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Herbs That Increase Dopamine
In this article, I will talk about two interesting Herbs that increase dopamine. These herbs are natural, medicinal and work in distinctly different ways and have been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
Both these herbs are effective at treating the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction. They are He Shou Wu and Mucuna Pruriens respectively.
Why Increase Dopamine?
Before we talk about the herbs that increase dopamine we ought to first understand why we would want to increase dopamine. One of the most important benefits of increasing your dopamine levels is the lowering of stress and the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Not only does the reduction of stress give us an overall better sense of well-being it reduces the levels of a hormone, cortisol, that is responsible for lowering testosterone levels.
An obvious reason for increasing your dopamine levels is, of course, increased joy and happiness as well as enhanced sex drive and sexual desire, which alongside increased testosterone results in better erection quality.
Other benefits include lowering of blood pressure and better quality of sleep – and that is good news for us as poor quality sleep or insomnia and hypertension are causes of erectile dysfunction.
Why Use Herbs To Increase Dopamine Levels?
Firstly, because they are effective and have been proven to raise your levels of the joy-inducing neurotransmitter. Secondly, because they are just as effective as, if not better than chemically manufactured alternatives by the big pharmaceutical companies. Thirdly, herbs are by far safer for us than the manufactured drugs.
Fourthly they are natural and provided by nature. And finally, herbs and herbal medicine out dates so-called “modern” medicine by a few thousand years!
There is also the benefits of increased energy and vitality in a natural way.
He Shou Wu
He Shou Wu is a herb that has been used for hundreds of years in the Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine It augments the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine by blocking the Monoamine Oxide B (MAO-B for short) which
inhibits breaks down dopamine and its’ precursor phenylalanine almost immediately as it is produced.
By inhibiting the breakdown of dopamine, dopamine levels are increased and stay elevated for longer allowing for a prolonged sense of well-being and calmness.
He Shou Wu also has the anti ageing properties of a very powerful antioxidant and enzyme called Superoxide Dismutase (or SOD for short) which is said to help reverse ageing and protect the endocrine system from the effects of ageing as well as protect the endothelium also.
Protecting the endothelium from ageing protects us from diminishing levels of nitric oxide. Remember no nitric oxide equals no boner!
He Shou Wu is also a source of nitrates.
Mucuna Pruriens is a herb from Ayurvedic medicine, and like He Shou Wu has been used for hundreds of years and helps to increase the levels of the happy go lucky brain chemical and neurotransmitter dopamine, but that is where the similarities end as they work in completely different ways.
This herb works very well as it is a powerful and natural source of the amino acid levodopa, which is a precursor to dopamine. More levodopa equates to more dopamine.
Like He Shou Wu, it is effective at helping erectile dysfunction due to increasing testosterone levels as well as dopamine both of which are responsible for sexual desire and libido, where greater levels of either or both will result in greater sexual appetite and stronger erections, particularly in men who’s preliminary cause is that of low testosterone, poor sex drive and low sexual desire.
Mucuna Pruriens can also help lower blood pressure, improve sleep as well as reduce stress – all of which are known to cause erectile dysfunction.
This herb works by having a positive effect on both your body and your mind. Rhodiola Rosea has excellent anti-stress and antidepressant effects thanks to its mechanism of action of inhibiting both the Monoamine Oxide A and B enzymes that break down dopamine in your brain.
This is the exact way in which Pharmaceutical based antidepressant drugs work.
Rhodiola Rosea has a nootropic effect that enhances your state of sexual arousal by increasing your levels of the cholinergic neurotransmitters. This is an excellent combination for your sex drive as well as your sexual arousal.
Bacopa Monnieri is first class for treating your erectile dysfunction and for helping you with your premature ejaculation also, the two death kneels curses for a happy satisfying sex life that absolutely every single man on this planet wants to avoid suffering!
What is particularly interesting is that this herb is actually a nootropic also! meaning it is great for your brain and helps to enhance the blood flow to your grey matter, enhancing memory, improving concentration, protecting neurones and regulating neurotransmitter production which rather nicely for us Includes the sexual desire enhancing neurotransmitter dopamine!.
All of which is absolutely fantastic news for helping you to get a good strong and hard erection.
Our brain is our largest sexual organ and has to send the signal to the appropriate places to increase blood flow to your penis and enhance production of hormones and neurotransmitters when it sends out that signal “hey it’s erection time!”
Us men have all experienced it too often in the past when a single thought of banging that smokin’ hot girl and then all of sudden those mental movies are running like wild fire in your mind..you get all rather hot and bothered under the collar and then your blood – and your hormones are all rushing to that special place of yours…and boom! you are as solid as a rock!
Yep this! this is exactly where Bacopa Monnieri works in your sex life by helping in the nootropic side by helping you to obtain and maintain a rock hard erection.
This would be an ideal treatment for you, especially if you are struggling with the mental and psychological aspect of getting top quality hard erections due to the stresses and strains of life, living a hectic and busy lifestyle or anxiety and depression.
If this sounds like your prime causes of your sexual dysfunction I absolutely recommend that you try Bacopa Monnieri and take it together with Rhodiola Rosea for the enhanced and prolonged effect of increased dopamine levels due to the inhibition of its breakdown by the MAO A and B enzymes.
Can You Take Herbs That Increase Dopamine Together?
Yes, you can take herbs that increase dopamine together. There are no contradictions in combining such herbs. The effect will be that of an elevated and sustained natural happy high and joyous happy vibe.
Ideally, for best effects for both your stress levels and helping with your erectile function to assist you in getting good hard erections, you ought to think about combining Mucuna Puriens which also improves testosterone levels and sperm quality for its direct dopamine enhancing qualities with a herb that inhibits the breakdown of the happy go lucky feeling inducing neurotransmitter.
He Shou Wu and Rhodiola Rosea are two very good options.
If you need that extra stimulatory effect in the sexual arousal department Bacopa Monnieri would be a great choice for you.
How To Take The Herbs
These two herbs, to be more effective are best taken with a fruit or vegetable smoothie. The fruit smoothie can contain apples, oranges, bananas or strawberries. The vegetable smoothie can contain dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, cabbage, and broccoli.
Mixing these herbs with raw cacao would be an excellent idea also, perhaps your own natural chocolate drink or a scoop or two into the smoothies.
Taking herbs that increase dopamine is a safe and natural way to help you relieve stress and bring back that happy vibe to your life.
The herbs that I have spoken about, He Shou Wu, Mucuna Pruriens, Rhodiola Rosea and Bacopa Monnieri are effective in helping with erectile dysfunction also as they assist in more than just that if stress relief but with other underlying causes of erectile dysfunction such as low sexual desire, low sex drive, low testosterone, Insomnia, high blood pressure as well as improved energy and vitality.
These herbs can be taken together if you desire for an increased and prolonged effect of increased dopamine and energy levels and of course sex drive.
I hope that you enjoyed reading this article about herbs that increase dopamine if you have any questions simply leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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