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This vitamin is the answer to better sex according to scientists

Not being able to get it up is a common problem, but it means you could be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED).


We all know that popping a little blue pill works as an antidote for a floppy penis but you might actually be lacking a natural erection-boosting nutrient.

Lads with low levels of the sunshine are more likely to have penis performance issues, as getting more vitamin D can boosts your erection and performance between the sheets.
ED affects half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70, but researchers from the University of Milan in Italy found that having a vitamin D deficiency can increase your risk of erection issues.

The team tested 143 erectile dysfunction sufferers and discovered nearly half of them had low levels of the sunshine vitamin and only a fifth had optimal levels.Men with the most extreme cases of ED had 24% less vitamin D than lads with mild erection problems.But this wasn’t the only study to notice a link between trouble getting it up and the natural nutrient.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University studied 3,400 healthy Americans and those who had a vitamin D deficiency were nearly a third more likely to have issues with getting hard.

Study author Dr. Erin Michos said: "Vitamin D deficiency is easy to screen for and simple to correct with lifestyle changes that include exercise, dietary changes, vitamin supplementation and modest sunlight exposure.

"Checking vitamin D levels may turn out to be a useful tool to gauge ED risk. The most relevant clinical question then becomes whether correcting the deficiency could reduce risk and help restore erectile dysfunction.”

Vitamin D plays a role in improving endothelial cell function and forming nitric oxide, a molecule that helps blood vessels function properly.

Nitric oxide allows blood vessels in the penis to relax which increases blood flow and causes an erection, so if there’s not enough it means getting stiff becomes a problem.

The blood vessels in your penis are very small, only one or two millimetres in diameter, so they can also easily get blocked by plaque caused by factors like a poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, age or genetics
Although it might be embarrassing you shouldn’t ignore penis problems because ED is typically linked to larger health problems.

Being unable to get hard is often a sign that your heart isn’t very healthy because poor cardiovascular health is the most common cause of ED.
Sometimes it’s also a symptom of health conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure. It can affect anyone, either as a one-off or reoccurring problem.

The penis issue, which can be psychological or physical, can also be linked with fatigue, stress, anxiety or depression.
Speaking exclusively to Dailystar.co.uk, celebrity GP Dr Pixie McKenna explained: “Your ED could be a symptom of an underlying medical issue that is yet to be diagnosed.

“If you already have a diagnosis of heart disease or diabetes make sure it is being optimally managed.

“If you haven’t had a health check for a while then book in for a screen. They are free through the NHS to the over 40s.”

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