Apart from looking great and feeling more confident, the beneficial vitamin D from our sunbeds can actually boost men’s sexual performance!
Vitamin D deficiency could be a contributing factor of Erectile dysfunction (ED) since studies have found that a significant number of men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) have low levels of this fat-soluble vitamin.
Known causes of ED are psychological, vascular and hormonal and research has now shown that vitamin D deficiency can be added to the list.
A recent study out of Italy tested 143 men with erectile dysfunction and found almost half of them were deficient in vitamin D, with only 20% showing optimal levels.
So why does Vitamin D help?
When men have low levels of vitamin D this increases the production of superoxide ions (free radicals) which can deplete nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is what helps blood vessels relax, increasing blood flow to the penis which we all know is what makes the magic happen! If the blood vessels won’t relax as much then an erection will not happen or will be harder to achieve.
All men with ED should have their vitamin D levels checked to rule out the possibility of it being the reason for this condition. Levels tend to be lowest in winter and early spring and highest in summer and autumn, so it generally recommended you get tested in the winter. It can also explain why men are often more amorous in the summer months! Results of vitamin D levels testing should be thoroughly discussed with a doctor for their professional advice and the course of action to take.
How to increase your vitamin D;
So Men, if you are feeling the winter blues and need a little ‘pick me up’ which not pop into one of our deluxe stand-up or lay downs sunbeds for a nice dose of Vitamin D. Not only will you feel and look better but it may give you just the boost you were looking for J
Remember not to exceed recommended usage of sunbeds and to tan responsibly. #tanright@bodilight