This post has been a long time coming. Seriously. Ever since my 333 Uses For Coconut Oil post went viral, my male audience has emailed me time and time again, asking for more information about coconut oil for erectile dysfunction.
We aren’t talking about “too stressed out to make it work today” dysfunction. Or “baby is crying in the other room and my wife is distracted by it” dysfunction. No, we are talking about true erectile dysfunction. The type that tags along with aging, medical issues, and long-term anxiety & stress (just to name a few causes).
I decided that now was the time to tackle this sensitive yet important topic. I mean, it would be nuts not to right? (Nuts as in coconuts – extract mind from gutter please).
Coconut Oil For Erectile Dysfunction
Researching this topic was rather time consuming. Unlike every other use under the sun, apparently coconut oil isn’t the “go-to” natural remedy for erectile dysfunction. It’s unfortunate really because it does bring something important to the table for men with erectile dysfunction.
What’s that you ask?
An improved libido.
Yes, libido. Men have to have a healthy libido in order to experience the arousal necessary to trigger a true erection. I am in NO WAY stating that all men with erectile dysfunction have a low libido, but they often do go hand in hand. Hence the focus on libido. (But please keep reading even if your libido is a force to be reckoned with because there is useful information in here for you as well).
Low libido is actually a hormone issue, something most men don’t realize. Additionally, the most common reason for hormone induced libido issues is a lack of testosterone. This is where coconut oil comes into play.
No, coconut oil will not produce a reinvigorated libido with the wave of a magic wand. But, it sets the necessary chain reaction in motion in order to get that mojo working in your favor! Here’s what happens.
Fat is used to build our cell membranes and is the starting point for many hormones. It is the saturated fat that is critical to cell membrane structure and ultimately the health of the cell. A less than optimal structure will lead to a less than optimal cell and a less than optimal cell cannot function properly, if at all.
Hormones direct most of the body’s critical functions. Not enough fat, not enough hormone production. So, if you consume a healthy daily amount of coconut oil, its saturated fat and cholesterol open the gateway to increasing steroid hormones which in turn raises testosterone levels.
Low libido or not, plentiful levels of testosterone are critical to achieving erections.
Wait up – one more important piece of info. In one study, coconut oil was found to reduce oxidative stress in the testes of rats, resulting in significantly higher levels of testosterone. Reducing oxidative stress is a good thing period but if it gets those testosterone levels back on track, even better.
Interestingly enough, coconut oil isn’t the only part of the coconut that proves useful in aiding men with erectile dysfunction. Turns out, coconut water can also play a role.
Coconut water is rich with different electrolytes of magnesium, sodium & potassium. These electrolytes greatly increase the energy of the human body, enhance the muscle functionalities, and increase the blood flow in blood vessels. Daily consumption of a single glass of coconut water has been reported (in some men) to diminish the effects of erectile dysfunction.
You might want to make some of my delicious chocolate coconut water STAT!
Now, I get that coconut might not be your thing. Never fear! I actually wrote an entire post on herbs that can help boost libido. It is worth a read for sure!
If anyone out there suffers from ED, do share what has worked for you in the comments. Have you tried coconut oil for erectile dysfunction? What were the results?
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good writing !!!!!
If the company could leave out the preservatives: paraben…., I promise I preserve it myself
For ED the issue is complex but fixable.
1. Hormones need to be optimized
2. Blood flow as ED Can be a sign of cardiovascular issues
3. Nitric Oxide – very important as levels in men decrease with age. Take Nitric Oxide, L-Arginine. Consume Beats and get good nutrition
4. Alcohol puts Johnson to sleep – no more than two drinks if activity is anticipated
South Africa says
Dear Rasta Mama and fellow followers…
I’m having an ED prblm,so i used to read one of mama’s post,about coconut oil.
I used it the night the same day i bought as I were curious, it lit my candle,it was hard as i use to know it.
Same night I have sex,day there after,it didn’t work anymore….
Alvin Dyson says
How soon will coconut oil work if taken daily and 2/3 teasponns/tablespoon for my libido.
That totally depends on your overall health and genetics. Also, the more you can work up to each day the better. I would try to eventually get to a good 8 tablespoons per day if you can tolerate that much.
Kenneth Nickelson says
The answer was clearly shown in the famous “cake and shake” study – which used pristine, organic, virgin coconut oil – where researchers clearly found that flow-mediated dilation decreased by 32% after coconut oil consumption and only 17% after safflower oil (3 hours post-meal).  Once again, researchers found that saturated fat impairs blood flow, but the Paleo crowd just refused to accept it.
I’m 62 have serious ed
Can coconut oil help withed
I would definitely give it a try! A lot of men (of all ages) have reported a lot of success with it.
Dwight Baker says
The answer was clearly shown in the famous “cake and shake” study – which used pristine, organic, virgin coconut oil – where researchers clearly found that flow-mediated dilation decreased by 32% after coconut oil consumption and only 17% after safflower oil (3 hours post-meal).  Once again, researchers found that saturated fat impairs blood flow, but the Paleo crowd just refused to accept it….
So now what? Saturated coconut oil not good for blood flow????
This whole coconut oil debate goes back and forth. Big Pharma doesn’t want us to actually eat anything healthy because they like us sick. There ARE saturated fats that are bad but coconut oil really has not been proven to be one of them.
How much coconut water is to much. I drink liquids all day (mostly tea but some soda also). I purchased a bottle of coconut water and liked the taste so I was wondering how much should I drink per day? 20-24 oz? More? Can it be overdone?
Hi how would you use coconut oil for erectile dysfunction. I have not had sex in four years. Mom wife is chronically ill and doesn’t want to know anything about sex. I what to change that please help.