Help for Men's Hormonal Power
Thursday, November 11th 2004
It is not surprising that one of the most frequently asked questions about herbs is also about one of the most popular human activities - sex. Through the ages, people have ardently sought herbs thought to increase sexual desire and energy. In the Middle Ages, the Chinese and Persians wrote entire books on natural remedies for increasing sexual function and performance.
In Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) the kidney system contributes to the "balance of sexual hormones, body fluids, endocrine, immunity and metabolism. Healthy kidney energy guards against physical and emotional stress. TCM endeavours to raises sexual energy through "warming the kidneys" as they are considered to be susceptible to cold.
Drugs such as Viagra work virtually immediately but have potentially dozens of side effects including indigestion and blurred vision and several deaths have been attributed to these types of drugs. Herbal remedies such as Radiance Man-Power are considered to be balancers for the body's hormones and energy, and therefore should be given time to work and be taken long term.
More Than Just Horny Goat Weed
Many cultures have traditionally used a variety of herbs to improve sexual well-being in men. A number of these herbs have been brought together in one formula that is available as Radiance Man-Power.
The main ingredient in this formula is a standardised extract of Horny Goat Weed which is considered a potent traditional Chinese sexual enhancer. According to researchers, it stimulates the nerves throughout the entire body, especially the genital area. Desire is also increased along with improved erectile function, increased testosterone levels and a general positive influence on the male sexual organs. Potent Horny Goat Weed extracts standardised to 3% minimum icariin content, as in Radiance Man-Power, have been shown to improve vasodilatory function resulting in increased frequency of erection.
Potency Wood is described as a traditional genital stimulant in Brazilian literature, especially for males over the age of 40. The observations included enhanced libido function and assistance with impotence by improving circulation and energy and decreased incidence of erectile failure. It also increased male sex drive and performance. A study of Maca published in Urology, April 2000 scientifically demonstrated that standardised Maca extract promotes libido, sexual potency and energy and assists with erectile dysfunction. Traditionally Tribulus has been used for the management of erectile dysfunction and to stimulate and improve sexual desire in patients with reduced libido. Damiana may help stimulate the nervous system helping to reduce depression and mood disorders (especially where there is a sexual factor).
In several studies, Ginkgo biloba produced increased peripheral blood flow. In one study this increased penile arterial flow in a group of patients who had not responded to penile injection. Panax Ginseng has been used in China for centuries as a tonic to help overcome fatigue and improve mental and physical activities. As well as all the above ingredients in Radiance Man-Power, Cayenne is also included to improve circulation and the absorption of the other herbs. The synergy of all these proven sexual enhancers illustrates why Radiance Man-Power is the leading herbal combination for men's sexual well-being.
Additional natural help
As stress often plays a major part in these health problems experienced by men, it can be useful to include Radiance Multi for Men tablets for all round energy and nutrient supplementation and Dr Christopher's Adrenal Formula vegicaps as a tonic for the overworked adrenal glands.
Reproduced unabridged from the October - December 2004 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
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