Taking the below nutrients daily may help men maintain erectile function and may even boost their fertility by increasing sperm mobility and motility.

  • 800 micrograms folate
  • The recommend daily allotments of B vitamins
  • 3g omega-3 fatty acids daily
  • 15 micrograms zinc
  • The recommended daily allotment of vitamin C

To help preserve sexual function, men should consider taking 2g of L-arginine, an amino acid found in pumpkin seeds and other foods including almonds, cocoa and real chocolate, garbanzo beans, peanuts, salmon, soy and walnuts, as well as 500 microgram of L-citrulline twice a day.

It's been rumoured that taking these together increases nitric oxide production in the inner layer of your arteries, thereby increasing blood flow, which can prevent erectile dysfunction and also increase sperm count. Taking these twice a day just might decrease all other forms of arterial aging-heart disease, stroke, memory loss, peripheral vascular disease and skin wrinkling.

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