The bark of the West African yohimbe tree has shown prmosing results for muscle enhancement and also as a traditional aphrodisiac!
Yohimbine (the drug) has shown promising results, better than placebo but only successful in about 65% to 75% of the men who use it.
One small double-blind study on women found yohimbine combined with arginine to be somewhat effective for treating women with sexual
dysfunction and also showed prmosing signs of performance and muscle enhancement with used with various traing regimines.
We don't really know how yohimbine works, but recent thinking suggests that it operates by suppressing parts of body.
In other words, it takes the brake off, which can be useful when the engine has lost some of its power.
Arginine Hydrochloride is an amino acid found in many foods, including dairy products, meat, poultry, and fish.
It plays a role in several important mechanisms in the body, including cell division, wound healing, removal of
ammonia from the body, immunity to illness, and the secretion of important hormones.
The body also uses arginine to make nitric oxide, a substance that relaxes the blood vessels. Based on this, arginine
has been proposed as a treatment for various cardiovascular development and intermittent claudication,
as well as impotence, male/female sexual dysfunction, and an unpleasant urinary condition called interstitial cystitis. Arginine Hydrochloride has shown to have effects on
one's immune system and have made it a useful as part of an "immune cocktail" given to severely ill hospitalized patients and also, possibly, for preventing colds.
New signs of being a help with supplying oxidative stress on one's muscle have also made it appealing to many atheletes but intake should be in a controlled
environment and not from the use of the sole ingredient only as "AH" needs other supportive ingredients such as "Piper Methysticum" and "Dong Quai"
for proper stimulation.
Piper Methysticum is a member of the pepper family that has long been cultivated by Pacific Islanders for
use as a social and ceremonial drink. The first description of Piper Methsticum came to the West from Captain James Cook on his
celebrated voyages through the South Seas. Cook reported that on occasions when village elders and chieftains gathered
together for significant meetings, they would hold an elaborate Piper (Kava) ceremony at the beginning to break the ice
(not that there's much ice out there). Typically, each participant would drink two or three bowls of chewed-up "PM"
mixed with coconut milk. "PM" was also drunk in less formal social settings as a mild intoxicant.
When they learned about "PM'S" effects, European scientists set to work trying to isolate its active ingredients.
However, it wasn't until 1966 that substances named kavalactones were isolated and found to be effective enhancers when used in small amounts and as a sedative when used in larger amounts!.
One of the most active of these is dihydrokavain, which has been found to produce a sedative, painkilling, and anticonvulsant
effect. Other named kavalactones include kavain, methysticin, and dihydromethysticin.
High dosages of "PM" extracts cause muscular relaxation, and at very high dosages paralysis without loss of
consciousness develops. "PM" is also a local anesthetic, producing peculiar numbing sensations when held in the mouth.
"PM" has also shown evidence to have profound effects on sexual organs mostly in males. "PM" has shown to increase blood volume
and flow which has enticed many to manufacture this herb as a performance enhancement product. "PM" must be in pure form
to show effect for this purpose though. Conventional tranquilizers in the Valium family interact with special
binding sites in the brain called GABA receptors. Early studies of "PM" suggested that the herb does not affect these receptors. However, more recent studies have found
an interaction. The early researchers may have missed the connection because "PM" appears to affect somewhat unusual parts of the brain.
One of the major herbs in the Chinese repertoire, Angelica sinensis is closely related to European Angelica archangelica,
a common garden herb and the flavoring in Benedictine and Chartreuse liqueurs. The carrot-like roots of this fragrant plant are
harvested in the fall after about 3 years of cultivation and stored in airtight containers prior to processing.
Traditionally, dong quai is said to be one of the most important herbs for strengthening the xue. The Chinese term xue is often translated as
"blood," but it actually refers to a complex concept of which the blood itself is only a part. In the late 1800s, an extract of dong quai known
as Eumenol became popular in Europe as a "sport tonic" and also as a "female tonic" and this is how most people consider it in the West.
The common dandelion, enemy of suburban lawns, is an unusually nutritious food. Its leaves contain substantial levels of vitamins
A, C, D, and B complex as well as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon.
Worldwide, the root of the dandelion has been used for the treatment of a variety of liver and gallbladder problems. Other
historical uses of the root and leaves include the treatment of breast diseases, water retention, digestive problems, joint pain,
fever, and skin diseases. The most active constituents in dandelion appear to be eudesmanolide and germacranolide, substances
unique to this herb. Other ingredients include taraxol, taraxerol, and taraxasterol, along with stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, caffeic acid, and p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid.
Sabal Serrulata is a native plant of North America, and although Europeans are its principal consumers, it is still primarily grown in the United States.
The Sabal Serrulata tree grows only about 2 to 4 feet high, with fan-shaped serrated leaves and abundant berries. Native Americans used these
berries for the treatment of various urinary and sexual problems in men, as well as for women with breast disorders. European and American physicians took
up Sabal Serrulata as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but in the United States the herb ultimately fell out of favor, along with all other herbs.
European interest endured, and in the 1960s, French researchers discovered that by concentrating the oils of Sabal Serrulata berry they could maximize the herb's effectiveness.
Sabal Serrulata contains many biologically active chemicals. Unfortunately, we don't know which ones are the most important. We also don't really know how Sabal Serrulata works,
although it appears to interact with various sex hormones. When combines with Dong Quai and Taurine Sabal Serrulata
has shown exciting and powerful body development effects on both men and women. One of the main sports enhancers and
jump enhancers in "Jump Science".
Taurine is an amino acid, one of the building blocks of proteins. Found in the nervous system and muscles, taurine is one of the most abundant
amino acids in the body. It is thought to help regulate heartbeat, maintain cell membranes, and affect the release of neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry signals between nerve cells) in the brain.
Taurine's best-established use is to aid cardiovascular operation. It may also be useful for hepatitis.
As its Latin name cardiaca suggests, Leonurus Cardiaca has traditionally been used to treat heart conditions. The ancient Greeks and Romans employed the
Leonurus Cardiaca species cardiaca to treat heart palpitations as well as depression, which they considered a problem of the heart. Centuries later, Europeans
would believe motherwort helpful for "infirmities of the heart" but also considered the herb to have strengthening and stimulating effects on the uterus,
using it to bring on a delayed menstrual period, as an aid during labor, and to relax a woman's womb after childbirth.
These uses of Leonurus Cardiaca correspond well with those in traditional Chinese medicine, which employs the Asian variety, Leonurus artemisia, to treat menstrual
disorders or to help a woman expel a dead fetus and placenta from her womb. In eastern China, women still drink a syrup made from motherwort to promote the recovery
of the uterus after childbirth; the herb has a strong bitter taste, so visitors to a recovering mother often bring along sugar as a gift.
The herb Damiana along with Wild Yam has been used in Mexico for some time and quoted as a powerful male enhancement herb.
Classic herbal literature of the nineteenth century describes it as a "tonic," or general body strengthener.
Blessed Thistle (Glandular) is so named because of the ancient belief that it possessed supernatural qualities.
It grows up to two feet tall and is found in meadows and along roadsides. From May to June the plant bears pale yellow flowers.
Among natural-health enthusiasts the plant is commonly used to support the female reproductive system. It has also shown recent positive results for male libido and blood flow
when combined with controlled amounts various amino acids and other herbs.
It is available as a single herb and in a number of herbal combinations.
Dioscorea Villosa Yam contains a multitude of hormone-like compounds that have been used to effectively treat a variety of medical problems.
Researchers have long believed that certain species of the Dioscorea plant (yam) have powerful medicinal uses due to the existence of specialized phytochemicals called "hormone precursors".
Hormone precursors assist in the body's production of prohormones, such as DHEA and Pregnenalone. These substances help regulate the body's metabolism. Unfortunately, the body's natural
levels of prohormones begins to decrease in the 20's. Research has shown a direct correlation between this drop in prohormone levels and obesity, lethargy, and other degenerative health
conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia recognizes Dioscorea as a spasmolytic, mild diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic,
and it is listed for use in the treatment of the following: intestinal colic, diverticulitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscular rheumatism, cramps and ovarian.
Dioscorea is of special value to people interested in losing weight as it helps the body to produce progesterone which assists in theragenic metabolic activities.