By Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)
The secret to great sex and better performance and pleasure in bed is oxygen delivered to the cells in high quantities. Most doctors and people do not know that the ultimate aphrodisiac is oxygen. Breathing oxygen seems to get a “man’s motor running,” and oxygen-rich blood is one of the most important components for erectile health. Oxygen levels vary widely from reduced levels in the flaccid state to very high in the erect state. For women, it relaxes them and makes them feel sensual and sexual.
Oxygen-rich blood is one of the most important components for erectile health. Oxygen affects two substances that are important in achieving erection: Oxygen suppresses transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-B1). TGF-B1 is a component of the immune system called a cytokine and is produced by smooth muscle cells. It appears to stimulate collagen production in the corpus cavernosum, which can lead to erectile dysfunction.
Oxygen enhances the activity of prostaglandin E1. Prostaglandin E1 is produced during erection by the muscle cells in the penis. It activates an enzyme that initiates calcium release by the smooth muscle cells, which relaxes them and allows blood flow. It also suppresses production of collagen.