More than 4 caps of D, L-phenylalanine/day doesn't necessarily mean better. The same goes for most natural products. In essence, they tell us how much is needed to get the desired effect. Anything over the optimum dose is generally wasted money. The body utilizes what it needs and you excrete the rest. However, if/when you are in a deficiency state, the body benefits from the recommended dose in most cases.
Then Came Avena Sativa -- Green Oats
It Only Works For Awhile
All indicators show Tribulus terrestris (TT) may mimic natural testosterone production. For most healthy people, testosterone is normally released into the body in pulses. There are morning pulses and evening pulses. After an oral dose of Tribulus terrestris (TT), testosterone levels can rise 30-60 minutes later. Studies on TT show testosterone levels in men can be boosted significantly above normal levels. The boost returns to normal levels a few hours later after taking approximately 625-1250 mg. For this reason, I take 1-2 capsules before sex. And no, it doesn't create big bulging muscles.
Another product I recently discovered that contains L-arginine is Lady-Vi. It's a cream, that when applied, acts a lubricant and causes a tingling sensation in the male and female genitalia. The arginine in Lady-Vi appears to be transdermally absorbed in males and females, both. Since it contains arginine, it appears to possess the blood flow factor needed by the sex organs.
Yohimbe Bark (yohimbine HCL)
Sexual arousal occurs not just in the genitals but in the whole body and, especially, in the brain. For men, it actually begins when the brain sends impulses down the spinal cord and out to the nerves that serve the penis. These impulses trigger the production of nitric oxide (NO), which causes penile arteries to dilate and the spongy core of the penis to relax and become engorged with blood. The neurotransmitter that carries the sexual message is acetylcholine (ACh) which is important for women, too.
Numerous studies confirm a key role for cholinergic nerve transmission in sexual responses. Simply speaking, with too little ACh, sex drive / sexual activity goes down. Increase ACh levels (when there is a deficiency state), and sexual activity goes up. ACh is involved in the build-up toward orgasm and the urethral and vaginal contractions that occur during orgasm as well as the subjective perception of orgasm intensity and duration.
-=- D, L-Phenylalanine -- Two grams (gm) (which is the same as 2,000 milligrams -- mg) per day in the morning before food or other supplements (not to be taken within 20 minutes of other amino acids -- they compete for access through the blood/brain barrier). Build up to this amount if you haven't been taking it -- 500 mg per day the first week, one gm (1,000 mg) per day the second week and so on. This can be taken every day until you decide to quit using it.
-=- Avena Sativa (green oats) -- Two to four tablets per day for a week or two then lay-off for 2-3 months. I like this particular formula since it combines saw palmetto (and others) with green oats. According to The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, saw palmetto is the necessary ingredient needed along with avena sativa in order for it to turn "bound testosterone" into "free testosterone."
-=- Tribulus 625 or Tribex -- Two capsules 30 minutes before sex. Taking either of these (not both) with green oats is okay but not necessary. Tribex contains both tribulus terrestris and green oats (the amount of green oats is not known in Tribex), however, no saw palmetto.
-=- After you've finished your bottle of Tribulus 625 or Tribex and green oats, then it's time to consider Super Mira Forte (along with I3C). Super Mira Forte will elevate testosterone levels while suppressing/lowering estrogen due to its combined ingredients. Consider taking the whole bottle of Super Mira Forte per the label directions then go back to Tribulus 625 (or Tribex) and green oats. This method of cycling keeps your endocrine system "fired-up" due to the different organ delivery systems.
-=- L-Arginine -- Intake varies from 5-30 gm per day. In 1998, the Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery that blood flow is regulated by nitric oxide (l-arginine is required for the body to synthesize nitric oxide). Blood flow into the penis is what creates an erection. Blood flow into women's genitals increases sensation and orgasmic intensity. This amino acid has nothing to do with testosterone and can be taken daily with or without any of the above supplements (however, not at the same time as D,L-phenylalanine or other amino acids). Some amino acids compete with one another as they attempt to enter the blood brain barrier.
-=- Yohimbe bark (yohimbine HCL) works similarly to L-arginine. This herb has nothing to do with testosterone.
-=- Stamina RX -- Stamina RX has been called "the frugal alternative" due to its low cost compared to drugs. This is a good "stand-alone" product for pre-sex. It contains a proprietary blend of ingredients including yohimbe and l-arginine.
-=- Lady-Vi is a pleasure cream which contains l-arginine that can be applied to the genitals daily ... or, just prior to having sexual relations.
-=- Choline and Vitamin B-5 can be taken daily.
Most people discover greater frequency and more intense feelings when consuming the above supplements following the above or similar schedule. If a person has a psychological barrier to sex, effectiveness may be diminished.Others to Consider for Sex Drive Support:
Terrestis & Tribex | L-Arginine | Avena
Sativa | D,L Phenylalanine |
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