Neogenis Labs Proves That Low Testosterone May Not Be Responsible For Boomers’ Sexual Problems. Nitric Oxide Insufficiency Could Be the Culprit.
Neogenis Labs contends that nitric oxide insufficiency, not testosterone, is actually to blame for aging baby boomers' sexual issues. Nitric oxide is a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies. As we age, we lose our ability to produce it. Research reveals that this molecule controls erections in men and orgasms in women.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 28, 2012
As men age, often their sexual performance suffers. And somewhere along the way, testosterone got pegged as the problem. Dr. Craig Bowron, a primary care physician and renowned medical journalist, sums it up, “…the mere fact you’re having impotency and sex-drive problems doesn’t mean you have “Low T.” In fact, the majority of men with erectile dysfunction have Normal T but abnormal circulation or nerve function.”
Nathan Bryan, PhD, a professor and researcher at the Brown Institute of Molecular Medicine at University of Texas in Houston, agrees and suggests the reason men have more difficulty with erections as they age is insufficient nitric oxide, which causes the abnormal circulation. “Nitric oxide is one of the most important molecules in our body and we cannot live without it” says Bryan.
Nitric oxide (NO) is a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies, responsible for signaling our arteries to relax and stay flexible. Not surprisingly, as we age our bodies lose the ability to naturally produce the molecule. In fact, by the age of 40 we are making approximately half the amount we did in our 20s. The entire cardiovascular system relies on nitric oxide for sufficient oxygen and blood delivery, and it is well known that insufficiency results in high blood pressure, low energy and a host of other circulation-related problems – including erectile dysfunction. However, most people have never heard of this miraculous molecule. “The discovery of nitric oxide’s role in the body was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1998, but sadly many people, including physicians, are not aware of its importance,” says Dr. Bryan.
Until recently, often the first sign of cardiovascular disease was the manifestation of a heart attack. Symptoms included shortness of breath, heavy chest, pain in the chest or jaw, or radiating pain or numbness in the arm. The heart attack and subsequent symptoms indicated that overt coronary artery disease had developed. At this stage in the game, it’s too late for most people. This concerning reality led to the discovery of more subtle cardiovascular warning signs that could be recognized sooner, enabling corrective measures and even reversal of the disease. “Cardiovascular medicine may have found its answer in erectile dysfunction (ED),” says Bryan. “We now know that sexual dysfunction is actually the first sign of insufficient NO production that sets the stage for the progression of heart disease.”
Erections are triggered by the body’s release of nitric oxide. Under normal healthy conditions, when stimulated for sexual activity, NO is produced in the penis that signals the blood vessels in the corpus cavernosum to dilate and accommodate more blood flow. It is engorgement from blood flow that causes and sustains an erection. Without sufficient NO production, there is poor circulation, thus no erection or a poor erection that cannot be sustained. In fact, this is the signaling pathway affected by phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PD5) such as Viagra and Cialis. They work to prevent the degradation of the signal that NO turns on. However without NO, many ED drugs will not work and that is the reason they are not effective in 100% of the population. Initially these drugs were being developed for heart disease before it was realized that they worked for sexual issues. However, this makes sense as both are a result of endothelial dysfunction and poor circulation. The same holds true true for women. Without proper blood flow to the clitoris, women cannot have orgasms or enhanced sexual sensitivity.
For more information on nitric oxide and to review Dr. Bryan’s research, visit http://www.neogenis.com.
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