4 Surprising Natural Ways to Improve ED

4 Surprising Natural Ways to Improve ED

If you are at that age where your motor is not buzzing the way you’d like it to, or you need a little more zest to do your best, then try these 4 surprising natural ways to improve erectile dysfunction (ED). Sure, you can visit your doctor and get a pill for help but why not try some non-pharmaceutical approaches first.

You may not have heard of these remedies but they are easy to try. All it takes is a few possible adjustments and add-ons to get you back in the saddle with improved health and optimal function. 


Yup, juicy, sweet summer watermelon may help with blood flow to your genitals. An amino acid called citrulline which has been linked to vasodilation (increased blood circulation) is prominent in this fruit. It relaxes and dilates the penis muscle blood vessels allowing for a more robust erection. 

Concluded in a study by Italian researchers and published in the journal Urology, 

“L-citrulline supplementation has been proved to be safe and psychologically well accepted by patients. Its role as an alternative treatment for mild to moderate ED, particularly in patients with a psychologically fear of phosphodiesterase type-5 enzyme inhibitors, deserves further research.”  


It’s always nice when potential remedies are fragrant fruits instead of chalky, side-effect inducing  pills. In addition to tasty watermelon, add a handful of blackcurrants. It turns out that this unassuming berry contains a good amount of anthocyanins. These are flavonoids (plant pigments) found in many fruits and vegetables, particularly blackcurrant and then blueberries, cherries, blackberries, radishes and red wine. 

A 40-year collective study by researchers at Harvard University and the Department of Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom found that,

“In food-based analysis, higher total intake of fruit, a major source of anthocyanins and flavanones, was associated with a 14% reduction in risk of ED…These data suggest that a higher habitual intake of specific flavonoid-rich foods is associated with reduced ED incidence.”

Gum Care

Stick to a good dentist checkup schedule because gum disease has recently been associated with erectile dysfunction. Even if you feel fine, your body could be fighting underlying gum infection (chronic periodontitis – CP) which could compromise performance. CP is gum disease that doesn’t go away without a dentist’s help. Past studies show risks to the heart with this condition but erectile dysfunction was never connected until a study done in 2017. This study, published in the Journal of Reproductive Sciences, stated and concluded that, 

“Various studies conducted in different parts of the world in recent years reported the evidence linking this relationship [CP and ED] as well as improvement in ED with periodontal [dental] treatment…In the light of available literature, evidence indicated a positive link in CP and ED. It was also suggested that CP should be considered risk factors for ED and treatment of CP might be helpful in the improvement of ED.”


Your penis muscle is just like any other muscle and may need to be worked out just the same. Some recommend the start-stop technique. Although used for pre-mature ejaculation, this technique may help open more blood flow to your penis. Basically, when you masturbate, right before you ejaculate, stop. Then start again. Try doing this three, four, five times in a row each time you masturbate as some people report stronger erections as a result. 

In addition to the start-stop technique or, if you’re not much of a masturbator, then having more sex may do the trick. That’s right, more sex. Yes, at first, it may be a challenge maintaining an erection so your partner should be prepared with the recommendation that they treat it as totally normal. This may help each time as the psychological, anxiety ridden aspect of sex may diminish while you get more practice and, well, grow stronger. 

The LA Times reported on research from the Tampere Male Urological Study in Finland which found that, 

“Having sex once a week halved men’s chances of developing erectile dysfunction, compared with a less-than-once-a-week schedule. In their analyses, the researchers made sure that other health factors — such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and depression — did not explain the differences among men.”


These 4 surprising natural ways to improve erectile dysfunction might help. In the meantime, don’t forget to practice the not-so-surprising natural ways to improve ED such as:

  • Meditate 
  • Lose weight
  • Limit alcohol 
  • Stop smoking
  • Try talk therapy 
  • Get more exercise
  • Eat less animal products 
  • Eat more plant-based foods

Take care of yourself and your body will follow.