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Nitric Oxide and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual problem in men, affecting up to one third of males throughout their lives. The incidence of ED is associated with high blood pressure, aging, diabetes, high cholesterol, and mental health conditions like depression.

What is Nitric Oxide?

Nitric oxide (NO) is a chemical in the body that is involved with virtually all organ systems, especially heart health, lung function, brain health, and sexual health. In fact, nitric oxide is a CRUCIAL component that contributes to erectile dysfunction. Upon sexual stimulation, nitric oxide works by relaxing and dilating the blood vessels in the corpus cavernosum, allowing and maintaining increased blood flow to the penis, resulting in an erection. Aging and health conditions like cardiovascular disease cause a decrease in nitric oxide levels. By middle-age, levels of nitric oxide may have decreased by 50% of younger levels.

Why should you try a nitric oxide supplement for ED?

Nitric oxide supplementation has potential benefits not only for erectile dysfunction, but also for a variety of organ systems, such as heart health, brain function, and healthy blood vessels. There is a large market for ED treatment, which includes drugs like Viagra and Cialis. These drugs work by blocking the breakdown of nitric oxide and last no more than 2-3 hours. Therefore, these drugs are used for a momentary fix to erectile dysfunction, but they do little to treat the root of the problem, which would require active effort to elevate nitric oxide levels. Good practices to boost this bodily chemical are to introduce more fruits, leafy greens, and a nitric oxide supplement to your diet.

Miller’s pharmacy is proud to offer a professional grade nitric oxide supplement, Berkeley Life Professional. We also have an on-site nutrition specialist, who would be happy to provide you with a consult!

What is your nitric oxide level?

The great news is that you do not have to see doctor to test your nitric oxide level. In fact, levels can be easily tested with an oral strip that takes a few seconds. This test can be done at the pharmacy or in the comfort of your own home. If you are interested in learning your nitric oxide level, please give us a call at Miller’s Pharmacy or stop right in the store! If your levels are not at peak level, Miller’s Pharmacy offers a nitric oxide supplement that can help!

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