Male Libido Supplements
Are you a male with libido problems? If so, then you may still be in
disbelief. Wasn't it just yesterday that sex was about all you could think
about? Now you find yourself thinking about just because you know you
Or maybe you're a male who just wants to enhance your sexual desire using some
scientifically-backed male libido supplements? Well, we
have good news: there are several legitimate, scientifically-verified
such supplements that seem to work quite well on the male brain.. Yes, it's Christmas at Peak
However, one should keep in mind that there are several medical conditions that
can cause waning libido, almost all of which should be checked by a doctor.
For example, no male libido supplement on planet earth can help stimulate you if
you are low in testosterone. Testosterone is simply too intimately tied to
male libido. Read this link on Low Testosterone Symptoms if you think that
might be an issue. Lack of sleep, depressed immunity, depression, stress, relationship issues
and many other things can do the same.
So get checked out with your doc and then consider
these male libido supplements,
all of which have a study (or more) showing their ability increase sexual desire:
1) Maca. We have already covered Maca's sperm and erection
enhancing properties in our discussion of
Maca and in our
Erection Supplementation Guide. But what you may
not know is that Maca has had a reputation for centuries among Peruvians for its
libido-increasing powers among male tribal members. And animal studies bear out the ancient
In fact, one animal study turned rats into rabbits. Don't believe me?
It all started when researchers studied rats and put one male rat in with
two virgin female rats. Rat heaven, eh? Researchers were astonished
to find that each male rat entered, i.e. penetrated the female rats over fifty
times in a three hour period!  When is the last time you did that, mate? This
greatly exceeded the number of penetrations performed by the Maca-less rats.
Those rats just couldn't get enough.
2) Muira Puama. Maca comes from Peru. Muira Puama comes from the
same continent in Brazil. Most of the studies on Muira Puama's aphrodisiac
qualities have been done by a Frenchman. But, then, who better to study an
aphrodisiac than a Frenchman, right? One of his studies on human subject
showed that about 2/3 of low libido participants were helped by taking Muira
3) Tribulis Terristris. Tribulis is tremendulis and fantabulis. We
have covered this herb elsewhere, including
How to Improve Testosterone and
Super Sexual Herbs, but made scarce
mention of the fact that Tribulis Terristris also has evidence of being a decent
male libido supplement at least in animals.  It seems to work this magic by
increasing DHEA and Nitric Oxide.
4) Ginseng. Korean Ginseng was shown in one study to improve erectile
strength and function in a number of ways, including boosting the beloved Nitric
Oxide.  This same study found that Ginseng boosted libido and other
animal studies have implied that sexual desire is enhanced by this herb as well.
5) A specific extract of the food and spice Fenugreek has been shown to be a
significant libido and orgasm booster. For more information, see my link
The Benefits of Fenugreek. (There are a
couple of Cautions with this herb as well.)
CAUTION: Yohimbe is often added to proprietary preparations for libido
enhancement and erectile dysfunction. Avoid this as it can increase blood
CAUTION 2: One male libido supplement that gets some press is
Damiana. However, it's powers are poorly documented and debatable in males
anyway. In addition, it has been shown to be estrogenic, the last thing
most of us guys need. 
CAUTION 3: Some pills are what I would call an anti-aphrodisiac.
Beta blockers (for high blood pressure/arrythmias)
are notorious libido reducers. Cimetidine (Tagamet) for stomach acid is another
interesting case, because it can actually cross the blood-brain barrier and
interferes with sexual desire in many patients. 
Dopamine is, in general, associated with an increased sex drive and seratonin
with the opposite. For this reason, almost all common antidepressants can
lead to a loss of libido. In fact, the research shows that a great many of the
antidepressants lead to loss of libido, erectile dysfunction and delayed
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