This is a guest post about celery and erectile dysfunction written
by David Janes.
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Can celery really help with erectile dysfunction?
It seems almost impossible. But there’s some real science behind the fact that it helps boost testosterone. And it’s good for you in so many other ways.
So yes, celery really can play a role in enhancing your erections and helping you use the erections you get.
Read on for more info about celery and erectile dysfunction.
You may have read about how boosting nitric oxide in your blood can help you get and maintain better erections. One way to do this is to consume natural nitrates — something found in abundance in celery.
The benefits of nitric oxide weren’t taught in schools when most of us were children because they weren’t known yet.
But the NO from natural nitrates can strengthen and expand your blood vessels for better blood flow, allowing more oxygen to get to your brain, your heart, your other organs and your penis too.
That means you can feel better, have better sex and even lift heavier weights once you start consuming it.
You’ll also experience a decrease in platelet aggregation, so blood can flow more freely into your penis when you’re aroused.
Some people try to reduce the number of nitrates and nitrites they eat, but the real concern is nitrites, which aren’t found in nature.
The nitrates in celery powder or juice are actually used in place of nitrates in natural lunch meats, hot dogs and healthier food choices.
Natural nitrates are also found in:
Even humble iceberg lettuce contains plenty of this erection boosting gas.
WebMD lists celery as a dietary supplement that can be used in juice, oil or powder form — or simply eaten. The site says the supplement can be used to stimulate sexual desire, provide relaxation, kill bacteria and a host of other things (source).
If you’re not getting enough natural nitrates in your diet, increasing celery intake in one way or another can be a great way to get more into your system.
And more nitrates mean more nitric oxide, and that can mean better erections and many other health benefits as well.
Would you believe that celery can actually boost testosterone levels in your blood?
Celery contains apigenin — a flavonoid and protein inhibitor that may boost testosterone production in the testes.
Apigenin — which is also found in bell peppers, parsley and even cherries — is a natural substance that changes the way thromboxane-A2 receptors in the Leydig cells of the testes work.
These receptors are what slow down or stop testosterone production. A study from the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry describes in detail how this process works.
The Leydig cells where this action takes place are next to the seminiferous tubules of the testicles — that is, they’re near where sperm is made.
Their job is to make testosterone when exposed to luteinizing hormone from the pituitary gland.
But their action can be blocked by proteins called thromboxane-A2 receptors. And in turn, this blocking action can be blocked — or prevented — by the apigenin found inside celery.
In other words, stop the blocking and testosterone production increases.
And there’s more.
Celery also contains vitamin K, which an extensive body of research has demonstrated, plays a vital role in the production of testosterone.
Plus, celery is a health food that can help stabilize your weight, and fat is known to produce estrogen, the female hormone that counters testosterone.
There’s also another connection between celery and erectile dysfunction. Celery is rich in potassium, which has many health benefits including the balancing of electrolytes which helps with fluid balance and cellular cleansing.
Potassium is also an important player in reducing blood pressure. It says so right there on the American Heart Association website.
And while the organization doesn’t bother to mention how rich celery is in potassium, it contains about 100 milligrams per stalk.
You need more than 100 milligrams per day for healthy overall body functioning. But it’s in lots of other foods too — like the peanut butter and raisins you might want to put on your celery.
Plus, you can get it in fish and poultry as well as broccoli, sweet potatoes, squash and many other fruits and vegetables.
When blood pressure is not elevated, the smooth muscles leading to the penis are able to relax, and this makes it easier for the blood to flow properly and your penis to get hard.
And get this: potassium deficiency is listed on almost every list of erectile dysfunction causes.
That means correcting a potassium deficiency alone could be enough to solve your problem altogether.
So the celery you’re eating or taking in powder, pill, oil or juice form to aid in testosterone production and provide you vital natural nitrates is helping boost potassium, something you need for just about all of life’s vital processes anyway.
And the story isn’t over yet. Celery also contains androstenone and androstenol, pheromones that will give your body a scent women find attractive. That’s a nice bonus, isn’t it?
After all, once you’re able to get hard with ease, you’ll need some opportunities to take advantage of the situation.
But we’re not suggesting that you throw away all other supplements and start chowing down on celery exclusively.
Celery is one part of a nutrition-dense diet, and it can’t substitute for the stable of supplements that some men cycle to make sure their penis is ready to get hard when they need it.
But celery tastes great, is available in supplement form and contains so many beneficial compounds proven to help with ED, why wouldn’t you incorporate more of it into your life?