If you suffer from dry or irritated skin on the foreskin or shaft of the penis, Shea Butter is a potent topical product that may help. Shea butter is the vegetable fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Used for hundreds of years throughout Sub-Saharan countries for its skin healing, moisturizing and decongestant properties, Shea Butter is now industrially extracted for use in cosmetics and skin products worldwide. Unlike many other pharmaceutical products though, it causes very little or no irritation, promotes tissue health and skin nutrition long-term, and may resolve some skin conditions. If you suffer from nut allergies, use Shea Butter products with extreme caution.Bioactive Against Skin DisordersIt is a medicinal product which may be beneficial to penis health, especially if a man is suffering from any inflammatory or pathogenic skin conditions. Between 3% to 10% of Shea Butter contains bioactive fractions that have therapeutic properties when applied to human tissues. While more research is still needed on the chemicals in Shea Butter, scientists have so far identified catechins (the same antioxidants found in green tea), vitamin E, triterpene alcohols that reduce inflammation, and lupeol which reduces enzymatic actions causing skin aging. A recent study from Nihon University in Japan confirmed the anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties of Shea Butter. If a man is diagnosed with eczema, psoriasis, itching, dry skin or an infection, it may be beneficial as a complementary topical treatment.Vitamin EWhen protecting penis health, nutrients such as vitamin E play an essential role. Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, is found in high quantities in it and is responsible for some of its antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. When levels of Vitamin E are adequate in the tissues, skin cells on the penis are more resistant to UV-A and UV-B rays which penetrate clothing, signal transmission between nerves in the penis occur more quickly, and blood flowing to the penis travels easily during arousal. One recent study has linked vitamin E as a possible complementary therapy for male erectile dysfunction, confirming that vitamin E is an important vitamin for both health and pleasure. Using Shea Butter and products containing Shea Butter will help to enhance vitamin E levels in the body and in the local tissues of the male organ.Skin Integrity It improves the look and feel of the penis skin. Dehydration, poor nutrition, eczema, dry rubbing, excessive masturbation and vigorous sex all contribute to dry skin on the foreskin and shaft of the penis. When the skin does become rough and irritated, it is one product that may help restore skin moisture and strength. The Shea nut is a rich source of triglycerides, such as stearic and oleic acid, which are softening and moisturizing to the outer layers of the skin. Once absorbed into the deeper tissues, these triglycerides help to improve the feel of the skin on the penis, and improve sexual pleasure. Both the cosmetic and the pharmaceutical industry have recognised it’s immense value as an emollient, and as a result it is found as an ingredient in ointments, crèmes, lip balms, salves and sports rubs. For use on the penis, it is best to either use 100% organic Shea Butter, or look for a specialized penis health crème.Penis Health CrèmesMen can improve penis health by applying topical products known as penis health crèmes. Penis specific formulas (most professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) contain high levels of bioactive Shea Butter as well as various vitamins and amino acids for male health. For example, vitamin C has shown to support circulation to the penis, vitamin D is an antioxidant, Acetyl L Carnitine enhances nerve health and L-Arginine is required for strong male arousal. These nutrients are combined with amino acids and Shea butter for fast absorption, and can be applied daily to promote healthy skin and blood vessels in the penis.