Could keto help relieve erectile disorders?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of keto acid in the treatment of erectile difficulties.
The agency said the drug is being tested in the use as an adjunct to menopausal therapy, as well as in the management of severe erectile impairment, including ED.
“Ketosis is a critical component of the therapeutic response to ED,” FDA commissioner Dr. Mary Jo White said.
“Ketogenic acid may help reduce the incidence of the disease in patients who have been prescribed the ketogenic diet, especially if these patients have already received a regimen of other medications.”
The FDA says the drug could be used for patients who are not taking other medications.
It will be available in pill, liquid and gel form.
The ketogenic acid is a naturally occurring form of carbohydrates derived from the starch of the corn plant.
The FDA said the keto diet is a nutritional plan that can help treat erectile problems and erectile pain.
It says there are no other medications or supplements that can be used as an alternative to ketosis.
The FDA is recommending that keto-acid tablets be given daily for patients with erectile symptoms.
They are also recommended for patients taking any other medications that have been suggested as alternatives to the ketos.
Patients with severe erections may need more than one dose of the drug, the FDA said.
The drug has been approved in the United States for the treatment, prevention and management of ED.