Does Natural Viagra Work?

Horny Goat Weed Might Help (a little)

Some herbs and supplements can have a (small) positive effect on ED, but they're not recommended

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Natural Viagra: Herbal Erectile Dysfunction Supplements

“Herbal Viagra” and other natural supplements marketed to treat ED are unregulated substances that may be ineffective and dangerous for some people. The impact of supplements like Horny Goat Weed, Yohimbe and red ginseng on ED has not been well-studied in humans. They may help relax blood vessels and have a positive impact on blood flow; the increase in blood flow may help erectile dysfunction; however, there is a potential for <em>dangerous side effects</em>.

There are no true natural alternatives to prescription erectile dysfunction medication, like Viagra, but even Viagra is not safe for everyone. If you think you’re having symptoms of ED, talk to your doctor about safe treatment options for you (whether you’re thinking about a supplement or a prescription drug, like Viagra). You shouldn’t take ED medication if you are not healthy enough to have sex. People with certain health conditions or on certain drugs should not take Viagra. If you are on drugs called “nitrates” for certain heart conditions and riociguat for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension cannot take Viagra. To learn more, see IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION about Viagra.

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