Fruits are good for dessert, juicing, shakes, and snacks. They contain fiber and nutrients, particularly antioxidants, which provide many beneficial effects to your body. Several fruits have even demonstrated male enhancement properties. One of these fruits is the exotic pomegranate.
The name pomegranate comes from the French words pomme garnete, which means “seeded apple.” The pomegranate is a softball-sized fruit covered by red leathery skin. It contains juicy red arils surrounded by white membranes. The pomegranate originated in the Himalayan and Middle East regions and was believed to be one of the most cultivated fruits. Pomegranates are known as symbols of eternal life, fertility, and strength and were planted in many religious courtyards and temples around the world. It is only fitting that it was found to have male enhancement properties.
A study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research suggests that drinking 100 percent pomegranate juice daily may help fight erectile dysfunction (ED). The randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover pilot study looked at the effectiveness of pomegranate juice when it comes to improving erection quality. Sixty-one men were chosen as subjects. The participants were men who were in a stable, monogamous relationship with women; suffered from mild to moderate ED for at least three months; and were willing to attempt sexual intercourse at least once a week during each study period.
For the first month of the study, the participants were asked to drink either eight ounces of pomegranate juice or eight ounces of a placebo daily during or after dinner. After a two-week washout period wherein the participants did not drink the juice or placebo nor used any ED medication or male enhancement supplements, those who previously drank the pomegranate juice drank the placebo and vice-versa.
After two months, the effectiveness of pomegranate juice was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) – a validated questionnaire that has been shown to correlate with ED intensity – and the Global Assessment Questionnaires, which elicits the patient’s self-evaluation of the pomegranate juice and the placebo on erectile function. Forty-seven percent of the participants said they experienced improved erection quality with the pomegranate juice compared to 32 percent for the placebo. The scientists believe that the male enhancement properties of pomegranate juice are due to the fruit’s high antioxidant levels, which fight free radicals and prevent them from disrupting circulatory function.
Thankfully, you don’t need to drink pomegranate juice daily to experience its male enhancement benefits. Some of the best male enhancement supplements now contain pomegranate extract. Read MHI’s male enhancement product reviews to learn more about different male enhancement ingredients.