Medical research has shown that some dietary supplements can have a positive effect in helping to treat erectile dysfunction. It’s essential to realize the difference between supplements and pharmaceuticals. Dietary supplements are considered more natural, with less risk of side effects than pharmaceuticals or prescription drugs, and they may be a good option for some men with ED. Supplement work best in conjunction with other ED treatments like Acoustic Shockwave Therapy.
While medical research has studied the safety and effectiveness of many dietary supplements in treating ED, the following supplements are considered the safest to use when prescribed by an accredited provider like Oakwood Health.
DHEA: some medical evidence points to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) helping to treat ED effectively.
L-arginine: some medical evidence points to L-arginine improving ED symptoms by stimulating blood vessels in the penis and improving blood flow to the groin area.
Propionyl-L-carnitine: some medical evidence points to propionyl-L-carnitine assisting pharmaceuticals in Viagra in better treating erectile dysfunction than just taking Viagra (sildenafil) alone.
There can be side effects with dietary supplements, although they are generally less frequent and less intense than side effects from prescription drugs. It’s never a good idea to take herbal supplements (such as “herbal Viagra”) for ED without first consulting with a doctor or accredited provider.
Some over-the-counter, nonprescription, or “herbal” products claim to work naturally in treating ED, but these products may have unknown and dangerous side effects. Oakwood Health specializes in safe treatments for erectile dysfunction, including supplements that can assist other ED treatments for the best results. If a man has diabetes or an existing heart condition, supplements may pose additional risks. As an accredited provider, Oakwood Health can prescribe safe and effective supplements for most men in treating ED. Book your appointment today to get a free consultation and a personalized treatment plan.