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					WOMEN’S LIBIDO
For the Enhancement of
Libido*                                                                                          Supplement Facts
                                                                                                 Daily Serving Size 3 Capsules
                                                                                                 Servings Per Container 20
DOSAGE                                                                                           Amount Per 3 Capsules                                       mg

Liquid Phyto-Caps: 1 capsule, 3 times daily                                                      Calories 30
                                                                                                 ALCOHOL FREE CONCENTRATED EXTRACTS OF:
DURATION OF USE                                                                                  Muira puama bark (Ptychopetalum olacoides)75 mg†
2-3 months                                                                                       Maca root (Lepidium meyenii)               45 mg†
                                                                                                 Tribulus fruit (Tribulus terrestris)       42 mg†
BEST TAKEN                                                                                       Damiana leaf (Turnera diffusa)             39 mg†
                                                                                                 Sarsaparilla rhizome (Smilax regelii)      39 mg†
Between meals, with water                                                                        Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum)  39 mg†
                                                                                                 WiId Oats milky seed (Avena sativa) L       24 mg†
                                                                                                 Ginger rhizome, Supercritical CO2 Extract  12 mg†
                                                                                                 Blue Vervain herb (Verbena hastata) L       12 mg†
                                                                                                 †Daily Value not established.
                                                                                                Other ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, vegetable cellulose
                                                                                                (capsule).
                                                                                                L= Organic ingredient = Ecologically Harvested



A LONG-LASTING APPROACH                                               is used mainly to support the urinary system and the
This unique formula helps restore a healthy libido in women           reproductive system. Additionally Tribulus appears to have
when it has become temporarily lessened, or altogether lost.          tonifying and adaptogenic properties, which help restore health
Many times this may be dues to stress, fatigue, or as a side          and vitality to the body. Clinical studies demonstrate Tribulus
effects of a medication. Either way, a healthy libido is an           to be supportive for healthy libido, menopause, and normal
important part of a healthy relationship and many women strive        levels of stamina.
to find solutions. A long-lasting approach to libido support must     Damiana is reported to be a tonic used in traditional cultures as
include an effective strategy for building nervous system             an aphrodisiac. In fact, the plant was formally given the species
reserve. No stimulants have been used in this formula because         name, aphrodisiaca. It is a tonic that is said to support sexual
driving an already exhausted physiology with stimulants is            function in both women and men, specifically where sexual
counterproductive. The primary focus of this formula is to            weakness and debility are associated with nervousness and
provide simple nervous system support with botanicals that            despondency. In the tradition of physiomedicalism, Damiana is
also have a rich history in supporting libido and desire.             considered to be an aphrodisiac, with particular influence as a
Muira Puama bark, is also called “potency wood” and comes             trophorestorative, which builds nervous system strength. At
from the Brazilian rain forest. Scientists began searching for the    least one scientific study with animals supports its use for
source of muira puama's efficacy in the 1920s and early               sexual performance.
researchers discovered that the root and bark were rich in fatty      Sarsaparilla is an alterative, or blood purifier, that is also known
acids and fatty acid esters. Further research identified many         for its normalizing activity and also has liver supportive
other active constituents such as monoterpenes, and novel             properties. Sarsaparilla is included in this performance formula
alkaloids that likely contribute to a range of therapeutic activity   for its tonifying influence combined with its ability to support
including providing nervous system support and as an                  healthy metabolism.
aphrodisiac. Clinical research and historical use have shown
that this herb is a great adaptogen by demonstrating its ability      Epimedium is better known by its common name, Horny Goat
to modulate stress, promote restful sleep, and support healthy        Weed. As such a name might imply, this plant is considered an
libido in both women and men.                                         aphrodisiac. Traditionally, it is also used as a tonic. In
                                                                      Traditional Chinese Medicine, Epimedium is known to
Lepidium, or Peruvian Maca root has received much attention           encourage sexual desire and activity.
in recent years for its ability to positively affect mood and a
healthy libido without having a direct effect on levels of female     Wild Oats are present here for the same reason that they
hormones. A recent double blind placebo controlled study of           appear in our Male Libido formula, as they are valued for their
Maca found that, at a dose of 1.5-3 grams daily of crude herb         influence on nervous system health. Wild Oats is also used
extract, it was effective for selective-serotonin reuptake            because it is a nourishing and nutritive botanical. As well, it is
inhibitor (SSRI)-induced sexual dysfunction. This is especially       used with complaints of the digestive system where there is
important because SSRIs are important therapeutic tools, but          also temporary physical weakness and fatigue.
unfortunately have many side effects including sexual                 Ginger is a well-known herbal food. Traditionally, Ginger has
dysfunction and decreased libido.                                     long been used during menstruation. It is included in this
Tribulus fruit, is known as Gokshura, in Ayurvedic medicine and       Women’s Libido formula for its traditional use as an
                                                                      aphrodisiac.
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Lastly, Blue Vervain rounds out this formula for its traditional                                        Dording CM, Fisher L, Papakostas G, et al. A double-blind, randomized, pilot
use as a female tonic and its restorative nature for the nervous                                            dose-finding study of maca root (L. meyenii) for the management of SSRI-
                                                                                                            induced sexual dysfunction. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2008 Fall;14(3):182-91.
system. Together, all of the botanicals found in Women’s
Libido, work synergistically to restore balance to the nervous                                          Easterling J. Traditional uses of rainforest botanicals. Self Published. Pg. 20.
system and female reproductive system to provide vitality and                                           Newmark TM, Schulick P. Beyond Aspirin. Prescott, Az. HOHM Press. 2000.
                                                                                                            Pg. 244.
stamina for a healthy libido.
                                                                                                        Qureshi S, et al. Studies on herbal aphrodisiacs used in Arab system of
Note: The intention of this information is to represent the                                                 medicine. Am J Chin Med. 1989;17(1-2):57-63.
traditional use of the individual botanicals found in these                                             Priest AW, Priest LR. Herbal medication. A clinical dispensary handbook.
formulas and to inform the reader of any evolving scientific                                                1982. Pg. 80.
inquiry relevant to the formula’s ingredients.                                                          Arletti R, et al. Stimulating property of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata
COMPLEMENTARY HERBS / FORMULAS                                                                              extracts on the sexual-behaviour of male rats. Psychopharmacology.
                                                                                                            1999;143(1):15-19.
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Adrenal Health liquid phyto-caps™                                                                           Lake City: Science Student Braintrust Pub, 1993.
Energy Vitality liquid phyto-caps™                                                                      Rowland, D. L., et al. “A review of plant-derived and herbal approaches to the
                                                                                                            treatment of sexual dysfunctions.” J. Sex. Marital Ther. 2003 May-Jun;
SAFETY EVALUATION/CONTRAINDICATIONS                                                                         29(3): 185-205.
Do not use this product during pregnancy or lactation.                                                  Walker M. Medical Journalist Report of Innovative Biologics. Townsend
KNOWN DRUG INTERACTIONS                                                                                     Letter for Doctors. 1998; Nov: 18-22.
Consult a physician if you are taking any prescription drugs.                                           Waynberg, J., et al. ”Effects of Herbal vX on libido and sexual activity in
                                                                                                            premenopausal and postmenopausal women.” Adv. Ther. 2000 Sep-Oct;
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                                           THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

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