For the average guy, the notion of specific “penis vitamins” may seem like a gimmick. After all, shouldn’t the penis get all of the nourishment it requires from our daily diets? To an extent, yes. But unfortunately, few people get all of the nutrients they need from the diet alone.

Because of this, augmenting the personal care routine with specific penis nutrients can have surprising benefits. Below, we explore some of these ingredients and the ways that they can impact the health of the manhood.

The “ABCs” of Penis Health and Function

Vitamin A

Also known as retinol, this vitamin has the ability to reduce the signs of blemishes and wrinkles on the skin. As such, it is frequently found in skin-smoothing and anti-aging products.  Additionally, it is a natural antibacterial agent. Compounds containing vitamin A can help to eliminate odor-causing bacteria that naturally accumulate in the genital area.

Vitamin B5

This vitamin has a wide array of penile health properties. As Dr. Vinod Raina enumerates, this nutrient benefits the penis in terms of:

  • Healthy blood and combatting high blood pressure, thereby contributing to better erectile function;
  • Higher energy levels and a healthy sex drive;
  • Testosterone production, which is important for both erectile function and fertility;
  • Stress reduction, leading to greater sexual enjoyment.

Additionally, researchers believe B5 helps to hydrate the skin through its unique abilty to pull moisture from the air into the outer dermal layer. This can help to prevent unattractive dryness and protect the skin from cracking.

Vitamin C

Like vitamin B5, vitamin C impacts penis health in a variety of ways. For instance, it is a key component in collagen, which is important for maintaining the skin’s elasticity. It also contributes to healthy erectile tissue, as well as keeping the blood vessels strong and functioning properly. Furthermore, vitamin C has been linked to healthy sperm production.

Vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to erectile dysfunction. According to researcher Alessandra Barrasi, MD, vitamin D deficiencies contribute to the production of free radicals. These molecules deplete the body’s supple of nitrous oxide, which is necessary for allowing erections to form. With this in mind, supplementing with vitamin D may contribute to erectile function.

Vitamin E

As with vitamins B5 and C, vitamin E has been linked to healthy circulation, a robust sex drive, and optimum erectile function. Additionally, this nutrient, when used as an ingredient in moisturizing cremes or lotions, creates a natural moisture barrier that helps keep the penile skin smooth, wrinkle-free and pleasant to the touch.

Other Nutrients that Play a Role in Penile Health

Aside from the essential penis vitamins listed above, the following nutrients have been proven to contribute to penile health and function:

Acetyl L Carnitine

This amino acid, which occurs naturally in the body, plays an important role in metabolic function. As a supplement, it has energy-boosting properties, making it popular with athletes and weight lifters.

Aside from its metabolic benefits, acetyl L carnitine is a powerful neuroprotective agent. With respect to penis health, carnitine can help  prevent the destruction of nerve tissue due to daily wear and tear. Loss of nerve tissue can result in low penile sensation levels. In fact, many men report that cremes containing acetyl L carnitine help to restore sensitivity in the penis after years of rough handling.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxdant that can help protect the body from oxidative damage that breaks down cells and limits their ability to function. It also works with L-arginine to produce nitric oxide in the body. This molecule is a vital component in forming and maintaining erections.

L-arginine

L-arginine is an enzyme that occurs naturally in the body. In tandem with alpha lipoic acid and other compoinds, this nutrient contributes to the production of nitric oxide. This chemical benefits penis health by enabling the blood vessels to expand, allowing erections to form.

How to Integrate These Nutrients into a Penile Care Regimen

The nutrients above generally occur naturally in the body and are part of a healthy diet. On the other hand, they are necessary for many of the functions that our bodies perform, and not all men consume them at sufficient levels to fully benefit from their penile health features.

With this in mind, applying a creme containing a combination of these penis vitamins and amino acids can be an effective way to take advantage of their healing and protective qualities. Daily use of a penis-friendly creme or lotion is ideal, as the nutrients absorb directly into the penile skin for maximum efficacy.