Male Hormone System
Every hour to two hours or so, a special part of the man’s brain secrets GnRH (gonadotropic releasing hormone). GnRH signals the pituitary gland to releaseLHa
(luteinizing hormone) andFSH (follicle-stimulating hormone).
It is the luteinizing hormone LH which signals the testes to secrete testosterone which stimulates sexual desires and develops the male characteristics such as a deep voice, hair growth etc.
Collectively, testosterone and the hormone FSH stimulate the testes to produce sperm.
During my online research, I read many newsgroup and forum posts from men talking about their experiences with the prescription drug Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate, Serophene).
Apparently, Clomid stimulates the production of LH and FSH which generates more testosterone and semen production in men.
You should understand that Clomid’s primary use is as a fertility drug for women… where it’s used to stimulate the production of the female egg.
When a woman is under stress, the prescription drug Clomid can be used to regulate GnRH signals from her hypothalamus and restore ovulation.
I also learned that if a man’s pituitary hormones LH and FSH are low, but the man does have a working pituitary gland and hypothalamus, Clomid should be able to stimulate the hypothalamus to release GnRH at regular intervals.
When the hypothalamus properly secrets GnRH, the pituitary gland acts in response by producing LH and FSH.
REMEMBER: The prescription drug Clomid (a.k.aClomiphene Citrate, Serophene), is commonly used to treat ovulatory problems inwomen, however it has been shown to be effective in some men.
During my research, numerous men in the online forums and newsgroups posted that they were able to get their hands on some Clomid and that it did have a positive affect on their ejaculate volume.
WARNING: The only problem getting Clomid is that it’s a prescription drug that is prescribed to women as a fertility drug. In the forums, the only way men were able to score some Clomid was through their Doctor as a result of a
LOW sperm count.
DANGEROUS: Understand that YOU can get into some SERIOUS “hot water” if you get caught purchasing a prescription drug (online, on the black market, Mexico etc.) WITHOUT a doctor’s prescription!!!
So, unless you have a “low sperm count” to get a prescription from your Doctor… or you have experience getting anabolic steroids and other “illegal” drugs… it’s next to impossible for most men to legally get Clomid…
PLUS, I personally don’t want to mess around with prescription drugs, so let’s move on to the herb Vitex that may closely mimic Clomid naturally, and legally!
Similar to Clomid, the natural herb Vitex (a.k.aChaste Tree or Chaste Berry, Agnus Castus) has been shown to stimulate the production ofLH (luteinizing hormone) which signals your testes to secrete testosterone.
Similar to Clomid, Vitex is marketed to women… although NOT as a fertility drug but rather an herbal supplement for balancing a woman’s monthly cycle and for the avoidance of PMS
What Kind of Vitex to Take?
As I researched Vitex, the men posting results in the forums I visited had mixed results. Some experienced GREAT results while others reported NO increase in “volume” at all.
I wasn’t sure what to make of it until I continued trying different brands of Vitex myself.
Initially, I bought the cheapest bottle of Vitex I could find which was NOT standardized, containing 500mg of Vitex (as Agnus Castus) per capsule, and experienced poor results.
Then I read a tip regarding the issue of “standardized“.
I started a search for more Vitex products and found that the Nature’s Way “Femaprin” Vitex (as Chaste Tree) is standardized to 6% agnusides.
Drugs & Herbs
I learned that even though the “Femaprin” dosage is lower than other Vitex products, it delivers a lot more of the standardized ingredient agnusides.
After trying the Nature’s Way “Femaprin” Vitex for about a week, I did notice a difference in my ejaculate consistency. I also noticed my semen was more white in color & thicker in viscosity. So, if helping your semen to look more “white” and “think” is important to you, you may want to try Vitex to see how well it may work for you.
It’s Normally Sold To Women
Remember This: Vitex is a women’s product for PMS so if you walk into your local health store to buy Vitex… if you’re questioned about it, say it’s for your wife or girlfriend. Otherwise, you may get a strange look if the salesperson knows what Vitex is normally sold for!
Oily Skin: It’s also important to note that when I started taking Vitex, it made the skin on my shoulders an upper back a little bit oily – so if that happens to you, you’ll know why.
No Sex or Masturbation For A Few Days
As I stated on the earlier page, do NOT have sex or masturbate for about 5 or 6 days if you decide to try Vitex. You need to give your body a chance to load up on it before you notice anything.
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