Having a lack of vitamins and nutrients is a sure way to lower immune function and open yourself up to illness. But there’s another risk you face from lower vitamin intake; and this particular risk will really hit you like a kick in the nuts, literally. Now that I’ve got your attention, here’s how vitamin B12 can prevent erectile dysfunction.
HOW VITAMIN B12 CAN PREVENT ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
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Erectile dysfunction can stem from many different health-related problems. This includes heart disease, diabetes, and even obesity. Well, you can add vitamin B12 deficiency to that list as well. In 2009, a study at the Medical Centre in Fangchenggang First People’s Hospital was conducted which included 1457 males between the ages of 20-69.
The researchers set out to determine the effects of low B12 consumption and sexual performance. It was concluded that there was a direct correlation between erectile dysfunction and low vitamin B12 intake. Thus, taking vitamin B12 can help prevent erectile dysfunction.
Vitamin B12 is naturally only found in animal products. People who follow a vegan diet need to ensure that they eat food fortified with this vitamin. Erectile dysfunction aside, a lack of B12 can also cause a health problems that could have serious consequences. Simply put, you need vitamin B12 to live.
If you follow a vegan diet and have done your homework, mandatory B12 supplementation is common knowledge. If you’re a male who’s following a vegan diet, you now have yet another important reason to pop those B12 pills responsibly, of course.
OPTIMAL FOOD SOURCES FOR B12 CONSUMPTION
The best B12 foods are shellfish, but as we know, that’s not often a regular part of most people’s diet. That being the case, beef is your next best option, followed by chicken. Eggs and dairy products also provide you with a good source of B12 and act as an alternative source for vegetarians.