This is the inference by sexology research conducted by Copenhagen University Hospital. The chemicals in sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) drinks slowly damage arteries in the penis. This in turn reduces penile blood flow which is the essential factor in erection.
More sweetened beverages
Decreased penile blood flow
Lowered sex hormone
Diminished penile erection
Not alone the sexuality problems – erectile dysfunction are caused by these beverages; but also cause tooth decay, heart disease and metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes.
Fizzy drinks can contain any of the following
Carbon dioxide (CO2) a colourless odourless gas is dissolved in water under pressure. CO2 causes bubbles in these drinks. A very weak carbonic acid, (H2C03) is formed. This one causes the tingly sensation on the tongue.
These chemicals can cause sexuality problems especially penile erection problem. The chemicals damage the blood vessels and hence narrowing occurs. This in turn leads to decreased penile blood flow and less erection. Testosterone – male sex hormone production is affected and levels are lowered.
The major and most harmful ingredient in the soft drinks is HFCS – high-fructose corn syrup. It is lipogenic chemical. That is, a fat producer in the body. Sugar from these beverages is converted into basic molecules of fat – fatty acids and triglycerides. Gradually this fat is deposited in abdomen around intestines – called as visceral fat. This visceral fat is the danger element causing erection problem.
It secretes proinflammatory molecules which initiate chronic systemic inflammation in the blood-vessels and nerves. Also affect the hormonal environment. All these ill effects cause sexual problems in erection. In the beginning this problem is not noticeable; that is in the stage of asymptomatic sexual problem. Slowly the damages build up, finally resulting in full-fledged sexual problem of erection dysfunction.
High levels of phosphate in these drinks weaken the bones. Consumption of more phosphate than calcium can lead to bone loss.
Artificial sweeteners – Sucralose
– Acesulfame potassium
Flavouring & Colouring – Caramel color (E150d) are loaded in these drinks.
These chemicals slowly can cause pancreatic, breast, prostate cancers, metabolic syndrome – diabetes, arteriosclerosis and heart disease. These again increase the erection problem making it worse
What are the alternative drinks to improve sex?
Dr. Vijayakumar did his MBBS in Kilpauk Medical College and later went on to Madras Medical College for his Master courses in Clinical Pathology. He underwent masters in Psychology and Yoga. Underwent Fellowship training in Andrology and Clinical Embryology by Prof Ariff Bongso. Did his PhD in Hormones, Yoga and Sexual problems. He has been trained by the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (India). He was the first medical professional to start an exclusive clinic for the management of sexual problems in Salem,Tamil Nadu in the year 1988. He has put up more than thirty years experience. He has offered professional help to thousands of persons especially newly married. Besides treating sexual dysfunctions, he is also an expert in treating pre-marital counselling.
Trekking and offroad jeeping are his other passions.