Biomed Res Int 2014 15;2014:841798. Epub 2014 Jun 15.
Cranfield University, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK.
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J Sex Med 2015 Nov 3;12(11):2105-17. Epub 2015 Nov 3.
Department of Urology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA.
Introduction: Use of supplements is common among men seeking urologic evaluation for sexual health matters. With a dizzying array of formulations available and little regulation on the dosage, purity, or ingredients found in these products, the health effects of nutraceuticals are often confusing to patients and medical practitioners alike.
Aim: In this review, we set out to concisely summarize the data on ingredients found within the top-selling nutraceutical agents marketed for men's sexual health in order to provide a clinical guide for urologists. Read More
Subst Use Misuse 2014 Dec 14;49(14):1849-56. Epub 2014 May 14.
1Departments of Postgraduate Medicine & Pharmacy, School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire , UK.
Introduction: Performance and image-enhancing drugs (PIEDs), also known as "lifestyle drugs," are increasingly sold on the Internet to enhance cognitive as well as sexual, muscular, attentive, and other natural capacities. Our analysis focuses on the misuse of the cognitive enhancer piracetam.
Methods: A literature review was carried out in PsychInfo and Pubmed database. Read More
Altern Med Rev 2004 Mar;9(1):4-16
Thorne Research, PO Box 25, Dover, ID 83825.
Erectile dysfunction affects 50 percent of men ages 40-70 in the United States and is considered an important public health problem by the National Institutes of Health. Consumers are exposed to a plethora of natural products claiming to restore erection and sexual vitality. A review of the available empirical evidence reveals most naturally occurring compounds lack adequate clinical trials to support efficacy. Read More
Curr Drug Metab 2010 Feb;11(2):171-81
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University Complutense, Ciudad Universitaria s/n, 28040, Madrid, Spain.
Medicinal plants are gaining in popularity due to the various advantages they offer, such as fewer side-effects, better patient compliance, relatively low cost and high accessibility as well as their high acceptability due to a long history of use. There is a widespread belief among the general public that herbal preparations are "good for humans" as they are "all natural". However, the increasing use of herbal medicinal products in the community where people are also receiving prescription medicines suggests that adverse herb-drug interactions may be have significant public health consequences. Read More