Pomegranate juice may improve erectile dysfunction
Research published in the International Journal of Impotence Research finds drinking 8 ounces of POM Wonderful 100 percent Pomegranate Juice daily may help the management erectile dysfunction and impotence.
According to a pilot study released in the International Journal of Impotence Research (www.nature.com/ijir), POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice was found to have beneficial effects on erectile dysfunction (ED), a disorder that affects 1 in 10 men worldwide and 10 to 30 million men in the United States alone. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by several factors, including arterial plaque, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, nerve damage, endocrine imbalance or depression.Ultimately, erectile dysfunction is a condition that affects the blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation.
This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover pilot study examined the efficacy of pomegranate juice versus placebo in improving erections in 61 male subjects. To qualify, participants had to experience mild to moderate ED for at least 3 months; be in a stable, monogamous relationship with a consenting female partner; and be willing to attempt sexual intercourse on at least one occasion per week during each study period.
Mild erectile dysfunction is defined as the mildly decreased ability to get and keep an erection, while moderate ED is the moderately decreased ability to get and keep an erection. The majority of men with ED have moderate erectile dysfunction.