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When superfoods can become dangerous?

For years now, we have been flooded with news, articles and advertisements of the best “superfoods” to keep us healthy, fit, and smarter. But as with all the fad diets and other trends, this information tends to change drastically overtime. So, what …

Why is processed meat so unhealthy?

Processed meat like all processed food is not the healthiest food in the world. In fact, it has been linked with an increased risk of health disease, cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. The reason is that processed meat contains a number …

Are carbs really bad for our brain?

The “Grain Brain” book by Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition Dr. Perlmutter MD has caused quite a stir among health conscious people and fitness enthusiasts. The book explores Dr. Perlmutter’s theory that dietary carbs can lead to …

The truth about phytosterols

You may have heard of phytosterols, which are plant-based sterols believed to reduce the assimilation of cholesterol by the organism, and thus lower the risk of heart disease and other health risks associated with high levels of the “bad” cholesterol in the …
Piperine

Piperine

Piperine is the alkaloid which is responsible for the strong hot taste and spiciness of black and other types of peppers. Piperine is what gives black pepper (Piper nigrum) its specific strong taste and makes it a wonderful spice, but it is …

Tribulus terrestris

Tribulus terrestris is a flowering plant in the family Zygophyllaceae, which boosts the physical stamina and also the testosterone production in the body. More testosterone strengthens the heart muscles and delivers more energy as a whole.
Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng)

Panax ginseng (Asian ginseng)

The leaves and roots of Panax ginseng (also known as Asian ginseng) have traditionally being used as natural remedies for a number of health conditions by the ancient Chinese and by other cultures on various continents.

How age affects male fertility

As with women after they reach 41, the fertility of men also starts declining rapidly at about this age. In fact, research showed that the fertility of men declines by nearly 7 percent for every year from 41 to 45, and after …
L-arginine

L-arginine

A precursor of nitric oxide in the body, this amino acid is an essential compound which helps the body to function properly and namely it ensures healthy circulation of the blood. L-arginine is essential both for male and female sexuality, because it …
L-Phenylalanine

L-Phenylalanine

L-phenylalanine is an amino acid which is essential for the proper functioning of the human body. It has several functions. One is that it is a precursor of tyrosine – another amino acid, and the other is that it acts as an …

Epimedium (Horny Goat Weed)

This Chinese herb is also known as “Horny Goat Weed” and has been used as an aphrodisiac, a sex enhancer and as a powerful natural remedy for erectile dysfunction by the ancient Chinese, and later on by the rest of the world.

Lepidium meyenii (Maca)

Cultivated in the Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia, Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a natural aphrodisiac and sexual enhancer both for men and women. In fact, Maca is known to benefit the entire endocrine system of the human organism by helping to …
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

One of the components of the Vitamin B complex group, Vitamin B6 (also called pyridoxine) is essential for the proper breakdown and processing of food by the body and converting it into energy.

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

Saw palmetto, commonly known as Serenoa repens and Sabal serrulatum, is one of the most popular natural remedies used for the common condition known as Benign enlargement of the prostate (also called Benign prostatic hyperplasia), which can cause not only urinary problems, …

Ginkgo biloba

A tree originally from China, Ginkgo biloba today is a popular herbal remedy used for improving blood circulation and memory boosting as well as for improvement of sexual functions. Ginkgo biloba extracts improve the blood circulation and the muscle relaxation, which allows …

Guarana seeds

The Guarana seeds are a common ingredient in the natural sexual enhancement supplements and come from the fruit of Guarana (Paullinia cupana), which grows in the area surrounding the Amazon River. The seeds of this fruit are popular natural aphrodisiacs in Brazil …