Erections

Erections refers to the ability to achieve and maintain and erection as well as its rigidity. Many supplements catering towards erectile dysfunction are said to possess these pro-erectile properties.

   

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GradeLevel of Evidence
ARobust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials
BMultiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
CSingle double blind study or multiple cohort studies
DUncontrolled or observational studies only
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Magnitude of Effect Size
Scientific ConsensusComments
BYohimbine
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BPanax ginseng
CButea superba
CAshwagandha
CCoenzyme Q10
CMaca
CDehydroepiandrosterone
CEurycoma Longifolia Jack
CTribulus terrestris
CSaffron
DL-Carnitine
DPycnogenol
DCitrulline

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  2. Thibault R, et al. Oral citrulline does not affect whole body protein metabolism in healthy human volunteers: results of a prospective, randomized, double-blind, cross-over study. Clin Nutr. (2011)
  3. Moinard C, et al. Dose-ranging effects of citrulline administration on plasma amino acids and hormonal patterns in healthy subjects: the Citrudose pharmacokinetic study. Br J Nutr. (2008)
  4. Bendahan D, et al. Citrulline/malate promotes aerobic energy production in human exercising muscle. Br J Sports Med. (2002)
  5. Pérez-Guisado J, Jakeman PM. Citrulline malate enhances athletic anaerobic performance and relieves muscle soreness. J Strength Cond Res. (2010)
  6. Cormio L, et al. Oral L-citrulline supplementation improves erection hardness in men with mild erectile dysfunction. Urology. (2011)
  7. Orozco-Gutiérrez JJ, et al. Effect of L-arginine or L-citrulline oral supplementation on blood pressure and right ventricular function in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction. Cardiol J. (2010)
  8. Hickner RC, et al. L-citrulline reduces time to exhaustion and insulin response to a graded exercise test. Med Sci Sports Exerc. (2006)
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