Q. You recently ran a letter from a fellow who was disappointed in the herbal sex pills he bought. I too am an older gentleman who has faced challenges in the virility department. I’d tried maca, horny goat weed, and other herbs with few real, sustained results.
I had also started putting cinnamon on my cereal to help lower my high cholesterol. I noticed on days that I ate this breakfast I was much more likely to be successful than on days that I didn’t.
Then a lady friend of mine suggested Ginkgo biloba. I’d never heard of using ginkgo for male potency before, but let me tell you the difference for me has been significant and sustained. It is now easier to get and maintain a state of readiness than it has been for years. I can be ready again in 20 minutes as opposed to 24 hours. I take one tablet after breakfast and one after dinner, so spontaneity is no problem. I hope this helps other readers as much as it has helped me.
A. Thanks for sharing your fascinating experience. Clinical trials of Ginkgo biloba for erectile difficulties have yielded inconsistent results, so we can’t promise that others will benefit as much as you have. Some research suggests that this herb improves circulation, which might account for the effect you’ve noticed.
For most people, ginkgo should be relatively safe, though it can occasionally cause digestive upset, rash or headache. People taking anti-clotting drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin) or aspirin should probably avoid ginkgo, since it might increase the risk of bleeding. As far as we can tell, there are no data to suggest cinnamon would be helpful for erectile dysfunction.