Muira Puama supplement for better libido in a man and woman, plant aphrodisiac
November 25 2016

Review, dosage, where to buy
Muira puama is a small tree up to 15 feet in height native to the Brazilian Amazon. The bark and roots are the primary parts that are utilized. Indigenous peoples use this plant for the therapy of sexual debility, fatigue, neuromuscular problems, and rheumatism. Don’t be surprised to see it spelled in many different ways, including mara puama, marapuama, and marapama.

Physician Formulas, Inc., Muira Puama, 500 mg, 60 Capsules, high quality
buy Muira Puama supplement 500 pill by Physician Formulas, developed by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

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Supplement Facts
Muira Puama – 500 mg per pill
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Dosage and how to use, when to take
I recently purchased it from Physician Formulas 500mg capsules. The bottle says to take 1 capsule a day. I searched in the net and found that other companies usually advise 1.5 g a day. Why do you advise a lower dose? Is it because the Physician Formulas brand is more potent or just to avoid side effects?
A. We understand that Dr. Sahelian who formulated this product tries to minimize the risk of side effects with herbs, in this case insomnia. Therefore he prefers to use lower amounts and have a gradual enhancement of sexuality rather than take a high amount and get side effects resulting in poor sleep. If one capsule is not enough for you after a few days you can increase to two capsules for a total dosage of 1 gram.

Combining with maca herb
I am an avid user of Muira Puama. But, as of late, I cannot get an erection as easily as i did about a year ago. Now i still have plenty of sex drive, but I am overshooting the runway when it comes to getting a lasting erection. Can I safely take the muira puama capsule and also a maca root capsule together? I have the maca capsules here at home. Can you please advise on what might be the best root take? I do take a bunch of different vitamins and supplements for health reasons.
A. It is often a good idea to take a break from a particular natural aphrodisiac, and after a week later or so to try a different one for a while and then change to another one. Sometimes tolerance can develop to a particular herb. Also, it is a good idea to, at least one week a month, not to take any herbal sexual enhancers.

How does muira puama supplement work?
The root and bark of muira puama are rich in free long-chain fatty acids, essential oils, plant sterols, coumarin, lupeol, and a new alkaloid named “muirapuamine.” Because of its various constituents, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact chemicals in muira puama responsible for its sex boosting effects. One study in rabbits indicates that muira puama has the ability to relax the corpus cavernosa of the penis, thus allowing for engorgement. Another study indicates that muira puama may block an enzyme known as acetylcholinesterase. By blocking the activity of this enzyme, more acetylcholine is available in the central nervous system, which may be helpful in Alzheimer’s disease. Acetylcholine is involved in memory, and it also helps dilate blood vessels in the genital region.

Muira Puama supplement: what the Research Says for libido enhancement
In 1990, at the Institute of Sexology in Paris, France, a clinical study with 262 patients complaining of lack of sexual desire demonstrated muira puama extract to be effective. Within two weeks, at a daily dose of 1 to 1.5 grams of muira puama 4:1 extract, 62% of patients with loss of libido claimed that the treatment was helpful. I found this study mentioned all over the internet, but could not find an official Medline mention.
In 2000, researchers at the Institute of Sexology published another study. The effectiveness of a herbal formulation of muira puama and Ginkgo biloba was assessed in 202 healthy women complaining of low sex drive. Various aspects of their sex life were rated before and after 1 month of treatment. Statistically significant improvements occurred in frequency of sexual desires, sexual intercourse, and sexual fantasies, as well as in satisfaction with sex life, intensity of sexual desires, excitement of fantasies, ability to reach orgasm, and intensity of orgasm. Reported tolerability of the muira puama and ginkgo combination was good.

Additional benefits
Muira puama increases energy and also has mild mood-enhancing properties. However little research is available to confirm these findings.

Muira Puama side effects, safety
One of the most common side effects of muira puama when used in high doses is insomnia. This is because of the alertness muira puama produces, and, logically, if you are too alert when you go to bed, you are likely to toss and turn in bed.

I would like to know if muira puama taken 3 times a day at 2-3 ml (30 drops) if it causes a headache.
It is possible that some people may get a headache when using too much of this plant extract.

Liquid product
Q. I work for a company who sells Muira Puama in a liquid form. Could you please inform me: How many drops are to be taken daily? How long to do take this product for?
A. Muira puama comes in various extract potencies. Also, each manufacturer uses a different extraction method. Without knowing such details, it is impossible to give guidelines.

Catuama herbal formula in South America
Catuama is an herbal formula popular in Brazil. It is a combination of Trichilia catigua, Paullinia cupana, Ptychopetalum olacoides, and Zinziber officinalis. Ptychopetalum olacoides is the botanical name for muira puama.

Drug testing
I am subject to mandatory random drug testing at my job, and before I start taking maca, damiana and muira puama, I need to know if it will mistakingly show a test positive for any other natural herbs of the world that just happen to be illegal.
A. We have no reason to believe that substances in these plants are looked at in drug testing.

Q. Is it okay to take vitamin B product with muira puama pill?
A. First learn how each supplement works by itself before combining. Preferably keep the dosages low when combining.

Muira Puama is a tree native to Brazil, and can be found along the Amazon River and in other parts of the Amazon rainforest. This tree craves moisture and thrives in the tropical climate of the Amazon. It grows to around 15 feet tall and is called an “understory” tree, as it is a smaller tree that grows below the rainforest canopy. The white blooms of Muira Puama have a heady fragrance that is often compared to the exotic scent of jasmine. However, it is the bark and roots of Muira Puama that are most commonly used in herbal treatments. The name Muira Puama means Potency Wood. Though well known for its use in supporting libido and sexual function, Muira Puama also has many other beneifts. In the Amazon, it has been used by indigenous people to support health and vitality.