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Summary of Sexual Function

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Minor Very High See all 3 studies
An improvement in SSRI induced sexual dysfunction has been noted with Maca supplementation
grade-c Minor Moderate See all 3 studies
One study found an improvement for women taking SSRIs. The study that evaluated men taking SSRIs didn't find an effect, though one in general erectile dysfunction with diabetes found an improvement.
grade-c - - See study
No discernible effect on sexual function in older, healthy men.

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