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Libido Support

Libido Support

Men's Libido Support

  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Pregnenolone
  • Growth Hormone

Proper hormone levels are one of the keys to good health and vitality. As we age many will experience a drop in major hormone levels. Low levels of hormones can have a variety of symptoms which affect us. They include:

  • Loss or low libido
  • Low energy levels
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Loss of bone mass
  • Loss of drive and ambition

While it is true that there are common patterns that respond well to natural therapies, it is sometimes best to run a simple Salivary Hormone test to see what your levels are and where to put your emphasis.

Raising Testosterone Levels Naturally
herbs function by increasing your hormones and testosterone availability, often by affecting testosterone’s interaction with SHBG or by decreasing its aromatization (conversion) into estrogen. Natural supplements can complement hormone replacement therapy. For people who choose not to (or should not) use hormone replacement therapy, herbs can be a vital part of a comprehensive program to reduce the impact of aging on the systems of sex hormone production, regulation, and metabolism. Nutritional therapy also has a role in preventing diseases of the male reproductive tract, such as prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

This can be a complex area but the information below can help you understand what the issues are, how to test and how to treat.

Natural Products that raise Testosterone and Libido
There are a variety of products that can effect testosterone levels. Some work by raising levels, others work by lowering SHBG leading to more free testosterone. Another option, if all else fails is to take testosterone as a gel or patch. This method, while effective, can cause your body to produce less of its own testosterone and will cause your gonads to shrink.  This is considered to be a last resort.

  1. Tongkat Ali - Pasak Bumi - (Eurycoma Longifolia Jack)
    Scientifically shown to raise testosterone levels. Tongkat Ali extract has clinically be shown to increase testosterone levels up to 50% or more. Even with its other serious medical applications, what excites most people about Tongkat Ali is that the root significantly boosts sex drive and function in both men and women, by building testosterone.
     
  2. Tribulus terrestris - works by stimulating LH and FSH.
    A botanical used to raise testosterone levels. Used as a natural aphodisiac, Tribulus is a traditional use for sexual potency and libido. Traditionally, a tonic is something that produces physical, mental, or emotional vigor. Tribulus has a tonic reputation that has been verified in the lab by increased endurance in rats. In humans, Tribulus has been shown to be a general stimulator, enhancing activity across a wide spectrum. In addition to improving motor activity and muscle tone, it helps restore vigor, vitality, and stamina. It has also been shown to intensify protein synthesis, particularly in the liver, kidney, and heart tissue of animals, while it enhances energy metabolism.
     
  3. Maca - works by normalizing hormones.
    Maca works primarily through its adaptogenic properties. Stimulation of the hypothalamus (through your pituitary and adrenal glands and your nervous system), induces your body to create a healthy balanced state that promotes optimal health.
     
  4. Chrysin - inhibitor of aromatase
    A bioflavonoid called chrysin has shown potential as a natural aromatase inhibitor (Kellis JT Jr et al 1984). Chrysin can be extracted from various plants and is found in high concentrations in honey. Bodybuilders have used it as a testosterone-boosting supplement because, by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme, less testosterone is converted into estrogen. Although chrysin is a known inhibitor of aromatase, in one study it did not result in the expected increase in testosterone levels (Gambelunghe C et al 2003). This may be because of poor intestinal absorption of chrysin (Walle UK et al 1999).
     
  5. Zinc - can raise testosterone as much as 35%. 30 mg daily.
    Zinc is related to testosterone levels. In one animal study, rats subjected to an acute swimming test were either supplemented with zinc or placebo. The study showed that zinc supplementation led to significant increases in testosterone levels and may help in athletic performance (Kaya O et al 2006).
     
  6. DHEA - a precursor to testosterone. Raises testosterone levels.
    DHEA has been the subject of over 4,000 studies, that have shown that this Adrenal Hormone has life rejuvenating properties for all people above forty years of age
     
  7. Pregnenolone - a hormonal precursor to testosterone.
    Pregnenolone, another Master Hormone, has shown dramatic memory enhancement properties in recent medical studies. Pregnenolone converts not only into the DHEA branch of hormones, but because the DHEA pathway is already filled, is forced into another hormone pathway that converts to Progesterone and several other needed hormones that DHEA cannot be converted too.
      
  8. Muira puama - considered an aphrodisiac and an effective treatment of impotence
    Muira puama is a South American folk medicine derived from a shrub, Ptychopetalum olacoides, which grows in the Amazon region of Brazil. Also called marapuama and “potency wood,” it is considered an aphrodisiac and an effective treatment of impotence. Because of its purported libido-enhancing properties, muira puama has been the subject of two published clinical studies by Dr Jacques Waynberg, an eminent medical sexologist and author of 10 books on the subject.

 

Natural Products to Lower Estrogen or DHT Levels
The enzyme aromatase converts testosterone to estradiol thus lowering testosterone levels.

To block this we use aromatase inhibitors. By blocking aromatase the estradiol levels can decline which leads to a decrease in SHBG. The end result is an increase in Free Testosterone.

Our favorite product in this category is DIM Palmetto Prostate Formula.

  1. DIM - blocks conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
  2. Chrysin - blocks conversion of testosterone to estrogen
  3. Saw Palmetto - blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
  4. Nettles - Nettle root extract has also shown an affinity for SHBG. SHBG is closely related to levels of free testosterone and estrogen; most of these hormones travel through the bloodstream “bound” to SHBG. Any testosterone that is unbound to SHBG is referred to as free testosterone. Studies have shown that men with BPH have elevated levels of SHBG in their prostate gland; thus, any nutrient that reduces SHBG levels may also be able to reduce BPH.

 

 

Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:

  • Contact us with a brief question.
  • Arrange a phone consultation with Dr. Forrest.
    Call ( 408) 354-4262
 

Subcategories

DHEA/Pregnenolone 8 Products


Libido Formulas for Men 12 Products


Maca Products 9 Products


Tongkat Ali 7 Products


Tribulus Terrestris 7 Products

Products


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  • Chrysin 500 mg - 30 caps

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  • Consult With Dr. Steven Forrest

    Consult With Dr. Steven Forrest

    You may arrange an informational educational consultation with Dr. Forrest. He has over 25 years experience in clinical practice. You can consult in office, by phone or by Skype.

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  • DHEA 30 ml

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  • Maca Capsules 60 vcaps

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