December 22, 2022 3:42 pm

Do you have a weak or non-working erection or do you have trouble performing when having sex with your partner? If the answers to these questions are "yes," then medical foods might be a good option for you and your erection.

Medical foods are formulated specifically to meet the dietary needs of individuals with particular medical conditions. They are distinct from over-the-counter dietary supplements.

Dive in and discover how incredible medical foods are for you to achieve a stronger and firmer erection!

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Difference Between Medical Foods and Supplement

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Medical foods are subject to FDA regulation, specifically formulated, and entirely natural. Also, medical foods have much more stringent criteria. Their ingredients are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS); typically, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and botanicals. And just like all pharmaceuticals, medical foods are all under-certified Good Manufacturing Practices. It has been scientifically demonstrated that medical foods can fulfill a nutrient deficiency in a particular disease state which cannot be provided by a regular diet. Lastly, a physician's supervision is checking medical foods.

Supplements are not subject to FDA regulation and may not be advertised as treatments for diseases. Studies have revealed that more than 70% of supplements do not contain the ingredients listed on their labels. While some supplements may be beneficial, purchasers must exercise caution since these products are not subject to FDA oversight. It's very hard for the public to discern which supplements are good, competitive, or not.

Medical Foods for Your Erection

There is an increased metabolic requirement on the body in the event of any disease, resulting in a decrease in natural balance levels. Many chronic illnesses, including erectile dysfunction, lead to a depletion of optimal neurotransmitter levels.


Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the brain that initiate a sequence of cellular alterations in the body. Medical foods facilitate the release of neurotransmitters that interact with serotonin pathways, which can influence mood, subsequently impacting brain health and sexual functioning such as arousal and general sexual well-being.

Medical foods are capable of synthesizing the amino acid L-arginine, which provides nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator that works to reduce inflammation by regulating neurotransmitter levels. Additionally, medical foods provide optimal nutritional supplementation of neurotransmitters in order to optimize brain health and potentially enhance sexual function through improved erectile capability.

Medical foods may complement or assist individuals in discontinuing certain prescription medications, which could be contributing to erectile dysfunction as many of these drugs have numerous side effects.

Medical Foods to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is a state of imbalance in which the body releases numerous chemicals. Ibuprofen and naproxen are two widely used anti-inflammatory medications; however, their side effects are often not taken into consideration. These drugs can cause gastrointestinal distress, ulceration, cardiac toxicity, kidney damage, an increased risk of bleeding diathesis, and altered pain pathways.

Erectile Dysfunction is an increasingly prevalent health issue among aging males. Chronic low-grade inflammation has been identified as a major contributor to the pathogenesis of ED and is thought to be an intermediate stage of endothelial dysfunction. In addition, ED can be caused by a variety of factors, including lack of sleep, smoking due to nicotine's inflammatory effect, and the use of certain medications such as opioids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Pain may also contribute to ED by activating the sympathetic nervous system and inhibiting the parasympathetic nervous system, thus making it difficult for an individual to relax and achieve an erection.

Double-blind studies were conducted to compare the effects of medical foods containing Theramine to those of naproxen and ibuprofen. Results indicated that balancing neurotransmitters through the use of medical foods could be a viable alternative for reducing dependency on anti-inflammatory medications. Additionally, lower levels of inflammation associated with this approach can help improve your erection and promote sexual and cardiovascular health.

Final Thoughts

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle through a good diet and exercise, as well as stress management. However, for those experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, pain, inflammation, anxiety, or sleep disorders, medical foods may be beneficial in restoring neurotransmitter balance and aiding the body's natural healing processes. Furthermore, certain supplements can also provide support; however natural and scientific solutions that promote natural healing are preferable in these disease states.

If you are interested in trying out medical foods, always do it under a doctor's supervision. Don't try to wean yourself off your prescription medication.

About our Guest, Dr. Mike Sinel

Dr. Mike is a board, certified Physician in Physical Medicine /Rehabilitation & Pain Management. He served 30 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. The author of several scientific papers and two books on back pain, including Back Pain Remedies for Dummies. He has been a serial entrepreneur and angel investor as well as an advisor and board member to multiple healthcare companies. Presently, he is the owner of Physician Therapeutics, a scientifically based nutritional medicine company transforming healthcare through targeted nutrition with encapsulated Medical Foods.

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