Importance of nitric oxide for male sexual health:
Nitric oxide is an important chemical compound which plays an important role in male sexual function. Increased levels of nitric oxide improve circulation, lead to increased frequency of erections and been shown to improve staying power harder and firmer erections. Conversely, lower levels of nitric oxide can lead to soft erections and premature ejaculation.
Known as the “Food of the Gods”, the ancient Mayans can be thanked for their discovery and cultivation of cacao tree, from which cacao powder (also referred to as cocoa powder) and chocolate are made. In fact, Cacao was considered so nutritious that Mayan kings drank up to 30 cups a day to maintain their vigor and virility.
The health benefits of cacao are enormous. Recent studies have shown that cacao improves brain function, is a natural mood booster and improves blood flow – all very important for the bedroom. Cacao even provides the brain with phenylethylanime, which is that chemical that makes you “feel like you’re in love”.
However, the Cacao powder typically available in the supermarket isn’t this rich nutrient cacao we are talking about. For real health benefits of Cacao powder, it needs to be raw – It’s still very easy to find in your local health food store.
Researchers have discovered an array of compounds in beet juice can lower blood pressure, enhance athletic performance, improve brain health and improve blood flow – all factors important to improving virility.
Most importantly beet juice is full of nitrates which are converted by the body into nitric oxide, and essential ingredient to maintaining firmness and hardness in men.