Below are my most trusted natural supplements that aid in the healing process of sexual dysfunction. Supplements can be a great way to boost the results of your practice and reinforce motivation. Remember, real lasting results come when you do your homework!
*Contact your doctor before taking any Suggested Supplements
Yohimbine: Bark of a West African evergreen tree. For the last 70 yohimbine as a treatment for ED because it’s believed to:
- Activate the penile nerves to release more NO
- Widen the blood vessels to increase blood flow in the penis
- Stimulate the pelvic nerve and boost adrenaline supply
- Increase sexual desire
- Prolong erections
Taking yohimbine and L-arginine together is shown to significantly improve erectile function in people with ED.
L-arginine is an amino acid that helps expand blood vessels. Mostly used as a workout supplement, It’s regarded as safe and effective for ED but can cause side effects like:
- stomach cramps
**Don't take L-arginine with Viagra, nitrates, or any hypertension medications.
Mondia whitei, (White’s ginger) Commonly used in Uganda to improve libido and increase low sperm count. It has been compared to the affects of Viagra.
There’s a drink called "Mulondo Wine” that contains M. whitei .
M. whitei is considered an aphrodisiac because of evidence that it increases libido, potency, and sexual pleasure.
Mondia whitei increases the following:
- sexual desire
- human sperm motility
- testosterone levels
- NO production and erections
Panax ginseng (Korean red ginseng) is a root that has been used for over 2,000 years in Chinese and Korean medicine. It is used as a tonic to improve health and longevity. P. Ginseng releases nitric oxide (NO) that causes blood vessel dilation and helps erectile dysfunction.
- overall well-being
*Panax ginseng is also used as a cream for premature ejaculation.
Clinical studies show significant improvement in:
- penile rigidity
- duration of erection
- improved libido
- overall satisfaction
Considered to be a safe treatment, but should be only used on a short-term basis (6 to 8 weeks). Ginseng can interact negatively with alcohol, caffeine, and some medications. Ask your doctor about how often you can take P. ginseng if you’re planning to use it.
The most common side effect is insomnia.
Horny Goat Weed is an herb called Yin Yang Huo in Chinese Medicine. Commonly used to treat sexual dysfunction like ED and PE. It works similar to Viagra. HGW contains Icariin which stops the chemical "cock block" called PDE5. This means blood flows to fill the arteries and spongy tissue of the penis, a mechanism that is blocked in some cases of ED.
- hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
- hay fever
- low libido in men and women
- menopause symptoms
Maca or Lepidium meyeniiis (Peruvian Ginseng) is a root that grows in harsh conditions mountain of the Peru Clinical Research shows that maca improves libido in men and women. It is also used to increase sperm count and quality in men. Maca is rich in amino acids, iodine, iron and magnesium.
Black maca also appears to alleviate stress and improve memory. And stress can cause ED.
In animal trials, maca extract significantly improved sexual performance in rats. But this Peruvian root has minimal evidence for its direct ability to improve erectile function. Studies show that eating this root may have a placebo effect. The same researchers also found that maca has no effect on hormones levels.
Maca is generally safe but can cause hypertension in those with heart conditions.