Semen cuscutae (dodder seed) extract may promote the sexual and reproductive health of both men and women.
Semen cuscutae has a high flavonoid content and strong antioxidant properties. We selected it as one of the handful of global extracts we sell because studies suggest that it may support brain health, central nervous system health, and sexual and reproductive health.Read the FAQ
How Does Semen cuscutae Promote Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health?
Semen cuscutae extract may support men’s sexual and reproductive health by improving the availability and use of testosterone in the male body.
Semen cuscutae may invigorate the male reproductive system and endocrine function. While it is not a direct stimulant to either the pituitary or the testes, it may improve the function of the gonadotropin/luteinizing hormone (LH) receptor. It also enhances reactivity of the pituitary to gonadotropin-releasing hormone. In men, LH causes the testicles to make testosterone. Using Semen cuscutae extract may result in improved testosterone and LH secretion and improved expression of the androgen receptor gene.
In addition, Semen cuscutae may promote men’s sexual and reproductive health by showing the ability to markedly improve in vitro human sperm motility. Sperm membrane function may become more stabilized after incubation. As a result, Semen cuscutae decoction may be an effective promoting preparation for sperm motility and membrane function. Therefore, Semen cuscutae may be beneficial in helping to support treatment for male sterility and may raise success rate in artificial insemination.
How Does It Promote Women’s Health?
Semen cuscutae extract may support women’s sexual and reproductive health by improving and invigorating the functions of the female reproductive system and endocrine function. While it is not a direct stimulant to either the pituitary or the ovaries, it may improve the function and numbers of gonadotropin/luteinizing hormone (HcG/LH) receptors. It may also enhance the reactivity of the pituitary to gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
LH is made by the pituitary gland, a small gland located underneath the brain. LH plays an important role in sexual and reproductive health and functioning. In women, LH helps control the menstrual cycle. It also triggers the release of an egg from the ovary. LH levels rise quickly just before ovulation.
Semen cuscutae has also been shown to decrease the contents of beta-EP in hypothalamuses under stress. Each of these actions improves the functioning of hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis. Semen cuscutae may also improve vaginal wall (epithelial cell) health and strength.
Semen cuscutae for a Lifestyle-Related Approach to Optimal Health
Semen cuscutae properties found statistically significant include adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-senescence, cardio-protective, neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, neurotrophic, nootropic, and osteogenic. Its neuroprotective benefits include helping to protect nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impairment of function.
Its long list of health benefits suggests that it supports a healthy lifestyle approach related to issues with sexual and reproductive health, the endocrine system, the immune system, kidney health, vision and eye health, and liver and spleen health. There is good reason to believe that a lifestyle-related approach to optimal health will benefit from support with Semen cuscutae as a health supplement.