Many men, even men in their 30s and 40s, complain about a falloff in both their libido and ability to perform.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a non-drug, herbal solution to improve this aspect of your life?
I want to tell you about a new study on an old herb that could be the answer you’re looking for.
This study looked at 109 men between the ages of 30-55. Many of the men complained of a less than satisfactory sex life.
But close to 70% of them tested out normal on the typical questionnaires used to define erectile dysfunction. In other words, in this group of relatively young men, the erectile/libido problems were not severe for most of them.
That's important for interpreting the results. Here’s why: Any improvement in a group of men whose problems were not all that bad may indicate that men with a greater level of the problem might respond even better.
The researchers gave half of the men 300 mg per day of an aqueous extract of the root of the herb eurycoma longifolia. This herb is also known as tongkat ali.
Tongkat ali has had a reputation in Malaysia for being an effective aphrodisiac. They gave the other men a placebo. The experiment went on for 12 weeks.
Here’s What They Found
Unlike with a pharmaceutical approach, there were no side effects. Compared to the men on the placebo, the men taking tongkat ali had an 8-9% increase in their ability to have satisfying intercourse. They had a 14% improvement in their libido.
Men typically have a decrease in seminal volume as they get older. This can lead to a less satisfying orgasm. The men in this study taking the tongkat ali had an 18% increase in seminal volume.
All of these improvements resulted in a 14% increase in sexual activity in the men taking tongkat ali.
These results are impressive for men who have only mild sexual issues. Men with more trouble could find even better results.
What You Can Do
You can buy tongkat ali online. I recommend taking one to two capsules of a product called Natural Testosterone Booster – Indonesia Tongkat Ali Extract.
This is a 1:100 extract strength and contains 400 mg per capsule – a little bit more than was used in this study. If it’s like most herbs, a higher dose may be necessary for some men to get the full effect.
Ismail, S.B., W.M. Wan Mohammad, A. George, et al. “Randomized Clinical Trial on the Use of PHYSTA Freeze-Dried Water Extract of Eurycoma longifolia for the Improvement of Quality of Life and Sexual Well-Being in Men.” Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012.