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Exercise and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)


Treatments for (ED)


Diet and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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Recommended Supplements

This location on the website can be used to obtain information about those supplements and food products that have been proven to help with ED. You can learn about each product and shop at your local supplement store or elsewhere on the internet or you can click on the illustration of the first or only product that you want to purchase and navigate to the page for that product on Puritan’s website. Then, if you want more products, add them to your shopping basket at Puritan. By using your back-button you can also return to this same website page to click through for information about the next product. Your shopping cart at Puritan will remain open until you have made all of your selections and then you can check out and have one delivery charge. The chocolate comes from a different supplier, but if you order two 17.5 oz. bars per month that will give you an ounce per day and it will still cost less than in a retail store, even including the charge for shipping.

Based on both research and actual experience, we recommend the following supplements, and we will give you a brief rationale for each.

CAUTION: be very careful when using prescription medications (Cialis, Levitra or Viagra) after optimizing your NO (Nitric Oxide) production following the recommendations on this website or in the book, Survival of the FIRMEST. You could have an exaggerated response with a very prolonged erection (called priapism) that can require a trip to the emergency room. We recommend that you carefully read and follow the precautions in the package insert and start with one-quarter of the lowest dose and gradually increase once you know you are not taking too much of the medication. You should expect to respond to lower doses of these prescription medications after optimizing NO production from your blood vessels.

Omega-3 fatty acids: These healthy essential fats increase NO production by your blood vessels and also help to prevent sudden death, heart attacks and strokes. We recommend 500 to 1200 mg. per day. They should be processed to remove environmental contaminants, and assayed to verify how much EPA and DHA they contain.

Folic acid: This B vitamin is a specific co-factor in the production of NO in the body. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 400 micrograms. We do not recommend taking more than the RDA, and if you are getting extra folic acid in wheat bread and cereal or if you eat a lot of veggies, we recommend cutting the tablets in two and taking only 200 micrograms per day. There has been some recent concern that excessive folic acid could increase colon cancer.


  1. 64-year-old married grandfather and cancer survivor

    “Something very interesting is happening here. Since taking these supplements, I’ve not only had better erections, but my desire has really increased. Things that haven’t gotten me aroused for many years now do, and I find myself thinking about sex much more often, like when I was a young man. Someone should measure testosterone levels before and after these supplements. I bet they’re higher”.
    54-year-old accountant married for 30 years
    “After a few weeks on the omega 3’s I knew something was very different. One morning I got up to shave and I just couldn’t stand it. I hopped back into bed for a “quickie” that turned out to be not so quick. Boy, did we have to rush to get me out of the door in time so that I would not be late for work. That has never happened before in many years of marriage. It was a very good feeling.”
    60-year-old physician married for 34 years
    “After increasing my intake of folic acid, omega 3’s and antioxidants, we were on a vacation and after having had a great meal of white fish the previous evening, we just stayed in bed the next day like honeymooners. We’ve occasionally made love two or three times in a day when on vacation years ago, but this time was a great surprise. That day was better than we had ever experienced, even on our real honeymoon many years ago.”
    52-year-old fire-fighter married for over 20 years
    “It’s been much harder than I’ve experienced throughout my life. Many times it’s been so hard that it is impossible to imagine it being any harder. Now I really do know how hard, hard is!”
    50-year-old pilot, and recently divorced
    “My girlfriend has commented that our time together keeps getting better and better every time we make love. There was one time, recently, when she wanted me to make love to her again shortly after we just finished. I was a bit nervous because it has been a long time since I have been able to multiple times. I was greatly surprised to find myself rising up to the occasion and she was very happy with my performance. I am not used to receiving compliments for my performances in bed. This was a new one for me”.
    42-year-old attorney and recently remarried
    "I've been athletic, fit and generally in very good health throughout my life. At age 42 and newly wed to my soul mate, I never really imagined our intimacy could be better, and we had not experienced any problems in this area. However, within a week of adding fish oil and folic acid supplements to my diet, both my wife and I noticed some performance enhancements. The blood flow, duration and intensity of our intimacy seemed even better. With no other notable changes in diet or exercise, it seemed these supplements had noticeable positive effects. I'm also aware of research indicating the supplements can improve cardiac health, so for each of these reasons, I take my fish oil and folic acid daily.