Did you know promoting a healthy penile erection is one of many zinc benefits for men? Yep. Unlike most erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment products on the market, Zinc is one item that men MUST eat daily.
Some good zinc mineral sources are:
Most good multivitamins contain zinc in it too. The National Institute of Health recommends that men include between 8 mg to 11 mg of zinc in their daily diet.
Here are 10 more benefits:
Zinc repairs damaged cells and activates the cancerous cells’ self-destruct switch to slow or stop prostate cancer growth. Swallowing a zinc supplement is not a prostate cancer cure. However, zinc benefits for men gives therapies to treat prostate cancer an advantage.
Zinc operates at every step of the blood sugar assembly line . Your body uses zinc to:
Consequently, a zinc deficiency can lead to diabetes-related complications that cause erectile dysfunction.
Multiple clinical research studies report men with normal cholesterol levels tend to have higher amounts of zinc in their blood. The United States Food and Drug Administration recommend that men should have at least 11 mg of zinc daily. Not controlling your cholesterol levels can lead to fatty build up in your blood vessels. Eventually, blood flow will not be strong enough to get or keep an erection.
Zinc fights bacteria and viruses that cause infection. Your penis is easier to arouse when you are feeling healthy. In addition, some illnesses can leave scarring, pain, sores, etc… That makes getting an erection even harder after the bacteria is gone or the virus is no longer active.
Zinc fights free radicals (cellular junk) that break down your body’s healthy tissue. This protects your heart, blood vessels, and any other tissue required. Your penis needs nutrients, oxygen, and blood to stay healthy. Hence, damage to your cardiovascular system = ERECTION KILLER.
Zinc supplementation promotes healthy lungs. This is why doctors are prescribing zinc to compliment treatments for asthma, viral infections, cystic fibrosis, and more. You need healthy lungs to draw oxygen into the blood.
Your brain receives and sends messages to the rest of your body via the nervous system. The nervous system is made up of nerves that allow your brain to send messages to your body parts (think mail carrier route). Zinc helps keep the nervous system healthy and repair damaged nerves. It also protects the brain against wearing down due to oxidation. Since your brain tells your body how to operate, no brain = NO ERECTION.
Zinc is essential in producing the male sex hormones that help to make arousal and subsequent erections possible. Hence, zinc deficiency also leads to impotence.
Penis injuries occur from many factors such as repetition (i.e., extended bike riding and aggressive masturbation), accidents, surgeries, or disease (i.e., herpes). Zinc repairs damaged cells and lessen swelling to speed up the healing process.
Getting harder erections require using one (or more) of your five senses. Taste and smell is a large part of the process. Preventing zinc deficiency will safeguard your erection here too. How? Not enjoying your partner’s taste or smell can kill your sexual appetite.