Barlowe's Herbal Elixirs proudly offers a 20:1 Dodder Seed Extract (Cuscuta Chinensis Lam.). In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Dodder Seed (Tu Si Zi) is used primarily for impotence issues, to treat premature ejaculation, to replenish Kidney Yang energy, and to improve vision. It has long been used as a longevity herb. The Dodder Seed Certificate of Analysis (COA) of this particular batch is shown above.
***These vegetable-derived capsules (Vegan, Kosher and Halal certified) are filled on slow speed equipment and only pure, unadulterated herbal extract is contained in the capsules. There are no magnesium stearates, fillers, flow agents, gelatin, silicates, gluten, corn, wheat, rice, yeast, starch, titanium dioxide, artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives. Capsules produced with high speed equipment in herbal and dietary supplement "factories" generally contain several other ingredients, including powdered lubricants called STEARATES (which can greatly diminish an herb or supplement's absorption into the body). Check their labels! Barlowe also bottles his products in glass as he believes chemical vapors can vent from plastic containers and contaminate the contents and that glass is better for the environment.
Dodder Seed Extract is generally considered a Kidney Yang Tonic and is widely used in Asia for sexual problems. Although effective when taken alone, it is often traditionally paired with other sexual tonic herbs. In particular, it is considered a good match when taken with Horny Goat Weed Extract as Horny Goat Weed is a warming herb while Dodder is more neutral. In combination they augment each other and have a more balanced effect on the body. Dodder Seed is a main ingredient in a famous Ming Dynasty anti-aging formula called "Seven Treasures". There are also indications that Dodder Seed Extract may increase testosterone by increasing Luteinizing Hormone.
Dodder Seed Enhances Immune System and Prevents Fatigue
Effects of flavonoids from Cuscuta seed on the reproductive system in male rats. Asian J Androl. 2000. Flavonoids were obtained from Cuscuta sinensis. The effect on the reproductive organs of immature rats was assessed. Rats were administered Cuscuta for 7 days and the weights of testis, epididymis, seminal vesicles and pituitary glands were then observed. To observe the effect of Cuscuta on the reproductive endocrine function, Cuscuta was given to male rats of different age groups for 7 days. On day 8, the plasma testosterone, estradiol and luteinizing hormone were determined, the specific binding of luteinizing hormone was estimated and the testes were weighed. Cuscuta increased the weights of testis, epididymis and pituitary gland, and stimulated testosterone and luteinizing hormone secretion both in vitro and in immature rats. Thus, Cuscuta invigorates the reproductive system and reproductive endocrine function in male rats.
Effects of Semen cuscutae, rhizoma Curculiginis, radix Morindae officinalis on human sperm and membrane function in vitro. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1997. The sperm motility improved markedly and sperm membrane function became more stabilized after incubation and treatment with Cuscuta. Therefore, Cuscuta may be beneficial in treating male sterility and may raise success rate in artificial insemination.
Caution: Studies have shown that Dodder Seed Extract is generally safe, but it is potent and should be utilized with care. This product is for dietary use. If unexpected side-effects occur, discontinue use immediately! The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Directions For Use: Take two capsules daily. For some people, dosage may need to be increased as results and usage amounts vary based on body type and weight.
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Dodder Seed Extract (20:1) PRICE: $12.95 for each 60 capsule bottle (650mg per capsule)