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DR. JULISSA – ASHWAGANDHA, ORGANIC
Ashwagandha / Winter Cherry (Nan Fei Zui Jia)
Botanical Name: Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha (AKA Winter Cherry) is considered the “ginseng” of Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is a powerful antioxidant, adaptogen, and anti-inflammatory. It increases physical energy, immunity, and fertility and is the most popular herb used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Western Name: Ashwagandha / Winter Cherry
Also Known As: Indian Ginseng, Ajagandha, Poison gooseberry
Organs/Systems: Immune System, Heart, Lungs, Nervous System
Key Actions: Adaptogen, Alterative, Analgesic, Cardioprotective, Antispasmodic, Anti-inflammatory, Slightly Sedating, Nervine Tonic, Diuretic, Nutritive Tonic, Thyroid Stimulant, Aphrodisiac
Medicinal Uses: Poor memory, low back pain, joint pain, arthritis, effects of stress, anxiety, leucorrhea, insomnia, depression, drug, and alcohol withdrawal, skin ulcers, blood sugar regulation, cancer, headaches, heart disease, increases testosterone, sperm count, and improves sperm motility.
Pin Yin: Nan Fei Zui Jia
Also Known As: Ashwagandha
Meridians: Lung, Heart, Spleen
Key Actions: Tonifies Qi, Tonifies Wei Qi, Tonifies Lung Qi, Tonifies Spleen, Tonifies Jing, Calms Shen
Medicinal Uses: Builds immunity, strength, aids recovery, colds, coughs, heavy feeling in the chest, tuberculosis, poor appetite,
diarrhea, poor memory, mental confusion, impotence, male fertility, insomnia, anxiety, stress disorders, depression.
Basic Habitat / Botany:
Ashwagandha is a member of the Solanaceae nightshade family of plants. It is a small shrub-sized plant that grows to be only 15-30 inches
tall. Its yellow or green flowers are shaped like bells. Green leaves sprout from the branches which culminate in small, tomato-like
fruit that turn orange or reddish-orange when ripe. The roots are long, brown, and tuberous.
Native to India, it is cultivated in the arid regions of Punjab, Gujurat, and Pradesh. It is now also grown in western Asia, Yemen, and
Parts Most Frequently Used: Ripened Fruit, Dried Fruit, Root, Seed, Leaf
Flavors/Temps: Sweet, Bitter, Pungent, Warming
Caution: Considered safe unless taken in high doses. High doses can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Not recommended for pregnant women.
Key Constituents: Phytochemical compounds, Somniferine, Volatile oil, Resin, Fatty acids, Potassium nitrate, Tannin,
Glucose, Alkaloids, Steroidal lactones (including Tropine and Cuscohygrine and the leaves also contain Withaferin A)
History/Folklore: Studies show that ashwagandha significantly increases white blood cell count, improving immunity.
It is known to increase the neural pathways of the brain improving memory and mental sharpness while also counteracting the
effects of mental stress. It is known to have a mildly sedating effect on the central nervous system, aiding sleep and calming anxiety.
Ashwagandha helps reduce the stress hormone cortisol which in turn reduces stress-induced mitochondrial dysfunction.
The species name “somnifera” means “sleep-inducing” in Latin. The name ashwagandha is derived from the word “ashva” meaning horse,
and “gandha” meaning smell, referencing the root’s strong sweaty-horse-like odor and its ability to increase strength. The literal
translation is “smell of the horse.”
Ashwagandha has traditionally been used as an anti-inflammatory to treat various diseases associated with nerve tissue damage from the effects of free radicals. Being an adaptogen it is known to increase the body’s capacity to face a wide range of chemical, physical and mental stresses. It is commonly used to aid recovery after chronic or serious illnesses including exhaustion, AIDS, and tuberculosis. Ashwagandha is one of the few sedating and calming adaptogen herbs available making it especially useful for those suffering from anxiety.
In India, the powdered root was typically added to milk and ghee with a bit of honey. It can also be added to smoothies with cardamom and dates.
The roots are used for healing digestive disorders including loss of appetite, diarrhea, and bloating.
The powered root is useful for treating coughs and colds and the berries and seeds are also used to treat chest complaints.
The leaves are useful for treating skin diseases including boils and swollen hands and feet. A paste of the leaves used topically helps kill lice, soothe carbuncles and heal syphilitic sores. A balm made by boiling the leaves in fat can be applied to treat bedsores and wounds. A paste made from the roots and leaves is useful for treating skin ulcers and inflammations.
Ashwagandha helps ease the pain of arthritic conditions and joint pain.
Ashwagandha is showing promise as a cancer prevention herb. It supports the endocrine, cardiac, and central nervous systems and slows the growth of tumors.
Ashwagandha is the one herb that helps your body produce thyroid hormones. It is known to improve thyroid function, treat adrenal fatigue, increase stamina and endurance, and significantly reduce stress and symptoms associated with chronic stress. It has been shown to support a sluggish thyroid for people diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, or underactive thyroid. A study showed that a treatment group given 600 mg of ashwagandha extract daily, experienced improved serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine (T4) levels significantly compared to the placebo group. The study concluded that the herb may be beneficial for normalizing thyroid levels in patients with hypothyroidism.
Ashwagandha is used to restore male libido, cure impotence and increase male fertility. In India and Southern Asia, it is commonly used as a male sex tonic. Research has proven that it has a direct spermatogenic influence and increases testosterone levels.
As an adaptogen, the herb works best when taken over a longer period of time, such as 3-6 weeks, and on an ongoing basis.
Ashwagandha root is a truly unique adaptogen. Ashwagandha strikes a unique balance: it is calming yet revitalizing, and libido-boosting without being too “over stimulating”.
Ashwagandha offers an abundance of different health supporting actions. While one could try and rush through every clinical action, potential benefit, and traditional use of ashwagandha, in this herb profile is given a “detailed glimpse” into just a few of the guiding qualities ashwagandha is for, plus a few inspiring pieces.
The Yang to our Yin
Here is a 90s flashback here: remember the yin-yang keychains, T-shirts, and bandanas that were all the rage back in the 90s? The symbol is actually a timeless representation of our inner balance between masculine and feminine energies. The “yin” represents our feminine, resting, and watery-energy body, and the “yang” represents our masculine, active, and firey-energy body.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we all carry a divine balance between yin and yang energies that are constantly changing depending on the state of our body, mind, and spirit. So if you have a particular symptom, condition, or disease, these can all be explained relative to your personal balance between yin and yang.
How does this connect with the herb profile of Ashwagandha? Ashwagandha is well-known for its yang rejuvenating properties in the body. It has been used for CENTURIES as a rejuvenator in ancient India for supporting a healthy balance of active energy, or yang, in the body, and continues to be used that way today (Singh et al, 2011).
What exactly does ashwagandha do as a “yang tonic”? In a nutshell, it promotes a more robust constitution, strengthens the body and mind (and semen in men), supports clearance of nervous debility, and potentiates reproductive hormones (Tierra, n.d.; Engels & Brinckmann, 2013). The less nervous you are and the more strong and able you feel in your body, the more energy you have to be active and creative for your passion. These are just a few of the yang qualities that ashwagandha can bolster up.
Life Beyond Suffering
Yes, it is true! You can live a life beyond suffering. Although you may not believe it at first, ashwagandha is an herb that can help one get there. Taking one dose of ashwagandha doesn’t mean you will never suffer again. And unfortunately, taking a super high dose of ashwagandha all at once will not help you get there either. Like many herbs, the pace of “slow and steady wins the race” is most effective for using ashwagandha.
In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is one of the rasayana herbs which are traditionally used to promote youth, longevity, and a life without suffering (Engels & Brinckmann, 2013). Think of this class of herb as an inner body builder. It helps revitalize body, mind, and spirit in various ways so that you can actualize a long life of youthfulness and peace. Since when is one truly balanced in their inner and outer selves…our life is free from suffering, right?
In Western herbalism, many rasayanas are considered adaptogens. Adaptogens support our body’s ability to adapt to a variety of stressors in our life and environment, this naturally promotes a life that is more at ease, less stressed. One cannot feature an herb profile on ashwagandha without talking about these incredible calming adaptogenic qualities it has. This is another reason why Ashwagandha is such a truly unique herb and is even called “the wonder herb of India,” (Tierra, n.d.).
Herbalist Jim McDonald truly says it best: “Ashwagandha is exceptional for when your adrenal burnout isn’t something that’s happening but has happened (maybe a while ago). You’re exhausted, but you can’t
sleep, and when you do, you don’t sleep deeply; maybe you’re troubled by dreams. You can’t think quite straight, your concentration is shot. You might find yourself more and more irritable. Perhaps your libido has also crashed or is in other ways unreliable (interested, but can’t focus). But you’re still doing, doing, doing because that’s what you do. And you’ll run yourself ragged before you let burnout stop you.” (Rose, 2008).
And this is where ashwagandha comes in. To calm everything down before you unintentionally burn yourself out. But, also to strengthen your vitality, core energy reserves, and natural ability to respond to stressors so that you can keep on keepin’ on.
What if you were told that one of the benefits of ashwagandha is that it can help you sleep like a baby? Yes, it does promote youthfulness and taking ashwagandha daily can help soothe frayed nerves, calm mental agitation, and relieve anxiety.
Since ashwagandha carries all of these nervous system balancing, inner calm-promoting qualities, it can also be effective for relieving insomnia. According to TCM, these actions are inherent since ashwagandha is a yang tonic with an affinity for the heart (Tierra, n.d.).
Let’s bring it back to baby sleep talk for a moment. When a baby is crying, often the only “fix” is being scooped up and resting on mom or dad’s heart. Often, almost instantly, they are calm and ready to sleep. This is the kind of heart affinity being talked about here.
When over agitation and mental stress has you worked up on so many levels that you have trouble sleeping at night (regardless of whether you actually end up having a meltdown or not), ashwagandha is there to help bring you back into a calm heart space.
Unlike other sedative herbs (or sleeping pills for that matter), ashwagandha helps you enter a state of calm without putting you directly to sleep. It’s actually quite rare for herbs to systemically relax the nervous system in such a way without calming you so much that you do indeed fall asleep. So have no fear, taking ashwagandha will not put you in the mood for naptime, but can set you up for deep restorative sleep later that night.
Let’s Talk About Sex
One of the most talked about uses for ashwagandha is its libido-enhancing character. I truly love this herbal aphrodisiac. Unlike other libido-boosting pills, ashwagandha helps prime us for “primetime” later on — days, weeks, or months down the road. It is not just for an instant moment turn-on. It is an herb to support your sexual health now, and beyond.
What’s really happening isn’t quite the same as other sexual enhancement drugs out there. Ashwagandha works over time by slowly building back up your “ojas,” or juicy vital energy stores (as they are known in Ayurveda). When your ojas is depleted, you feel drained, fatigued, burnt out, and definitely not in the mood for sex (sounds kind of like adrenal fatigue, yes?). Daily coffee consumption is one of those things that can deplete your vital reserves. Luckily, we have adaptogens like ashwagandha on our side to help get us in the mood for life and sex again.
Is there more?
Yes, ashwagandha plays more roles. Not only does ashwagandha act as a yang rejuvenator, relaxing adaptogen, libido booster, and thyroid modulator, it also boosts our mood, balances depression and anxiety-based states, helps support healthy blood sugar levels, improves our memory, supports physical endurance, promotes respiratory health, and regulates our inflammatory response (Rose, 2008; Tierra, n.d.).
Enjoying Ashwagandha Every Day
The best way to experience and learn the effects of an herb is through regular personal experimentation and use.
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EPIC WOMAN – MACA 4:1 Extract, Concentrated from 3200 mg. of Maca Root
Maca is a renowned Rainforest plant with libido enhancing properties.
For women, Maca’s high iodine content stimulates the thyroid. Many times an imbalanced thyroid is a cause of low libido.
Testing, Research and Studies
Although we, at Epic Health Journey LLC, DO NOT condone testing on animals, our research on sexuality tests done by outside scientists and researchers has brought us to the following study with animals that has been truly dramatic. Maca extracts were fed to mice; none to control mice. Control mice had sex 13 times in 3 hours, while the high potency Maca mice had sex 67 times in 3 hours!
Maca is known as a plant excellent for menopausal women. Research shows Maca appears to boost the pituitary gland, increasing hormone production in the ovaries, generally resulting in multiple orgasms.
Additional research shows Maca increases estrogen levels after menopause, or hysterectomy surgery, by as much as 70%!
It has been used in Peru traditionally, and in high altitudes, as a fertility aid.
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DR. JULISSA – EPIC MAN Sexual Health Formula
*Niacin – Known as a therapy for men to support stronger erections because Niacin can rapidly open up and stimulate circulation to all extremities, as in head, hands, feet and genital region. Niacin enhances sexual flush, mucous membrane tingling, orgasm intensity, and boosts energy. It has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activity. Today, Niacin has taken the stage as an anti-aging ingredient in skin cosmetic products because its great value is its anti-inflammatory activity for skin to increase skin lipids. It is successfully used in acne skin treatments. Combined with other natural factors within this formula, Niacin increases exfoliation rate of skin to improve skin texture by reducing age spots. In numerous studies, Niacin shows protection from development of Type I Diabetes. Most insomnia sufferers have reported better sleep with Niacin.
*Zinc – A mineral that acts as a co-factor of SOD (Superoxide Dismutase: an antioxidant enzyme that works with catalase to scavenge and neutralize free radicals) to protect against free radical damage, is essential to sexual and reproductive health, the formation of insulin, immune strength, and gland health. Zinc enhances sensory perception, improves nearsightedness, and accelerates healing. Zinc is a brain food that helps control mental disorders and promotes mental alertness. Stress depletes Zinc, impairing immune response and the ability to heal. People who get little sleep, work a 16-hour day (or work more than one job), or are suffering with celiac disease, or those whom are recovering from injury need to increase their zinc levels.
*Tongkat Ali Root Powder – An herbal medicine native to Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Regarded in Malaysia as the “Malaysian Ginseng”, Tongkat Ali is Traditionally used as a Folk medicine aphrodisiac and adaptogen. Tongkat Ali’s taproots have been applied to treat high blood pressure. Main uses within folk medicine of its roots extract are for sexual dysfunction, increase energy, aging, as an adaptogen for combating disease, coping with stress, anxiety / melancholy / depression, aches and pains, healing from injuries due to sports and exercise, malaria, cancer, bowel discomforts / constipation, diabetes, increased vitality, virility, strength, fever reduction, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) such as syphilis, osteoporosis, glandular inflammation, leukemia, as an antibiotic, and for overall health support.
*Horny Goat Weed – A traditional Chinese medicine aphrodisiac, this herb was the food known for “yin yang”, a mythical animal that could achieve sexual climax up to one hundred times a day. This herb is deemed today as one of the best and most potent sexual tonics for men. In studies it has shown to provide testosterone-like effects that raise erectile function in men, dispels fatigue, and supports kidney health. New studies support that horny goat weed stimulates osteoblast activity in bone tissue, and plays an important role as a natural osteoporosis preventative.
*Cnidium monnieri Powder – This herb is traditionally used for Erectile Dysfunction, reported to increase men’s libido and to treat male infertility and premature ejaculation. It is a well-known anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It has been used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm, lowers high blood pressure, promotes expectoration, supports the lungs and relieves asthma, bronchitis, bronchial asthma,
anti-aging effects, enhances memory, and for osteoporosis. Other applications include its use to treat genital eczema, trichomonas infection, chronic, allergic dermatitis, eczema, impetigo, sumac allergy, tinea manus (hands) and tinea pedis (foot), pharyngitis, peripheral neuritis, and parasite infections.
*Mucuna pruriens Seeds – Used in Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and also called “velvet bean”, Mucuna pruriens, appears in an ancient medical text of the Indian subcontinent from 1000bc. Scientific research articles show it is used as an aphrodisiac, for the management of male infertility, and nervous disorders. It has been shown that its seeds are potentially of substantial medicinal importance. Studies show its profound success also in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Mucuna pruriens portrays antioxidant activity demonstrated in vitro by its ability to scavenge DPPH radicals and reactive oxygen species.
*Guarana Seed Extract – Also known as Brazilian Cocoa, Guarana is deemed one of the most potent, richest sources of caffeine in the world. Native to South America, legend states it was discovered by the Incas, and its stimulating properties are similar to the caffeine in coffee or teas. Reports show the Japanese soldiers given Guarana to chew on in World War II, showed an increase in their stamina, in their courage and alertness. Guarana exerts and increase in blood flow and healthy heart stimulation. A rich natural source of rain forest Guaranine, Guarana has been recommended to be used for on-going endurance, boosting energy, without the harmful effects of coffee’s heated hydrocarbons, which are known to bring havoc to one’s health.
*DHEA – An abundant hormone made by the adrenal glands from cholesterol. It’s part of a profound cascade that ends in the making of hormones, especially testosterone. DHEA helps maintain muscle and skin tone, and structural / bone health. Research shows that HIV progression can be predicted by monitoring DHEA levels. It has created enormous interest in the anti-aging realm as it promotes libido, is a substance that helps lower cholesterol, and increases energy. Several studies have shown that DHEA acts as a kind of youth drug, because the older subjects who took it had more energy and muscle tone and better cardiovascular health. A study showed that men with high DHEA levels have half the heart disease as those with low levels. Continued studies show for people to maintain good results may have to take it for the rest of their lives to continue the results.
*Panax Ginseng – This ginseng is known as the most effective of all tonic herbs. Panax ginseng has been intensely studied today by science. Since scientific research is incredibly expensive, the enormous wealth of testing on ginseng shows its importance in the minds of scientists and researchers all over the world. Panax ginseng benefits hormone balance for men, an explanation for its long reputation as an aphrodisiac. Amazingly, it works with the needs and qualities of the male system. For men, panax ginseng has a historically long tradition as a reproductive restorative. It may be the one and only herb to clinically test as a source of plant testosterone. Panax ginseng has shown in studies to increase sperm count and seminal vesicle weight, supports the adrenal glands, and strengthens prostate functions. Like Viagra, studies report panax ginseng enhances nitric oxide (NO) synthesis which regulates muscle tone of blood vessels that control flow to the penis. This effect and mild testosterone action, showed the linking of panax ginseng to stronger erections for impotent men. Antioxidants, such as panax ginseng, help cardiovascular performance not only for sexual vitality, sexual energy and sexual virility, but for sports and workouts, known to be important for many men. Panax ginseng has an insulin-like effect on sugar regulation, stimulating sugar removal. Panax ginseng shows therapeutic activity against recurrent, severe viral infections and syndromes, like HIV and other immune deficient diseases, according to recent Russian studies. Panax Ginseng has powerful antioxidants, for anti-aging capabilities, enhancing immunity, neutralizing free radicals. It stimulates many parts of the immune system, including natural killer cell activity, and antibody response. Panax ginseng offers long term mental and psychological benefits. European research with the elderly show clear improvement for mental outlook in depression, insomnia, and positive, optimistic spirits. It assists focus, concentration, memory, increased leaning ability, and alertness. It has been tested for Alzheimer’s disease with magnificent positive evidence to support its help in these cases. Long known as the quintessential herb for stress, panax ginseng is needed by people to be able to handle growing pressures in their life. Taking panax ginseng throughout one’s life has been found to be far more effective than short term doses.
*Eleutheroscoccus senticosus Root – Very different from panax ginseng, this herb called ‘Siberian Ginseng’, and also known as Taiga root, is a long-term energy tonic for endurance, the adrenal glands, and circulatory health. Russian research has determined this a magnificent adaptogen. It improves sleep and supports those with anxiety. Eleuthero supports prostate gland health, detoxifies the blood, with this improving the circulatory system, and has proven itself in treating atherosclerosis. Reports state Russian athletic coaches prescribed Eleuthero to their Olympic contenders. Military officers were also prescribed Eleuthero, specifically those in senior levels of command, to offset the effects of aging. A study done in Russia and East Germany showed 11,000 people in the study, with 14 PhD’s whom wrote their papers on the subject. Their conclusions by consensus showed that when a high number of milligrams of Eleuthero was consumed every day without let up, those studied had 100% protection from every viral infection known to man.
*Oat Straw – Exactly as the name states, the straw of oats, research shows, supports men in frequency of intercourse and orgasm. It is an excellent toner for the whole system. It supports the thyroid gland, the master of metabolism. Oat straw calms the nerves and has been used for depression. It helps to balance the body by off-setting degenerative disease. Oat straw helps to reduce high blood pressure by lowering cholesterol levels, improving circulation, and with these benefits directed to the body and supporting brain health.
*Saw Palmetto – This herb is a sexual stimulant and support to reproductive organ health. It has long been used for male impotence, reproductive problems, and sterility. European researchers investigated the clinical use of Saw Palmetto in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). A cause of BPH is that testosterone levels build up in the prostate. Testosterone is converted to an even more potent compound, dihydrotestosterone, within the prostate. This compound causes then cells to multiply, which in turn brings upon prostate enlargement. Studies confirm that Saw Palmetto prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. This herb acts on the enlarged prostate, reducing pain, swelling and inflammation. Saw palmetto increases blood flow to the sexual organs because it is a urethra toning herb. It assists the thyroid gland to support sexual development, regulating the activity of those organs and glands.
*Rhodiola rosea Root – Called the Arctic Rose, Rhodiola helps with sexual dysfunction. Athletes like Rhodiola because it shortens recovery time after mental and physical stress. It is one of the best stress-lowering herbal remedies today. It works to reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and by doing so reduces depression. People who use it report feeling a relaxed mind. Long used as an anti-aging remedy against memory loss, it also has additional benefits of mental stimulation and emotional calming.
*Wild Yam Stem – Good for balancing male hormones and a tonic for the reproductive system. Wild Yam is excellent for overall liver support, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol. Traditionally used for exhausted adrenals and low blood sugar. Used as one of the best anti-catarrhal herbs beneficial for asthma. Valuable in conditions such as arthritis, rheumatic pain, and is relaxing to the nerves. Magnificent for gallstone pain. Also used in treatment of bowel discomforts, and chronic challenges associated with flatulence and gas.
*Maca Root Powder – For men, Maca works to restore lost energy and recharge sexual performance. Although we do not condone testing on animals, our research on sexuality tests done by outside scientists and researchers with animals have been dramatic. Maca extracts were fed to mice; none to control mice. Control mice had sex 13 times in 3 hours, while the high potency maca mice had sex 67 times in 3 hours!
*L-Arginine – A semi-essential amino acid that optimizes both circulation and sexual function in men. It relaxes the muscles and increases orgasm capacity. This l-arginine absorbs rapidly, and metabolizes in less than half an hour, which is one reason there is such a noticeable, positive reaction in this sexual performance formula. ED (erectile dysfunction) sufferers benefit from Arginine due to vascular compromise. Arginine increases sperm motility. It is critical to collagen synthesis; it augments growth hormone and regulates the thymus for immune health. For athletes and body builders, arginine increases muscle tone while curbing appetite and metabolizing fat for weight loss. More health benefits include arginine helps lower blood serum fats, prevents platelet aggregation, and lowers blood pressure and detoxifies excess ammonia. It is used to make nitric oxide (NO) in the body to relieve stiff blood vessels. Arginine blocks tumor formation, and has shown to promote skin and wound healing. (Not recommended if have Herpes.)
*Tribulus terrestris – Known as a tonic remedy for sexuality in Ayurvedic healing, it produces significant increases in testosterone levels by activating luteinizing hormone (LH) in the pituitary gland, for this reason to be considered an aphrodisiac, and to have a positive effect on muscle building and bone marrow activity. It is also known to have a long history of reducing male impotence. Also indicated for diabetes help.
*Muira Puama – The best-known Amazonian folk medicine, studies show it increases libido and penile hardness. It acts as a nerve stimulant to heighten receptiveness to sexual stimuli as well as physical sensation of sex. Muira Puama is rich in sterols e.g., sitosterol, campesterol and lupol and reports state it activates the body’s receptors for hormones like testosterone to heighten libido and enhance performance. Also, there are volatile oils present like camphor which helps restore sex drive and inner depth of libido and mental ability to be aroused. Studies show Muira Puama also increases virility in men.
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DR. JULISSA – BEET ROOT, ORGANIC
The richest source of Nitric Oxide (NO), Beet Root has shown in research to relieve blood vessel stiffness, optimizing both circulation and sexual function in Men and Women. In ancient medicine, it has been used for sexual weakness, and we see Beet Root used as a sex hormone enhancer, also known as an aphrodisiac substance, by humans. Long considered a food beneficial to blood health, Beet Root improves circulation, and reduces high blood pressure.
A study confirmed Beet Root supports brain health as well, given it supplies iron, and the nitrates found in beet root help to increase blood flow to the prefrontal cortex, the front of the brain. These studies are associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, and Beet Root has shown to successfully support in overcoming these challenges.
Beet Root is used today extensively by athletes, improves endurance, energy and performance. Research states modern pharmacology shows that red beet extract exhibits antihypertensive and hypoglycemic activity as well as magnificent antioxidant activity important to maintain human health and neutralize the negative effect of oxidative stress. In humans, oxidative stress is involved in many diseases like atherosclerosis, myocardial challenges, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and also aging.
Beet Root helps correct obesity, visceral fat, and improves blood cholesterol.
Reports state that Beet Root could be used for the treating and the prevention of liver disease caused by alcoholism.
Beet Root has been used in herbal medicines to help with expelling and reducing kidney and bladder stones.
High in dietary fiber, it supports intestinal peristaltic movement, preventing constipation and supporting digestive health.