The mind is willing but the flesh is weak. This is an adage that cuts so close to the bone for many men who equate all or a significant part of their self-worth on their virility.
There is nothing more frustrating for a man than to fail his basic duties as a husband or partner because he is unable to summon the needed sex drive to satisfy his wife or partner. In our minds, we should all be well-oiled machines like a T-800 ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice. Failure is not an option!
Sadly, this is not necessarily true in all cases. So many men shrink in the heat of the moment or fail to raise the flag when duty calls. And these problems become even more pronounced as we get older. If you happen to be one of the many men who are experiencing this problem, fret not.
We have listed three of the most popular and highly recommended herbs to help you improve your sex drive based on scientifically-backed research. Taking these herbs could spell the difference between getting the chance to play or be sidelined from the bench when the game is on.
Three Important Herbs to Boost Your Sex Drive
- Tongkat Ali – scientific name: Eurycoma longifolia, is a medium-sized flowering, often branchless plant native to the Indochina region of Southeast Asia which includes countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia.
- The part that is used for traditional medicine purposes is its root which is noted to have an extremely bitter taste.
- Among its purported benefits are for post-partum recovery, treatment for headaches, stomach aches, fever, malaria, dysentery, high blood pressure, jaundice and indigestion. It is also widely believed to have anti-diabetic and anti-microbial properties as well as improving your blood circulation and aiding in fat reduction.
- The most important property for which it has become popular in the west is for its aphrodisiac or sexual health benefits, including the treatment of erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels.
- Tongkat Ali has been widely marketed and used as an active component in energy drinks or sexual health supplements which are either ingested as pills, powder or in liquid form.
- Glycoprotein compounds found in Tongkat Ali such as eurycomanone, eurycomanol and eurycomalactone have been found to boost the testosterone levels of those suffering from low testosterone. A research study found that these compounds were able to raise the testosterone levels of 90 percent of their subjects back to normal levels after ingesting at least 200 mg of Tongkat Ali extract per day.
- Further studies conducted on both animal and human subjects have conclusively shown that Tongkat Ali stimulates sexual arousal aside from improving erectile dysfunction issues in men.
- Maca root – scientific name: Lepidium meyenii, is a herbaceous plant endemic to the harsh, high-altitude conditions of the Andes mountain range in central Peru.
- Locals have been using it for centuries as a traditional medicine where its root is usually dried or cooked fresh like a root vegetable. It is also commonly known as Peruvian ginseng.
- A 12-week study conducted by one of the more prominent universities in Lima, Peru established that Maca is very effective at increasing the sexual desire of its subjects. These findings were further corroborated by another randomized study conducted in 2010 by students of the Pusan National University in Yangsan, South Korea which arrived at the same conclusion.
- Maca, which has been described as having a strong earthy or nutty taste, is also commonly available in powder form where it can be easily added unto baking recipes, oatmeal or on smoothies; as pills; or in liquid form as a herbal supplement or energy drink component.
- Yohimbine – is an alkaloid derived from the barks of the African tree Yohimbe and of the South American tree called Quebracho Blanco or Kebrako.
- It is widely known as an aphrodisiac and has been noted to increase sexual desire in most mammals. It has also been prescribed as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men.
- Yohimbine, which is derived from the Yohimbe tree, should not be confused with the actual tree or the medicinal preparation also derived from its bark widely used as an aphrodisiac throughout Africa. The Yohimbe tree and the medicinal preparation of the same name are composed of more complex chemical properties which lead to more side effects, while the Yohimbine is a pure alkaloid extracted from the bark of the Yohimbe tree with fewer side effects.
Organic vs. Synthetic Sexual Stimulants
Regardless of which one you’ll be choosing from among the three options listed above, you will always be assured of reaping the intended benefits without fear of any adverse side effects as they are all organic.
Synthetic sexual stimulants, on the other hand, contain artificial highly processed chemicals that are unrecognizable to our body making them harder to process or metabolize. This often leads to adverse or toxic side effects which can even be fatal in many instances especially if taken in combination with other prescriptions.
With organic sexual stimulants such as Tongkat Ali, Maca and Yohimbine, you are always assured of enjoying the upside without any downside. And because they don’t have any adverse side effects as they are organic, you can take them as much as you want that you never have to worry about falling short ever again whenever duty calls.