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Increase Ejaculation Volume Naturally

If you can increase ejaculation volume naturally…increase-ejaculation-volume-naturally

You’re going to drastically increase the quality of your life, inside and outside the sack.

I say this because big ejaculations are a potent sign of virility and balanced male hormone levels.

And if you pay attention…

You’ll notice high volume always comes with stronger erections, consistent morning wood, and hefty, high functioning testicles.

Why?

Because all of these reproductive systems work in harmony and when one is firing, the others are likely to be firing too.

On the other hand…

If your testicles are atrophied, your erections weak, and your morning wood is missing…you definitely won’t be painting the ceiling when you ejaculate…

And remember,  weak ejaculations = weak hormone production, and a man who is underproducing hormones like this is going to have a hard time peaking in all areas of his life.

All this to say…

Matters of sexual, erectile and hormonal health are complex and interrelated.

As you move forward, focus on the whole picture. Don’t expect a supplement or two to reverse an unhealthy situation overnight.

Instead, attack the problem from multiple angles. Include food choices, supplements, and defensive moves to keep your testicles in tip top shape.

Now, let’s talk about how you can make this happen…

Increase Ejaculation Volume With Shilajit

Shilajit happens when plant matter gets trapped under rocks and ice in the Himalayas, turning into a mineral mass that’s full of all sorts of nutrients.

Traditional medicine in India, Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal has turned to the substance for male health over the centuries.

More recently, research at the Roy State Medical College in Kolkata, India tested the impact of shilajit on sexual health in 60 men complaining of infertility (source).

After taking a shilajit supplement for 90 days, half the subjects had a significant improvement in sperm count (+61.4%), sperm motility (+37.6%) and testosterone levels (+23.5%).

That’s serious improvement in a short time. A host of other studies have confirmed this positive impact on male sexual health.

The dosage used with the test subjects was 250 mg, twice a day, taken after meals. You can get shilajit from any number of online sources.

Unlike erectile function supplements, your body won’t build up a tolerance to shilajit. You don’t have to cycle it with other treatments and can simply take it every day.

Increase Ejaculation Volume Naturally With Goji

Goji berries — a/k/a wofberries — are the fruit of two species of boxthorn native to eastern and southern Asia. They look a little like raisins, and are related to chili peppers, eggplants, and belladonna.

Traditional Chinese medicine has used the berry to help symptoms ranging from fatigue, to eye problems, to kidney trouble, to — you guessed it — infertility.

Goji hasn’t been studied as extensively as shilajit, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. When I use goji, it invariably leads to increased testicle size and higher ejac volume.

Modern studies on Goji have focused on its other uses, but a Chinese study of 42 men gave subjects 0.5 oz of Goji berry daily.

Though all subjects began the study with low sperm count and poor sperm motility, two months later ¾ of the subjects had normal or higher sperm counts.

What’s more, every single member of the study fathered at least one child after treatment.

Like shilajit, goji does not need to be cycled. You can use it daily.

Most experts recommend 2 teaspoons of the dried fruit soaked in boiling water, or a tincture of 60-90 drops four times daily.

You can also just eat the berries. About an ounce a day will do you.

Increase Ejaculation Volume with Brazil Nuts

You’ve seen Brazil nuts, but if you’ve never eaten them you’ve been missing out on a treat.

Besides being good for your general health as a source of protein, fatty acids, and densely-packed nutrients, Brazil nuts are high in selenium.

Turns out, selenium is important for male fertility and sexual health. This has been proven in numerous studies.

For example, a study of almost 500 men at the Urology and Nephrology Research Center at Shahid Beheshti University in Iran gave subjects 200 μg of selenium for 6 months.

They tested blood levels of testosterone and selenium, along with sperm concentration.

By the end of the study, they found testosterone and sperm concentration both rose in direct relation to selenium levels in the blood (source).

Brazil nuts are a food, not a supplement, so you needn’t worry about dosage or cycling. Just add them to your regular diet as a munchy.

More Ways to Increase Ejaculation Volume Naturally

Though the above methods are three of the most effective, they are far from the only ways to increase your ejaculation volume.

A few of the other better-proven options include:

  • Avoiding soy products. Soy has been proven to increase estrogen levels, which nukes your testosterone and reduces sperm volume (source).
  • Cycle Tongkat Ali. shown in studies on rats to increase sperm count and motility in direct correlation to its presence in the blood (source).
  • Cool Your Testicles with ice packs or cool water, which has been proven to increase sperm counts. While you’re at it, avoid hot tubs and jacuzzis. These warm up your testicles, having the exact opposite effect of nocturnal cooling (source).
  • Eat pumpkin seeds. They contain a whole lot of zinc, which multiple studies have found is vital to sperm quality.
  • Drink less. A Danish study of 1,200 male soldiers found a direct correlation between drinking and reduced sperm count and health. Worse, the more they drank the worse their sperm god. Anything more than 5 drinks a week will reduce your ejaculation volume (source).
  • Lose Excess Weight. More fat means your body produces more estrogen and eats more of your testosterone to produce that estrogen. Less weight means more testosterone, which means better sperm health and more ejaculation volume. Plus, skinny men get laid more often. Everybody wins.
  • Eat Oysters. It’s not just a rumor like Spanish fly. Research by a team of American and Italian scientists found oysters to be rich in the amino acids D-aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate. Both are vital to producing the hormones responsible for sexual health. Eat them raw for best results.
  • Have More Sex. Like I mention in detail in this article, more sex stimulates your body to produce more testosterone, along with a host of other hormones that make you produce more and better sperm. Less sex has the opposite effect. In case you need to be told twice, go have more sex.
  • Use Maca. A 2001 study in Peru found four months of treatment with maca tablets increased semen volume in all subjects. Interestingly, the treatment did not increase testosterone levels or sperm count — meaning it increased ejaculation volume through some other means.
  • Eat Lecithin.  A type of fat molecule composed of inositol and choline found in many foods. It’s a strong supplement for many aspects of health, including reproductive health. It’s also a key ingredient in semen. Use sunflower lecithin (not soy) to avoid the estrogen-producing impact of soy products. I recommend adding maca and lecithin to smoothies.
  • Cycle Pine Pollen. Pine pollen is another common supplement proven repeatedly to increase testosterone, which in turn increases ejaculation volume and other aspects of male sexual health.

Increase Ejaculation Volume Naturally- Conclusion:

Although I’ve focused throughout this article on treatments known to directly improve ejaculation volume, you’ll notice most of them also impact sexual health holistically.

That’s because, as I said at the beginning, ejaculation volume is tied to other aspects of your sexual health.

Bottom line: healthy gonads = lots of ejaculate. Unhealthy, unhappy gonads = weak ejaculation.

Use these methods alone, or along with more direct treatments for ED and low testosterone, to both put more lead in your pencil and more volume in your ejaculations.

Use it or Lose it

Is there any truth to the Use it or Lose it theory?use-it-or-lose-it

Well, this article by David Jaynes makes a very strong case that the theory is actually dead on.

Let’s take a look…

Use it or Lose it-The Cold Hard Facts

Here’s something you already knew: men want to have sex.

Specifically, men who want to avoid erectile dysfunction want to be having sex at least once every week.

A 2008 study in Finland analyzed data of almost 1,000 men between the ages of 55 and 75.

They found men who had sex at least that often were only half as likely to experience ED as those who did not (source).

There’s a lot of reasons for that, which doctors are just now really beginning to investigate. So far, they’ve pinpointed the following:

Erections supply nutrient-rich blood to the penis. 

An erect penis has up to six times the blood flow as a flaccid member, meaning oxygen and other blood-delivered nutrients enter your “bathing suit area” at six times the rate while you’re having sex.

More erections (especially the longer-lasting erections involved in foreplay followed by sex) means more nutrients to the tissues in and around your penis. More nutrients means healthier tissue.

If you’re not having sex at least once a week, the tissues responsible for achieving and maintaining erections may deteriorate from lack of vital nutrients.

Sex enhances testosterone production and uptake.

You probably already know that testosterone is one of the key hormones in erectile health.

You might not know that sex directly improves testosterone production and uptake. A huge range of studies have demonstrated this across multiple situations:

  • As early as 1992, researchers found testosterone levels raised and stayed up throughout the night for both men and women on nights they had sex (source).
  • Multiple studies have found older men who have sex experience age-related ED less frequently than those who have sex less as they age.
  • A study on animals in Britain, and a study on humans in the USA, both showed that anticipating sex raised testosterone levels, but not as much as actually having sex (source).
  • An array of research has shown that lack of sex can reduce testosterone levels. More on this in a moment, because it’s really important.

Frequent sex improves lifestyle factors.

Erectile dysfunction isn’t solely a physical game. Mental and emotional factors play a large role.

Frequent sex can help with many of those factors. It reduces stress, improves body image, gives you moderate exercise (if you’re doing it right), and generally improves feelings of health and well-being.

While it’s at it, sex also improves your relationship with your sex partner. You feel closer to each other, more confident in the relationship, and more forgiving of annoying habits or small mistakes.

Intercourse is protective. 

Remember a little bit ago when I mentioned that lack of sex reduces testosterone levels?

It turns out sex and erectile function can create either an upward spiral or a downward spiral, depending on how often you have sex.

Having sex improves your testosterone levels. Higher testosterone makes you want to have sex more. Having sex more further increases your testosterone, which makes you want even more sex…

Not having sex decreases your testosterone levels. Less testosterone makes you want to have sex less often. Having even less sex decreases your testosterone, which makes you want even less sex…

I don’t have to draw a picture for you to see which of those situations is better for your erectile health.

There’s also a correlation vs. causation thing going on, because men who are generally healthier tend to both have more sex and experience ED less frequently…

But even once you filter out the impact of being healthier, There’s plenty of proven causation between more sex and better erectile health.

Use it or Lose it – More Benefits of Having Sex

But wait! There’s more!

Having more sex helps more than just your erectile health. It carries a heaping helping of other good mojo for your mind, body, and spirit.

For example…

  • Sex increases immunoglobulin A levels, which significantly improves immune function. You get sick less often if you have sex on the regular.
  • Men who have sex at least twice a week are half as likely to develop heart disease as men who have sex once a month or less.
  • Sex releases hormones that reduce pain, and has been found to provide relief for various kinds of chronic pain.
  • Frequent sex reduces your risk of prostate cancer.
  • Sex is moderate exercise, improving cardiovascular health if you do it long enough.

Bottom line, guys: sex is really good for you. You should have some.

Use it or Lose it – Don’t Fly Solo

It seems to make sense that if you can’t have sex once a week, you can get the same benefits from masturbating frequently — but that just isn’t so.

Masturbation actually harms erectile function for a variety of reasons, especially masturbation to video and hard-core pornography. Especially masturbation instead of sex with a partner.

You can read this article for details on the whys and hows of masturbation hurting erectile health.

It’s a bit like the old joke about how a thermos knows whether to keep something hot or cold.

We’re not sure how your body knows the difference between erections and orgasms from masturbation and sex, but it can tell, and the difference can have a serious impact.

Use it or Lose it – Conclusion

Here’s some great news: sex at least once a week is just this side of a medical necessity.

What’s more, it will help improve your relationship with your partner. Having sex releases a basket full of hormones responsible for feelings of love, affection, patience, well-being and attachment.

There’s really no downside to frequent sex, so go find your partner give your mattress a workout.

You’ll be glad you did.

 

Taurine For Erections

Are you thinking about using taurine for erections?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.

1: Taurine Reduces Penile Fibrosis

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.

2: Taurine Boosts Cardiovascular Performance

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 helps you exercise harder and longer

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.

Taurine reduces your risk of heart disease

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:

  • A lower Body Mass Index
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower levels of bad fats in your system
  • Reduced levels and even a reversal of atherosclerosis (arterial hardening)
  • Reduced arterial inflammation
  • Increased NO production and levels in arterial cells (source).

All of these things combine to make your risk of heart disease much lower, your blood flow stronger and your erections harder.

Taurine reduces the risk of obesity

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.

3: Taurine Boosts Testosterone 

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 For Erections – Conclusion:

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.

Depression and Erectile Dysfunction

(Depression and Erectile Dysfunction, by David Jaynes)depression-and-erectile-dysfunction

When you’re suffering depression, either acute or chronic, sex is probably the last thing on your mind.

But the scary thing is, even if it was on your mind, you might not be able to do anything about it.

Why?

Because there’s evidence that depression can cause erectile dysfunction (as if you didn’t have enough problems).

To make matters worse, the common cure for depression, a series of drugs called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs, is confirmed to cause ED as a side effect.

In this article, we’re going to dive into how depression causes ED, why SSRIs can exacerbate the problem, and three ways you can treat your depression naturally to get your morning wood back.

Here we go…

How Depression Causes Erectile Dysfunction

First, let’s get something clear…ED and depression and undeniably linked.

Depending on what study you consult, there’s a comorbidity rate of up to 82%, with studies regularly finding between 50-70% (source).

Basically, if you ask 100 men who have depression, between half and three-quarters of them are going to suffer from ED too, and vice versa.

Now the question of cause: does depression cause ED, or does ED cause depression?

That’s a little complicated. There’s definitely a biochemical case to be made that depression does cause ED though.

Depression inhibits your brain’s ability to fire neurotransmitters correctly, and to get an erection, your brain has to fire neurotransmitters to trigger the biological reaction.

The erection starts in your brain – if something is wrong there, it makes sense that your penis would be affected.

But there are other factors as well. In particular, low T levels in older men are associated with both depression and ED.

So it might be a case of a third party causing both problems.

Of course, suffering from ED is sure to send anyone on a downward spiral emotionally. It’s only natural that there would be significant overlap between depression and ED.

Regardless of which way the relationship goes, here’s the important part – if you have either ED or depression, the other one is much more likely happen.

And the worst part? The cure most doctors prescribe will actually make your ED worse, as we’re about to see.

Antidepressant Medications and ED

Most depression is treated today by using SSRIs. SSRIs are drugs that affect serotonin levels in the brain.

They work by blocking the reuptake of serotonin, so there’s more of it in your brain.

This increases overall serotonin levels and can help ease the symptoms of depression and stabilize your mood.

SSRIs are incredibly common today. In 2014, 8-10% of the US population was on SSRIs, often for off-label uses.

To put that number in perspective, that’s between 25,484,800 and 31,856,000 people.

That’s a lot of prescription drugs.

Why is this a problem?

Because the link between SSRIs and ED is extremely clear. Here are some of the ways that SSRIs can cause ED:

  • SSRIs reduce dopamine levels. Dopamine is a key ingredient in triggering the biological process of getting hard. Less dopamine means that it’s more difficult to get an erection.
  • Penile sensitivity and ejaculatory potential are both reduced. This makes it more difficult to maintain an erection or have an orgasm.
  • It’s more difficult to get psychogenic erections (erections from thinking about sexy stuff).
  • It’s more difficult to form emotional bonds with your partner. A key part of feeling sexually aroused by them.

To top all of this off, the problems don’t stop when you stop taking the SSRI.

Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) can linger for months or even years. In some cases, full functionality and sensitivity never return.

So what can you do? You’re damned if you have depression and you’re damned if you try and treat it!

Fortunately, there is a solution: treat depression naturally.

Here’s how….

How To Treat Depression Naturally

There’s lots of different approaches to treating depression without medication, including therapy, diet, spending time outside, mental exercises, and more.

But we’re going to focus on the three ways that are most effective for most people.

It’s worth noting here that depression isn’t like breaking your arm…

When someone breaks their arm, pretty much no matter who they are, the problem (broken bone) and how to fix it (a cast) is the same.

Depression, on the other hand, affects everyone differently.

Most people need to combine a number of natural treatments to get the best result. So play around with these until you find the right mix for you.

1: Exercise To Treat Depression Naturally

Using exercise to treat depression falls under what’s called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT.

CBT is a psychological-based method that aims to change how people behave so that it will eventually change how they feel.

The rationale is that when you’re suffering from depression, you’re prone to a negative internal monologue, or thought process.

For example, not seeing your friends and then internally thinking ‘I am super isolated. It must be because no one likes me.’

By changing the behaviour (e.g. ‘this week I’m going out for a coffee’) you change the internal thought process (‘I saw someone I liked today.

People must like me’). Thus, depression symptoms and eventually depression itself is reduced.

The basic method is that patients will go and talk through a problem they’re having, and work with a psychologist to overcome that problem.

These problems are often symptoms ( like not exercising enough) of depression, rather than what would normally be considered the root cause.

This structured, goal-orientated way of addressing symptoms means patients tend to feel better, regardless of what ‘caused’ the depression in the first place.

Exercise in particular is an effective execution of CBT to treat depression.

Very early case studies from the 1900s first identified this relationship, but more scientific studies since then have confirmed it.

A meta-analysis completed in 2004 summarized these findings, citing examples like:

  • A study where depressed patients were assigned randomly to either an exercise group, a social support group, or a control group. The exercise group was by far the most effective.
  • A study compared exercising to an active placebo effect and found exercise more effective.
  • A study had participants walk on a treadmill for just 30 minutes a day for 10 days and recorded a significant improvement in depression.

What’s clear is that depression can be alleviated by exercise, and the impact of exercise on depression is both rapid and long-lasting – it doesn’t take much to make a big difference (source)

2: Sunlight Exposure to Treat Depression

In the same vein as the CBT-driven recommendation to exercise to cure depression comes our second natural cure – sunlight.

First, lack of sunlight actually has its own medical diagnosis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is essentially a seasonal bout of depression that settles in in winter and alleviates in the spring.

An estimated  20% of Americans suffer from SAD every year.

Of course, more sunlight can treat those suffering from SAD. But what about other forms of depression?

Turns out, sunlight can help those sufferers too.

First, sunlight provides vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D correlate with higher levels of depression.

So right out of the gate, there’s a biochemical reason for the sunlight-depression link.

This finding has been confirmed by studies that show that vitamin D supplements can help cure depression in those with low levels of vitamin D (source).

Second, sunlight impacts our bodies in a number of ways beyond simply providing vitamin D.

Different molecules are absorbed through your skin from the sun which goes on to have a huge variety of complex interactions in your body.

In particular, some of these interactions involve the production and use of ATP, the most common form of energy your body uses (it’s like gasoline for cells).

Lack of sunlight makes ATP less effective, leaving you tired and lethargic – key symptoms of depression.

3: Stop Consuming Porn To Treat Depression Naturally

Porn is often used by those suffering depression as a short-term fix.

They’re feeling lonely and isolated, and porn gives them a brief dopamine boost, which makes them feel better, but only temporarily.

However, while it might seem harmless to seek some short-term relief, the reality is that there are long-term consequences. When you watch porn, you get a massive hit of dopamine.

But over time, you need more dopamine to feel the same effect.

If you’re already suffering from depression, eroding the effectiveness of the little dopamine you do have will only send you deeper down the rabbit hole. 

What’s more, higher levels of porn consumption correlate to higher levels of depression.

It’s not clear if depressed people watch porn more often, or if watching porn more often makes you depressed.

But what is clear is that watching porn frequently is a crutch that makes it more difficult to form solid, emotional bonds with those around you – bonds that can help you alleviate depression or even prevent you from developing it in the first place.

Depression and Erectile Dysfunction- Conclusion:

The question of depression causing ED or ED causing depression is really a chicken and an egg situation: it’s hard to know what comes first.

But this much is clear: depression and ED go hand in hand. The common cure for depression, SSRIs, only exacerbate any existing ED problems, reducing sexual function, feeling, and libido.

While both depression and the most common depression treatment can actually cause ED itself, you might feel like the situation is hopeless.

However, there are solutions out there. CBT and the variety of treatments that derive from it do nothing to induce ED and can even help reverse it.

Things like exercise and spending time outside and in the sun can help you fight depression without ruining your sex life.

And if you can keep off the porn, you’ll give yourself an excellent chance of fully recovering.

So maybe the silver lining is this: because depression and ED go hand-in-hand, so to do their natural cures.

Fix one, and the other should soon follow.

How to Reduce Penile Plaque

(How to Reduce Penile Plaque, written by David Jaynes)

Plaque is never a good thing, especially when it’s preceded by
the word…Penile.how-to-reduce-penile-plaquehow-to-reduce-penile-plaque

Penile plaque, for those who don’t know, is when plaque builds up in and around the blood vessels to your penis, causing them to narrow.

This blocks the passage of blood into your penis, making it more difficult for you to get hard.

Less blood flow = softer erections.

It should be clear that this is NOT Penile Curvature, or  Peyronie’s Disease. That’s’ when scar tissue builds up which can also cause erection difficulties.

Fortunately, penile plaque can actually be fixed.

  • In many cases, it’s relatively easy to cure or reverse
  • The cures for penile plaque buildup have a number of auxiliary health benefits
  • The treatment is straightforward and relatively easy

Here are 5 ways that you can reduce the penile plaque you have, or help prevent yourself from developing it in the first place.

1. Lose 12 Pounds (or more) to Reduce Penile Plaque

We all know on some level that being overweight is bad for your health, and I think we all also know that it’s bad for your sex life (even if you don’t want to admit it).

However, because your cardiovascular health and your body’s ability to pump enough blood into your penis to get hard are one and the same, the link between being overweight and ED is stronger than you think.

Basically, being overweight taxes your cardio in a big way. And the weaker your cardio, whether it’s due to plaque-filled arteries or just a weaker heart, the worse your erections are going to be.

And this isn’t just a hunch – scientists have confirmed multiple times that obesity and thickening arterial walls have a causal relationship.

The good news, though, is that a study completed in 2011 found that losing weight doesn’t just stop arteries from clogging – it can actually reverse the problem.

The study, completed by Israel scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and published in Circulation in 2011, looked at the relationship and found that losing at least 12 pounds reduced artery issues caused by atherosclerosis by 5% (source).

The researchers looked at 140 people, aged 40-65 who were both overweight and had heart disease or type 2 diabetes. They were randomly assigned different diets and told to go on their way.

Two years later, researchers checked in to see how the participants were holding up and what was going on in their arteries.

They found that losing 12 pounds reduced the arterial thickness and lowered blood pressure. However, losing less didn’t really have that much of an impact.

It seems there’s some critical 12-pound threshold that people need to cross to really start to see results.

Conclusion? Losing weight is a good way to improve your cardiovascular health in general and will actually reverse any penile plaque that you’ve built up in your system.

How you lose it is up to you, but it’s worth mentioning that the researchers did note that fad diets delivered poor results.

The key is working out a system that actually works for you, not just doing everything you can to lose weight as quickly as possible.

Just remember two things…

First, make sure you lose at least 12 pounds – otherwise, what’s the point?

Second, only undertake this if you’re overweight.

These results are all from participants who were overweight to start with, so if you’re a skinny beanpole then this might not have any impact.

2. Drink Pomegranate Juice to Reduce Penile Plaque

Pomegranate juice has got to be one of the world’s best-kept secrets.

It’s packed with good stuff and can do things like reduce oxidative stress, clear up free radicals, prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s and even improve arthritis symptoms.

In addition to all that, it can help you with your cardiovascular health and reduce and reverse penile plaque buildup in the process.

For starters, pomegranate has been found to prevent plaque from forming in the first place.

Nitric Oxide (NO) is produced in the endothelial cells of your arteries and blood vessels. It’s a key ingredient to getting a good erection as well as having a healthy heart because it’s relaxant.

It’s what causes your arteries and your penis to relax…

In the former, this allows blood to flow better and in the latter, it means that blood can get in and get trapped much more effectively.

A study published in 2006 in Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry found that pomegranate juice will actually support the production of nitric oxide.

The researchers looked at the impact of pomegranate juice on the production of endothelial nitric-oxide synthase (NOSIII). NOSIII production is critical to the production of NO.

Unfortunately, high levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL (the so-called bad cholesterol) inhibit the production of NOSIII, which inhibits the production of NO, which causes the arterial walls to harden, which makes plaque buildup much more likely (source).

It’s a little like when you’re cleaning your sink…

The parts of the sink that has water flowing in it every day are free and clear. But the corners, where water tends not to reach is where soap scum will build up.

Your arteries are the same way. When they’re full of NO, they’re like the parts of the sink where water goes – always moving, so nothing can get a grip.

But as LDL inhibits NOSIII and thus NO levels drop, the walls stay still.

Now it’s like the corners of your sink, where the water isn’t running, plague begins to build up and your arteries get blocked.

Pomegranate promotes NO production, keeping arteries fluid and thus, helps to prevent penile plaque.

But pomegranate can also help Reverse (not just prevent) arterial plaque.

A study published in 2005 looked at the effects of using pomegranate juice to treat damaged and hardened endothelial cells.

They found that they could reduce the area of arterial walls that hardened over time by up to 26% and help keep them that way, allowing for a significant improvement in blood flow (source).

Another study used human subjects rather than just cells and found a similar result.

When they gave one group pomegranate juice every day for three years and the other group a placebo, they found that the pomegranate reduced the plaque buildup by 35% over three years (source).

The same goes for your penis. The more blood you can push through your arteries and the softer and more flexible your blood vessels are, the faster and easier you’ll find it to get hard.

3. Take Magnesium to Reduce Penile Plaque

In addition to improving overall cardio health by losing weight and drinking pomegranate juice, there are a few supplements that you can take to help relax the arterial walls.

Again, this will prevent plaque from building up and keep everything flowing as it should.

Scientists have found a correlation between low magnesium and arterial stiffness…

There’s also evidence that magnesium will help chip away at plaque build up as a result of arterial calcification.

Arterial calcification is the result of tiny pieces of calcium clinging onto arterial walls and slowly building up, like tiny stalactites and stalagmites.

Researchers in Boston in 2014 found that even small doses of magnesium daily were enough to cut calcification by up to 25% (source).

4. Take Vitamin K2 to Reduce Penile Plaque

The next supplement on our list is K2. Vitamin K2 is like a great supporting actor….

It helps keep other systems in your body running smoothly, particularly the relationship your system has with vitamin D and calcium.

You see, these vitamins along with calcium work in concert together.

Calcium just gets in the way unless its put in the right place, like your bones or teeth.

Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption, but doesn’t tell calcium where to go. So if you take calcium and vitamin D, then you’ve got more calcium to deal with and a greater capacity to absorb it.

Which means that mistakes can happen.

Calcium ends up deposited in all sorts of places it’s not supposed to be, like along your artery walls and the lining of your penis.

And this is where vitamin K2 comes in…

While calcium makes your bones stronger and vitamin D will help the calcium be absorbed, vitamin K2 tells your body where the calcium is needed most.

Its like the guide dog for calcium formations – it gets it where it needs to go.

What’s more, vitamin D and vitamin K2 actually work together to protect your arteries and other soft tissues from calcification. They help produce Matrix GLA Protein (MGP), a protein that stops the process of arterial calcification.

So essentially, by taking vitamin K2, you make it much more difficult for calcification of your arteries to happen.

Not only is there less calcium floating around, but the calcium that IS floating around will be much less likely to be deposited in the arteries leading to your penis.

5. Do the Linus Pauling Protocol to Reduce Penile Plaque

You might not have heard of him, but Linus Pauling is a big deal.

He’s the only scientist to ever be awarded two unshared Nobel prizes and is one of only four people to have won more than once.

He published over a thousand papers and books in his career and helped found molecular biology.

Towards the end of his life, he started working  on the role of vitamins in cardiovascular health and before he died in 1994, he developed the Linus Pauling Protocol.

The Linus Pauling Protocol is a system used to fight heart disease, but it can be easily adapted to specifically help promote erectile health and reduce arterial hardening.

It works like this…

Basically, you take vitamin C and two amino acids, L-Lysine and L-Proline, and that’s it.

The science behind this is pretty nifty.

Collagen is the primary building material of your body. If your body was a skyscraper, the steel frame would be your skeleton and collagen would be the concrete. That’s a little exaggerated, but not much.

Arterial walls, skin, muscles, ligaments… you name it, and collagen connects it.

If you’re not making enough collagen, then instead of the collagen chains criss-crossing like a chain link fence, they sit in separate, parallel lines to stretch out and cover a larger area.

This makes them weak and much more susceptible to damage.

Pauling argues that heart disease is a chronic  breakdown of collagen, resulting in very weak arterial walls.

To stop blood from leaking out of your arteries, you body patches the holes with calcium – those nasty deposits that narrow your arteries.

Over time, these patches clog your arteries and harden the walls, both of which make it harder for you to get hard.

Fortunately, the solution is both simple and cheap. All you need to do is promote collagen production.

Here’s how…

Step 1: Take Vitamin C: Vitamin C enters the conversation early.

It’s required to make lysyl hydroxylase, a critical enzyme. Without it, collegen doesn’t get made, and the collagen strands become weaker.

Supplementing with vitamin C will give your body the stuff it needs to make more collagen and fix all the various arterial weak spots with a strong chain linked fence style construction.

Dosage wise, you should shoot for about 3 grams daily.

Step 2: take L-Lysine and L-Proline: To make collagen, your body twists together ropes of 3 amino acids….L-Lysine, L-Proline, and L-glycine.

You need enough of these building blocks in order to increase how much collagen is in your body.

And that’s why Pauling recommends you take take L-Lysine and L-Proline.

L-Glycine is one of the 10 amino acids your body can produce. But you can’t produce L-Lysine and L-Proline.

You also can’t store these amino acids — you need to consume new ones every day for your body to use them to make collagen.

If you have enough of these three amino acids, then your body will find the holes in arterial walls where the collagen has snapped and fix these molecular threads.

But to do that, it needs ready access to L-Lysine, L-Proline, and L-glycine.

Otherwise, all your vitamin C will go to waste.

It’d be like buying a power drill to build a house faster, but not having enough screws to screw stuff together.

So to ensure that your body has enough, you want to take about 3 grams of L-Lysine and 1.5 grams of L-Proline, along with vitamin C every day to build up your collagen levels.

Combined, these steps form the Linus Pauling Protocol.

Follow this protocol and your arteries will be soft, supple, and calcium-deposit free.

How to Reduce Penile Plaque – Conclusion:

Fortunately, penile plaque is a reversible condition…

But it’s also an early indicator of cardiovascular problems that may have major negative implications down the line.

This fact explains why monitoring your erections and taking action when necessary is so critically important.

So lose that extra weight, drink your juice, and take your vitamins….

Your sex life and your cardiovascular system will thank you for it.

Magnesium for Erectile Dysfunction

magnesium-for-erectile-dysfunction(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.magnesium-for-erectile-dysfunction

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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

Oysters and Erections

(Oysters and Erections, written by David Jaynes)oysters and erections

Okay. This one isn’t exactly news.

Folks have been eating oysters as an aphrodisiac for a really long time.

This all started back in the days of the “Doctrine of Signatures,”…

An idea from back in the day when people assumed every plant and animal was custom made by a higher being.

The idea was that the higher being designed plants and animals in shapes that gave us a hint about how they might be useful to us.

A plant with a flower like an eye would help with vision. Birds, because they flew, might help with breathing problems.

And anything shaped like a dong or a vagina would help with fertility, libido, erections, and anything else related to sex and marital bliss.

Oysters on the half shell look a bit like a vagina, but both clams and oysters in the wild underwater look a lot like one.

And so early naturalists assumed that meant they’d make people horny.

Fast-forward to now, and it turns out they were — through no fault of their own — right. Oysters do a lot of stuff to help put and keep lead in the old pencil.

Let’s take a look at exactly how.Continue reading

Nofap No Morning Wood

(Nofap No Morning Wood, written By David Jaynes)

Sometimes things have to get worse before they can
get better.no-fap-no-morning-wood

Ask any recovering drug addict about withdrawal
if you have any doubts about that.

It’s no different with a porn addiction.

Too much fapping to porn, especially the hardcore stuff, leads to a “dead stick” in your cockpit when you’re not actively using pornography.

Which can be scary to you and disappointing to your partner.

It can also do a number on your self esteem, leading to social withdrawal, anxiety and depression.

But if you all of a sudden decide to stop fapping, you can experience a period of “flatline” where you penis won’t respond to anything but porn. But you’re not using porn now…

So your formerly reliable morning wood abandons you entirely as you work your way through this recovery phase.

And let’s be honest with each other here. If you’re not even getting morning wood, your libido has left the building. Continue reading

Does Masturbation Lower Testosterone in Men?

No, masturbation won’t make you go blind.

No, it won’t grow hair on your palms.Does-masturbation-lower-testosterone-in-men

No, it’s not a moral offense that will require three Hail Marys.

It’s neither a sin, nor a public health menace, no matter what the religious sorts in your life and or some YouTuber might try to tell you.

Masturbation is a natural and healthy part of any adult’s life, and mutual masturbation can be a fun part of a healthy sexual relationship.

But excessive masturbation, especially to hardcore pornography, can cause some serious problems. Continue reading

Weak Erection and Testosterone

(Written By David Jaynes)

Testosterone is known as the “man” hormone. Weak-Erection-and-Testosterone

It’s what puts hair on your chest, muscles on your frame, and passion in your sex life.

But with age, environmental factors, lifestyle changes or simple bad genetic luck, testosterone can decrease – sometimes to the point of health problems.

We’re obviously talking about weak erection / testosterone problems, but we’re also talking about how-long-you-live health problems.

Stuff like heart disease and obesity.

If you have weak erections, this can happen because of a variety of factors. Some of them are caused by isolated issues like high blood pressure, stress or other health conditions.

In other words…

The link between a weak erection and low testosterone exists, but the cause of the problem is not always direct, as Low-t leads to other health conditions….

Conditions that can eventually lead to blatant erectile dysfunction if you don’t get a grip on them.

For example…Continue reading

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