Researchers claim that spider venom could be the next Viagra

Human have been chasing stronger and longer erections for centuries. From insects like ants and flies to modern drugs, men are always in a hope to spice up the sex life. But the biggest question here is how far is one willing to go for an erection? Would they take a drug made from genetically modified spider venom?

Biotechnologist think that it will be the next big thing for giving a good erection.For obvious reasons, farming large numbers of giant spiders for toxic venom isn’t a commercially viable proposition. A synthetic way to make lots of a biological product already exists for drug creation. By growing genetically modified bacteria, we are now able to make insulin, tissue plasminogen activator, and human growth hormone in huge quantities. GMO drug production is not so new.

It is believed that when it comes to male enhancement spider venom may be the new Viagra! Specifically, the venom of the Brazilian Banana Spider, stop snickering. The banana spider is very large, sometimes as big as 5-6 inches in circumference. It mostly keeps to itself out in the rain forests, despite its reputation for being shipped along in crates of bananas, hence its name.Its size and deadly looking appearance notwithstanding, it is not even that poisonous.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) has a wide range of causes, some of the most common are diabetes and prostate surgery, as well as just plain old getting old. ED affects about 10 percent of men in each decade of life. That adds up to a lot of dudes with occasional erection problems (40 percent of men in their 40’s, 50 percent of men in their 50’s, etc.).

During arousal, valves controlling blood flow into the penis slacken, allowing gravity to fill the penis with blood. This creates internal pressure, so the penis becomes firm. The erection lasts as long as the valves stay open, and this is controlled with a complex series of chemical reactions.

In a study of about 500 Brazilian spider bite victims, few were even medical emergencies, with the worst symptoms being sweating, pain, and heart palpitations. However, many of the male victims also had something in common, a sustained erection, lasting several hours known as priapism. It does require medical treatment, however the reports of priapism inspired researchers to wonder if a modified version of the spider’s venom could be used in an erectile dysfunction medication.They did just that, and created a genetically modified version of the venom and tested it on mice and rats. The results were the GMO venom had similar effects on erectile tissue as Viagra, without the usual associated side effects. The next step was for the researchers to find a way to make a synthetic version of the modified venom, to make it commercially viable, which they have also already done. But dont expect the spider pills soon. It will take years for this drug to get through the approval process, if at all. Still this is a very creepy, yet a promising research.

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