Limiting Side-Effects Of Your ED Pills In Bodybuilding

Erectile dysfunction is vastly prevalent in men aged between 40 and 70 years of age. Though generally caused by old age, several other factors may lead to erectile dysfunction, such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stress, performance anxiety etc.

Erectile dysfunction usually results from either psychological or physical problems. A vast array of drugs and natural solutions are available. Whilst some choose to go for over-all lifestyle changes, others use ED medication.

ED Medication Effects

Erectile dysfunction drugs inhibit the secretion of PDE5, which block the smooth working of cGMP – an enzyme that facilitate blood flow to the soft tissues of the penis. Most ED pills work in relatively similar ways. The most common on the market are:

  • Viagra
  • Cialis
  • Levitra

Drug Side Effects And Bodybuilding

bodybuilder_sildenafilMost side-effects of these drugs may hinder you while body building. While Viagra – the initially advised drug – has limited effects, its results last only 4 hours. Alternative drugs, such as Levitra, work for about 5 with common side-effects such as nausea and sleepiness. Cialis, on the other hand, is one of the most popular PDE5 inhibitors for its long-lasting results (up to 4 days and 3 nights).

Why some bodybuilders choose Cialis

According to recent studies, sexual arousal is somewhat linked to bodybuilding performance. It is claimed that when aroused, the body is put under pressure as in situations requiring a peak in adrenaline and survival instincts, which may lead to increased physical abilities such as lifting heavier, running faster etc. That is said to be due to the build-up of sexual frustration which the body tries to appease, if not engaging in intercourse, through exercise. As during sex, sport, particularly that which requires strain such as lifting heavy releases endorphins, which helps calm the body in cases of pain or frustration.

However, as this drug has the most common side-effects, certain measures must be taken to ensure they do not affect your performance at the gym.

How To Decrease Cialis’s Side Effects

A drug having mild side-effects on your body is often used to the fact that you are not used to having certain chemical components in your system, in addition to the imbalance it may cause in your hormones. In order to then achieve natural equilibrium, whist growing used to the drug, it is advised to try smaller doses at first and gradually advance towards the prescribed amount and simultaneously work to improve your overall physical condition. This may involve:

  • Getting more rest (this may even improve your body-building performance)
  • Cutting down on energy drinks or chemically-altered blends
  • Cleansing your body of all other drugs (if safe)

Upon taking these measures, you should observe a major improvement in your reaction to the drug.