Updated: Apr 14
From having more interest and better performance to increased energy and stamina, Yerba Maté can improve your sex life! Let’s face it, we don’t talk about it as openly as we could but we all know that a healthy sex life is fundamentally important to our well being.
Unfortunately, there are many factors that can contribute to a lack of satisfaction in this department including unhealthy diet, stress and lack of regular exercise. Men are affected by erectile dysfunction starting earlier and earlier. In fact, the Massachusetts Male Aging Study reported that, at age 40 approximately 40% of men are affected and it goes downhill from there.
Most people look to prescription medications which can sometimes come with serious side effects and at the end of the day, it’s not solving the problem. The good news is that our bodies can function optimally with proper nutrition and lifestyle choices. Drinking Performance Blend daily is a great way to start!
Let’s talk about how Performance Blend can help naturally. We know that Yerba Maté increases energy, but anecdotal evidence points to it as being effective in treating ED as well as increasing sexual potency. There are also a number of herbs that are known to relieve symptoms of ED which are included in our Performance Blend, so let’s take a closer look at these herbs.
Ginseng has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat ED. In one study, 45 men with ED were given either Korean red ginseng or a placebo. The men receiving the herb took 900 milligrams, three times a day, for eight weeks. At the end of eight weeks, those who took Korean red ginseng felt improvement in their ED symptoms compared to those who took the placebo. Researchers concluded that red ginseng may be an effective alternative treatment for impotence.
Horny Goat Weed is known for being an aphrodisiac and touted as a testosterone booster. It derives its layman names from goats and sheep who acted a bit more frisky after consuming the bushes that grew near their fields. A 2008 lab study found that a compound in the herb blocks the effects of an enzyme that restricts blood flow to the penis. Epimedium, the suspected active component of Horny Goat Weed, appears to act as a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, similar to some drugs used for ED. What’s more, the study indicated that Horny Goat Weed could theoretically work better – and cause fewer side effects – than current drugs for erectile dysfunction!
Damiana is considered as an aphrodisiac in folk medicine. Estrada et al. conducted a study to determine whether Damiana recovers sexual behavior in sexually exhausted male rats and to identify the main components in an aqueous extract. Damiana (80 mg/kg) significantly increased the percentage of males achieving one ejaculatory series and resuming a second one. In addition, Damiana significantly reduced the post-ejaculatory interval. The results supported the use of Damiana as an aphrodisiac in traditional medicine and suggest possible therapeutic properties of Damiana on sexual dysfunction.
Maca is an Andean plant of the brassica (mustard) family. Preparations from Maca root have been reported to improve sexual function and there’s some evidence to back up claims of its sex-enhancing properties.
Dave Asprey of Bulletproof fame wrote about a double-blind 2002 study in which researchers gave 57 men either 1.5g Maca, 3g Maca, or placebo. The men received the supplements daily for 12 weeks. After 8 weeks, men in the two Maca groups reported heightened sexual desire.
Another study looked at 20 depressed men on SSRIs – antidepressants that often decrease sex drive – and found that 3g of Maca daily significantly increased self-reported libido. It contains a plethora of vitamins and minerals; it is a good source of vitamin C, iron, potassium, copper, and B vitamins as well.
Yohimbe has been found to increase circulation to the erectile tissues aiding in physiological and psychogenic (mental/emotional) impotence. Impotence, the inability to sustain erection, is the most common sexual disorder among men. Yohimbine is the active component found in Yohimbe bark.
Performance Blend includes all of these herbs in our proprietary Yerba Maté base giving you a powerhouse of nutrition for optimal performance and stamina!
Yours in health,
Rachel Winkler, Owner
Oregon Yerba Maté