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Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 397–403 | Cite as

Effect of vitamin E on human sexual functioning

  • Edward Herold
  • James Mottin
  • Zak Sabry
Article

Abstract

To investigate the claim that vitamin E can affect human sexual functioning, 1000-IU vitamin E capsules (α-tocopherol) were administered daily for 28 days in a double-blind placebo study. Thirty-five subjects in this pilot study reported daily responses to questionnaires on sexual arousal and behavior. No differences in sexual arousal or behavior were found between the two groups. The one significant difference was that the vitamin E subjects were more likely than the placebo subjects to report either positive or negative nonsexual effects.

Key words

vitamin E human sexual functioning sexuality 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Herold
    • 1
  • James Mottin
    • 2
  • Zak Sabry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family StudiesUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

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