Sixties singer and song writer Donovan likely wasn’t referring to the sunshine vitamin with his top-ranked billboard hit. However, vitamin D3 ranks among the most versatile vitamins implicated in virtually every aspect of our health. Its marquee function for assimilating calcium and phosphorus for bone building make it an ally in the fight against osteoporosis. Other vitamin D benefits include stimulating insulin production, elevating mood, and providing relief for seasonal affective disorder (SAD); it also strengthens immune-system performance for increased resistance to many diseases and illnesses.
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Results from a clinical trial published in the November 2014 edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine conclude that a deficiency of vitamin D3 can be a contributing factor for erectile dysfunction.
The study involving 143 men determined a vitamin D deficiency was present in 45.9% of participants. Vitamin D deficiency correlates with endothelial dysfunction, which results from damage to the lining of the arteries associated with atherosclerosis and the loss of arterial elasticity. Simply put, this means the ability of the arteries to relax and accommodate increased blood flow to erectile tissue is compromised.
Male sexual arousal involves many variables; supplementing with vitamin D3, the biologically active form of this critical vitamin, could prove to be a simple way to raise your expectations.