Avena Sativa (Wild Green Oats) Extract, Benefits, Sex Drive Support
by Dusty R. Green,
M.Ed., Author / Research Scientist
A graduate school in
San Francisco, California has been studying the effects of avena sativa (green
oats) on sex drive for a couple of decades. They discovered
avena sativa (green oats) works by freeing up testosterone that gets
stuck to various compounds in the body. As we age, the
bounding-up of testosterone gets worse. Bound testosterone is
not as effective as
testosterone in heightening thoughts and pleasure associated
with sex. This is true in both males and females. It is
also one of the major hormones, along with
fertile ground for muscle growth.
One of the first
crossover double-blind studies performed involved 75 men and women
who had taken Avena Sativa. It showed a significant support
for sex drive in men only. The men in the study reported more
consistent erections and pleasure during the act of sex. In a
prior pilot study, many men reported more orgasms with some even
experiencing multiple orgasms.
study did not show the same positive results with the women in the
study as the men. All subjects consumed 300 mg. of green oats
extract or a placebo every morning. Group 1 took green oats
for 28 days and group 2 took a placebo for 28 days. They then
switched groups with no one knowing who was taking the placebo or
who was taking the green oats.
They later found out
that women need a more potent form of green oats to support sex
drives. Women have more receptors in their brains for
testosterone than men thus explaining the need for a stronger
version. They combined saw palmetto (an herb) with green oats
which created the boost needed for women. Saw
palmetto, by the way, is very effective at supporting the
prostate gland in men. As a result of this discovery, they
created a union that works great for both men and women. The
scientists involved in this study found that avena
sativa shows benefits
in 68-70 percent of men and approximately 76 percent of women.
A Note on Prostate Issues
One cause of prostate
enlargement is overproduction of a hormone metabolite called
dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is considered a prime culprit in
the development of benign prostate enlargement and, possibly,
prostate canc. The stimulating nature of dihydrotestosterone
in the development of prostate disease is well-documented, since
castration before age 40 prevents prostate enlargement and prostate
canc. Additionally, castration is a proven therapy to
reverse both benign and malignant prostate disease. These
findings strongly suggest that strategies to reduce DHT levels would
prevent many forms of prostate disease. The evidence that DHT
is a cause of prostate disease comes from observations in 1974 that
men with low blood levels of DHT maintain normal muscle mass, libido
and a small prostate, compared with men with average DHT levels who
suffer from enlarged prostates, frontal hair recession, diffuse
beard growth and acne. It appears that DHT is responsible for
many of life's undesirable ills affecting males. Testosterone
is converted into DHT by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which
increases as men grow older, causing elevated DHT production,
decreased serum testosterone, and enlargement of the prostate gland.
When the action of 5-alpha reductase is blocked, dramatic reductions
in DHT levels occur.
The recommended dose of this product made by Planetary Formulas
can be varied over time to achieve maximum effect. Two tablets
contain 500 mg of avena sativa and 100 mg of saw palmetto. Two
tablets per day are more than sufficient for sex drive benefits --
male and female both. If you are taking this product for
prostate support, 6 tablets per day are recommended. It is
recommended you space your consumption of supplements throughout the
day -- for sex drive, 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening and for
prostate, 2 in morning, 2 in the afternoon, and 2 in the evening.
Actually, you may prefer our Natural Prostate Formula (more cost
effective) for the prostate.
How Long Before it Takes Effect?
Reports vary. Some feel an increase in energy within one or
two hours. Some say they start taking it on Thursday or Friday
in anticipation of a sexual weekend. Some report a week or
more of regular daily use before they notice any sexual effects.
Any Side Effects?
Many men and women report increased energy, feelings of general
well-being, and other positive states with use of this product.
The reports support references in historical and scientific journals
which document the health strength enhancing effects of oats and
oat-based products, but these effects were not studied
systematically in the research study above.
Despite the fact that there is no indication that this product could
be harmful or injurious to anyone, if you have a medical condition
and are under medical supervision, you are advised to inform your
physician. If you have a known allergy to oats you may
experience allergic symptoms in response to taking this product.
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The label on the bottle states "Avena Sativa Oat Complex
For Men." This is a true statement. Even though the
formula was created for men, it is also ideal for women since it
contains saw palmetto which is the necessary ingredient for it to
work for women. There is a women's version but it does not
contain saw palmetto which is why we recommend this version for both
Over 200 years ago, The
German Pharmacopoeia touted avena sativa as an aphrodisiac.
"Its sexual enhancement abilities are due to its
Mitchell notes in Nature's Aphrodisiacs (Dell, 1999),
"once oats are in the body, they release testosterone that has
become bound to other components. Bound testosterone is much
less effective at stimulating sex drive centers in the brain."
studies cited by Esmond Choueke in Aphrodisiacs: A Guide to What
Really Works (Citadel, 1998) support the libido-enhancing
properties of wild green oats (Avena sativa).
done with green oats by the Institute for Advanced Study of Human
Sexuality in California showed a substantial increase in the
number of orgasms men and women experience along with more pleasure
and frequent thoughts about sex.
avena sativa (green oats)
complex out of reach of children,
- Do not exceed recommended dose,
- If you have a bad reaction,
discontinue use immediately,
- When using,
please inform your physician,
- If you are pregnant or
breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using
wild green oats extract,
- For maximum benefits concerning
drive support, use avena sativa extract according to above
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