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For centuries, folk healers of the Amazon have used muira puama to spark desire, optimize sexual performance and calm nerves.** As a supplement, it works to:

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What is Muira Puama?

Muira puama, also known as potency bark or potency wood, comes from the bark and roots of Ptychopetalum olacoides, a flowering shrub native to Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Traditional folk healers in the region have long used potency wood to enhance male sexual function. It has been a prized ingredient in traditional folk “love potions” as well as in commercial potency drinks that are a popular part of Brazilian culture. This herb is also used to promote a calm, balanced mood while reducing stress and tension.**

Recent scientific studies support muira puama’s libido-supportive qualities. Research indicates that the herb influences levels of cAMP, a naturally occurring substance that plays a role in male sexual function, by helping the body regulate smooth muscle relaxation and vascular relaxation. These properties are believed to strengthen erections and optimize sexual stamina. In addition, the herb contains saponins, chemical compounds that have testosterone-like effects and aid in sex hormone production. The herb is believed to promote female libido as well.**

Scientific research also supports the herb’s traditional use as a nerve tonic and memory enhancer. Muira puama has been found to regulate the body’s production of acetylcholinesterase: A substance that impairs neurotransmitter function. Additional research indicates that the herb may support a healthy mood and have neuroprotective properties, as it supplies antioxidants that inhibit the actions of free radicals within the brain.**

Muira Puama Supplements

Supplements are sourced from the bark and roots of the Ptychopetalum olacoides shrub. The supplement is available in several forms, including capsules, tablets, tea, tinctures and alcohol extracts. It may be offered in combination with other sexual health herbs, such as gingko biloba, yohimbe, horny goat weed, deer antler velvet, catuaba and maca.**

Muira Puama Directions for Use

Consult your health care provider before starting any supplement regimen. There is no standard recommended amount; doses range from 1,000 mg to 2,500 mg per serving.**