The question whether caffeine influences erectile dysfunction has been around for a while, but results are still inconclusive. Recent studies have mixed results, with one stating a positive effect and another resulting in no effects.
What The Studies Found
One study concludes that men who consume caffeine have fewer problems performing. The study states:
“In general, we found a reduced likelihood to report ED among men with caffeine intake, especially with 2–3 daily cups of coffee, which is approximately 170–375 mg/day. Interestingly, we found differences in the inverse associations of caffeine intake and caffeinated beverages among overweight/obese, non-diabetic and hypertensive men.”
A more recent study concludes that caffeine has no effects on performance. This study states:
“In summary, we did not find an association, either positive or negative, between total or regular coffee intake and ED. However, decaffeinated-coffee intake seemed to be associated with ED, possibly because of residual confounding. None of the modifiable lifestyle factors influenced the association of coffee intake with ED.”
This same study did have an interesting finding: men who drank four or more cups of decaffeinated coffee daily had a 35% increased risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction.
What We Do Know About Caffeine
Whether or not caffeine has a direct effect on ED, it is a stimulant that can increase overall energy and blood flow when ingested. A logical conclusion is that caffeine might help to boost sexual performance in some ways. Coffee specifically is full of anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants. These ingredients can help relax muscles, expand arteries, increase blood flow and boost levels of testosterone in the body.
If you are experiencing ED on a regular basis, it’s safe to say that caffeine isn’t the most effective solution. Revived Performance for Men is here to help. Our Board Certified Physician Associate will guide you to finding the right solution, no matter your situation.