Pomegranate Juice is my number one juice recommendation when it comes to promoting sexual health. Pomegranate juice has been used for thousands of years but it’s now gaining more popularity due to a number of positive studies conducted on this delicious fruit. After I did a 3 week experiment where I drank 2 glasses of pomegranate juice a day I noticed amazing results. The main one was a dramatic increase of spontaneous erections after around the 4th day “which did become a little bit annoying after awhile”. Now I am always telling men about the benefits of drinking pomegranate juice. Here are 6 benefits of pomegranate juice for men.
1: High in vitamin C
Vitamin C plays a great role in Nitric Oxide production as Vitamin C converts nitrites to nitric oxide. One set of study authors noted that “ Vitamin C is an effective scavenger of nitrite, reducing it to nitric oxide and preventing nitrosamine formation in vitro and in vivo.” What does this mean? It means due to an increase of nitric oxide production you will have more blood flow to your muscles including your penis which will allow for stronger and longer erections. Vitamin C can also increase citrulline levels and decrease cortisol levels (learn more here). Pomegranates are also rich in other vital nutrients.
2: Helps Fight Prostate Cancer
Studies show pomegranates help fights the most common cancer in men “prostate cancer”. This is due to pomegranates ability to slow down cancer cell reproduction and even induce apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells (Study1, Study2)
3: Helps reduce high blood pressure
Blood pressure can damage your arteries by causing them to become thicker, or even to burst. This can restrict blood flow to your penis, which may then cause erectile dysfunction. Some blood pressure medicines can also cause erectile dysfunction. In one study, people with high blood pressure had a significant reduction after consuming 150 ml (5 oz) of pomegranate juice daily for 2 weeks (Basically what I did for my own experiment).
4: May Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Pomegranate juice is antioxidant-rich and can improve heart health. The polyphenols, vitamins and minerals in pomegranate juice greatly outnumber those in other fruit juices. Pomegranate juice can help lower cholesterol, remove arterial deposits of “bad” LDL cholesterol, limit inflammation and encourage a more fluid cardiovascular environment that lowers blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. It is a complicated disease, driven by many different factors.
A study was done with 51 people with high cholesterol and triglycerides were given 800 milligrams of pomegranate seed oil per day for 4 weeks was shown to significantly lower triglycerides and improve the triglyceride:HDL ratio (Study).
Another study proved that pomegranate juice when given to people with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol had the ability to reduce LDL cholesterol (study).
5: Repair erectile dysfunction / Increase erection quality
A combination of positive effects mentioned above such as pomegranates ability to improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure combined with ability to increase nitric oxide production can lead to amazing improved erection quality.
Pomegranate juice may also increase testosterone levels. Erectile dysfunction can be a bi product of low testosterone levels . A study performed in Edinburgh, UK by the Queen Margaret University gave pomegranate juice to 22 male subjects to find out whether there is any effect on the salivary testosterone levels of these individuals. Two weeks later the average level of testosterone of the male subjects had increased by 24 per cent on average. If an increase in testosterone levels can be achieved by drinking pomegranate juice daily then this might have positive benefits for men with low levels of test. There still needs to be more research done to come to the conclusion that pomegranate juice can increase testosterone levels.
6: Improve Exercise Performance
Due to pomegranates ability to improve overall cardiovascular health and it containing a high amount of nitrates which help in the process of nitric oxide production this allows for a significantly enhanced blood flow throughout the body especially to the muscles. This can result in improved exercise performance.
In a study of 19 athletes running on a treadmill, 1 gram of pomegranate extract 30 minutes before exercise significantly enhanced blood flow (Study). This led to a delay in the onset of fatigue, and an increase in exercise efficiency.
Now its your turn
Do yourself a favor and make sure you stock your fridge up with some pomegranate juice. Pomegranates are the holy grail of fruits for mens sexual health. The best way to consume pomegranate juice is via 100% concentrate juice on a daily basis. Positive effects will take place after a minimum of one week, pomegranate also make for a great post workout drink. If you cant find 100% concentrate juice in your area you can always order it online.