What Is The Active Ingredient In Creams For Erectile Dysfunction?

Creams for erectile dysfunction generally contain active ingredients which increase blood flow to the penis or increase nitric oxide release to improve sexual response and orgasm.

These active ingredients can be from three main sources:

  • Alprostadil, a PDE-1 inhibitor used in penile injections
  • Herbal ingredients like yohimbe (not approved for sale in Australia)
  • A new amino acid called L-arginine which is showing promising results as a sexual enhancer.

For more information see Erection Creams, Gels & Oils – Do they Work?