Men seeking help for erectile dysfunction are bombarded with everything from ads for medications that fight ED or promise male enhancement through supplements. The latest: a "Viagra condom," which contains a special gel meant to help men maintain an erection while wearing protection. Called the CSD500, the product, from a British biotech company, is still in development and not ready for prime time just yet.
Keep in mind that it is always possible, while consuming any food or supplement, that someone could have an adverse reaction, in which case you should always ask your doctor is these supplements are right for you. We understand, as should you, that results do vary with each individual and a penile enhancement product that may have worked for your friend may not work for you and vice versa.
Atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty deposits build up inside arteries, may restrict blood flow to the penis and cause erection difficulties. "The small blood vessels that go to the penis can become diseased much earlier than the [larger] vessels that go to the heart," Karen Boyle, MD, a urologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, tells WebMD. "In younger or younger middle-aged men, ED is often the first sign of atherosclerosis."
Many manufacturers market the products as dietary supplements because the products contain natural ingredients, including vitamins and minerals. When shopping for male enhancement products, read the label carefully. You might find that the product contains the same ingredients as those found in a multivitamin. You should also look at what the product does because not all supplements promise the same thing. Some shoppers want a male enhancement supplement that increases stamina, but some men want a product that only contains natural ingredients.