Natural Viagra


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Viagra, commonly known as the blue pill has proven to be effective in treating sexual dysfunction in males and females as well, to a certain extent. First introduced by the company Pfizer in 1998, the pill racked up huge sales within a year. But viagra is not for everyone. It isn't 100 % effective. It enhances sexual performance but since it comes with a list of terrifying side effects that involve headaches, flushed faces and stomach upsets, here is a list of the naturally occurring viagra that you may use to improve your sexual performance.

1. L-Arginine
Cost – Rs 649 for 60 x 500mg caps, www.1mg.com
What it does – This is an amino acid not produced in the body. Once consumed l-arginine is converted into nitric acid, which helps to dilate the blood, improving blood flow. Combining this with the antioxidant pycnogenol has shown an increase in the production of nitric oxide in the bloodstream. The pycnogenol enables more erections and the l-arginine makes your erection harder. Although this acid is present in foods such as red meat and poultry, it is recommended that you consume it in its supplement form. Your penis ends up getting a better supply of blood, meaning you get to have better consistent sex. It promotes sexual health in both men and women so that’s a plus.
Dosage – 500mg daily
Precautions – Don’t exceed daily recommended dosage and remember to consult your doctor if you are already taking prescribed medicine to check suitability in relation to your meds.

2. Horny Goat Weed
Cost – Rs 935 for 60 x 500mg caps, www.healthkart.com
What it does – An herb popular in Traditional Chinese Medicine, its’ name comes from a folk story where farmers observed that the goats and animals who ate this herb became more sexually excited than usual around their opposite sex. It is one of the best replacements for man-made viagra and you must take note of the fact that whichever way you decide to ingest this, it should contain a percentage of the compound icarrin, preferably in the range of 50-60%. Its’ benefits include boosting testosterone production and increasing estrogen levels among post-menopausal women. It also improves libido and helps treat conditions like ED (Erectile Dysfunction) and vaginal dryness.
Dosage – Optimum range is 200 – 500 mg every day
Precautions – Keep the dosage in between the above-mentioned limits. And give a 7-day break after consuming it for 30 days

3. Maca
Cost – Rs 749 for 60 x 500mg caps, www.amazon.in
What it does – There are 130 species of Maca worldwide and it hails from the high mountains of Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Bolivia. Traditionally used to enhance energy, it has also been shown to increase sexual performance. For men, it is one of the most potent aphrodisiacs available, helping in not just maintaining erections but also providing an increase in seminal volume, sperm count and sperm motility. A number of studies conducted using the maca root proved that it boosts libido. Dried maca powder is what you are likely to find in many stores. But the trouble with this is that maca often grows moldy during the drying process and the resulting product may come to contain aflatoxin, a potent carcinogen. It’s probably for this reason that people believe that the tincture of the root is the most effective of all the forms that it comes in. It is obviously expensive, priced at Rs 6,144, for 100 ml.
Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily after meals or as directed
Precautions -  Pregnant women and those with thyroid issues should consult doctors before ingesting this.  


4. Cordyceps
Cost – Rs 4099 for 120 x 600mg caps, www.amazon.in
What it does – Otherwise known as Himalayan Viagra, it is a valuable variety of mushroom steadily gaining popularity among those who want to be more sexually potent. This mushroom was an expensive treat for royal families in the olden days to fight ercetile dysfunction and increase virility and stamina in males. It improves the release of testosterone by increasing blood circulation and giving you a sturdier erection. This should go a long way in increasing desire as well. An added advantage is that the extracts of this mushroom are also known to increase the longevity of life.
Dosage – 600 mg daily
Precautions – DO NOT consume this if you have auto-immune diseases like multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions.

5. L-Tyrosine
Cost – Rs 1,469 for 120 x 500mg caps, www.amazon.in
What it does – Besides being essential for normal growth and development, tyrosine spikes the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is the chemical that enhances pleasure, thereby supporting libido and healthy erectile function. Another benefit of this is related to fitness. When taken 15-20 minutes before exercise, this amino acid improves performance and reduces stress during acute exercise, allowing you to train harder. A derivative of tyrosine called L-DOPA is a precursor to dopamine and also helps greatly with improving sexual function.
Dosage – 500 mg daily
Precautions – Avoid this if you have hyperthyroidism or Graves disease. Since your body uses tyrosine to make thyroxine (thyroid hormone), taking extra tyrosine might increase the hormone levels, making your disease worse.
 
6. Korean Red Ginseng

Cost – Rs 899 for 60 x 1000mg caps, www.amazon.in
What it does – Red Ginseng has been used since antiquity in the Far East to increase stamina, boost libido and decrease fatigue. Research has proved that these ancient uses are well founded in scientific fact. A study which compared the effects of Ginseng to a placebo noted that the subjects who took the herb showed improved sexual function and performance than those who took only the placebo. Dr. Clare Morrison says that studies have shown that ginseng can also help in improving penile rigidity, time span of an erection, libido and even girth.
Dosage – Recommended dosage for ED is 900mg 3 times daily
Precautions – You may have trouble sleeping with this one. Avoid combining ginseng and coffee for the former can intensify the effects of the latter. It can also react badly with alcohol.