An online search for the term “Viagra” will give tons of information regarding the drug’s ability to treat male patients who suffer from erectile dysfunction (more commonly known as impotence). Brand Viagra is really just the brand name version of the drug Sildenafil citrate, which is also sold under the name Revatio, Caverta, Veega and others. Several generic Viagra versions are produced worldwide by respectable laboratories that are recognized as being safe by the WHO (World Health Organization). These include Generic Viagra versions produced by Ranbaxy Laboratories, amongst others.
Brand and Generic Viagra
It is also important to note that Pfizer’s worldwide patents on Sildenafil citrate will expire from 2011 to 2013 (depending on the country which issued the patent), so many more laboratories worldwide will begin manufacturing the drug at much cheaper prices very soon. Brand name Viagra currently costs about $10 USD a pill, whereas Generic Viagra Versions can be purchased for much less.

Though Viagra is the only version of Sildenafil citrate to currently enjoy FDA approval, it is important to remember that FDA approvals are only recognized within the United States. British, European, Asian, Australian and other Laboratories have to pass strict regulations and standards as well. These standards and regulations are put in place by FDA equivalent organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the requirements for a drug’s approval are usually very strict. While the United States’ Food and Drug Administration is truly respected as being a serious agency at worldwide level, they only have the final word on what gets approved or gets banned within the United States alone and remember, politics may influence drug approvals as well.

Natural alternatives that could actually do the work of Viagra

One of the major things that I have come to understand is the fact that not too many people actually understand what exactly Viagra does in the human body especially for the men. Quite a number of people are actually of the opinion that it actually helps to boost the libido of a man, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It is worthy of note to state that Viagra does not in any way help make a man become sexually aroused, it is worthy of note to state that it only works for men who are already aroused sexually. In order for you to understand and appreciate how exactly Viagra works, it is very important to note that there exists a mechanism through which a man attains an erection.

Back in the year 1998 when Viagra first hit the market, quite a number of men saw it as the end to all their problems as far as sex was concerned and this made many of them to eagerly run to their doctor’s office to try it out. Statistically speaking, 17% of men who are between the ages of 18 to 55 years actually face bouts of impotence from time to time, six percent of them are said to actually experience issues of regular impotence. This grows even worse with age as men who are above the age of 55 experience it at the rate of one on every three men. There are quite a number of possible reasons for this name; heart disease, liver issues, stress and also as a side effect of prostate cancer surgery.

Natural options to Viagra

  • Natural Nitric Acid

Nitric acid does quite a lot of work for the human body, as a matter of fact, it is one of the major ingredients that lead to an erection, also, it is quite useful for preventing issues of cardiovascular diseases by making sure that the arterial walls are as relaxed as possible, also by dilating the blood vessels and thus improve the rate of blood flow in the body. Also, it is useful for boosting brain function while also mitigating issues of cognitive decline because of the fact that it improves the flow of blood into the human brain and as such serves as a secondary neurotransmitter between the cells of the nerves. This, in turn, helps to have your body prepped for sexual activities as they come per time.

  • Exercise

Without a doubt exercising and staying healthy does come with its innumerable benefits. It has been proven that certain physical activities actually help in increasing the levels of nitric acid that exists in the body of a man. It is also worthy of note that if you are the type that goes to the gym regularly, you are bound to have an increase in the nitric acid production of your body. Your body observes that your muscles need some more blood as well as oxygen and nutrients and as such improves your baseline nitric oxide levels.

In conclusion, it suffices to say that you may not really need to make use of as much Viagra as you may currently be doing if you know the right steps to take per time.