Erectile dysfunction: the venom of a spider more effective than Viagra

Troubles de l'érection: le venin d'une araignée plus efficace que le Viagra

A gel containing the venom of a spider would be more effective than Viagra to cause erections, according to a group of researchers. These brazilian scientists to ensure that the gel does not cause any side effect, contrary to the famous “blue pill”.

Brazilian researchers have managed to make the spider venom with a drug effective. This is what they have revealed in a study published in the edition of the month of march of the journal The Journal of sexual medicine.

These scientists have used the venom of the spider banana, Phoneutria nigriventer its fancy name, to make a gel that could be used in case of disorder of erection.

The spider banana, which is located in the heart of the bunches of bananas in central and South America, is yet far from being the friend of men.

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Measuring between 13 and 15 centimeters, the bite is very painful and causes severe consequences. Its venom can cause oedema, to paralysis, affect the kidneys and the liver, a loss of muscle control, and even respiratory distress up to asphyxia.

But this substance also entails a priapism and erections long. The researchers have managed to synthesize the molecule present in the venom responsible for these erections. “The PnPP-19 (name they gave to this molecule ed.) shows promising results as new treatment for erectile dysfunction”, said the scientists.

These latter believe that their gel is more effective than Viagra. They have tested their invention on mice and were able to get an erection in just 20 minutes. In addition, during tests, some erections have lasted an hour.

But most of all: this gel would not cause the side effects attributed to the famous “blue pill”. No dizziness, headaches or visual disturbances and digestive with their gel is also effective in people with diabetes or high blood pressure for which Viagra has no effect.

This gel is still being tested, but researchers hope that eventually, it may replace the Viagra and offer more comfort to the patients.

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