Finally, taurine reduces your risk of obesity. Obesity is a causal factor in heart disease and a major impediment to having a healthy erection.
But taurine can help reduce your risk naturally…
Just 3 grams of taurine every day for 7 weeks is enough to significantly reduce body weight as well as reduce your atherogenic index (a cholesterol measure) (source).
What’s more, obesity can actually cause a decrease in taurine levels, creating a vicious downward spiral. Taurine supplements not only reduce the risk of obesity, but can promote weight loss once people are already struggling.
The last major way that taurine can help promote erectile health is by promoting testosterone production.
It’s not exactly a surprise that T levels have a lot to do with your sexual health, and setting aside your steroid users, generally speaking, the more T you’ve got the better off you’ll be.
Which is why taurine is such a powerful supplement.
Studies suggest that taurine can promote T production in a few different ways.
FIrst, taurine reduces oxidative damage to cells, particularly those in your gonads (source).
Second, taurine can increase levels of testicular SOD and gluthatione, the primary antioxidants in your testes, to further reduce oxidative stress (source).
Finally, taurine seems to just increase how much testosterone your body produces. A study on rats found that a 1% increase in taurine can significantly increase FSH, LH, and T levels with no corresponding increase in estradiol (source).
Taurine, despite its association with energy drinks, is actually an extremely effective supplement for your erections, particularly as you get older.
It helps reduce health problems associated with age-and diabetes-induced ED, it can help improve testosterone production by clearing up free radicals, and it promotes cardiovascular health in a myriad of ways.
For those struggling with erections that just ain’t what they used to be, taurine is a good place to start.
(Magnesium for Erectile Dysfunction, written by David Jaynes)
The good news for men with ED is, there are a ton of supplements
out there that will supposedly help fix your ED.
The bad news for men with ED is, there are so many options it’s hard to decide which supplements actually work.
The worse news for men with erectile dysfunction is, that it’s hard to tell what’s real, what’s rumor and what’s intentional snake oil.
Which is what this blog is all about!
Today let’s look at magnesium. Word around the block is, magnesium can cure your ED ills. But what does the research have to say?Continue reading
(Tribulus Terrestris for Erectile Dysfunction, by David Jaynes)
If you search deep enough and long enough on the web, you can find a blog post or forum post recommending taking pretty much any substance to cure pretty much any ill.
That’s why some of my posts here examine the claims of how one treatment or another work for curing erectile dysfunction. We look at the claims, the science, and what people experience on the ground.
Today’s candidate: tribulus terrestris. Continue reading
(Cordyceps and Testosterone, written by David Jaynes)
Whaddayaget when you cross a fungus with
Cordyceps. This is not a joke…
Traditional healers have used it to treat everything from energy and stamina, to libido, to appetite, to sleep problems.
Don’t let its nickname “killer fungus” fool you. It only slowly kills and turns into zombies when in an insect host.
Recent research has sought to find out how much of the traditional advice is up to modern standards. Like so many traditional remedies, the results are positive….
Cordyceps can help with testostosterone in two (and a half) different ways.Continue reading
Does tongkat ali increase testosterone?
In a round about way, it sure does, which explains why its one my all time favorite sex boosting supplements.
And unlike most other herbs, we have plenty of science that demonstrates how effective this plant actually is.
Studies that prove that tongkat ali increases Bio-Available testosterone by lowering estrogen AND cortisol, two hormones that have a negative impact on production of the hormone.
Tongkat is also a strong libido enhancer, and according to one study, it significantly increased erectile function in male rats.
Tongat ali also improves sperm quality, with one human study showing that it boosted sperm motility by a whopping 44%, and semen volume more than 18% (source).
All this to say…Continue reading
(Erections without drugs, written by Jason Brick)
If you go to the doctor and tell him you’re having trouble getting and maintaining erections…
He’ll probably suggest one of several little blue or purple pills to help you get back into the game.
A lot of people are happy using drugs to get their erections.
(hell, a lot of people get most of their erections while using drugs of one sort or another).
But drugs are expensive, and their side effects can be worse than not having sex at all.
There are a few men in the world who can’t have a normal sex life without the assistance of modern, Big Pharma boner drugs.
For the rest of us, one simple trick can give us those erections without drugs and without negative side effects.
Here’s How…Continue reading
This Zocor And Impotence article was written by frequent
site contributor, David Jaynes.
There are plenty of things that can cause impotence and erectile
But if you’re struggling with ED and you can’t seem to fix it with
diet and lifestyle, you might want to look in your medicine cabinet.
One of the worst offenders for causing impotence is Statins, especially Zocor.
With 28% of the population over 40 already on statins, these systematically deployed drugs are causing some serious damage in the bedroom.
In fact, based on the US male population over 40 and the rate of statin-caused ED according to some studies, we’re looking at 375,000 men suffering ED as a DIRECT result of taking statins.
This article is going to explain exactly HOW statins cause ED, what statins to watch out for, and what you can do to manage your cholesterol without impacting your erectile health.Continue reading
This catuaba bark and erectile dysfunction post
was written by David Jaynes.
Inside he details how catuaba can improve your erections by…
Now here’s David…Continue reading
There are countless causes of erectile dysfunction…
Everything is connected in biology so your diet, exercise, lifestyle habits, stress and even how often you have sex can all impact your ability to get it up.
But if you’ve got your diet under control, you exercise regularly, you’ve developed positive lifestyle habits, and you’re STILL suffering erectile dysfunction, the answer might be hiding in your medicine cabinet.Continue reading
Are you thinking about using Rhodiola Rosea
for Erectile Dysfunction?
Then you’ve come to the right place….
In the article below, David Jaynes explains how and why this adaptogenic herb can help you get your erections back on track.
Here we go…Continue reading