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Damiana Extract is a natural aphrodisiac that supports a healthy sex life.

  • Helps increase sexual desire and frequency of orgasms.
  • Helps improve clitoral sensitivity and sexual satisfaction.
  • Helps reduce anxiety and stress associated with sex.
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Damiana Extract - Oral Capsules Designed to Boost Your Libido

Damiana Extract is an aphrodisiac supplement made from the leaves of the damiana plant (Turnera aphrodisiaca). Damiana capsules are believed to increase sexual desire, combat stress linked to sexual problems, and heighten sensitivity, which can increase orgasm frequency.

Damiana leaf contains a number of specific compounds which give it its physiological effects. On this page, we look at who should take these supplements and examine many of the researched benefits.

Who are damiana supplements for?

What is damiana extract and who should take it? Damiana capsules is for anyone who wants to rekindle their love life and increase their sexual activity.

It is also for:

  • Women who find it difficult to achieve orgasm.
  • Women who have lost interest in sex and erotic fantasies.
  • Men who frequently have erection problems — unable to achieve or maintain an erection.
  • Men and women who no longer desire sexual experiences.
  • Men and women who block out the thought of sexual activity or find it repellent.

Benefits of Damiana Leaf Supplements

Damiana, also known as Turnera diffusa, is a low-growing plant containing fragrant leaves and yellow flowers. You can find it growing wild in subtropical climates, including southern Texas, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

The benefits of damiana have long been praised as a traditional and cultural herb for sexual health. Once Spain came across the Atlantic, the indigenous cultures had already been using it for centuries as a bladder tonic and aphrodisiac. And before the arrival of the Europeans, the Mayans used its leaves — which they called mizibcoc — to treat dizziness and to make an aphrodisiac drink.

The reported effects are thought to be the result of several substances present in damiana leaves, as well as in the essential oil and shoots: terpene compounds, caffeine, arbutin, β-sitosterol (phytosterols), as well as several flavonoids, such as apigenin, damianin, and echinacin.

While more studies need to be done, damiana leaf extract has been found to support sexual well-being and calm emotional discomfort associated with sexual activities.

Below are just a few of the damiana health benefits you may be able to experience.

Boosts Libido

It is the flavonoids that are believed to be largely responsible for damiana’s effects on sex drive.

Flavonoids are associated with improving erectile dysfunction by reportedly stimulating blood flow. More specifically, apigenin promotes mental relaxation and physical well-being, both of which are essential for fostering healthy sexual activity, while caffeine acts as a natural tonic.

Two double-blind, placebo-controlled studies demonstrated the efficacy of natural products containing damiana for increasing sexual desire and frequency of orgasms, particularly in perimenopausal women.

A 2009 rat study found damiana allowed sexually exhausted male rats to rebound for a second ejaculation. The results support the use of a turnera aphrodisiaca extract for sexual health.

Another study evaluated women in various life stages (pre, peri, and postmenopause). Every group reported enhanced sexual desire and satisfaction, but the benefits to postmenopausal women were much more significant. In addition, the supplement never impacted the women’s estrogen levels.

Increases Clitoral Sensitivity

Other research indicates damiana extract may improve the sexual enjoyment of women overall. One study, published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, allowed 77 women to receive damiana turnera aphrodisiaca or a placebo for four weeks. Once the study ended, 73% of women reported an increased sexual desire, along with a reduction of vaginal dryness, more frequent sexual intercourse and orgasm, as well as enhanced clitoral sensation. Only 37% of the placebo group could say the same.

May Alleviate Sex-related Anxiety

It’s much easier to get in the mood and enjoy sexual relations when you are relaxed and comfortable. When anxiety is reduced, your sex drive can be fully awakened. That’s because reduced stress means less cortisol in the body. And higher levels of cortisol suppress sex hormones, causing a decrease in sex drive due to the body’s natural fight or flight response.

While yoga, meditation, and other practices are helpful at managing stress, taking damiana extract might further boost efforts of holistic wellness. Studies show that damiana capsules don’t affect motor skills or lead to sedation effects like diazepam does. So, in addition to potentially enhancing sexual performance and alleviating uncomfortable emotions, you shouldn’t feel sluggish in the process.

It’s possible to have your cortisol levels checked to determine the best supplement regimen. Talk to your naturopath to get a daily cortisol profile test for more insight into what supplements you need.

Potential Damiana Side Effects

If you believe the damiana effects outlined above may be right for you, it’s important to research the supplement further. While damiana capsules are well-tolerated by most healthy adults, there may be some turnera aphrodisiaca side effects you want to know about.

Whether you’re interested in damiana for men or damiana for women, it’s essential that you discuss all supplements with your healthcare provider. A certified health professional must evaluate all of the herbs, prescriptions, and over-the-counter medications you are currently taking to ensure there won’t be any unusual interactions. It’s also important that your health is evaluated, as damiana extract benefits are meant to be enjoyed by healthy individuals.

Keep all supplements out of the reach of children and pets. These should be stored in a location where no one else can access them for safety reasons.

Additionally, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to avoid this supplement. More research is needed to determine if damiana capsules are safe to use at those times.

If, at any time, you start to notice unusual side effects, stop using the product immediately and consult with your medical practitioner. Only once you have been given the go-ahead that this product is safe for you to use should you resume taking it.

Composition
Daily dose: 3 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
Amount per dose
Extract of damiana leaf 4:1 750 mg
Other ingredients: acacia gum, white rice bran.
Directions for use

How Much Damiana Should I Take Per Day?

If you don’t know how to take damiana for libido, it’s important you follow all of the recommended instructions. Whether you’re taking damiana for female libido or you’re hoping to experience damiana’s effects on men, it’s extremely important you follow our recommended instructions.

Each bottle of damiana capsules contains 90 pills. For best results, it’s advisable to take 2–3 capsules daily for several weeks. If you take three pills a day, you will receive 750 mg of extract of damiana leaf 4:1. The only other ingredients in this formula are white rice bran and acacia gum.

For men with erectile problems, it can be combined with other supplements available to buy at Supersmart, such as Prosexstim, a natural stimulant for erections. To promote relaxation, a better combination choice is Super Ashwagandha, an Ayurveda extract of Withania somnifera.

Once your supplement reaches the best by date, it’s time to dispose of it and get a new bottle. To ensure your capsules last as long as possible, be sure to never store them in direct sunlight. We advise putting them in a cool, dark location to retain maximum potency.

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References
  1. Zhao J, Dasmahapatra AK, Khan SI, Khan IA. Anti-aromatase activity of the constituents from damiana (Turnera diffusa). J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Dec 8;120(3):387-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2008.09.016. Epub 2008 Sep 26. PMID: 18948180.
  2. Kotta S, Ansari SH, Ali J. Exploring scientifically proven herbal aphrodisiacs. Pharmacogn Rev. 2013;7(13):1-10. doi:10.4103/0973-7847.112832
  3. Estrada-Reyes R, Ferreyra-Cruz OA, Jiménez-Rubio G, Hernández-Hernández OT, Martínez-Mota L. Prosexual Effect of Chrysactinia mexicana A. Gray (Asteraceae), False Damiana, in a Model of Male Sexual Behavior. Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:2987917. doi:10.1155/2016/2987917
  4. Ito TY, Polan ML, Whipple B, Trant AS. The enhancement of female sexual function with ArginMax, a nutritional supplement, among women differing in menopausal status. J Sex Marital Ther. 2006;32(5):369-378. doi:10.1080/00926230600834901
  5. Estrada-Reyes R, Carro-Juárez M, Martínez-Mota L. Pro-sexual effects of Turnera diffusa Wild (Turneraceae) in male rats involves the nitric oxide pathway. J Ethnopharmacol. 2013;146(1):164-172. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2012.12.025

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