What do guava, cauliflower, papaya, Brussels sprouts and Lychee have in common? Give up? They are obviously all edible, but they are also all plant sources of vitamin C -- which means they are all good for the penis. Vitamin C is known for many healthful properties, but its help in the penis department, often goes unmentioned. Although, whichever orange juice company thinks to market their product as a penis enhancer first, may really be on to something! Learn what benefits vitamin C has for the penis and how to integrate it into a healthy penis care routine.

Vitamin C for the penis, really?

Not just for runny noses and fevers, vitamin C helps with the body’s production of collagen - a crucial element in the firmness a man desires in his penis tissue. Vitamin C also helps protect against erectile dysfunction - that is something worth eating a few oranges for. By helping support the blood vessels in the circulatory system, vitamin C does its part to ensure circulation is making it to all parts of the body - especially the extremities of the body, which are the first to lose circulation in the wake of cardiovascular disease and circulatory problems. When the blood vessels of the penis are not healthy, the blood flow is constricted, and if the blood flow to the penis is constricted --not only does the penis receive less oxygen than it should -- it is unable to become fully engorged during an erection. Talk about a lose-lose situation. Vitamin C is used by the body to repair damaged tissue as well, making it essential for the health of the entire body, and the penis.

Stocking up on C

There are many ways to load up on vitamin C, many people love citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines for their sweet and tangy flavor as well as their vitamin C stores. Other fruits to nosh on for some C include: strawberries, pineapple, melon, raspberries, passion fruit, kiwis, mangos and blackberries. Believe it or not, several veggies are also sources of vitamin C like red pepper, broccoli, spinach, kale, cabbage and parsley. These days, there are also many drink mixes, which are fortified with vitamin C, to make getting vitamin C even easier than ever.

The tricky thing about vitamin C is that it is water-soluble, meaning it is not stored in the body. Any vitamin C that is not used is excreted in the urine, making it important to take in vitamin C every day. Some men also choose to take vitamin C capsule supplements rather than eat their C, while this is a safe and effective way to get the vitamin, it is still easily excreted from the body.

Alternative way to get C

Perhaps a better way of ensuring the penis gets the full benefit of vitamin C, is to apply it topically. No, that doesn’t mean men should rub an orange on their dangle to apply vitamin C - but that is the right idea. Applying a penis health formula - complete with vitamin C and other penis-specific vitamins and nutrients can give the penis the powerful C boost it needs. An all-natural penis health formula (most professional recommend Man 1 Man Oil) should be gently massaged on the penis daily, to provide vitamin C right where it is needed most. When applied topically, the vitamins can be quickly absorbed through the skin, rather than traveling through the digestive system first, this means no excess goes to waste and the penis gets targeted ingredients. Additionally, a formula containing Shea butter and vitamin E will help soothe dry, cracked skin on the penis and leave it silky smooth and healthy.