(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.
Before we talk about how to maximize your fat-soluble vitamin intake, we need to look at what they are and why you should care.
Health class and a few Saturday morning cartoons told us a lot about how vitamins are important, but the differences between them and why that matters to your adult sexuality is a book that was left closed for most of us.
What are fat soluble vitamins?
I’m glad you asked. Fat soluble vitamins are, as the name implies, vitamins that are dissolved and taken into the body in fats. This is as opposed to water soluble vitamins, which dissolve and get taken into the body in water.
The fat-soluble vitamins vital to human health include:
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin D
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin K2
Why do fat soluble vitamins matter?
The chemistry behind why this difference exists is complex, and honestly pretty boring, but the thing you need to remember is that your body needs fat soluble vitamins to produce testosterone, synthesize nitric oxide, keep your cardiovascular system working properly and much, much more.
Vitamin A has been proven as effective as direct testosterone treatment in helping boys with delayed adolescence, and demonstrated as necessary to testosterone production in numerous animal studies. Deficiency in Vitamin A has also been proven to decrease estrogen production to below healthy levels, and is related to atrophy of the penis and testicles.
Vitamin D (which actually is a hormone, and not a vitamin at all) was shown in the 1990s to be an effective treatment for several testicular problems, and found to routinely reverse “retardation of spermatogenesis” (which in English means decreased sperm production).
Vitamin E studies in the 2000s have found strong links between sperm health, production and motility and having a healthy intake of Vitamin E. E was also linked directly to libido, though the specific mechanics of why are still being researched.
Vitamin K2 manages your calcium balance. If you have enough, your bones and teeth absorb it well and become hard and strong. If you don’t, the calcium goes unabsorbed by bones, and instead gets absorbed by the soft tissues in your arteries, veins and heart.
The resulting rigidity causes a host of health problems, but the most directly important to sexual health is how it reduces your veins’ ability to dilate. And dilation in the veins in and around your penis is what makes erections happen. It’s also been conclusively linked to your body’s ability to produce a variety of sex hormones.
Bottom line: boosting your intake of these four vitamins can address many of the problems those “magic purple pills” are manufactured to cure.
There are lots of plants and animals that can deliver the fat soluble vitamin load you need, but here’s a hint from the pros.
Vitamins found in plants aren’t as easily absorbed as the same vitamins found in animals (or stuff made by animals).
This has to do with the fact that the animal already do a lot of the digesting and absorbing for you, with their multiple stomachs which are perfectly designed for this extraction process.
For that reason, my advice below will focus on animal sources for most of these vitamins.
You should eat plenty of fruits and veggies too, but for vitamin loading an omnivore’s diet beats a vegetarian’s diet every time.
• Get your Vitamin A from egg yolks, beef liver (grass-fed for preference), cooked tuna
• Get your Vitamin D from fatty fish and liver, but mostly from getting out into the sunlight
• Get your Vitamin E from plant sources, including almonds, palm oil and avocado
• Get your Vitamin K2 from butter from grass fed cows, hard cheeses, and chicken liver
You can also get any of these vitamins from a wide variety of supplements, but let’s be honest — getting them from food is way more fun.
In case I haven’t yet made this abundantly clear, fat soluble vitamins are good for you. They’re good for your general health. They’re good for your sexual health. They’re good, specifically, for erectile dysfunction.
They’re so good, upping your intake intentionally and systematically can be as good or better for your sex life as Big Pharma medications manufactured specifically for that purpose.
If you’re having trouble achieving and maintaining erections, taking in more fat soluble vitamins can be your ticket back to a healthier sex life. I recommend starting with your diet by planning your meals and shopping to maximize foods rich in these vitamins.
If that doesn’t work, add in some supplements to fill in the gaps or to give you higher doses than your personal appetite can manage naturally.
Pro Tip: if you want to take this to the next level, cycle erection supplements along with your fat soluble vitamins.
This is a one-two punch with the possibility to knock out your erectile dysfunction faster than Nunez put Rousey out in December of 2016.