Increasing sex drive

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  1. 95LSv

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    Are there any natural supplements out there what would increase sex drive? Lately due to all the business and stress and school, I haven't been in a sexual mood... I remember my friend taking "horny goat weed" or something and saying it made him really horny... Is there anything like that out there?
     
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    Exercise makes me horny. I don't know about drugs or supplements though... sorry.
     
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    depression and anti-depressants mess with you sex drive (and everything sexual) a lot. i was taking one a while back and my sex drive was through the roof. although sometimes it has the exact opposite effect, and there may be other sexual side effects.
     
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    Yea exercise does it for me sometimes, but lately it hasn't :frown1:
     
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    I think this is an epidemic! I just answered a post from a 19 year old who couldn't get erections! :frown1:

    You are way too young to have this problem be a concern for you. If you were under stress, etc., and had no time to worry about a sex drive is one thing but since you do have time to be concerned you should check out your testosterone and other hormone levels. Stress may have raisesd your cortizone level beyond normal levels and other hormones may be "out of whack." Get thee to your doctor!
     
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    Come tomorrow I'll make an appointment to have my hormone levels tested... Thanks shooter
     
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    There are many things that will help increase sex drive

    Tribulus (may help increase testosterone levels)
    Horny Goat Weed
    Russian Stallion
    Red Antler Bark

    if you want increased sex-dreams try Ashwanganda
     
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    I just researched tribulus, sounds like good stuff... Im gonna give it a try, anyone try tribulus?
     
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    I've been on anti-depressants and they kill it stone dead for me. Exercise is the best therapy.
     
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    Hi

    yeah it works for me

    also try horny goat weed it great
     
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    Note about herbals: for God sake check with your Dr. or a pharmacist if you are taking scripts or other OTC meds before you go popping that stuff. Some sups can put strain on your liver, kidneys and have an adverse effect on blood pressure.

    Wood is good, but not with a liver transplant. :eek:
     
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    Nope not taking any meds and blood pressure is normal, has been high in the past a few times... I'll monitor my day to day blood pressure while i take that, if changes at all I'll stop... Thanks for the heads up bro
     
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    Listen to this guy, he speaks the truth. I permanently messed up my liver and right kidney some years ago, taking a product called Diet Fuel, sold by Twinlab. It was made to help you lose body fat. It gave me lots of energy that I needed being a landscaper, but I didn't drink enough water or liquids during the day and I've never been the same. There was a class-action lawsuit at one time, but I was too late to be involved with that, I was told. Anywho, be careful with any of this kind of stuff.
     
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    Is tribulus not a natural herbal supplement? How can that mess you up? Many of these diet/weight loss supplements are anything but natural so I see how those can be bad...
     
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    All I am saying is that many supps (unregulated by the FDA by the way) can co-react with medication...over the counter or scrips. Also some supplements co-react with other supplements. At the very least, check with a licensed herbalist, if not a Dr or pharmacist.

    Here is the skinny I found on tribulus from altmedicine.com

    What is Tribulus?

    Other Names: Puncture vine

    Tribulus terrestris is a herb that has been used in the traditional medicine of China and India for centuries.

    In the mid-1990s, tribulus terrestris became known in North America after Eastern European Olympic athletes said that taking tribulus helped their performance.
    The active compounds in tribulus are called steroidal saponins. Two types, called furostanol glycosides and spirostanol glycosides, appear to be involved with the effects of tribulus. These saponins are found primarily in the leaf.
    Why Do People Use Tribulus?

    Tribulus is most often used for infertility, erectile dysfunction, and low libido. In the last decade, it has become popular to improve sports performance.

    Tribulus has been marketed these conditions because research performed in Bulgaria and Russia indicates that tribulus increases levels of the hormones testosterone (by increasing luteinizing hormone), DHEA, and estrogen. The design of these research studies, however, has been questioned.
    A more recent study found that four weeks of tribulus supplements (at 10 to 20 milligrams per kg of body weight daily) had no effect on male sex hormones testosterone, androstenedione, or luteinizing hormone compared to people who did not take tribulus.
    Erectile Dysfunction
    Preliminary animal studies found that tribulus heightened sexual behavior and increased intracavernous pressure. This was attributed to increases in testosterone. There haven't been any well-designed human studies to confirm these early findings.

    Body Composition and Exercise Performance
    Although tribulus has become popular as a sports performance aid, one small but well-designed study found it has no effect on body composition or exercise performance. Fifteen subjects were randomly assigned to tribulus (3.21 mg per kg body weight daily) or a placebo.

    After eight weeks with resistance training, there were no changes in body weight, percentage fat, dietary intake, or mood in either group. What was surprising was that muscle endurance actually improved more in the placebo group. Muscle endurance (determined by the maximum number of repetitions at 100 to 200% of body weight) increased for the bench and leg presses in the placebo group. The tribulus group experienced an increase in leg press strength only.
    Dosage

    Tribulus terrestris is often taken at a dose between 85 to 250 mg three times daily, with meals.

    Safety

    Pregnant or nursing women should not use tribulus.

    An increase in breast size (called gynaecomastia) in a young male weight trainer was reported after he took a herbal tablet containing tribulus.

    People with hormone-dependent conditions, such as breast or prostate cancer, should not use tribulus.

    Tribulus terrestris has a toxic effect in sheep. It has been found to cause a chronic, progressive, irreversible disorder in the dopamine circuits of the nigrostriatal complex in the brain, resulting in impaired muscle function and weakness in the hindquarters, eventually leading to death.

    Sources
    Antonio J et al. "The effects of Tribulus terrestris on body composition and exercise performance in resistance-trained males". International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism. 10.2 (2000):208-15.

    Bourke CA. "A novel nigrostriatal dopaminergic disorder in sheep affected by Tribulus terrestris staggers". Research in Veterinary Science. 43.3 (1987):347-50.

    Gauthaman K et al. "Sexual effects of puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) extract (protodioscin): an evaluation using a rat model". Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 9.2 (2003):237-65.

    Gauthaman K et al. "Aphrodisiac properties of Tribulus Terrestris extract (Protodioscin) in normal and castrated rats". Life Sciences. 71.12 (2002):1385-96.

    Jameel JK et al. Gynaecomastia and the plant product "Tribulis terrestris". Breast. 13.5 (2004):428-30.

    J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Oct 3;101(1-3):319-23. Links Neychev VK and Mitev VI. The aphrodisiac herb Tribulus terrestris does not influence the androgen production in young men. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 101.1-3 (2005):319-23.

    Phillips OA et al. "Antihypertensive and vasodilator effects of methanolic and aqueous extracts of Tribulus terrestris in rats". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 104.3 (2006):351-5. Related Articles





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    All I am saying is that many supps (unregulated by the FDA by the way) can co-react with medication...over the counter or scrips. Also some supplements co-react with other supplements. At the very least, check with a licensed herbalist, if not a Dr or pharmacist.

    Here is the skinny I found on tribulus from altmedicine.com

    What is Tribulus?

    Other Names: Puncture vine

    Tribulus terrestris is a herb that has been used in the traditional medicine of China and India for centuries.

    In the mid-1990s, tribulus terrestris became known in North America after Eastern European Olympic athletes said that taking tribulus helped their performance.
    The active compounds in tribulus are called steroidal saponins. Two types, called furostanol glycosides and spirostanol glycosides, appear to be involved with the effects of tribulus. These saponins are found primarily in the leaf.
    Why Do People Use Tribulus?

    Tribulus is most often used for infertility, erectile dysfunction, and low libido. In the last decade, it has become popular to improve sports performance.

    Tribulus has been marketed these conditions because research performed in Bulgaria and Russia indicates that tribulus increases levels of the hormones testosterone (by increasing luteinizing hormone), DHEA, and estrogen. The design of these research studies, however, has been questioned.
    A more recent study found that four weeks of tribulus supplements (at 10 to 20 milligrams per kg of body weight daily) had no effect on male sex hormones testosterone, androstenedione, or luteinizing hormone compared to people who did not take tribulus.
    Erectile Dysfunction
    Preliminary animal studies found that tribulus heightened sexual behavior and increased intracavernous pressure. This was attributed to increases in testosterone. There haven't been any well-designed human studies to confirm these early findings.

    Body Composition and Exercise Performance
    Although tribulus has become popular as a sports performance aid, one small but well-designed study found it has no effect on body composition or exercise performance. Fifteen subjects were randomly assigned to tribulus (3.21 mg per kg body weight daily) or a placebo.

    After eight weeks with resistance training, there were no changes in body weight, percentage fat, dietary intake, or mood in either group. What was surprising was that muscle endurance actually improved more in the placebo group. Muscle endurance (determined by the maximum number of repetitions at 100 to 200% of body weight) increased for the bench and leg presses in the placebo group. The tribulus group experienced an increase in leg press strength only.
    Dosage

    Tribulus terrestris is often taken at a dose between 85 to 250 mg three times daily, with meals.

    Safety

    Pregnant or nursing women should not use tribulus.

    An increase in breast size (called gynaecomastia) in a young male weight trainer was reported after he took a herbal tablet containing tribulus.

    People with hormone-dependent conditions, such as breast or prostate cancer, should not use tribulus.

    Tribulus terrestris has a toxic effect in sheep. It has been found to cause a chronic, progressive, irreversible disorder in the dopamine circuits of the nigrostriatal complex in the brain, resulting in impaired muscle function and weakness in the hindquarters, eventually leading to death.

    Sources
    Antonio J et al. "The effects of Tribulus terrestris on body composition and exercise performance in resistance-trained males". International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism. 10.2 (2000):208-15.

    Bourke CA. "A novel nigrostriatal dopaminergic disorder in sheep affected by Tribulus terrestris staggers". Research in Veterinary Science. 43.3 (1987):347-50.

    Gauthaman K et al. "Sexual effects of puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris) extract (protodioscin): an evaluation using a rat model". Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 9.2 (2003):237-65.

    Gauthaman K et al. "Aphrodisiac properties of Tribulus Terrestris extract (Protodioscin) in normal and castrated rats". Life Sciences. 71.12 (2002):1385-96.

    Jameel JK et al. Gynaecomastia and the plant product "Tribulis terrestris". Breast. 13.5 (2004):428-30.

    J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Oct 3;101(1-3):319-23. Links Neychev VK and Mitev VI. The aphrodisiac herb Tribulus terrestris does not influence the androgen production in young men. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 101.1-3 (2005):319-23.

    Phillips OA et al. "Antihypertensive and vasodilator effects of methanolic and aqueous extracts of Tribulus terrestris in rats". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 104.3 (2006):351-5. Related Articles





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    Tribulus terrestrisPassion Rx with tribulus doctor formulated effective productwww.TribulusTerrestrisExtract.com
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    According to that the risks greatly outweigh the benefits... If that were the case no one would take it, right?
     
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    I've been taking a vitamin supplement with a small amount of tribulus for a few years now, without any major ill effects, and I'm a diabetic on a vast range of meds (metformin, enalapril, statin, paroxytine, tadalafil, as well as 170 IU of insulin per day). I can't say it makes that much difference, as I'm on C anyway for peripheral circulation related ED (probably not helped by the enalapril), but it doesn't seem to hurt.

    If your erectile function is normal, it might make a slight difference, but I think you'd have to take a lot to make a big difference to your libido. Antidepressants like paroxytine are known to suppress libido, but in small doses can be used effectively to treat PE; in large doses they can result in anorgasmia.

    Hope this is useful.
     
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    Thank you clav2....Im glad its working for you. All im saying 95LS is do your homework and make an informed decision. Im NOT anti-Supplement. Hell, I take sups (DHEA,Zinc, B12 folic acid, potassium & L-Arginine) but had them cleared by my Dr and I take them based on the results from blood panels.

    It may be anecdotal, but I have several friends in my age range (mid 30s) who are dealing with medical issues that are directly tied to supplements they started popping when they were in their 20s. I find it incredible that we live in a country where you cant buy Sudafed without strict controls yet you can go to the herbal section of the drugstore and buy turtle urine, which may or may not promote libido, hair growth and toenail thickness lol.
     
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    You look way to young to be using turtle urine. Leave that to us old farts! :biggrin1:

    P.S. the only way the FDA will step in with supplements is when they include ingredients that are already patented by drug companies. In the last few years there are a few herbal sex supps taken off the market due to ingredients that are also in Viagra.
     
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