This is our first question and answer specific podcast.
We just put up this page last week where you can ask questions for future podcast episodes. And we got tons of them in.
In this podcast all the questions have to do with hormones and our hormonal herbs. All these questions are posted below.
- What’s a good herb to fight aging estrogen in man?
- the pine pollin doesn’t work for me is there anything different to help urr hormones?
- I am a 67-year-old male and I use Androgel to maintain my testosterone level in support of a decent sex life. Would regular use of specific herbs allow me to discontinue the drug and still achieve this goal?
- How come you guys don’t include tribulus terrestris
- I would like to find a solution to ED that really works. How are Herbs different .
- Hi Guys, I am now a regular purchaser of your products – they rock! there is a lot of information about cycling herbs so that they still affect your physiology. I take He Shou Wu ( doing a six-month experiment to see if I can reverse my greying beard ) and Schisandra for health reasons… but I take things like tongat Ali for the sex boosting qualities. If I don’t cycle the sex boosting herbs like Tongkat and Catauba, nettle root etc I notice they do not produce the effects I want. So do you need to cycle herbs that improve health such as He Shou Wu in order to get the health benefits? ( I know he shou wu is a sex booster also – but I don’t want to cycle it for that effect, because I want the SOD and catalase production to be stimulated in my body every day ) thank. Adam
- What is the best method to cycle the herbs to prevent your body from adjusting? Take Tongkat Ali for example. You recommend 5 days on, 2 days off, but Mark Wilson recommends just take it 1 day a week.
- What are your best herbs for an enlarged prostate. Protocol? Other health regimens for it?
- pine pollen and nettle root, can these herbs increase prostate, psa test???
- can I make a Tongkat tincture, and if so, how?
- why don’t you encapsulate or tabletize your Tongkat since it works so well but tastes so freaking awful.
- I have been taking Tonkat Ali for a little while now, and I really like the effects. I see on the page for it there is a female equivalent coming soon. What herb will this be?
- What would be the best herb for a females lack of sexual drive?
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Hello and welcome. I’m Logan Christopher with Superman Herbs and I’ll be flying solo for today. Zane is off in the wilderness taking survival school and is off the grid completely while Cloud is attending a conference having to do with some of the business aspects of what we’re doing. We just recently announced on the website that we have a new area for you to ask your questions for this podcast. You can head on over to SupermanHerbs.com/Questions and that’s just going to bring you to a simple form. We emailed about it and got a whole bunch of questions coming in. Looking through these questions, I decided to group them up in a couple of different ways. It seemed about almost half the questions had to do with hormones and some of our hormonal herbs so that will be the topic for today since that seems to be the predominant area that people are looking for benefits for, at least with the Superman Herbs that we have. So let’s just jump right in
The first question is, “What’s a good herb to fight aging estrogen in man?”
Well, the first place to go I would say would be pine pollen. One thing that’s helpful to think of is in men especially testosterone and estrogen kind of work to counterbalance each other. Basically up to a certain point, the more testosterone you have, the less estrogen you have the better off you’re going to be. For women, it’s a little bit different. It’s more of progesterone and estrogen working that sort of balance with each other. This being said, men have progesterone; women have testosterone so really all the hormones working together. It’s a bit more complicated but for men primarily, you need to work with this testosterone/estrogen balance.
Here’s a thing about the hormones. It can get caught in a cycle. This means it can be both a virtuous cycle and a bad cycle. The more testosterone you have, basically your body is better able to keep that testosterone in play. It’s able to keep yourself maximized androgenically. Contrast that with the more estrogen you have, your body will actually then produce more estrogen. The more estrogen you have, the more aromatase enzyme you have and you get caught in this vicious cycle where you have a much harder time of getting back to optimal hormone levels. So that’s one of the things we can do. Anything that’s going to increase testosterone basically just by helping that, that’s going to help limit estrogen. At the same time, a lot of these herbs specifically can fight estrogen.
There are a couple of different things you need to think of. First of all, you want to limit your exogenous hormones or exogenous estrogens specifically which we get all in our environment today. It’s in plastics. It’s in our water supply. It’s in pesticides. It’s in commercial grade animals and their dairy, that sort of thing. There are tons of these everywhere. So we need to work to eat healthier, basically, to drink healthier and to live healthier in a way that we’re going to limit our supply. The sad fact is you can’t get away completely from these things, short of going and living in a far off, remote cave and even then we probably got some estrogens over there just from the massive amount of chemicals we’ve used and how they spread and all that. So it’s unavoidable today but you can certainly take steps to limit that.
In addition, you want to support your body in being able to detox to get rid of those estrogens in the body. Remember there’s both the exogenous and endogenous, meaning the ones that come from outside as well as the ones your body produces by itself. Both can have bad effects and I’d say the xenoestrogens, these chemical things are probably the worst of the two versus natural estrogen. Basically, you want to get rid of both.
Pine pollen, for instance, while it has those testosterone and those other androgens in it, half of its effects seem to be in helping the body to get rid of this stuff as well. But anything that’s going to help support detox can also be very useful for this purpose. A similar thing with tongkat ali, although that helps the body to increase its own testosterone, it’s also limiting its conversion to estrogen so it keeps it more freely available. If it’s more freely available, it’s better able to actually sort of fight those estrogens as well.
Of course, there are a few other things as well. You could look at schisandra for its detoxing properties. Schisandra is pretty unique in that it supports both phase 1 and phase 2 detox in the liver and the liver is largely responsible for removing these estrogens in your body. That’s something most people don’t think about, the liver as part of your endocrine system. It probably does create some of its own hormones itself but really for getting rid of these excesses and these toxic estrogens, that’s going to be critically important. So anything you can help to do to support your liver is probably going to help with that as well, things like nettle root. We’ll be talking a bit of that more with some later questions. Nettle root can limit the aromatization as well. That’s well known as one of the good men’s herbs. So you have a whole bunch of different things you can play with.
But once again, things you can do to increase your testosterone, that’s going to be helpful. Limit your exposure to environmental estrogens and then support your body in getting rid of those and that’s going to help. Yes, estrogen naturally goes up while testosterone declines as you get older but there’s a whole lot you can do. So these herbs can definitely with that. I’d say start with the pine pollen and the tongkat. Those are kind of our big, heavy hormone hitters.
This kind of leads us to our next question, “The pine pollen doesn’t work for me. Is there anything different to help your hormones?”
As I was just saying, the tongkat. You can’t really say one is better than another. It really depends on the person. Some things work better for one person. Other things work better for another. We’re all individuals. We all have different genes, we have different environments and we eat differently, all kinds of different factors can lead one herb to work better for one person versus another. If you look at Ayurveda or traditional Chinese medicine, they have different constitutional types and that’s going to help match up to the different herbs and what may be best for you.
Just having this information online without people getting consulted or going in depth into this stuff, we try to have some of that information but it’s kind of hard to just say everyone should try this herb or try that one. But I’d say if pine pollen doesn’t work for you, that’s a great place to start. Try the tongkat ali. For me personally, I feel that’s even more powerful probably than the pine pollen tincture. That’s hard to say. It’s definitely more powerful hormonally than the pine pollen powder by itself so that would be the second place to go. If that doesn’t work for you then maybe there are some other issues in there. There’s definitely some other stuff that can help.
Here’s the thing. If these herbs don’t work then the issue might not be the hormone itself for whatever sort of benefits you’re looking for. For instance, you could be overly stressed which no amount of pine pollen or tongkat ali is probably going to be able to combat an excess of cortisol load, the stress hormone. So doing things like the adaptogens while limiting or taking back your lifestyle so you can fight that stress or something like He Shou Wu may be more beneficial. For me, that’s one of the fun things about herbs. You get to try these different things and find out what personally works best for you.
Our next questions is, “I’m a 67-year old male and I use AndroGel to maintain my testosterone level in support of a decent sex life. Would regular use of specific herbs allow me to discontinue the drug and still achieve this goal?”
I need to say I am not a doctor. You have to talk to your doctor about getting off drugs obviously, that kind of thing. Can herbs help? Absolutely. We’ve heard reports from guys in their 60’s and their 70’s using herbs with great results, even having great sex lives at that more advanced age. Are these herbs going to be as powerful as a drug, something that’s like direct testosterone applied to the body? It’s hard to say. For some people, it may be. For other people, it won’t. Once again, you have to look at these different things.
Here’s the thing about drugs. As I’ve been talking about here, hormones are pretty complex. Although they’re simpler in men than they are in women, it’s still pretty complex. So if you’re doing something like just getting testosterone injections, that’s going to work great for some people and it may cause problems in another because if you’re not looking at aromatization, if you’re not looking at 5α-reductase which turns that in to DHT, if you’re not looking at sex hormone-binding globulin, all these different things that may be at play, then just having a drug that works on one thing might not be the best for you.
That being said, obviously it works quite well for a lot of people. That’s what I like about the herbs. They tend not to do just one thing. If it’s a hormonal herb, it’s going to have different actions and each herb is a little different. So by playing around with them, you can find what works best for you. If you’re trying to come off of a testosterone drug, then yeah, you’re probably going to want to load up on the different herbs, trying a powerful stack, the pine pollen powder, pine pollen tincture along with tongkat ali. I think most people are going to feel that and it can be quite powerful. So that may allow you to discontinue the drug and still have a good sex life and maintain youthful or somewhat youthful levels of testosterone.
Try it out. See how it works. The first thing you may want to do is continue on with the drug as you’ve been doing then add in the herbs and notice the sort of effect. Then maybe taper down on the drug and see that how that goes. Once again, talk to your doctor. See if it works out for you to discontinue the drug. You can always get back on it. You can always stop using the herbs. Just play with it. See what works.
Next question, “How come you guys don’t include Tribulus terrestris?” I’m not sure how to pronounce that last one. Tribulus, most people have heard of this if they’ve looked at different hormonal herbs. It’s very popular in the bodybuilding world. They use as sort of a post-cycle. After doing steroids, they would use Tribulus. So why don’t we include it?
One, we have played around with it. We’re sort of experimenting. We’ve used it a little bit here and there. It may be something we have in the future. I haven’t used it enough to say we definitely need to get this one out there. Looking at the science behind it, everyone is saying it’s a testosterone-boosting one but the limited sort of research that has looked specifically at that effect has been inconclusive at best or actually showing that no, it doesn’t work on this specific factor. That being said, that was kind of one of the purposes that it was used with men, looking at Ayurveda and that sort of thing.
One thing that it has been shown to do at least in rats, pretty firmly and convincingly is that it does have this effect of increasing the creation of sperm. So anyone looking for a larger sperm count, more motility, if you’re having some problems with infertility, this would probably be a very good herb to use for that purpose.
Like I said, it may be something we’ll carry in the future. It may be something we’ll include in some formulas. We’re still playing around with it at this point. We can’t include everything in there. We really want to find the best of the best stuff so really in the future I think we’re going to focus a bit more on limited things, not really trying to bring everything out there. Those are just our thoughts at the moment.
The next question is really a fun one, something I’ve been working with not so much personally but researching a whole bunch of experimenting. “I would like to find the solution to ED that really works. How are herbs different?” ED, meaning erectile dysfunction in case anyone didn’t know that.
First off, I’m not a doctor once again. Erectile dysfunction, I think is like a clinical disorder so we can’t possibly treat anything like that. Can it cure it? Definitely not. Here’s the interesting thing when looking at ED drugs, which we have certain registered trademarks and might not be able to say their names but they work on a specific enzyme that is working in order to keep an erection, to help get you that. It’s called the PDE5 enzyme. I’m not going to try to pronounce the whole name. That’s the acronym for it.
PDE5, what it does basically is if you have an excessive amount of this then even if you do get hard, it’s going to go soft after that. Basically, this enzyme is going to cause the blood vessels to constrict rather than relax which is what allows the erection to happen in the first place with the blood flow and nitric oxide in there. So these different ED drugs are PDE5 inhibitors. They’re working on that one action. From what I’ve heard, this works for 70% of people but other people they don’t necessarily have that as an issue so it doesn’t work for them.
Here’s the interesting thing. I was doing a lot of research on this and realized for maximal erectile performance, you need to have a couple of different factors. One, the hormones need to be working sufficiently good enough. You need to have enough testosterone. That’s why pine pollen and tongkat ali can be extremely helpful in that. So even if you pop a bunch of ED drugs, if you’re testosterone is in the tank it may not work for you. So sufficient testosterone is also going to be a big factor in libido.
Another factor in libido, having that sexual desire, is dopamine, the neurotransmitter. This is extremely important and there’s a lot of things in our lifestyle these days that can help to deplete dopamine levels that then can cause ED. One of the interesting things I came across is what is known as porn-induced ED from people flipping from video to video online, seeing all the stuff that they want to see, all fantasies fulfilled. When they go back to plain old sex, they may not be able to get an erection. It’s pretty interesting. Biochemically, what is happening is so much dopamine is getting released at this time that insufficient amounts occur when you’re having sex with a partner, for instance, so that you may not be able to get hard at that time.
Our coolest herb for this is mucuna, which is a natural source of L-dopa and L-dopa is the precursor to dopamine so this can really help with that. Mucuna also has been shown in some studies to help with testosterone by itself. Another thing dopamine seems to do is reduce prolactin which is a different hormone that can have some other effects. That can be helpful with the hormones as well. Herbally, we also do have a PDE5 inhibitor. This is something we should be coming out with relatively soon, horny goat weed, also known as Epimedium. The active constituent of that is icariin which actually works as a PDE5 inhibitor. Of course, it’s not as strong as these drugs which are single compound and just massive amounts of it so that it causes it side effects but horny goat weed, this seems to be one of the effects of it.
As I mentioned before, we also need nitric oxide. We need blood flow to the penis in order for it to get erect. A favorite herb in that account right now is cistanche. It does seem to have some nitric oxide boosting effects but specifically historically it was used to increase blood flow to the growing area. So it’s very great for that. That’s actually what I just laid out right there – tongkat ali, Epimedium, cistanche and mucuna, that’s currently what I’m working with right now for what should be coming hopefully pretty soon, Thor’s Hammer, just kind of working with those as the main herbs. I may add a little bit else in there but I’m trying to find the right ratios for these formula that’s specifically for this purpose, working with erectile dysfunction because you need to work on these different sort of areas to really work for a lot more people in there. That being said, if you have an idea of what may be the problem area for you then just going straight to that one herb that can help with it may be a better approach for you.
Next question, “Hi guys, I’m now a regular purchaser of your products. They rock. There’s a lot of information about cycling herbs so that they still affect your physiology. I take He Shou Wou, doing a six-month experiment to see if I can reverse my greying beard and schisandra for health reasons. But I take things like tongkat ali for the sex-boosting qualities. If I don’t cycle the sex-boosting herbs like tongkat and catuaba, nettle root, etc., I notice they do not produce the effects I want. So do you need to cycle herbs that improve health such as He Shou Wou in order to get the health benefits? I know He Shou Wou is a sex booster also but I don’t want to cycle it for that effect because I want the SOD and catalase production to be stimulated in my body every day. Thanks, Adam.”
This is a great question on cycling. There’s a lot of information out there on this so really what are the herbs you want to cycle and what herbs don’t you want to cycle. There are differing opinions on this. Here’s the way I think about it. I heard from David Wolfe, the raw foodist, the super foodist guy, a long time ago that when working with hormones, it’s kind of best to think of it like a game of musical chairs. If you’re doing anything hormonally with herbs and you’re always doing the same thing over and over again, your body adjusts to that. So if you’re increasing your body’s own production of testosterone, eventually it gets used to the herb doing that, it triggers that to then slow it down. So if you work with your herbs in a more cyclical fashion or even more randomly, then that can tend to give the best effects hormonally. The next question has to go with this as well so we’ll dive into detail on that.
For other herbs, though, other purposes like just health promotion, I would say that being on the herbs all the time is probably the better option to go because with some of the herbs, it really is like your body builds up to them, gets used to them and is able to better derive the benefits. The adaptogens are one example of this. You get your best results with the adaptogens when you’re on them for a number of weeks or even months because basically what the adaptogens are doing is they’re going in and they’re stressing your body on a certain level and your body is building up that resistance to that stress. And when it handles that stress, it’s much better at handling other stress.
He Shou Wou, as Adam here talked about, would be another example. Really this is one I’m playing with a bit more for myself just because I was looking at more research on it and how deeply restorative it is. This is really something you ought to be on regularly if you want to get the best benefits for it. Like Adam said here, reversing a greying beard is one of the things that it has been known to do and like anything, it probably works great for some people and not necessarily for everyone. So this would definitely be something that I would stick to using regularly. I think that what Adam’s doing here, being on the He Shou Wou as well as the schisandra which is an adaptogen, being on those long term for health benefits, I think that’s great and cycle with the different hormonal herbs. I really do think that’s probably the best way to go about doing that.
That being said, one thing we’ve talked about with the pine pollen, when you have it in the powdered form, it’s more of a food. You’re getting a whole lot more than just the phytoandrogens. You’ve got vitamins, minerals, all kinds of things so this can be something you’re more on long term. That being said, even that may be something good to cycle a bit here and there. Once again, get this sort of random effect. That way your body can’t adjust to what you’re always doing with the hormonal herbs and that way you get the best benefits from them.
That brings us to our second question, “What is the best method to cycle to the herbs to prevent your body from adjusting. Take tongkat ali, for example, you recommend five days on, two days off but Mark Wilson recommends just take it one day a week.”
Mark Wilson is one of the guys that we’ve worked with a bit. He talks a lot about this different space, working with the hormones working for sexual performance, that sort of thing. First off, why do we recommend five says on, two days off? That was just kind of the standard cycle that was given to us. We tested it out. It seemed to work great. That seems to be sufficient time in order for you to feel the benefits and then a little bit of lay-off time so that your body doesn’t adjust completely to the herb like I was talking about.
What Mark Wilson recommends and this is an interesting idea, it kind of actually goes a little bit in line with what I was saying earlier with being a little bit more random with it. Mark Wilson talks about just do one herb every day of the week, a different herb, a different hormonal herb in order to get the benefits. Take tongkat ali one day a week. Take cistanche the next day of the week. Take say He Shou Wou the next day after that. Take the pine pollen tincture the day after that and so on. So you’re taking different hormonal herbs each day of the week.
As I said with the hormones, this may be a very effective way to do it because it’s much more random. Sure, you can do the same thing but your body is not going to be able to adjust to anything. So if you’re taking good-sized dose of each thing, you can get the effects. You can often feel it right away and then you move on to the next day, your body won’t be able to adjust to that sort of specific action, the way that that herb works because it’s being hit with something different the following day.
I think this is a great approach. Personally, I somewhat do random with my herbs all the time. I’m never very regular unless I’m specifically working with something so this is something I kind of more naturally do. I think it’s a great method. Once again, find what works for you. For some people, being on the same herb for several days in a row they may get a little bit more of the benefits from doing it. For other people, this more of one herb per day of the week may be a better approach. Try them both. See what works well for you and definitely report back. I’d love to hear how these different programs or ideas work for different people.
Next up, “What are your best herbs for an enlarged prostate? Any protocols or other health regimens for it?”
With the prostate health, this is very interesting with the different hormones. For a long time, it was believed that testosterone which gets converted into DHT, dihydrotestosterone which is more powerful androgenically than testosterone itself, it was believed that DHT was a bad guy, that it caused enlarged prostate, caused prostate cancer and all kinds of things. More recent research shows that this is not the case, not the case at all. Really problems with the prostate are caused by excess estrogen levels, specifically estradiol which seems to be the worst of the estrogens. But definitely with all these different environmental ones, who’s to say exactly what is in there?
I pulled out the Natural Testosterone Plan from Steven Harrod Buhner, a great book. I just wanted to read a little quote about this. “When androgen and estrogen levels alter, especially estradiol, the most potent estrogen, the evidence now strongly suggests that the prostate gland’s tissues begin to grow in significantly different ways. One study in Japan examined the levels of total testosterone, free testosterone and estradiol in men who participated in a large, mass-screening for prostate disease. Although free testosterone and total testosterone levels were found to be irrelevant to prostate disease, the levels of estradiol and the ratio of estradiol to both types of testosterone were found to be significant indicators of prostate disease.”
So like we were talking about in the sort of start of the questions and answers, the more testosterone you have, less estrogen you have, the better off you’ll be. A lot of men get prostate cancer or what they call BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is the enlargement of the prostate but not necessarily with the sort of bad effects of it.
So the best herbs, I’d say once again, and we have a second question on this which is kind of on the same thing so I’ll just read that right now. “Pine pollen and nettle root, can these herbs increase prostate PSA tests?” PSA is prostate-specific antigen. It’s one of the tests they use to screen for this sort of thing. Pine pollen, I say, would help with prostate because what’s it going to do? It’s going to help support testosterone while it’s going to lower estrogen. I definitely think this is going to be helpful. Nettle root is like the most well-researched specifically with helping with prostate on those herbs out there. This is also from Buhner’s book, “Nettle root has been used to treat both BPH and prostatitis in at least 30 clinical studies” so very, very effective for this, well-researched, a lot of research backing up that it’s specifically great for this.
Nettle root, while it may limit the conversion of testosterone to DHT, that’s something that the jury is still out on so that may not be the best thing. But it limits aromatization, it limits sex hormone-binding globulin so it’s helping to keep more testosterone testosterone and have the effects of that. Specifically, it’s definitely helping with the prostate so I’d say that’s the number one thing you want to do but back that up with some pine pollen. I think that’s going to be a pretty protocol for working with the prostate. Another herb out these that’s well known for this is saw palmetto. That is also useful in these cases of working with the prostate as well.
Next question, “Can I make a tongkat tincture and if so, how?” This is a question we’ve received a couple of different times about some of our different herbs – can you just take our powders and make a tincture of that? Here’s the thing. Most of the stuff that we sell are extracts. They’re already hot water-extracted, meaning that if you were to make a tincture out of that, you’re not going to get the most benefit. Here’s why. Alcohol pulls certain constituents out of whatever you’re working with, the root, bark or pollen, that sort of thing. Water pulls out other constituents. There are some similarities but there are some differences and you may get different components in each ones. Mushrooms are a good example because you can find lots of different tinctured or powdered forms of these.
So if you already have a hot water extraction of something and you just pour alcohol on that, you’re going to pull out some things but you’re going to be missing a lot. Really with tinctures, you need to start with the raw form. So our tongkat ali is a powdered extract, a hot water extraction of it. So you could put alcohol on that and use it but it’s really not going to be the most effective thing. What you’d want to do is get ahold of good quality tongkat ali roots and then prepare your own tincture that way. We do not sell tongkat ali roots. We just get our extract already in that form. We’re not doing it ourselves. So if you can get those raw roots, you can certainly make a tincture out of this. I haven’t seen a lot of the data either way on whether the hot water extraction or the alcohol tincture would be more powerful than the other. With some herbs, definitely one option is a better way to go than the other.
This leads us to our next question, “Why don’t you encapsulate or tabletize your tongkat since it works so well but tastes so freaking awful?” This is a great question. The reason we don’t put it in capsules is basically in order to put things into capsules, every capsule needs what is called a flow agent. What’s most often used is magnesium stearate. Now is this the worst thing in the world? No. But is it good for your health? No, it’s not. Even small amounts of it, if you’re taking lots of pills and capsules, it definitely is not enhancing your health so we want to avoid these. We’ve looked at using some different machines that do it. It’s a whole lot of work, lot of manual labor in order to do it. In the future, we may have some capsules available with something like tongkat. That being said, if you want to do it for yourself, it’s really not that difficult to do. You can get a pilling machine and make your own capsules with the tongkat if you want.
Another reason for this is that we believe that tasting the herbs, even if they taste horribly bitter like tongkat ali does, that can provide some benefits. That can basically direct your body to know what to do with the herbs better than if you don’t taste it at all. I think that’s part of the reason that people pop so many pills and don’t get benefits. You’re really kind of lose that nature of the herb by not tasting it. Taste is very important. Basically, what we like to tell people is man up and take your tongkat. Get used to the bitter taste. We’ve heard this time and time again—it’s our own personal experience—that after a while, you become accustomed to the taste. You might even begin to enjoy that bitter flavor.
That being said, I know it’s pretty horrible. I tell people that. There are ways to get around it like sort of the water gulping trick that we show on the video on the tongkat page and you certainly can put it in capsules if you want. One report we did get from a person though which was very interesting was he said he didn’t seem to have the benefits when he was putting it in the pills yet when he started to taste it, then he seemed to notice the benefits right there. There’s a lot more going on than just the active constituents in our digestion. That tasting part, I believe, is actually very important.
So just a couple more questions here. These have to do with the females. “I’ve been taking tongkat ali for a little while and I really like the effects. I see on the page for it that there’s a female equivalent coming soon. What herb will this be?” This is something we’ve been playing around with for a little while. There’s a good chance that yes, we will be releasing it soon. First off, let me say that tongkat ali can work great for women. This actually has to do with the next question, too, so let me bring that up. “What will be the best herb for females that lack a sexual drive?”
Tongkat ali, from what I’ve seen just from experimenting, I’d say it’s kind of 50/50, some women like it, some do not. The recommended dosage is half that of men so just 50 mg rather than 100 mg. It might even be wise to start with a quarter dose like 25 mg. That may work better for some women. Some women find it too hot as it kind of stimulates them too much. Other ones it definitely can be powerful for that is certainly worth giving a try.
From Malaysia, there’s another herb called Kacip fatimah. This is known as the female equivalent of tongkat ali. You seem to need a little bit higher of a dose but it definitely seems to help with increasing libido. Like I said, there’s a good chance we’ll have this available in the future then you can try it out. We have gotten some positive reports from it so yeah, definitely look for that coming.
That’s going to wrap it up for the questions today. Like I said, I wanted to kind of get all these ones having to do with hormone herbs and we’ll definitely be having future Q & A podcasts in the future. If you want to ask questions for upcoming podcast episodes, head on over to SupermanHerbs.com/Questions and you can enter your question there. We will address it on these future episodes along with the other interviews and other specific topic podcasts we have. So thanks a lot of listening and I hope I answered your question. If there’s any follow-up to that, you can go and ask that in that area as well. Logan Christopher from Superman Herbs on The Vital Way podcast signing off.