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Fadogia agrestis

Fadogia agrestis is a Nigerian shrubbery that has traditional usage as a proerectile agent. It currently lacks human studies, but appears to have both aphrodisiac and erectile properties in rats. Possible toxicity needs to be investigated more.

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Summary of Fadogia agrestis

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Fadogia agrestis is a traditionally used aphrodisiac herb that, due to one study noting increases in testosterone in rodents, is currently being investigated for its potential as a testosterone booster. There is not much evidence on this herb at this time, and despite its traditional usage in marketplaces (Mideast and African regions) there are currently no human studies.

In the rodent studies that have been conducted, this herb appears to potently boost testosterone and act as a libido enhancer. It has been noted that while mounting/intromission frequency is increased and latency decreased (common for aphrodisiacs) ejaculation latency, or the time required to ejaculate following intromission, appears to be prolonged; this is not common for aphrodisiacs.

Supplementation of Fadogia agrestis is currently not prudent due to a lack of study replication in rodents and no human evidence, and due to a possible increase in lipid peroxidation associated with damaged cell membranes that needs to be investigated further to see if this is a concern and (if it is) how much of a concern it is.

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Although there is no human evidence, both mouse and rat studies use up to 100mg/kg of fadogia agrestis daily. This leads to an estimated human dosage of:

  • 550-1,100mg for a 150lb person

  • 700-1,450mg for a 200lb person

  • 900-1,800mg for a 250lb person

These are current human estimates based on the animal research, and it is not sure if they are the optimal dosages.

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Also Known As

bakin gagai, black aphrodisiac

Caution Notice

Toxicity associated with this herb has not been ruled out yet

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