Marapuama (Ptychopetalum olacoides)

Muira puama or marapuama, aka potency wood (Ptychopetalum olacoides), is a shrub native to Brazil that has long been used as a powerful aphrodisiac and nerve stimulant or tonic in folk medicine. A recent clinical study has validated its safety and effectiveness with regard to improving libido and sexual function in men.

At the Institute of Sexology in Paris, France, a clinical study with 262 patients complaining of lack of sexual desire and the inability to attain or maintain an erection demonstrated Muira puama extract (4:1), to be effective in many cases. Within two weeks, at a daily dose of 1 to 1.5mg of extract, 62% of patients with loss of libido claimed that the treatment had dynamic effect while 51% of patients with “erection failures” felt that Muira puama was of benefit.

Presently, the mechanism of action of Muira puama is unknown.

 


Marapuama (Ptychopetalum olacoides) can help with the following

Hormones  

Low Sex Drive

In a study conducted in Paris, France, of 262 male patients experiencing lack of sexual desire and the inability to attain or maintain an erection, 62% of the patients with loss of libido reported that the extract of muira puama “had a dynamic effect”.



Uro-Genital  

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

Marapuama, also called potency wood, has a history of use for reviving libido, potency, and tonifying the nervous system. In a study conducted in Paris, France, of 262 male patients experiencing lack of sexual desire and the inability to attain or maintain an erection, 51% of patients with erectile dysfunctions felt that marapuama was beneficial.



Key

Likely to help

Glossary

Aphrodisiac

Substance increasing or arousing sexual desire.

Milligram

(mg): 1/1,000 of a gram by weight.

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