13 Effective Options As Natural Viagra for Men: Alternatives for Curing Erectile Dysfunction

Michael Jessimy
Medically reviewed by Michael Jessimy Reg. Pharmacist — Research analysis by Alex Eriksson

Viagra is always the first thing your doctor prescribes for erectile dysfunction, but, with its side effects and risks for those with diabetes and hypertension, a natural and healthier alternative to cure erectile dysfunction is always preferable. Here are some of the most effective types of natural Viagra for men:



1. Arginine

Nitric oxide is the substance that is essential for vasodilation – which refers to the dilation of your blood vessels that occur when the walls are relaxed. Vasodilation is the mechanism that enables more blood to flow into your penis to make an erection possible.

Your body requires the amino acid arginine to create nitric oxide. It is for this reason that arginine supplementation has been found to nitric oxide in the bloodstream.

However, similar to other nitric oxide-related supplements, increased nitric oxide levels can only be observed in healthy individuals who engage in a low to moderate amount of physical activity. Highly-trained healthy individuals do not seem to experience increased nitric oxide levels from the same amount of supplementation.

Foods rich in arginine include turkey breast, pork loin, chicken breast, and dairy products.


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2. Watermelon

The rind of the watermelon is rich with the amino acid citrulline. This amino acid is used by the body to produce arginine.

Citrulline can be recycled by the body to produce more nitric oxide. This is evident with how citrulline supplementation can increase nitric oxide by as much eight times as the amount of the said amino acid.


3. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate contains significant amounts of the flavonoid epicatechin. This flavonoid can improve your erection by enhancing your blood flow and testosterone levels.

The increase in blood flow arises from the enhanced production of nitric oxide. And, as mentioned previously, this substance is crucial for prompting and maintaining an erection.

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As for the increase in testosterone levels, it is due to the stimulation of the pituitary gland to produce luteinizing hormone and gonadotrophin-releasing hormone. These hormones are the ones responsible for prompting theLeydig cells found in your testes to produce testosterone.

Be sure to only choose dark chocolate that contains a minimum of 70% cacao. Milk chocolate is unacceptable as most of its natural flavonols have been removed.

By using pregnenolone cream or pregnenolone supplements, the levels of the compound in the body increases, and this brings about various benefits such as fatigue relief, and delay of the aging process.

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4. Oysters

You’ve heard stories of Casanova consuming oysters for its aphrodisiac effects. Now, modern science actually agrees.

According to research, oysters contain substances that can increase libido. Tests confirmed this when ananimal test subjects showed an increase in initiative to mate.

However, claims on the oyster’s ability to boost physical endurance are unfounded. Also, the increase in libido is only evident after consuming 50 milligrams of oyster extract per kilogram of bodyweight.


5. Broccoli

Broccoli contains the organic compound glucobrassicin that breaks down into diindolylmethane (DIM) upon digestion. When it is absorbed into your bloodstream, DIM encourages your body to metabolize estrogen, which causes estrogen levels to drop.

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Another product of this more active estrogen metabolism is the chemical compound hyroxy-estrogen. This chemical compound can displace sex hormone-binding globulin from SHBG-bound testosterone. The displacement frees up bound androgens and causes your free testosterone levels to increase. Testosterone is useless while it is bound to SHBG.


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6. Pineapple

Pineapple is abundant in the enzyme bromelain. This enzyme can manage the symptoms of diabetes and hypertension – both of which contribute to erectile dysfunction.

Bromelain can also remove clots that develop along the blood vessels. These blood clots can actually block blood flow to your penis and cause erectile dysfunction.

Pineapples also contain significant amounts of potassium and riboflavin (vitamin B2). These micronutrients boost your body’s ability to generate energy, which could obviously help you to perform better in the bedroom.


7. Pomegranate

Pomegranate, particularly its juice, has been widely studied for its benefits on erectile dysfunction. Its effects are mainly attributed to its high content of potent antioxidants.

These antioxidants protect the nitric oxide molecule from free radical damage. With this protection, your body has more nitric oxide available for various uses in your body.

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Also, this high antioxidant content protects the nerve and muscle tissues responsible for eliciting the hormonal response to sexual stimulus.


8. Maca

Maca, also known as Peruvian Ginsend, is a plant native to the Andes of Peru. Its root is traditionally used as an aid for enhancing fertility and libido.

Based on various studies, maca root provides these benefits by helping the body cope with stress. And, as your body becomes more able to cope with stress, stress-related ailments (like sexual dysfunction and hypertension) also improve.

Improved sperm count, fertility, and seminal volume was evident in males with poor fertility after four months of supplementation.


9. Korean Black Ginseng

In some cases of erectile dysfunction, low testosterone could actually be the issue due to a poor lifestyle or an underlying health condition. Korean black ginseng can help with this problem by stimulating your Leydig cells to increase your testosterone production.

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And, thanks to the increase in testosterone production, you could get better bedroom performance as it improves muscle function and endurance. 


10. Yohimbe

Yohimbe is a tree native to central Africa. It is valued for its extract that contains the active ingredient yohimbine.

This ingredient is compatible with the receptors that prompt the release of nitric oxide in the smooth muscles. Studies have shown it being effective in increasing nitric oxide levels and libido.


11. Horny Goat Weed

Horny goat weed is a flowering plant used in traditional Chinese medicine as an aid for erectile dysfunction. This is due to it containing high amounts of the flavonoid icariin.

Icariin is a naturally occurring compound that has been confirmed by studies to act as a PDE5 inhibitor. PDE5 inhibition is basically the mechanism by which Viagra words, but in this case, you can get it from a natural source.

Like Viagra or sildenafil, it does not affect your testosterone levels as it only prompts your body to boost nitric oxide production.


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12. Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is a tree with fan-shaped leaves. It is used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for conditions related to poor blood flow.

Research on its benefits supports this use in traditional medicine. Studies have shown that it increases blood circulation by promoting nitric oxide release along the blood vessels.

It is this increase in nitric oxide activity that makes it a viable aid in restoring erection and sexual vitality.


13. Black Ginger

Black ginger, or kaempferia parviflora, is a root used in traditional Thai medicine. It is popularly used by Muay Thai fighters as it is believed to increase their vigor, endurance, and strength.

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It has been proven to contain significant amounts of antioxidants, improves sensitivity to erotic stimuli, promotes nitric oxide production, and may increase penile girth and length (not proven).


Create a Lifestyle That Supports Your Sexual Health

If you’re someone who has a sedentary lifestyle, excessively drinks, and a habitual smoker, a time will come when you have difficulty achieving an erection.

Take advantage of the excellent natural viagra for men mentiones above and prevent the embarassment that comes with it.

Although these have been proven to work, be sure to combine them with an overall healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and good food choices.


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Alex Eriksson (Research Analysis)

Alex Eriksson is the founder of Anabolic Health, a men’s health blog dedicated to providing honest and research-backed advice for optimal male hormonal health. Anabolic Health aspires to become a trusted resource where men can come and learn how to fix their hormonal problems naturally, without pharmaceuticals.

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Michael Jessimy is a Pharmacist by profession, who is also a decorated amateur level heavyweight bodybuilder. He possesses a unique mix of knowledge encompassing fitness, nutrition and medical expertise, making him a specialist in matters of health. He currently manages one of the largest retail chain pharmacies in his native homeland. Check out his books on health and nutrition on Amazon.





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