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Muira puama 4:1 extract powder is a popular, all natural aphrodisiac, energy booster and temporary discomfort reliever. It’s also known by other names, such as “potency wood” and “erection root.”
Muira puama (ptychopetalum olacoides) is native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. This plant can grow to heights of up to 50 feet and its renowned for its white flowers with a jasmine-like scent.
Muira puama 4:1 extract powder is derived from shredded bark. It contains a vast array of compounds, including antioxidants, muirapuamine, essential oils and long-chain fatty acids.
Muira puama has long been used by indigenous cultures in Brazil and other areas of South America, where it is prized as a sexual aphrodisiac, mood booster and stimulant.
Native Amazonian tribes have traditionally prepared muira puama by soaking it overnight in water with catuaba bark, which is another popular natural aphrodisiac and mild energy booster.
The US FDA has not approved this herb to be sold for internal use. Sold for external use only.
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Muira puama is best known as a sexual aphrodisiac in men. One French study conducted in 1994 revealed that 62 percent of men reported stronger, more frequent erections and enhanced libido. A whopping 90 percent reported sustained erection during intercourse.
Women also enjoy aphrodisiac effects from muira puama. Some of the effects include improving libido and enhancing sexual desire in women with a low sex drive.
However, Muira Puama is not a fast acting herb. Results take about two weeks to show up with daily use.
Muira puama has also been found to help alleviate symptoms of depression, especially in men who are suffering from depression as a result of sexual dysfunction. Scientific evidence has revealed that muira puama extract could actually be equally effective as prescription anti-depressant medications since it acts upon the serotonin, dopamine D1 and beta-adrenergic receptors in the brain.
Other effects include more energy and physical stamina, while staving off insomnia and troubles sleeping. Muira puama extract can also promote lucid dreaming, while enhancing memory and overall cognition. This is attributed to this plant’s ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase – a substance that breaks down a neurotransmitter that’s critical to cognition and memory.
Some say that this botanical serves to stimulate appetite too.
You can blend muira puama into water to brew a tea or with alcohol to make a tincture. It’s also possible to place the dried muira puama 4:1 extract powder into capsules.
In its more concentrated form as a 4:1 extract, muira puama can be taken at a dosage of 1 to 2 grams twice daily.
If using extract blended with alcohol or water (or an alcohol-water mix, as is quite common), the dosage is typically 1 mL to 3 mL twice a day.
Catuaba bark extract and 4:1 muira puama extract are frequently combined for greater stimulant effects, a greater sense of improved mood and more potent aphrodisiac.