Many men admit that they have used supplements for potency at least once. But many of them could have adverse health effects.
Erectile dysfunction, also called impotence, represents the difficulty encountered by a man in having or maintaining an erection. Impotence can affect the quality of life by reducing sexual satisfaction and lowering self-confidence.
Erectile dysfunctions can have various causes, both psychological (depression, anxiety, mental illness, etc.) and physical (prostate adenoma, diabetes, some heart diseases, etc.). Erectile dysfunction due to physical causes is more common and easier to explain in older men. As they get older, they have less sexual appetite, and the normal functions of the body are degraded.
In the last few decades, the market for power supplements has grown worldwide. The most popular drugs for erectile dysfunction include: tadalafil (Cialis), sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra) and avanafil (Stendra). They are only issued with a prescription, due to possible interactions with other drugs.
The way these drugs work is unique. They increase the level of nitric oxide in the blood, which is a vasodilator. This means that making your vessels throughout the body will widen to help increase blood flow. The same will happen with the blood vessels in the penis, thus helping to form and maintain the erection. But this effect can also have negative consequences for the body.
Adverse effects of potency drugs
The most common side effect of potency medicines is headache. This is caused by the sudden increase in blood flow in the body and the level of nitric oxide. Potency medicines can also cause dizziness, for the same reasons. In more severe cases, the dizziness is so severe that it can lead to fainting. In this case, the man will have to give up such drugs.
Some men accuse muscle and bone pain while using potent medicines, while others report severe back pain. The reason is all nitric oxide, and the pain usually disappears after the administration of an anti-inflammatory. All nitric oxide could cause indigestion and abdominal cramps. To counteract this effect, men are advised to give up coffee, alcohol, and sweetened beverages during potency medication.
In case of vision problems and blurred vision after consuming medicines for potency, you should consult your urologist. These drugs are not recommended for men with vision problems or a genetic condition called retinitis pigmentare. Potential medicines can also cause blisters or nasal congestion (clogged nose). All of these conditions are due to the sudden increased blood flow.
Some studies correlate potency drugs with the potential to develop thrombosis and myocardial infarction. There is no clear evidence for these assumptions, but it is good to ask a doctor if you have a cardiovascular disease and want to try supplements for potency.
The dangers of natural supplements for potency
There is no evidence that natural supplements to improve men’s sexual performance work. Moreover, some of them could be dangerous to health, a new study shows. Herbal supplements are less tested, so the health effects of these potency products are not fully known.
Some products for potency contain substances that can be dangerous for men with certain health problems, especially with heart problems. Researchers identified the best-selling potency supplements in the United States and analyzed the ingredients. They considered the products marketed to improve erections, for sexual desire but also for sexual performance.
The most used ingredients in these products were: herbal extract, ginseng, DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) and Ginkgo Biloba, the researchers found. For many of these ingredients, there is no scientific evidence to support claims that they can improve libido, erectile dysfunction or sexual performance.
In addition, the researchers found that some of the products listed as “natural” had traces of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (i-PDE5), the substance used in prescription drugs to treat impotence (such as Viagra). Medications with i-PDE5 cannot be legally sold without a prescription, even if the ingredient is not listed on the label.