Unleashing Sexual Vitality: Understanding Causes and Solutions

Unleashing Sexual Vitality: Understanding Causes and Solutions

Author: Shawn Woodman, Founder and Visionary, Nitrolithic Labs

Michael’s Story:

Michael sat on the edge of the bed with his head in his hands, the flicker from a candle casting shadows across the room. He felt a knot in his gut as he replayed the events of the night in his mind. He and his wife had tried to make love, but he was unable to perform. The failure was taking a toll on his confidence, and he felt like he had let her down.

His wife lay in bed with her back to him, her voice soft but tinged with worry, "Michael, are you no longer attracted to me? Are you having an affair?" She wiped a tear from her cheek, hoping he wouldn’t notice. Her words hit him like a kick in the stomach, and he felt awful for the sense of rejection she was feeling.

As he sat thinking about his wife’s sadness, Michael felt demoralized. He loved his wife. He hated the idea that she could question his attraction and faithfulness.

He sighed, knowing that he needed to figure this out. The last thing he wanted was to lose the love of his life, and he was determined to restore their intimacy.

Michael began by researching how erections work and seeking natural solutions for diminished erectile function. He’s never been a fan of taking prescription medications. He hoped he could avoid the side-effects and expense of prescription ED drugs.

During his research, Michael discovered that the penis is a “window into the cardiovascular system.” In other words, since erectile dysfunction is often a circulatory problem, it can be an early sign of increased risk for other cardiovascular issues. Researchers have suggested that men with erectile issues lose weight, stop smoking, and start exercising. Decreased erectile function is common, often showing up in the 40’s. In some cases, earlier, and even more so later. In fact, studies estimate that approximately 50% of men experience some degree of erectile dysfunction.

Certain lifestyle factors, such as stress, substance abuse, and poor diet could be contributing factors. This all made sense to Michael. He had been under a lot of stress at work and had not been taking care of himself as well as he should. He learned that nitric oxide is crucial to achieving and maintaining an erection. NO relaxes the blood vessels and increases blood flow to the penis.

Michael realized that increasing his nitric oxide levels could be the key to improving the quality of his sexual functioning. He felt empowered knowing that there were natural ways to support nitric oxide production. He also knew that he could take steps to improve his health and well-being.

Michael's heart lifted.  He imagined a future where he would regain his sexual confidence and restore intimacy with his wife. He felt a sense of hope knowing that he had the power to improve his situation.

With a newfound sense of determination, Michael made the decision to act. He started incorporating exercise into his daily routine. He made dietary changes to incorporate more foods that support nitric oxide production. He began taking a nitric oxide boosting supplement to support healthy circulation. He learned about performance anxiety and a safe, natural supplement that could reduce anxiety.

Along with these changes, Michael also tried to reduce stress and anxiety in his life. He took up meditation and mindfulness practices. He resolved not to engage in meaningless arguments with his wife. He started a practice of letting go of resentment and silencing his negative inner voice. Michael felt a deep sense of satisfaction knowing that he had taken action to improve his situation.

Michael is a fictional character. Any similarity to a real person is coincidental. Sadly, this story is a reality for millions of men. There are too many factors related to reduced sexual performance to cover here. The author suggests finding literature on men’s sexual health from a qualified reputable source to learn more. Having a few bad experiences doesn’t mean a man will be diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. Men should seek medical advice if they have any questions about their sexual health.

About NitroVitality:

Nitrolithic Labs has created a premium supplement called NitroVitalityTM to boost nitric oxide (NO) levels. NitroVitality contains several key ingredients that studies have shown to improve circulation. NitroVitality also contains a nootropic to promote focus and reduce stress and anxiety. Order NitroVitality Now! https://www.nitrolithiclabs.com/

Some of NitroVitality’s ingredients follow…

Beetroot juice powder (25% nitrate content):

Studies show that beetroot juice supports the body’s ability to produce NO through the digestive pathway.5 The body’s ability to produce endogenous NO in the endothelium diminishes at a rate of about 10% per decade. In the forties, a person's endothelium is approximately 50% as efficient at producing NO as it was at birth. Fortunately, nature has a backup plan. The “good bacteria” in the oral microbiome and digestive system can reduce dietary nitrates to nitrites. The body can then convert these nitrites to nitric oxide. This is known as the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway. Not all beetroots, nor beetroot powders contain enough nitrate content to be effective. In fact, one study used nitrate-depleted beetroot powder as a placebo. The placebo did not produce the same beneficial effects as the high-nitrate beetroot juice.1 We only source beetroot juice powder tested for high-nitrate content.

Organic pomegranate juice powder:

Studies have shown that pomegranate juice is effective at increasing erectile satisfaction.2 Pomegranate juice is a strong antioxidant, which enhances the actions of NO in the body. It does so by preventing free radicals known as superoxide anions from destroying NO.3 Men taking Sildenafil (Viagra®) should consult with their prescribing physician before taking NitroVitality or drinking pomegranate juice. In rare cases, men who drank pomegranate juice along with Sildenafil experienced painful erections requiring medical treatment. Researchers believe this is due to a combination of several factors; 1.) The protective/enhancing effects of pomegranate juice on nitric oxide. 2.) Pomegranate juice can inhibit cytochrome P450 enzymes, which metabolize medications in the body, including Sildenafil. 3.) A synergistic effect between pomegranate juice and Sildenafil.4


L-citrulline is a non-essential amino acid produced in the body from other amino acids. It also comes from foods high in l-citrulline such as watermelon, cucumber, pumpkin, gourds, and some types of fish. L-citrulline is also available as a dietary supplement in various forms. The body converts l-citrulline into l-arginine, which is then converted into nitric oxide. Evidence suggests that l-citrulline supplementation improves erectile satisfaction in men.5, 6


L-Arginine is the precursor to endogenous NO. It exists in many foods, such as red meat, poultry, fish, nuts, and dairy products. It is also available as a dietary supplement in various forms. Studies show that l-arginine supplementation can benefit erectile function.5,7


L-theanine is a nootropic, non-protein amino acid found in green tea. We have included l-theanine in the formula to assist with focus and stress/anxiety relief. In the use case of sexual performance issues, the anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) qualities of l-theanine are what interests us.

Even though someone desires to have sex, they may find themselves stressing out over the idea of it. Sometimes a person can become so nervous around sex that they are unable to become aroused. Experts call this performance anxiety. Performance anxiety can create a negative feedback loop and become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In other words, the thing one worries about becomes the thing that happens.

According to one study, sexual performance anxiety affects 9%-25% of men, and 6%-16% of women, and inhibits sexual desire. The same study highlights the anxiolytic properties of l-theanine as a potential benefit. Additionally, nitric oxide boosters have the potential for increasing genital tumescence and lubrication.8 Thus, NitroVitality may provide sexual function and performance benefits to both men and women!

Performance anxiety is a contributing factor in psychogenic erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Psychogenic ED is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection due to psychological factors. Approximately 40% of erectile dysfunction is psychogenic.9 After a few disappointing sexual experiences, loss of erection or premature ejaculation for example, a man may worry about the possibility of it happening again such that the worry causes it to happen. Men of any age can experience sexual performance issues because of anxiety.

We are not trying to replace doctors, therapists, psychologists. Supplements are not intended to replace approved prescription treatments for clinical conditions. Supplements may be a natural remedy, that can provide benefits without the negative side-effects of prescription drugs.

To overcome performance anxiety, a person must regain confidence in their ability to enjoy sex. They must learn to relax, smile, breathe, feel, and enjoy the sensations. They need to avoid thinking, analyzing, and engaging in what-if scenarios.10

Summary and disclaimer:

Our hope is that NitroVitality will help restore sexual confidence, one person at a time. Confidence leads to small victories. As the “wins” stack up, so will confidence, intimacy, and enjoyment.

It's important to use supplements under the guidance of a healthcare professional. This article is not intended to replace medical advice.  The FDA has not reviewed the information in this article. Dietary supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We encourage the reader to do their own research and take an active role in living a healthy lifestyle! The reader should additionally seek professional advice from a qualified health professional.

More about us:

If any part of this story resonates with you, that’s because we are real people like you. Nitrolithic Labs was born in the founder’s kitchen. For years, the founder researched, bought, and tried supplements. Unsatisfied with what was on the market, he started mixing bulk ingredients in search of the perfect product. Finally, the founder started a company and set out to create the best solutions available.

We create products to solve our own problems and improve our loved ones' health. We manufacture in a GMP certified facility and share it with the world! We are our own customers, we are “you!”

Thank you for your support! Nitrolithic Labs is a Veteran-owned business. We aim to help as many people as possible improve the quality of their lives. We do this by creating the best health optimization products on the market.

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