RIAVITA MEN UP contains saw palm extract, tongkat ali extract, vitamins B3 and D, zinc and other valuable ingredients that support men's sexual function, helping to maintain a testosterone-dihydrotestosterone balance. The ingredients are in titanium dioxide-free vegan capsules.
Testosterone is considered to be the most important male hormone. It regulates libido and supports sexual function in men from erection to sperm formation. It helps building strong muscles and bones, increases muscle mass.
Testosterone also affects human behavior: in a competitive situation, it increases risk-taking and willingness to win, and it can motivate to reach dominance.
Free testosterone levels can begin to drop as early as at age 25-30. Decline is a slow process, thus most people do not experience the symptoms until the age of 35 and 40. One of the most common signs is the erectile dysfunction, that is, when the erection is not as durable or as strong as it used to be. Loss of hair and body hair can also occur, the beard can grow slower. Significant decreases in testosterone levels in older age may be associated with poorer muscle strength, fatigue, frequent erectile dysfunction, and possibly depressive mood.
Some of the testosterone in the body is converted to dihydrotestosterone (which is DHT for short). DHT can bind to androgen receptors with much higher affinity than testosterone, eliciting a partially different response from testosterone to cells in the body. Although small amounts of DHT are needed, large amounts can be a problem, even leading to coronary heart disease or an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer. Unlike testosterone, the amount of DHT can increase with age, which is why prostate enlargement is so common in men over 50 years of age.
It is heard a lot that high testosterone levels can lead to hair loss, which is not true in this form. DHT is the hormone that is responsible for male pattern baldness (in scientific terms: androgenic alopecia). This kind of baldness develops when the amount of DHT in the body is increased. The hair follicles contain androgen receptors, which, when activated with high levels of DHT, initiate a process that weakens the hair follicles and ultimately leads to hair loss. Testosterone, on the other hand, has no such strong effect on the follicles. The onset of male pattern baldness in an individual is also influenced by genetic factors - some poeple have receptors inherently more sensitive to DHT.
Interestingly, testosterone is also an important hormone for the female body that is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands. Quantitatively, it is present in the body of women at an almost 10 times lower level. Such as in men, it increases libido and helps maintain stronger bones and muscles. If too much testosterone is converted to DHT, which can also happen in women, rapid baldness can occur. Disruption of the balance of estrogen and testosterone can cause mood swings.
A fraction of testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in men. During an erection, you need lower DHT and higher testosterone for optimal blood supply. Saw palm extract inhibits the enzyme alpha-5-reductase, thereby inhibits the conversion of testosterone too. Among men taking 320 mg of saw palmetto extract daily, the so-called International Erectile Function Index was higher, which came with improved sexual performance.
In animal experiments, more detailed examination of organs is possible. In laboratory rabbits and rats, regular consumption of palm tree extract inhibited the so-called PDE 5 enzyme, which, in the similar way to Víagra, caused an increase in blood influx.
Other herbs support sexual function as well. According to a study published in 2021, consuming Tongat Ali extract combined with regular exercise has improved erections. There are also some studies on Tibetan caterpillar fungus (scientifically known as Cordyceps sinensis, but also called the Víagra of Himalayas), which have been shown to increase libido in both women and men.
Higher testosterone level is motivating in competitive situations and can also lead to striving for dominance, while low level is a risk factor for depression. Decreased motivation is further exacerbated by vitamin D deficiency. Testosterone-boosting herbs and vitamin D therefore have a good effect on motivation.
Tibetan caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps sinensis) has an energizing and antidepressant-like effect, which also supports stronger motivation. You can read more about the role of this herb in sports in our article below:
Saw palm extract reduces the conversion of testosterone to DHT and also interferes with DHT binding to hair follicle receptors. In 2020, a study was published summarizing the knowledge gathered to date on the anti-hair loss effect of saw palmetto. 100-320 mg extract taken daily has increased hair quality by an average of 60%, hair growth by 27% and hair density by 83%. All without side effects.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia can affect every second men over 50 years. Saw palm extract supports prostate health. One study followed men who took 320 mg of saw palm extract daily for 15 years. Subjects did not develop prostate enlargement, did not develop urinary problems, and reported good quality of life.
2 capsules daily after meal.
For 2 years from production. Expiry date is indicated on the packaging.
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