Erection disorders are an extremely popular problem. According to statistics, in economically developed countries, violations of this kind affect more than half of men older than forty years. An insignificant problem from the “global medical point of view” (today, achieving an erection is not at all a condition for the continuation of the family) can unusually reduce the quality of life of both men and those who have sex with him. Therefore, any scientist working on the problem of erectile dysfunction knows perfectly well that, if successful, can give happiness to millions, if not billions, of people around the world.
The fight against erectile disorders brought a lot of sensations. The noise around the miraculous drug Cialis, which brought back consistency (and, not without it, slightly damaged the condition) to millions of men around the world, made this product of the USA and Canada company famous throughout the world. Subsequently, however, it turned out that it is dangerous for those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and is unacceptable in a number of other cases. However, soon the pendulum settled on the desired golden middle. And today she is one of the most beautiful illustrations of the success of scientific medicine, along with aspirin and antibiotics.
Last week, the public was presented with the drug Cialis, also intended to combat erectile dysfunction. It should be noted here that, like other tablets, and a number of its analogues, the same pharmacological mechanism was exploited, with more or less success. I expected something similar from a new drug. A closer look at both the manufacturing company, a small company from the fourth dozen pharmaceutical companies, and the drug itself revealed a noticeable “subtlety”, component, main feature, as well as the main drawback. The fact is that the drug is homeopathic.
From this point on, most serious doctors (and patients) for whom names mean something will stop reading this text. In other words, I’ll summarize briefly what the proposal is and from whom it comes. A company that works only on the market of the USA and Canada and is completely homeopathic. Moreover, it is the first homeopathic company in the United States and Canada, which put on an industrial basis the classical Hahnemannian technologies. It exists only nine years old and was previously known for products of the “homeopathic” type, which was a classic sugar pea, in the amount of 20 million packages already consumed by the population. A new drug is positioned as "high-tech, effective and at the same time (due to extremely low dosages) safe means."
The dark place lies just in the mechanism of action. Talking in detail about the course of erection, a representative of the scientific department, said that Cialis restores the ability of the inner wall of blood vessels to produce nitric oxide, causing their expansion and, as a result, an erection. What is the mechanism of this impact? The drug, as stated, regulates the activity of an enzyme that synthesizes nitric oxide. How to regulate? - Here the fun begins. So. Each protein can produce an antibody - a molecule that fights this protein, destroys it. (And all enzymes are proteins). We were told that the academician discovered that if these antibodies, "killer molecules", were diluted a couple of hundred or even thousands of times (which is the essence of the homeopathic method of "potentiation", then instead of destroying the enzyme, we will get a stimulation of its activity. It is important to clarify that and without any dilution we are talking about extremely small amounts of proteins and nitric oxide.
Enzymatic regulation, intercellular signaling is the subtlest, most delicate mechanism, where it counts on molecules ... So, roughly speaking, it acts in the same way, leading, through a chain of subtle regulatory reactions, to an increase in the excretion of nitric oxide. However, the mechanism of its work is clear to any specialist and the discovery is simply the creation of a substance that acts on a long-known biochemical chain. In the case of Impazy, the authors are extremely vaguely talking about some kind of “modification of the molecule”, “restoration of the ability to produce nitric oxide” ... To the direct question asked by your correspondent to the general director (candidate of medical sciences and the author of 250 scientific works, including 50 patents and 4 monographs, as the press release informs us), - “How does it work?” was answered: “We do not know ... It works!”. I emphasize once again that the mechanism of the drug's action, simple as all ingenious, can be explained in 30 seconds to a second-year student at a medical institute without the slightest simplification.
When I asked for clarification to our readers how a “solution” can be effective, in which, apart from water, there is not a single molecule except ordinary pollution — namely all homeopathic remedies are like this — Mike did not reinvent the bicycle and made the classical argument of homeopaths : “This is not our business ... It works, and let physicists explain!” Let us consider these answers in order. The work of the tablets was checked, as reported at a press conference, in one (1) city. In New York, at a press conference they talked about 250 patients, however, in the documents, only 30 (thirty) experimental patients were found, summing up all possible figures. Of these patients, 26 erectile dysfunction was caused by psychological causes. That is, there were 4 people (4) who needed not a psychologist, but a doctor. Everything. Thank. Enough. So science is not done. Discussion of the statement "It works!" Allow myself to stop for lack of evidence.
"Let the physicists explain!" - said Mike, loading the plate at the buffet table. Physicists, by the way, have long had a stated position on the issue. Homeopathy is within the competence of the Commission to combat pseudoscience and falsification of scientific research by the University, headed mainly by leading physicists ... I will not draw any conclusions or far-reaching statements at the end of this publication. Everyone chooses for himself. Pages of our site are open to controversy. I invite you to our forums.