Vitamin D Supplementation May Have Sex Health Benefits
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Men who take vitamin D supplements might see improvements in their sexual health, according to a new study in the International Journal of Endocrinology.
Past research suggests that men with vitamin D deficiency have poorer sexual function. This study aimed to confirm these findings and determine whether vitamin D supplements could help.
Scientists looked at medical data from 114 men (median age 64) who were patients at the same andrology clinic. They also analyzed data from a subgroup of 41 men who took vitamin D supplements and followed those patients for a year.
Overall, higher levels of vitamin D were associated with higher levels of total testosterone and better sexual function.
For the subgroup, men taking vitamin D had increased free and total testosterone levels and improved erectile function.
Please see more information on the study here.
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