extract supplement dosage benefit, as an aphrodisiac. This herb is included in many sexual enhancing
products. Does it raise testosterone levels?
How effective is the extract for libido enhancement and is it effective as a treatment for impotence or erectile dysfunction?
March 23 2014 by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
Do avena sativa supplements improve sexual pleasure? What is the right dosage and are there more potent herbal alternatives? Can this herbal extract be combined with other over the counter aphrodisiacs for sexual enhancement purposes?
Avena sativa is the scientific name for the grass commonly known as oats. It has been used medicinally since the middle ages, yet I have not come across any reference to any aphrodisiac benefit that has been noted or documented in several hundred years of use. In recent years extracts have been marketed as sexual enhancers.
Promoters say avena sativa extract frees up bound testosterone to free testosterone in the blood, making it more active. However, I have not come across any published studies that prove this point, nor have I come across any studies published in the medical literature regarding its effectiveness as a sex booster. However, some anecdotal evidence from users indicates the herb to be a mild and gentle sexual enhancer, not as potent as tribulus terrestris, tongkat ali, horny goat weed, and other sex herbs. Avena sativa therefore may be a good herb to use in combination with stronger aphrodisiac herbs and as part of a formula, such as Passion Rx.
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I have personally tried avena sativa pills and they do have a sexual lifting effect, quite gentle but nice.
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Syrup versus capsule? Is there a difference?mnjh
Not that we know of. Liquids and tablets, or capsules, are often similar in their benefits although in some cases liquids get absorbed a little better. Some people may open a capsule and mix the contents in water of juice or a tiny bit of wine or spirits if they wish.
Q. I have been taking avena sativa extract on and off for about one year. I think it does boost my sex drive but my goal with this product is to complement my weight lifting by increasing free testosterone thereby increasing muscle. I would never take steroids. I understand that steroids could potentially shrink the testicles, and I was wondering if avena sativa extract works in the same manner as steroids thereby causing testicles to eventually shrink?
A. Long term human studies in relation to its effects on testosterone, DHEA, or other hormones are not available, so we really don't know. However, based on my knowledge, I would seriously doubt if the extract had effects even remotely similar to taking steroids.
Q. In the book A Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 2000
Edition, in the impotence article, there is a reference to a Dr. Robert Frankt
of Budapest University in Hungary having used avena sativa (green oats) and
stinging nettles to treat men who suffered from low sexual desire and diminished
performance. The action and chemical composition of each of these herbs is
described in the list of Herbs and Their Uses in the same book above. Whether
this means the combination is actually a kind of cure for (some aspect) of
impotence (ED) is not clear.
A. I am not aware of any published human avena sativa supplement research regarding its benefits for sexual enhancement. There are many potent natural aphrodisiacs that have been studied more thoroughly.
I know you don't carry it on your website but do you have an opinion on Swiss Oats A111 and the clinical data showing it raises free testosterone levels?
I have not seen any research on this product and I am not sure at this time if avena sativa extract has any significant effect on testosterone.
Benefit and review
Scientific studies are difficult to find regarding the aphrodisiac properties or benefit of avena sativa capsules or tablets, but my limited experience indicates it is a mild and gentle sexual enhancer. I'll have to wait for more research before I solidify my opinion. If you were to take this pill, one capsule a few times a week should be sufficient for most people. Take a week off each month.
Most sexual enhancement claims rest on research conducted during the 1980s by the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, which marketed a line of avena sativa products. According to an article in Nutrition Action Healthletter, the one study on men and women that compared avena sativa to a placebo was never published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Safety and adverse events, risk, danger
Are you aware of any avena sativa side effects or any concerns with safety, toxicity, or risks?
As of 2014, I am not aware of any significant avena sativa side effects or toxicity or any danger from use. Very high doses could increase heart rate and cause insomnia.