As a man ages, his natural levels of testosterone begin to decline, which eventually leads to andropause. This affects both a man’s fertility and ability to have an erection. According to Dr Ng Kok Kit, consultant at Changi General Hospital’s Andropause and Men’s Health Clinic, this can start as early as 40 years old.
Other common causes of male potency problems include: diabetes, cardiovascular problems and high blood pressure. So speak to your GP if you suspect that you’re having fertility issues. In the meantime, follow this plan for extra lead in your pencil.
Here’s a potency-enhancement eating plan from UK-based nutritional therapist Emma Wells:
Breakfast Oat porridge with quinoa and berries. Keeping mood and blood sugar stable, the fibre reduces cholesterol to improve circulation and the berries keep your veins in good order.
Lunch Wholemeal salmon and avocado wrap with tomato salsa. Avocado delivers vitamin E, which ups blood flow to the penis. Salmon’s omega-3 boosts mood and lycopene in the salsa protects the prostate.
Dinner Grilled chicken with sunflower seed pesto, new potatoes (thinner and more delicate than older ones) and watercress. Chicken delivers the amino acid L-arginine, which helps relax muscles surrounding blood vessels, increasing erection-enabling blood flow. The watercress and new potatoes provide a lot of the heart-protecting vitamin C to keep one pump supplying the other.