Many men are looking for natural ways to increase their potency. In some cases, this is because they don't like the idea of the side effects that can come with the drugs that are available, and, in other cases, living a natural lifestyle is important to them. As long you don't not have any underlying serious health issues that are affecting his potency, there are a number of natural ways to increase potency.
Alcohol, Smoking and Recreational Drugs
Alcohol, smoking and recreational drugs can all affect the male libido for the worse. It's important to cease drinking alcohol, smoking and doing recreational drugs if you want your libido to bounce back. When men drink a lot of alcohol, it can cause erectile dysfunction, even after the alcohol has left their systems. Smoking can restrict the blood flow to the penis and as such can also cause serious erectile dysfunction. Recreational drugs also have a serious effect on the male libido and should not be used.
Zinc and Vitamin B
Testosterone is the hormone that controls libido. If your are experiencing problems with potency, it may be because your testosterone levels have decreased. One reason testosterone levels decrease is a lack of zinc and Vitamin B in the diet. Just adding some foods that have high levels of these substances to your diet can help your body to begin producing testosterone again, and bring your testosterone levels up. Some examples of foods that contain zinc are raw oysters, brown rice, turkey and cheese. Some example foods that contain Vitamin B are eggs, bananas, avocado and salmon.
Ginko biloba has been used in Asia for hundreds of years for increased blood flow to the brain. A fortunate side effect of this is that ginko biloba also increases the blood flow to the penis. Since increased blood flow is necessary to maintain an erection, this herb may be one way to increase your potency.
Stress can cause a man to focus so much on what is stressing him that his potency is decreased. Learning to decrease stress is one natural way to increase potency. It's important to learn healthy ways to manage stress such as deep breathing, yoga or talking to someone who cares. In many cases, once the stress is relieved your libido increases and returns to normal. When stress relief is combined with other things like diet changes, for example, this increases the odds of success.