Epimedium Leaf Extract – Epimedium Sagittatum
Also known as “Horny Goat Weed”, Epimedium has been used for thousands of years as a libido enhancer.
Medical research has discovered that the active ingredient is icariin. Icariin is used to increase erectile function. Another effect of Epimedium is, it allows more blood to flow to the penis. It does this by allowing the nitric oxide levels to increase, relaxing smooth muscles. It also acts as a mild PDE-5 inhibitor. Like Viagra, Epimedium reduces PDE-5 levels, although at a level that doesn’t produce unwanted side effects.
After centuries of use in China, top medical doctors now report that Epimedium can be used to boost libido, improve erectile function, restore sexual power, and increase sensation. Scientifically, Epimedium works by freeing up testosterone, which naturally increases sex drive and endurance.
Cuscuta Seed Extract – Semen Cuscutae
A recent medical trial studied the effect of Semen Cuscutae on men with dead sperm. The result showed a more than 70% increase in live sperm and sperm motility.
Other uses of Cuscuta are the treatment of leukorrhea as well as aching lower back, symptoms that often accompany deficient kidney conditions which cause sexual weakness. It is used to increase fertility in both men and women and is listed as an aphrodisiac in all traditional Chinese pharmacopeias.
Ginkgo Leaf – Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo has been shown to be nutritional support for mental alertness, enhanced vitality level, circulatory health and blood vessel health.
Like Cuscuta, Gingko Biloba increases vascular blood flow- resulting in improved erections. Studies have suggested that Gingko biloba works by promoting smooth muscle relaxation in the corpus cavernosum. In the last 30 years, more than 300 studies have given clinical evidence that Ginkgo prevents and benefits many problems throughout the entire body.
Ginkgo improves peripheral circulation, and oxygenation, and increases blood flow to the genitals to improve sexual function and the power of an erection. In a recent scientific study, 78% of men with non-medically caused impotence problems reported significant improvement – with no side effects.
Asian Red Ginseng – Panax Ginseng
The traditional use of Ginseng is to overcome general weaknesses and deliver extra energy. It also has aphrodisiacal powers.
A double-blind study by the Department of Urology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea attempted to study the “efficacy of Korean red ginseng for erectile dysfunction.” Their conclusion was that Korean red ginseng can be an effective alternative for treating male erectile dysfunction.
A key ingredient of Ginseng is ginsenoside, which alters blood flow to the brain and penis and can build blood and sperm. Russian scientists have reported and recorded that Ginseng stimulates both physical and mental activity, enhances athletic performance, and has a positive effect on the sex glands.
Used to combat non-medically caused impotence, Ginseng helps normalize blood pressure while rejuvenating and revitalizing the body.
Saw Palmetto Berry – Fructus Serenoae
Saw Palmetto berries have long held a reputation as sexual stimulants and aphrodisiacs.
The medical journal JAMA published research showing how Saw Palmetto is effective for the treatment of men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw Palmetto has shown significant action in the treatment of conditions associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Saw Palmetto extract works to prevent testosterone from converting into dihydrotestosterone, the hormone thought to cause prostrate cells to multiply which leads to an enlarged prostate.