For as long humans have been having sex, people have been searching for new ways to make it better. From the ancient shaman grinding roots and herbs foraged from the depths the darkest jungles to the modern doctor in a lab extracting amino acids and active ingredients from many of those same roots and herbs, humanity's quest for bigger boners and increased sexual stamina marches on.
Nowadays, there are pills to enhance sexual performance everywhere you look. Hell, you can pick some up with your donuts and coffee at most convenience stores and you won't have to watch TV long before you run into an ad for a little blue pill that'll keep you up and running as long as you can handle it, sometimes longer. Pharmaceutical companies would have you believe that this little blue pill is the only answer out there for guys looking for a little extra thumping in their humping, but those jungle shamans didn't get to keep their jobs by not giving dudes boners! They were on to something.
It's easy to laugh at those horny goat weed and ginseng pills hanging in blister packs beside the chewing gum at the local convenience store or behind the counter at the local sex store. But, if you really start to look into it, you'll find that the ingredients found in these supplements, in many cases, will do exactly what the package says. It all comes down to the ingredients they use.
Know Your Ingredients
Sexual supplements and erection pills will generally offer one or more of the following benefits:
- General Increase Of Physical Stamina
- Increased Quantity of Ejaculate
- Increased Blood Flow For Longer-Lasting, Harder Erections
- Increased Penis Size
Many of the supplements out there contain ingredients that are shown in studies to perform as advertised but there is no shortage of bunk ones, either. The key to finding the right sexual supplement is choosing those with ingredients that boast a track record of efficacy. You should always look into the ingredients found in any supplement you use to avoid getting ripped off or suffering the consequences of a bad reaction to the supplement.
Below you will find a list of the effective ingredients most commonly found in these supplements and how they work to boost your performance in the bedroom. There are so many ingredients out there claiming to boost sexual prowess that it would be impossible to list them here in detail, but you will find that it is a thorough listing of the most common ingredients that are widely accepted as effective.
Yohimbe is an evergreen tree found in Western Africa whose bark has been used for centuries by the people living there to increase sexual stamina, athletic prowess, and sexual desire. The active ingredient is called Yohimbine and is extracted from the bark of the tree for consumption.
This ingredient has been shown in studies to increase blood flow to the genitals, making it ideal for use in erection enhancers and the treatment of erectile dysfunction. In fact, a standardized form of Yohimbine is used in a popular erectile dysfunction drug that has been on the market since the 1930's. Yohimbine has also been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction resulting from the use of anti-depressants, an increasingly common problem in the modern age.
This ingredient is also thought to boost adrenaline in the body, making an amazing performance booster in the bedroom. Yohimbe supplements we offer come in a variety of forms. There are liquids like Advantage Liquid Yohimbe, creams like Yohimbe Erection Cream, and capsules like JO LMAX Now.
Note: Yohimbe should not be used by those at risk or suffering from renal or hepatic disease.
Ginseng is a root that has been used extensively by Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners to treat a vast range of issues. It is said to boost and sharpen cognitive function, increase physical energy, treat inflammation, and, of course, erectile dysfunction. Its even considered helpful in treating the flu and complications of diabetes!
One Korean study of the root showed that 60% of men who used ginseng experienced positive results in the treatment of their ED and the British Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology claims they have "evidence for the effectiveness of red ginseng in the treatment of erectile dysfunction".
We offer a number of supplements that contain this zippy little root, all of which can be found here.
Note: Ginseng should not be taken by those who are using MAOI inhibiting anti-depressants or blood thinners. People taking medications for blood pressure, diabetes, or heart medication should consult their doctor before using ginseng because it can interfere with the effects of many of these drugs.
Ginkgo is another treasure of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used for centuries to treat memory problems, improve blood flow and vascular health, and ED. This ingredient is made from the fan-shaped leaves of the tree bearing the same name.
Modern researchers discovered the erection-enhancing effects of ginkgo during a memory study in which male participants reported improved erections. Another trial reported that 76% of the men involved in the study who took anti-depressants experience an alleviation of the negative effects of those medications on their ability to achieve and maintain erections. This has put ginkgo in the spotlight as a possible treatment for erectile dysfunction resulting from anti-depressant use.
A full list of our sexual supplements that use this potent ingredient can be found here.
Note: Those taking blood thinners or at risk of increased bleeding should not take ginkgo.
Now we'll take a slight detour from ancient wisdom and swing by the modern laboratory to learn about L-Arginine. This is an important amino acid that helps the body produce proteins. The real magic, as far as erectile function is concerned, happens when this amino acid is transformed by the body into Nitric Oxide, a chemical that relaxes the blood vessels and allows blood to flow more freely. Free blood flow is one of the most important factors in erectile health.
While L-Arginine isn't shown to improve erectile health on its own, it has been shown to be effective when combined with other compounds commonly used for erectile health, such as yohimbe, and is usually found as part of a combination of ingredients in supplements that feature it.
We offer a number of formulations that employ L-Arginine for the improvement of erectile function, all of which can be found by clicking here.
Horny Goat Weed
Horny goat weed is yet another herb that is used extensively in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of a number of conditions including low libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and pain. It is thought to increase blood flow to the penis by blocking an enzyme responsible for hindering penile blood flow. This ability is a non-pharmaceutical effect that mirrors that of a certain popular ED drug that shall remain nameless. Let's just say it rhymes with Niagara.
The 2008 lab study that showed that the active ingredient acts much the way that modern pharmaceutical ED treatments also showed that it may even be more effective and cause fewer side-effects than its lab-produced counterparts.
Horny goat weed is one of the most commonly used erectile health supplements out there. We offer a range of supplements that utilize this hilariously named ingredient. Click here to see the full list!
Other Ingredients To Keep An Eye Out For
While the above ingredients are the ones most commonly found in effective supplements, they are by no means the end-all-be-all. There are plenty of other ingredients that are shown to increase sexual prowess and health, including licorice, selenium, Go-Ji, and Dang Gui.