The rise of the blue pill?

Research just out shows that sales and prescriptions for Viagra are on the rise.

In fact, prescriptions for sildenafil – sold as Viagra – went up to 1.7 million last year and are up by 70 per cent on 2004 (HSCIC figures).

35 per cent of men want to improve their sex lives, according to the British Association of Sex and Relationship Therapists.

It's clear that erectile dysfunction is an issue for the male population, but is the famous blue pill always the answer?

Scientists have found that a unique combination of natural ingredients may help to sustain blood flow to the genitals and is now used by thousands of men suffering from erectile problems.

Prelox supplement

Prelox combines essential amino acid L-Arginine and powerful antioxidant Pycnogenol, which is obtained from the bark of French maritime pine trees. It was initially intended for men with erectile problems. However, it will also work for people with overactive sex lives or who just want to boost a healthy sex life.

Unlike Viagra, you don't need to take it immediately before sex. You take it as a daily supplement and its effect builds up over time.

Lifestyle factors such as inadequate diet, cigarette smoking and drinking alcohol, as well as the normal ageing process, can all increase damage to blood vessels, affecting sexual performance.

Pharma Nord offers free advice on nutrition for sexual wellness. Call 01670 534 900 or email

July 2015