Aphrodisiacs: natural sex stimulants vs. placebos

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"How to Increase Your Vitality Using Aphrodisiacs"

  1. What are cultural enigmas of sex stimulants?
  2. Is the placebo effect as good as a natural sex stimulant?
  3. Is chocolate an aphrodisiac?
  4. How do I increase my testosterone levels, naturally?
  5. How Does an Herbal Diet Help Us?
  6. How to know if people take aphrodisiacs in

What are cultural enigmas of sex stimulants?

Taken from the name Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, aphrodisiacs are substances that are believed to contain elements that increase sexual desire in the holder or consumer. Natural aphrodisiacs may come in the form of foods or herbs. Throughout history, many foods, drinks, and behaviors have had a reputation for making sex more attainable and/or pleasurable. People have used items that they believed contained aphrodisical properties for thousands of years.

Most items that are supposed to have aphrodisiacal qualities aren't anything more than placebos, based on looks or taste or superstitions. Still, despite the numerous of these false aphrodisiacs there doesn't mean there are ones that don't work. The idea holds true - there are some items that can make you ready for sex beyond your previous abilities and potency.

Often times, a new fruit or food or item would have been considered an aphrodisiac, simply because it was seen as exotic. We couldn't imagine potatoes seen as something to feed your lover to rev them up now, would we? But that's exactly what Europeans thought.

Is the placebo effect as good as a natural sex stimulant?

Then there are the items that look phallic or vaginal, making people believe that they will induce sexual desire. Rhino horn, despite rhinos moving towards extinction, is ground up in some parts of the world and eaten, simply because the horn looks somewhat like an erect penis. Eating the horn may add some phosphorus to your diet, but that's about it. Other animal-based aphrodisiacs gain their reputation from the apparent virility or aggressiveness of the animal source such as tiger penis - also endangering the species - holding nothing more than placebo value to the mindless end users.

Oysters, on the other hand, look like a female's anatomy. In this case though, there is some truth to the rumours - which is funny that they have been eaten as an aphrodisiac before there was documented proof. Oysters are loaded with zinc, which is necessary for sperm production, and raw oysters also D-aspartic acid and N-methyl-D-aspartate which boosted testosterone in rats in a clinical study.

Is chocolate an aphrodisiac?

Chocolate is one of those fakes that just won't go away. Yes, chocolate does set off serotonin, and it does contain L-Arginine, an amino acid that releases hormones, although it is a small dose. An L-Arginine supplement is the way to go in this case, to get results.

There is some debate in lay circles as to whether a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA) present in chocolate is an aphrodisiac. There is some evidence to support the theory that PEA release in the brain may be involved in sexual attraction and arousal, but this compound is quickly degraded by the enzyme MAO and so it may be unlikely that any significant concentrations would reach the brain when PEA is taken orally.

Clinical Research does attest to the fact that "chocoholics" desire the natural sedative effects of PEA. The amount of PEA actually reaching the brain and the overall effects are entirely up to the individual. This means that chocolate is not an aphrodisiacal panacea for everyone - only the lucky ones.

How do I increase my testosterone levels, naturally?

Exercise is the best natural aphrodisiac. Exercise, particularly weight lifting and other exercises working the muscles, raises testosterone levels. Testosterone is linked to sexual desire.

Libido is clearly linked to levels of sex hormones, particularly testosterone. When a reduced sex drive occurs in individuals with relatively low levels of testosterone (e.g., post-menopausal women or men over age 60), testosterone supplements will often increase libido.

Approaches using a number of precursors intended to raise testosterone levels have been effective in older males, but have not fared well when tested on other groups. Other anabolic steroids such as trenbolone which mimic the effects of testosterone may also cause increased libido in users, although side effects such as testicular atrophy are likely to decrease libido, possibly permanently, following prolonged use of these hormones.

Horny Goat Weed, also called epimedium, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years as an aphrodisiac. Its active ingredient, icariin, is also an active ingredient in Viagra and other sexual enhancement medications. Icariin works by increasing blood pressure to the penis.

Tribulus and maca have been dubbed the natural Viagra. These are plants with natural aphrodisical properties that are growing in popularity. Usually used in conjunction with yohimbe, but doctors do not endorse yohimbe because of numerous dangerous side effects. Tribulus and Maca, on the other hand, are the real deal. Tribulus works by slightly increasing hormone levels, while Maca strengthens semen and improves libido.

Magna RX is an all-natural supplement containing 17 herbs that will increase your potency for sports, sex, or any other rigorous activity. Among the ingredients are:

  1. Horny Goat Weed
  2. Tribulus
  3. Maca
  4. L-Arginine
  5. Oyster Extract
  6. Catauba
  7. (and many more - click the Magna RX link to see all the ingredients.

Magna RX contains these natural and herbal ingredients including numerous others to boost your sex drive to superior levels. This formula promises a longer, thicker erection with more staying power than you've ever had for a reason: You are what you eat. In fact, oriental medical researchers provide important insight as to the necessity of a strong food source as the building blocks for enhanced biological functions including the sexual function:

How Does an Herbal Diet Help Us?

..God created leaves, branches, trunks, and roots for our consumption, but they were completely overlooked by most people. These foods are herbs which are called "forgotten foods" by taoists. Herbs are forgotten foods because they have been eliminated from our diets through a process of selection which, over the course of thousands of years, has been rejected foods that were unappealing to the eyes, nose, or mouth. As man learned to cultivate his own food, he naturally chose to cultivate only those foods that appealed to his senses (unlike the earlier shamen and medicine women who would hunt in the forest for herbal remedies).

As the Saying goes, we are what we eat. If we eat stronger foods, we become stronger ourselves. If we eat better foods, our health improves. But, if we eat weak foods, we become more vulnerable to diseases.

When we compare a magnolia tree to a stalk of celery, we see that the tree is much stronger. Investigating further we find that the tree is of greater medicinal value than the celery. The various properties of the magnolia tree build up the stomach tissues and strengthen the female sexual organs.

Ginseng is another example of a strong food. It grows in cold and harsh mountainous regions, yet it can survive for more than 1,000 years. Imagine what such a great vitality could do for your body... (Please use discretion when ingesting ginseng; it must be balanced with other herbs, since it produces strong side effects as well as benefits.)

In sharp contrast, a carrot grows only in temperate climates and its lifespan is about three months. If you do not unearth it within three months, it will decay and disappear. Herbs give everlasting strength, whereas regular foods give only temporary strength.

The foods we commonly eat and love also eaten and loved by the germs in our bodies. They utilise this food (organic or junk) to maintain their lives just as we do. Fortunately, herbs do not nourish germs and human beings equally. Human beings exercising their willpower are able to ingest distasteful herbs. Germs, not being blessed with willpower, are simply repelled by herbs; this includes natural enzymes. When human blood is permeated with herbal nutrients, the germs in the body starve to death. and the human body will be naturally cleansed and purified.

The cleansing and purifying qualities that allow herbs to last for years without rotting are the greatest benefits to be gained from herbal diets.

(Extracted from p. 26 of The Tao of Sexology, "Taoism")

You don't have to be taoist to follow the above logic. You just have to understand the logic of following a natural diet as opposed to a supermarket diet. Decadent, compartmentalizing western science does not differentiate between weak and strong foods; this is why the life-negative scientists think nothing of proliferating weak, genetically modified foods to every level of humanity.

All the functions in your body including the sexual function are healthy and enhanced when eating a complete diet which includes strong foods which includes herbs for increasing our stamina and energy levels. Magna RX is one source of those strong foods.

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