The origin of the term “aphrodisiac” derives from Greek mythology and refers to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Since the beginning of time, men have searched for aphrodisiac products to stimulate their passion. Although Viagra (sildenafil citrate) has proven to be an extremely effective aphrodisiac, it is not given out without a prescription and it’s not appropriate for all men. For example, Viagra is considered a health risk for those with underlying cardiovascular risk. That’s why we’re going to offer a few alternatives for maximum performance in bed. None of the following supplements require a prescription but it is advisable to talk to an expert before taking any of these products to improve sexual desire and performance.
The natural form of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is considered an endogenous hormone, manufactured in the human body and secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA supplements are available in capsules, tablets, gum, sublingual drops, and topical creams. The levels of this precursor of male and female sex hormones decrease as we age (from 30 years), hence the effectiveness of the supplement. No studies have been done on the long-term effects of DHEA but it may increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian and other hormone-sensitive cancers. According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD) there is "insufficient evidence" to say that it is effective against sexual dysfunction.
Yohimbine or Yumbine
The yohimbe tree (Pausinystalia johimbe) is known as 'the tree of love'. It is a perennial tree from West Africa whose bark contains a chemical called yohimbine. It is currently used as a remedy for sexual dysfunction, including erectile dysfunction. As a dietary supplement, dry bark is transformed into tea and administered orally. Its side effects are: hypertension, anxiety, or manic episodes.
A study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health evaluated the effect of yohimbine (up to 30 mg/day) on erection, sexual desire, arousal, and ejaculatory response. The results found no effect of yohimbine on most aspects of sexual response in sexually functional men. However, in terms of male erectile dysfunction, 3 of the 11 men had strong positive effects. Frequency of sexual activities increased and self-evaluation of genital response increased.
They call it Chinese natural viagra. Certainly this enhancer comes from traditional Chinese medicine. It is considered to be the most powerful of vegetarian sexual tonics. Although surprisingly little is known about it in the West, this herb stimulates the nervous system, especially the nerves of the genitals. It is mainly used to arouse sexual desire, but some men take epimedium to help resolve sexual performance problems, including involuntary ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. In addition, it lowers high blood pressure and improves the immune system.
The University of Michigan Health Department reports that epimedium leaves have long been used in traditional Asian medicine for people with sexual difficulties and at least one study has shown to increase libido.
Catuaba and Muira puama
They are two characteristic trees of Brazil known for the medicinal properties of their bark. This one is widely consumed by the natives of the basin of the north of the Amazon. For centuries it has been used both to increase libido and improve sexual potency. In fact, its harvest and sale have become a big business throughout Brazil. Research, meagre but existing, has supported its use as a sexual enhancer. In the studies, 51% of participants with erectile problems reported an improvement, and 62% experienced an increase in libido. No toxic effects or serious adverse reactions or hematological or biochemical changes have been observed in healthy human volunteers of both sexes.
A study published by the US National Library of MedicineNational Institutes of Health states that in an experiment with 202 healthy women to treat sexual dysfunction, the efficacy of these herbs resulted in significantly higher mean total scores for improved libido, frequency of sexual desire, sexual intercourse, and sexual fantasies, as well as satisfaction with sexual life, intensity of sexual desire, excitement of fantasies, ability to achieve orgasm, and intensity of orgasm.