5 reasons why you should use Cialis

Yes I’m willing to bet good money, that you squinted when you read the title. I mean what other reason could there be to use Cialis beside erectile dysfunction?

Turns out, quite a few.

Cialis has been on the market legally for erectile dysfunction treatment since 2003. And it turns out it also has some additional health and performance benefits, like the following.

Prostate health

In 2011 Tadalafil (Cialis) has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). This is a condition in which the prostate gland enlarges.

There is a variety of signs and symptoms that include the following:

  • difficulty in starting urination
  • a weakened urine flow which causes stopping and starting
  • strain when passing urine
  • urinating too frequently
  • waking up in the night often to urinate (Nocturia)
  • a sudden urge to urinate which can result in incontinence if a toilet is not found immediately
  • inability to fully empty the bladder during urination, and sometimes even blood in urine.
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Healthy on the left, and potential problems on the right

Two human studies demonstrated that patients with BPH who were prescribed 5 mg of tadalafil once a day had statistically significant improvements in BPH symptoms, compared to those on a placebo.

A study reviewed by FDA showed that males with both BPH and ED combined who were given 5 mg of tadalafil had improvements in both conditions, compared to those in the placebo group.

Lowers blood pressure

Cialis and Viagra were actually originally developed to treat high blood pressure.

Tadalafil relaxes the muscle cells in the walls of the blood vessels, allowing them to become wider (dilated). As a result this reduces the pressure in these blood vessels and allows blood to flow more easily through them.

So although it does not dramatically lower blood pressure, it will help most guys struggling with hypertension.

Increases vascularity and blood flow

Cialis increases blood flow – well that’s what erections are about right? Well, this can also have important health benefits throughout the body because a lack of circulation can affect many tissues including those in the brain.

It increases the important Flow Mediated Dilatation – when blood flow increases through a vessel the vessel dilates.

One four-week study of males (average age of 54) found that Cialis use induced profound and highly desireable cardiovascular and endothelial changes, including increases in the all – important Flow Mediated Dilation (Aversa et al., 2007).

Blood flow increases through the whole body, that also means your muscles. Because of that you your vascularity increases and you achieve better pumps at the gym.

It beats pump pre-workout products shady supplement companies want to sell you by miles, therefore its a way better option.

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You can’t beat a good pump

Cialis improves testosterone:estrogen ratio

Using Cialis long term has been shown to significantly improve the all-important testosterone to estrogen ratio by an average of 24%. A one year study of males with an average age of 54 showed an increase in testosterone of 5.5% and a decrease in estrogen of 15%.

These are actually significant numbers and show the power of getting “back in the sack” so to speak. Remember that the 24% increase means you have significantly more testosterone molecules floating around versus estrogen. For us guys that’s always a good thing (Greco et al., 2006).

Tadalafil achieves this by preventing the enzyme aromatase to convert testosterone to estrogen.

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More testosterone, more free testosterone, less estrogen and a better T:E ratio

For your relationship

While sex isn’t the end all be all in a relationship, it is VERY important. There are many documented benefits of making love. Cialis likely increases many, if not all, of these benefits.

Cialis just like Viagra has many studies showing that it decreases the refractory period.  This is the time post-ejaculation that it takes for guys to recover before they can become erect again. As a result round two can start sooner.

A 12 month study for guys with erectile dysfunction and a significant percentage of them had improved the relationship with their partner after starting Cialis. It’s a result that strongly suggests what we already know, sex really does matter (Verheyden et al,. 2009).

Why Cialis and not Viagra or Levitra

Well considering that I sadly don’t own stock in any of these companies it comes down to performance and effects. And here is where Cialis flat out beats Viagra and Levitra.

  • You don’t need to take it on an empty stomach
  • It starts working sooner
  • It lasts longer and builds up in the system
  • It’s cheaper and you can use it daily

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At a lower dosage (5mg) you can use is everyday and reap the long term health and performance benefits that come with its use.

Until next time.

Yours truly, Ivan.

 

REFERENCES

  1. Aversa, A., Greco, E., Bruzziches, R., Pili, M., Rosano, G., & Spera, G. (2007). Relationship between chronic tadalafil administration and improvement of endothelial function in men with erectile dysfunction: a pilot study. International journal of impotence research19(2), 200. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6844649_Relationship_between_chronic_tadalafil_administration_and_improvement_of_endothelial_function_in_men_with_erectile_dysfunction_A_pilot_study
  2. Greco, E. A., Pili, M., Bruzziches, R., Corona, G., Spera, G., & Aversa, A. (2006). Testosterone: Estradiol ratio changes associated with long‐term tadalafil administration: A pilot study. The journal of sexual medicine3(4), 716-722. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16839328
  3. Verheyden, B., Roumeguère, T., Bitton, A., Belger, M., & Schmitt, H. (2009). Effects of 12‐Month Tadalafil therapy for erectile dysfunction on couple relationships: Results from the DETECT Study. The journal of sexual medicine6(12), 3458-3468. http://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(15)32338-9/fulltext

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I am not a scientist. But i don’t have to be a scientist to be able to deftly use the scientific method in your daily life. In fact, you can be one helluva ‘thinker’ (in the scientific sense) and not be a scientist. For instance, nutritionists and personal trainers like me, who use and embrace science and the scientific method are better trainers because of it. Why? Because rather than just being a parrot and telling my clients what to do, because that’s what I have been told when I was younger I understand the "why" of my advice. And if I dont? Then I fully admit that i don't, and that's fine. The more you learn in the field of fitness and nutrition, the more you realize there is a lot of stuff that you dont know. But this is something that is true of all fields of work or life. The scientific method is the single most powerful way of thinking, that's why I embrace it. Anecdotes are nice, but data and facts trumps anecdotes.

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