A study out of the University of Wisconsin Medical Center found that people who were taking an amino acid supplement called betaine are at significantly lower risk of having erectile problems, according to a new study.
The researchers found that betaine is known to help stimulate the release of prolactin, a hormone that stimulates the production of sperm.
Betaine has been shown to be effective in treating erectile disorders including erectile dystonia, according the researchers, who were published in the journal “Plant Science” on Monday.
“We hypothesized that beta-induced reductions in prolactine would be protective against erectile impairment,” lead author David S. Mertz, professor of integrative medicine at the UW Medicine School and the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University School of Medicine, said in a statement.
“We found that, indeed, beta supplementation was associated with a reduced risk of erectile symptoms.”
Researchers followed more than 9,000 men in the United States between 2006 and 2016.
The researchers followed these men for an average of three years.
The participants were divided into two groups, with betaine supplementation at a dose of 1,000 micrograms per day for one year and placebo supplementation at the same dose for two years.
During the course of the study, the men were asked to rate their erectile satisfaction and the likelihood of having a sexual partner who was at least 18 years old.
After one year, the researchers collected data on sexual activity and sexual activity with partners.
During a second year, they collected data about sexual satisfaction and sexual satisfaction with partners with the same age.
Finally, they examined the effects of betaine supplements and placebo supplements on changes in sperm count, which is known as a biomarker of the condition.
During the two-year study, betaine was found to be the most effective at improving erectile functioning, with the most significant improvements seen in the highest quartile of testosterone levels.
The results suggest betaine may also help prevent sexual dysfunction.
“There is a large body of research suggesting that betulin could be beneficial for treating erectiles,” said Mertzz.
“The benefits of betulin have been observed in people who have had erectile failure, but there is also a need to determine the best dose and the duration of treatment.
It is not known whether betulin can be used for this purpose in healthy individuals.”