by Life Enthusiast Staff
Epimedium - 10% Icariin flavonoids
Epimedium is a plant common to the grazing and farming regions in China. Eons ago, Chinese farmers noticed their goats became obviously friskier with each other after grazing on this plant. Thus it got its common name of "Horny Goat Weed."
The phytonutrients in Goat Weed directly benefit the sexual systems in humans as well, and they help with an overall enhanced sense of youth, ambition, confidence and well-being.
Plus, there are hard, indirect benefits... That which boosts sexual health boosts longevity.
In Edinburgh, Scotland, a recent scientific study of elderly persons who looked exceptionally young for their ages, discovered a wide range of health and dietary practices within the group. There was but one common element. They all had lived and were still practicing vigorous sex lives - not as stressed-out playboys or playgirls, but with their lifelong LifeMates.
Sexual intercourse burns hundreds of calories, exercises the body heart and lymphatics, oxygenates the system, and generates a flood of love emotions and feel-good endorphins. It helps keep the prostate healthy and it healthfully massages many otherwise neglected parts of the anatomy. It offers an enhanced sense of security and a profound comfort and escape from the stresses of the outside world. It offers a sharing and a balancing that every healthy relationship craves. Yet, orgasm need not be the defining factor of each encounter.
Regular, vigorous sexual activity can help a person burn-off an extra 200,000 calories per year. Occasional stopping just short of orgasm may actually accommodate more frequent, longer lasting, and higher quality love-making experiences - and thus contribute to greater physical benefits. Nutrition is an enormously significant factor in developing a degree of control over orgasm.
Healthy, frequent sexual activity is prerequisite to achieving optimum health and well-being deep into advanced old age.
It might well be said that the Scotch have discovered the Fountain of Youth - and it has been right in front of us all this time! (Separately it might he observed, that occupation studies since the 1800s have ranked celibate priests as having the shortest life-spans - by several years - of any profession.)
One's life might not be the only thing to be prematurely shortened in the event of sexual enfeeblement. While some marriages may survive a sub-optimal quality or quantity of sexual activity - it is simply a fact, most marriages do not.
Sexual dysfunctions, or sparsity of love-making, list high and loud in troubled or broken marriages - especially in the 80% to 90% of marriages involving breaches of fidelity And, inversely, healthy and frequent sexual relations seem calmly foundational to the happiest, most fidelitous, longest-lasting relationships.
Of serious concern then is a functional impotency rate in American men that runs from an astounding 1 in 5 for men of college age, to more than half for all men over age 40. (Smoking cigarettes, excessive alcohol consumption, and prescription or street-drug drug use greatly promotes dysfunctions to arrive many years prematurely).
Listed of course in the "functional group" are many who only partially function all of the time along with those who entirely dysfunction only part of the time.
Those who are genuinely optimally functioning all of the time represent only a "shriveling" minority The functional impotency rate amongst college age men has increased a shocking 400% over what it was in the 1950's. Women have experienced similar increasing percentages of dysfunction and dissatisfaction. And a majority of women surveyed, report being dissatisfied with their sex lives.
Sparkling health is essential for sparkling sex. And we know that sparkling health is not available to those who are malnourished. Researchers are proving that certain vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients boost sexual health. Epimedium certainly contains some of the more sexually dynamic phytonutrients.