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In the world of natural healing, there’s something for everyone— whether male or female.

Ancient texts and herbal lore reflect this in a certain way, too. 

Back when we relied more on botanical medicine, there were specific herbs ascribed more to men than women (and vice versa). But does that mean women can’t take men-focused herbs, and men can’t take herbs typical for women?

Definitely not. Science shows herbs for men’s health can have benefits for women, too. When it comes to our women’s health formula, Yin Synergy, there’s plenty of benefits for men who decide to take it too.

WHAT IS YIN SYNERGY?

Every yang has its yin: that is, its female side and opposite. Instead of selecting herbs known to boost reproductive health in men, we chose just the opposite herbs for Yin Synergy. This way it offers optimal benefits for women’s health.

According to both recent studies and historical use, these herbs are known to be immensely helpful to women’s health symptoms. These herbs are:

  • Damiana (Turnera diffusa)
  • Epimedium (Epimedium spp.)
  • Goji berry (Lycium barbarum)
  • Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
  • Muira Puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides)
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
  • Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris)

We made sure to choose a powerful herbal arsenal against female issues.

Research and tradition alike hold that these are among the most likely to help many symptoms and conditions, including:

HERBS THAT HELP WOMEN’S HEALTH – AND MEN’S HEALTH, TOO

Each herb in Yin Synergy has a role to play for women—but, also, for men.

Historical evidence and science suggest these herbs are great for women. However, there’s just as much science out there making the case that these are just as much men’s herbs too. The roles these herbs play may be a little different, though.

The herbs found in Yin Synergy truly have something for everyone.

The properties they may provide for men’s health include:

We that these herbs are beneficial for women—but what benefits do they have for men? Let’s take a look.

HOW DAMIANA SUPPORTS MEN’S HEALTH

Damiana is just as much an herb for men as it is for women. In its native region of Mexico (and other parts of Latin America), the herb was used for boosting reproductive health.

For men, damiana was especially used (and useful) for increasing drive and desire.

Does scientific research reflect this? So far, the answer seems to be yes. In a few studies, including this one from 2014, the herb had what was described as “pro-sexual” effects. What this means: the herb showed an ability to both support healthier blood pressure while promoting relaxation. Both can aid drive, energy, and function.

But damiana’s benefits don’t end there. 

As it turns out, damiana may also have a very protective effect on the male reproductive system, too, as an antioxidant herb, which could mean it reduces the chance of reproductive disease.

In this study, for example, male test subjects were given compounds that caused toxicity within their reproductive systems. When they were given damiana extract, it appeared that it helped keep the toxicity—and its negative effects—at bay.

In addition to directly helping with bedroom performance, damiana can help support men’s weight loss. Damiana is helpful for filling the stomach to increase feelings of fullness. 

Considering that weight gain can hamper bedroom performance, it can also add as a powerful tool to help enhance male drive.

In one study, subjects took a combination of damiana with other meals before the main meal. Those who took it for 45 days lost on average 11 pounds more than those taking the placebo.

A later 2013 study also found that the same herbal combination including damiana created a short-term decrease in appetite.

If weight gain is leading to a decrease in drive and desire, damiana could provide the right remedy!

Damiana may aid men’s health by:

  • Increasing drive, energy, and performance
  • Protecting the male reproductive system
  • Encouraging weight loss

EPIMEDIUM ENHANCES MEN’S HEALTH, TOO

Though research shows epimedium is a powerful contributor to women’s health, it’s really in its element as a men’s herb. Everyone should know how great it is for the nervous system, too).

Epimedium (or horny goat weed) is practically synonymous with men’s health. 

Epimedium is one of the most popular herbal supplements out there for energy, drive, and desire. Any man considering Yin Synergy for his own health can rely on epimedium’s world-famous powers. These benefits include, according to studiesboosting testosterone, increasing fertility, and strengthening both reproductive organs and their functions.

An active compound in epimedium, icariin, is shown to mimic testosterone in the body. This creates a testosterone boost for men who need it. In fact, researchers have also found that icariin increases muscle strength. They speculate that icariin enables the body to secrete the proteins necessary for cell growth and repair.

Owing to additional research out there, however, epimedium may also be like damiana in how it helps men. It has a “protective” action for the male reproductive system.

In essence, it has antioxidant actions, meaning it can fight free radicals. It can also protect the male reproductive system against illness, degeneration, and dysfunction.

In addition to bedroom performance, epimedium is also helpful for overall health. For example, research has shown that it helps improve circulation. Although it is helpful for reproductive purposes, it also works throughout the body. It thins the blood, making it helpful in reducing the chances of heart issues.

Epimedium may aid men’s health by:

  • Increasing drive, energy, and performance
  • Boosting and regulating testosterone levels
  • Increasing muscle
  • Improving fertility and sperm count
  • Protecting the male reproductive system
  • Improving circulation

GOJI BERRY IS ALSO GREAT FOR MEN

An antioxidant-rich superfood berry like goji is bound to be good for just about anyone, man or woman. For men’s health, though, this ancient Chinese remedy could pack a more powerful punch than anyone might have ever realized.

Some may even claim goji could be called “nature’s Viagra.”

Studies haven’t yet proven this to be the case. But one study did show it helped some dysfunction in older test subjects. While it’s certainly no Viagra pill, it could be indirectly good for men’s health when taken on the daily, studies suggest.

Is that all goji can do for men, though? Not quite.

According to studies like this one, goji isn’t just good for the amorous side of men’s health. It could also be beneficial for men wanting to conceive and raise a family, too. I appeared to restore healthy production of sperm in test subjects that were experiencing a low sperm count.

In addition to improving the physical components for increase drive, but psychological ones as well. Depression, anxiety, and sluggishness inhibit bedroom performance for many men. Goji berry helps improve mental wellbeing that can help men overall.

One study compared adults that took goji berry juice for 14 days with a placebo drink. Those that took goji berry reported improved energy, focus, athletic performance, and feelings of calmness and contentment.

In another 2016 study, researchers found that goji berries helped improve depression and anxiety-like behaviors in rats. 

Goji berry may aid men’s health by:

  • Increasing drive, energy, and performance
  • Improving fertility and sperm count
  • Improving mood and well-being

MACA ROOT: EQUALLY BENEFICIAL TO MEN

An herb like maca is so strongly associated with female health that some men may be too hesitant to take it. 

Interestingly, studies suggest men should very much give maca a chance.

According to studies, the herb’s powdered root does quite a bit for male health. It increases fertility by raising sperm count, while also helping restore and balance healthy hormone levels. 

What’s more, the herb was used alongside a placebo and the herb was still found to be much more effective. And that’s not even the end of the list of perks maca may have for men!

For men that want to become fathers, maca root could be the extra boost they need. In a review of five studies found that it improved semen quality in both infertile and healthy men.

Other studies have also found that maca is helpful for increasing fertility in men. A double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled study in 2015 found that it was helpful for men after 12 weeks of treatment. Another study found that maca improved fertility after 4 months.

This South American root could also be a great way to naturally boost testosterone levels in men, studies show. And as men know full well, keeping those testosterone levels up and healthy can bring a whole bounty of other benefits. Some of these benefits include improved hair growth, increased energy, and an easier time building muscle, and much more.

Maca also works as an adaptogen, which reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression. Maca is rich in flavonoids, which could be responsible for its mood-boosting effects

In addition, researchers have found that maca is useful for increased performance and energy. In one study, male cyclists improved their performance after 14 days taking the supplement. 

Researchers have also found an increase in athletic performance after taking maca. Another study found both an increase in athletic performance as well as improved sperm counts in male mice.

For men who struggle with an enlarged prostate, maca could also help. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) is a common condition in older men that can create issues with passing urine. Initial studies on rodents suggest that it could be helpful for treating BHP.

One study found that red maca, as opposed to black or yellow maca, was effective in reducing prostate size. Another study also found that it was helpful in reducing prostate size in rats. A third study also found it was helpful in reducing prostrates in mice.

Researchers believe it’s effective because red maca contains high levels of glucosinolates. Although not studied directly in red maca, glucosinolates are associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer as well.

Don’t mock maca just yet—it could be good for health to give it a chance.

Maca root may aid men’s health by:

  • Improving fertility and sperm count
  • Boosting and regulating testosterone levels
  • Improved mood
  • Increasing in athletic performance
  • Treating BHP

HOW MUIRA PUAMA STRENGTHENS MEN’S HEALTH

Deep in the Amazon where the herb muira puama originates, its original use was as an aphrodisiac. It was said to increase vitality, performance, and energy.

As it was back then, so it may very well be the same today.

More studies are needed to fully prove and demonstrate exactly how it works to this end. But some preliminary studies already suggest that its aphrodisiac powers are very real. In one such study it was tested alongside many other herbs with aphrodisiac claims.

In addition to its bedroom benefits, muira puama may just be the ideal herb to take for those would-be future fathers.

Why? Because, according to this study, this Amazonian plant may have a way of protecting, improving, and proliferating sperm health. It both increases sperm quality and sperm numbers, and thus boosts overall fertility. 

Use of herbal extracts appeared to do just that on male subjects in the study. However, to be sure of its effects in this light, more studies may be needed.

Muira puama also works as an adaptogen, and helps improve mood in both men and women. Chronic stress is common in modern life, but it can have a detrimental effect on mental health. Muira puama can help to fight against that. 

One study found that muira puama treated stressed-induced depression in mice as well as an antidepressant.

Another study found that muira puama helped reduce the chances of stressed-induced cortisol and blood glucose increase in mice. The study also found that it reduced anxiety behaviors in mice that were exposed to stress.

Although these are animal studies, they are promising. Further research can help shed light on muira puama’s ability to help improve mood and stress levels.

Muira puama may aid men’s health by: 

  • Increasing drive, energy, and performance
  • Improving fertility and sperm count
  • Improving mood
  • Improving resistance to stress

SHATAVARI: NOT JUST AN HERB FOR WOMEN

Yet another herb strongly associated with women, men still shouldn’t knock shatavari. While there’s plenty of health properties in the herb for women, there are plenty to go around for men as well.

Can men expect the same level and quality of health benefits, though?

According to studies, there’s nothing to suggest this isn’t the case. In this study, for example, one strain of shatavari was shown to boost fertility, energy, and reproductive function altogether. This result was true in all test subjects, male or female.

What’s even more surprising: in this major review of the Indian Ayurvedic herb, shatavari was the ultimate (and ORIGINAL) chosen herb for men in herbal Ayurvedic practice. Ashwagandha, on the other hand, was deemed the best herbal tonic for women.

Shatavari’s benefits go beyond physical as well for men. A 2009 study found that the antioxidant qualities in shavatari have strong antidepressant abilities as well. 

Another 2014 study found that it reduced anxiety in rats by interacting with serotonin and GABA systems. These systems are also involved in anxiety in humans as well.

Very promising results and history on shatavari indeed. More studies are needed to fully explore shatavari’s benefits to men, though, in our modern day and age.

Shatavari may aid men’s health by:

  • Increasing drive, energy, and performance
  • Improving fertility and sperm count
  • Protecting the male reproductive system
  • Improving mood

HOW TRIBULUS SUPPORTS MEN’S HEALTH

While traditionally used for female health issues, tribulus was also commonly used for men, too.

Tribulus was especially helpful for sluggish reproductive function and energy.

There are no studies that far in the past to prove this. However, research today—like this study— show the herb can perk drive, desire, and fertility back up in male subjects. A very promising find indeed!

Tribulus may also be capable of revving up reproductive health and energy through its ability to increase hormone levels, including testosterone. 

This was seen here in a study involving test subjects that experienced low hormone levels as a drug side effect. Results showed that tribulus herb was very good at counteracting this, and it also helped bring hormone levels back up.

A 2016 review looking at a number of studies found that it was helpful for boosting desire as well as reducing the chances of performance-related issues.

Tribulus can also help increase muscle strength as well. A five-week study of rugby players found that those who supplemented with Tribulus increased significantly in strength. 

In addition, tribulus has also been studied for its anti-cancer properties. In one study, researchers found that tribulus was useful for reducing the chances of prostate cancer growth. It also induced cancer cell death.

Tribulus’ properties make it more than simply a woman’s supplement. Men can enhance their health as well with it.

Tribulus may aid men’s health by:

  • Increasing drive, energy, and performance
  • Improving fertility and sperm count
  • Increase athletic performance

FIND BENEFITS FOR ALL IN OUR YIN SYNERGY HERBAL FORMULA

Men can find just as much satisfaction as women with these stellar herbs in our Yin Synergy formula.

Though none of these are proven to be replacements or enhancements for any reproductive therapy, they may provide holistic support for fertility, energy, drive, performance, and overall reproductive health.

In their final pure and prepared form, the herbs in Yin Synergy include:

  • Organic Damiana Extract (20:1)
  • Organic Epimedium Extract (10% Icariins)
  • Organic Goji Extract (40% Poly)
  • Organic Maca Extract (20:1)
  • Organic Muira Puama Extract (20:1)
  • Shatavari Extract (20:1)
  • Organic Tribulus Extract (90%)
  • Luo Han Guo (Monk Fruit – For Flavoring)
  • Organic Black Pepper Fruit Extract (10% Piperine To Boost Bioavailability)

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