Are Goji Berries Good for Erectile Dysfunction? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Goji berries are good for ED. Because they have l-arginine, beta-sitosterol, and polysaccharides, and they can improve blood flow, testosterone levels, and immune function.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that affects your penis.

In ED, your body has difficulty getting or keeping an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

This can lead to various health problems, such as low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.

One of the key factors in managing ED is diet.

What you consume can affect your blood flow, which can impact your ED symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage ED, you should consume foods rich in antioxidants, nitric oxide, and zinc, like berries, leafy greens, nuts, and oysters, and avoid foods rich in saturated fat, sugar, and salt, like processed meats, baked goods, and fast food.

Now, goji berries are a type of bright red fruit that come from the Chinese boxthorn plant.

They are rich in antioxidants and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

People usually eat them raw, dried, or in juices, teas, or supplements.

Goji berries are good for ED because they contain l-arginine, beta-sitosterol, and polysaccharides.

These are good ingredients that can help improve blood flow, testosterone levels, and immune function.

One ounce (28 grams) of dried goji berries can give you 10% of your daily needs of vitamin C, 8% of iron, 6% of zinc, and 4% of protein.

L-arginine can positively affect ED by increasing the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that relaxes the blood vessels and improves blood circulation to the penis.

Beta-sitosterol can positively affect ED by inhibiting the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that can cause prostate enlargement and inflammation, which can interfere with erectile function.

Polysaccharides can positively affect ED by enhancing the immune system and reducing oxidative stress, which can damage the blood vessels and nerves involved in erections.

Furthermore, goji berries are a fruit and fruits are good for ED.

Because, fruits are high in antioxidants, fiber, and water, which can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation, and prevent dehydration, which can affect erectile function.

You can eat one to two ounces (28 to 56 grams) of dried goji berries per day safely.

More than that can cause diarrhea, nausea, or allergic reactions.

Also, you shouldn’t eat goji berries if you are taking blood thinners, blood pressure medications, or diabetes medications, to prevent interactions or adverse effects.

Because, goji berries can affect the way these drugs work and increase the risk of bleeding, hypotension, or hypoglycemia.

You can buy fresh or dried goji berries in your local market or can order them online.

Always choose organic and unsulfured goji berries.

Because, organic goji berries are free of pesticides and sulfured goji berries are treated with sulfur dioxide, which can cause allergic reactions or asthma attacks.

You can store them in an airtight container in a cool and dry place for up to a year.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing ED effectively.

I always recommend my ED patients to follow an ED-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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