Cistanche is a herb revered in Traditional Chinese Tonic Herbalism for it’s ability to improve performance (and size) in the bedroom, giving it the nicknames ‘Cistanche in Your Pants’ and ‘Stalk Enlarger.’
It improves male sexual performance and fertility by multiple mechanisms which also carry over to enhanced exercise performance and recovery, such as by increasing Testosterone and Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production. Men who use it for more than a few weeks were said to have improved sexual prowess.
In TCM, Cistanche was used to tonify the Kidneys and restore Yang Jing, restore blood and moisten the bowels. It was used to treat both male and female infertility and enhance the flow of yang energy and blood flow to the genitals.
More recent research has validated the traditional knowledge about enhancing male fertility and hormonal health as well as additional benefits. Cistanche and it’s compounds have been shown to protect the brain and improve its function, have antioxidant and anti-aging effects, support immunity, stimulate growth hormone secretion, improve blood flow and support exercise recovery and performance.
Improved sexual health and performance, including erection quality
Improved hormonal profile for men
Improved exercise performance and recovery (enhances NGF and BDNF)
Enhanced brain function and repair
Improves exercise performance and recovery (Testosterone, DHT and Growth Hormone)