The large majority of men who are castrated lose their ability to get an erection. Clearly, testosterone has a link to erections. How much, we do not fully know, because the connection is tricky, especially when you think about hypogonadism (what we call having low T levels) is not a common thing in men with ED (just around 5%).
That said, increasing your testosterone to “normal” or better-than-normal levels usually improves the quality of your erections, turning lacking erections into steel passion monuments. Moreover, a greater T level usually increases your sex drive, which leads to harder erections.
Improving your testosterone levels cannot be done fast with one injection of testosterone not having much effect on your erection for tonight.
But chances are, you do not need a complete testosterone replacement as prescribed by a doctor; you might only need a smaller “natural” boost, one that is easily gotten by taking any of these supplements:
Around 85% of all Americans are deficient in magnesium. This is possibly a huge problem since the mineral is connected to more than 300 biochemical reactions in your body, including some that are involved with the creation of testosterone.
Classic symptoms of having a magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps and fatigue, but your magnesium will really have to be very low for you to have these. However, you could be just mildly deficient and still have lower testosterone levels.
Deficiencies of zinc are not as common, but they also are a threat to your health as this mineral also works a lot of good in your hormonal status (along with wound healing, your energy levels, and carb management, among many other things).
While being deficient in either mineral is bad, being deficient in both of them is much worse. Not only can it harm your health in general, but it can also cause biochemical kick to your gonads.
Your testosterone levels could drop and your testicular function in general could go down.
Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma Longifolia)
Malaysian men have been making use of this herb for centuries to enhance their sexual engagements.
Up until recently, we believed that eurycoma’s sexual effects were simply related to two particular quassinoids.
These two quassinoids – 13-alpha- (21) dihydro eurycomanone and eurycomanone – elevate your follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), which then direct your testes to produce more testosterone.
It does not stop there. Eurycoma also increases your testosterone using two more biochemical mechanisms. It both stops the conversion of testosterone into estradiol and selectively manages the conversion of DHEA into testosterone.
All of this explains why we believed this herb caused better erections. But come to find out, another, separate mechanism was involved, one that is much more reliable than only what could occur with elevated levels of the sex hormone.
One of the processes that help your erections is NO. Another are chemicals called rho kinases (ROCK). When you inhibit ROCK, you get stronger and bigger erections, and eurycoma was discovered in a new study to specifically do just this, and researchers believe this explains the herb’s use as an “aphrodisiac.”
Author: Blake Ambrose