Spirulina & Sex
Many of the symptoms for andropause read like a list that we know from our research and personal experience that Spirulina can help with or ease symptoms. In particular, Low energy and fatigue, Loss of Muscle Mass & Strength, poor concentration and short-term memory problems. That leaves Depression, Low Sex Drive and Erectile Dysfunction. We have now researched and published a page of the benefits of Spirulina for anxiety & depression. This post is about how Spirulina might help with Erectile Dysfunction.*
So where is the evidence?
Studies have demonstrated that Spirulina improves blood lipid profiles
Spirulina appears to help blood vessels to dilate and help with blood circulation, thus permitting blood to flow more easily. That would include the penis.
Anecdotally, we can confirm that this makes sense. One of our team members suffered from Low Sex Drive and Erectile Dysfunction for about 6 years. Even “morning glory” erections had disappeared. He had to buy Viagra. Since taking Spirulina regularly for 3 years, he has not had to buy any Viagra at all. If you suffer from Erectile Dysfunction, might spirulina be worth a try? It’s a lot cheaper than Viagra and has lots of other benefits as described elsewhere on this site.
So where is the evidence?
Good question. We searched and this is what we found.
Findings in a 2018 study related to diabetes found that spirulina has a positive impact on cardiovascular biomarkers in humans. This includes blood lipids. This may explain why it would appear that spirulina might in certain circumstances, particularly diabetics, help men with erectile dysfunction*. Spirulina may also lower blood pressure by increasing blood flow which of course includes to the penis.*
What the Scientists Say
We do not advocate that Spirulina is a cure for raised blood pressure, however there have been studies that suggest it may help*. A 2007 study in Mexico demonstrated that Spirulina has a positive effect in lowering blood pressure and suggested it could be a helpful “dietary supplement”. A further human study in 2016 of 40 people found that taking Spirulina regularly for 3 months helped reduce Body Mass Index (BMI) significantly and demonstrated improvements in blood pressure. It also helped to improve the endothelial of the people in the study. Another more recent study on Spirulina in 2019, led by Dr Albino Carrizzo at the Vascular Physiopathology Laboratory in Pozzilli (Italy) found “a potentially antihypertensive effect”, due to the dilation of blood vessels. He called for further research.
So does it work?
It could be that the weight loss in our colleague, helped improve his cardiovascular health and therefore his problem of erectile dysfunction. We know of no studies that can confirm 100% that Spirulina helps to ease the problem of Erectile Dysfunction but in his particular case, it seems to have helped. So it might help you or your partner too. Bearing in mind that one gramme of spirulina is the equivalent of 1 kg of fruit and vegetables (see the video below) in terms of nutrition. What do you have to lose trying it?
This scientist explains the benefits of Spirulina more and says that 3 grammes of spirulina is the equivalent of 3 kg of fruit and vegetables in terms of nutrient value: Watch from Minute 7.07:
How well researched is Spirulina? Is it safe? Is it right for me?
Which Spirulina supplier? Its wise to check this carefully.
Where you obtain your supplies of spirulina from is important to consider. To help you understand this better, we have researched and we describe this in some detail on our; “What is spirulina about” page. Please click though to understand spirulina better, so as to be reassured that its right for you. Please, also check with your Doctor too. We only support producers on this site with rigorous production and supply chain procedures.
You can check spirulina FAQs via this click through. Or leave a question or comment below, and we will try to answer it or sign post you in the right direction.
Please see our recent Post Do Men Get Menopause, for further information.
Stuck at home due to Covid-19? This click through may be helpful to you.
*Nothing on this website should be interpreted as personal medical advice. Always consult a qualified Doctor or health care professional before changing anything related to your healthcare.