What is it? What does it do? Why is it important to include in my diet?
Bulbine Natalensis is a traditional herbal medicine indigenous to South Africa that is commonly used as an aphrodisiac as well as a testosterone booster. In the traditional setting, this herb was essential in treating a variety of illnesses, including blisters, mosquito and bug stings, cold sores, cracked skins and cuts among others. The herb is also known for its anti-diabetic as well as anti-fibrotic uses.
However, in the recent years, more focus has been on the influences it has on sexuality. Studies conducted have indicated that this herbal medicine can be used to boost natural male hormones, increase libido as well as lower estrogen levels. Increasing natural male performance is of great importance, especially in the sporting world as athletics rely on optimal utilization of the hormone to enhance performance, gain muscles and strength. Testosterone is usually produced by the testis and is responsible for the development of male characteristics. Athletics depend on the utilization of the hormone to maximize the interaction between circulating test and the androgen receptors. Thus the hormone levels produced by the body are high during training and exercises but reduces after the exercises. This is why most athletics focus on natural testosterone gains, to avoid a reduction in the hormones levels.
Natalensis compounds are known to facilitate an increase in muscular development, strength as well as increase libido. The plant contains compounds alkaloids and anthraquinones, tannin and glycosides as well as steroidal saponins. These compounds help to improve the signals sent to the Ganodotrophin releasing hormone to stimulate the release of the Luteinizing Hormone which then directly boosts the production of natural testosterone. This traditional herb also increases the testicular cholesterol, which is essential in the process of synthesizing new testosterone by the testis.
Natalensis is available in powder form supplements that can be mixed with water and also tablets. These forms are mostly made from the sap and the leaves of the Bulbine Natalensis plant. According to health consultants, it is best taken in the morning as part of the breakfast diet. For the best outcome, health consultants recommend that the right dosage of 8-10mg per Kg of body weight is taken since consuming dosage above this level can reduce its effectiveness as a male power enhancing supplement.
In addition to taking Natalensis, it is recommended that the individuals take a balanced diet and regular exercise in order to achieve the desired outcome. Natalensis is also available as part of Nootrone stack which is commonly used to maximize brain activity by improving memory and enhancing focus. Natural Nootropic, available in the Nootrone supplement, is also considered to be an excellent addition to Natalensis. Nootropic helps increase blood circulation to the brain which is essential to any individual especially when training and exercising.
As such, investigations have been launched to establish the side effects of using this traditional herb. Researchers using rats for experiment determined that indeed Bulbine Natalensis had the ability to increase natural testosterone and reduce estrogen levels, but on the other hand had some extreme adverse effects on the liver and kidneys.