Beer … Hmm … For someone it really sounds like music. However, if you stop to think about it, there is nothing innocent about it. Especially if you are a man and you are at the age of your best sexual performance. I think many of us have friends or acquaintances who love to have a couple of beers after work. At some point you join a friend of yours and enjoy a nice evening with beer and soccer together. Maybe this friend of yours even mentioned to you once that he has problems with his sex life from time to time. However, you didn’t, but you suspect you have this problem. Did you wonder why this is so? Why has your seemingly healthy and not really ugly friend join the ranks of men suffering from impotence problems?
Well, this friend may seem healthy, but is he really? He used to look better when he was younger and interested in sports without this pale complexion and puffy red eyes, tummy and … is there any need to continue?
This friend of yours used to look a lot better when he didn’t really like beers that much, actually. Lean, mean, muscular, and energetic men are generally not in the group of heavy beer drinkers and their sex lives are fine too. Sure, there are athletes who are able to drink all night and feel good, but they are usually over 20 years old and until now have the guts to drink their heads … Even so, it is also a matter of time. But for guys in their early 20s, with sedentary work and lots of responsibilities, 20 beers a week is a disaster. Well, nobody said you should give up completely, just know your limit. You are still interested in sex, right?
Here are some facts to help you better understand why too much beer is bad for your libido. Beer contains hops, as you know, and hops, in turn, contain estrogen. In reality, 3.5 ounces of hops can contain up to 300,000 IU of estrogen. It is usually in the form of estradiol and this is not really what a male body needs or requires, especially in large quantities. Hops are also considered one of the strongest estrogenic phytochemicals, even stronger than soybeans.
Because? Estradiol lowers testosterone levels, also increases sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and binds free testosterone. By doing so, it makes free testosterone unavailable for use by the body.
Did you know that in the days when manual labor was common, young girls working in hops entered puberty much earlier than their peers (2-3 years earlier)? Remember, we are talking about hops and beer contains hops. So does the doorbell ring for you?
Also, perhaps you should know that heavy drinkers are more resistant to these erectile dysfunction medications. If the erectile dysfunction condition is severe and a person keeps drinking a lot of the beers, they won’t be able to help. However, they will start to work and quite effectively, if a person refrains from drinking beer.
This is probably bad news for some of you. These may not be the things you wanted to hear. However, it’s about choosing between beer and a fulfilling sex life. So really, what would you prefer in the first place?