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Aphrodisiac compounds in their entirety (every compound claimed to act as an aphrodisiac) are listed on the aforementioned category page. This stack page is devoted to notable aphrodisiacs that have a few trials done on them, or are more well researched in general.\r\n\r\nThe technically correct term for these compounds are libido enhancers or sex enhancers, as \'aphrodisiac\' connotes that these things can make you fall in love (which is currently not demonstrated with any of the listed compounds).
200mg of the water extract of Eurycoma Longifolia appears to be the equivalent human dose of the Aphrodisiac effects in mice, which are quite reliable and effective. Dose-response appears to exist, so higher doses may work better.\r\n\r\nScience on the active ingredients or best extract is lacklustre at the moment due to some patent claims that have not currently been validated in the literature.
Maca appears to be taken as a daily supplement (rather than just before sex) as a libido enhancer. It is notable among other libido enhancers due to being confirmed to not influence hormones and apparently working in both sexes.
(The above dose applies to a 60% saponin extract; if a lower percentage is used, a higher overall intake is required to get about 120-270mg saponins)\r\n\r\nTribulus (notable mention towards Pedalium murex as well since they have similar activities and their histories are tied together) has traditionally had its libido enhancing effects taken advantage of, in order to claim that this herb increases testosterone (increased testosterone normally increases libido anyways, in both sexes).\r\n\r\nAlthough tribulus does not increase testosterone, it does appear to be an aphrodisiac. Pedalium murex is less widely available, but that one may increase testosterone and appears to be more potent.
Yohimbine is a pre-activity (30-45 minutes before sex) libido enhancer, and in men is also a proerectile agent. It does not need to be taken daily.\r\n\r\nCaution should be taken when using yohimbine alongside any drug or supplement that can affect the brain (such as antidepressants) or if you have cardiovascular problems. Although yohimbine can be used safely, it has a lower safety buffer than do other supplements