Glucose and Erections

Ahhhh sugar! We all love it but we know that too much is really bad for you. So what is the connection with erections?

Well much like any muscles, pelvic floor muscles need fuel to work. Medical literature says:

”Glucose is an important fuel for contracting muscle, and normal glucose metabolism is vital for health. Glucose enters the muscle cell via facilitated diffusion through the GLUT4 glucose transporter which translocates from intracellular storage depots to the plasma membrane and T-tubules upon muscle contraction. […] Exercise training is the most potent stimulus to increase skeletal muscle GLUT4 expression, an effect that may partly contribute to improved insulin action and glucose disposal and enhanced muscle glycogen storage following exercise training in health and disease.”

According to Dr. Eberle (author of Endurance Sports Nutrition),

“Our daily food resupplies the fuel that the body requires. This energy takes three forms: carbohydrate, fat, and protein. The body can store some of these fuels. Carbohydrates, such as sugar and starch, for example, are readily broken down into glucose, the body's principal energy source. Glucose can be used immediately as fuel, or can be sent to the liver and muscles and stored as glycogen. However, the capacity of your body to store glucogen is limited to approximately 1,800 to 2,000 calories worth of energy, or enough fuel for 90 to 120 minutes of continuous, vigorous activity. If you've ever hit the wall while exercising, you know what muscle glycogen depletion feels like.

Fat is the body's most concentrated source of energy, providing more than twice as much potential energy as carbohydrate or protein. During exercise, stored fat in the body is broken down into fatty acids. These fatty acids are transported through the blood to muscles for fuel. This process occurs relatively slowly as compared with the mobilization of carbohydrate for fuel. Unlike your glycogen stores, which are limited, body fat is a virtually unlimited source of energy for athletes. Even those who are lean and mean have enough fat stored in muscle fibers and fat cells to supply up to 100,000 calories—enough for over 100 hours of marathon running! The body readily converts and stores excess calories from any source (fat, carbohydrate, or protein) as body fat.

As for protein, our bodies don't maintain official reserves for use as fuel. Rather, protein is used to build, maintain, and repair body tissues, as well as to synthesize important enzymes and hormones. Under ordinary circumstances, protein meets only 5 percent of the body's energy needs. In some situations, however, such as when we eat too few calories daily or not enough carbohydrate, as well as during latter stages of endurance exercise, when glycogen reserves are depleted, skeletal muscle is broken down and used as fuel. This sacrifice is necessary to access certain amino acids (the building blocks of protein) that can be converted into glucose”

As you can see, glucose is the immediate muscle fuel. So what is our advice?

Take half a teaspoon of raw unfiltered honey 10-20 minutes before sex. You will have elevated aerobic energy and your pelvic floor muscles will be more powerful and enduring!

We mention raw unfiltered honey but what you need essentially is sugar. Raw honey offers so much more that it’s our preferred source of glucose.

Be careful though, excessive sugar intake can lead to diabetes, which is a major cause of erectile dysfunction! (Source)