NO for Improved Erectile Function?

Depressed man sitting on bed in an empty room. This is major depressive disorder.Fellas, there could be a bunch of reasons why you’re not able to get ready for action. It could be mental or physical, and it might take a while to figure it out.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a real struggle. It can be embarrassing and cause strain on a relationship. It can also be a reminder that your body doesn’t behave how it used to.


One of the main challenges of maintaining erectile function is getting enough blood to the penis so it can get hard enough for sex. A way to approach this problem is finding ways to increase blood flow to the penis so it’s ready when you need it.

You might have heard of nitric oxide. It’s a natural compound in the body that helps relax veins and lets blood flow a little easier. Other compounds produce nitric oxide when they are eaten or taken in supplemental form.

One is L-citrulline.

Studies are showing L-citrulline can help boost NO to help sustain an erection.

When NO increases, penis muscles relax, and it’s easier for chambers to fill with blood.

You can boost nitric oxide in several ways. One of the best might be through diet. You may not get the same immediate reaction, but over time, you may experience greater benefits that can influence your ability to achieve and sustain an erection.


Eating fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and lean protein are all rich in compounds that can boost NO. Foods from these groups are rich in L-citrulline, L-arginine, and more minerals that promote blood flow and better overall health.

A healthy diet can also lead to weight loss, improved mood, more energy, better heart health, higher self-confidence, and other factors that can play a role in sexual function.

Looking for ways to improve blood flow may help to improve erectile function. Focusing on overall health, however, may be best.

Author Bio

About eight years ago, Mat Lecompte had an epiphany. He’d been ignoring his health and suddenly realized he needed to do something about it. Since then, through hard work, determination and plenty of education, he has transformed his life. He’s changed his body composition by learning the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, and fitness and wants to share his knowledge with you. Starting as a journalist over 10 years ago, Mat has not only honed his belief system and approach with practical experience, but he has also worked closely with nutritionists, dieticians, athletes, and fitness professionals. He embraces natural healing methods and believes that diet, exercise and willpower are the foundation of a healthy, happy, and drug-free existence.