Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Are there any natural cures for impotence?
A: The results of a study have shown that DHEA taken daily can significantly improve sexual performance.
L-arginine has also been shown to improve sexual performance in men with problems developing erections.
A slight amount of research suggests that ginkgo may be useful for impotence due to poor blood circulation and that also useful in reversing the impotence caused by certain types of antidepressant medications.
Many other herbs are also reputed to improve sexual function, including ashwagandha, damiana, ginseng, muira puama, pygeum, and suma. However, there is as yet no real evidence that they work.
Also, zinc deficiency is known to negatively affect sexual function. Because zinc is one of the most commonly deficient minerals in the diet, it is logical to assume that taking a zinc supplement may be helpful for some men.
You may find these specially formulated Traditions of Tao products helpful for impotence: “Dragon Male”, “Yang Exhaustion”, “High Performance”, “Enduring Youth”, and “Five Elements”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.