Avena Sativa – Naturally Increase Testosterone With Oats
We have all seen bath products and skin lotions with avena in the product name. These products contain oatmeal which soothes inflammation of the skin caused by eczema. Avena sativa is Latin for “wild oats”, and, are actually the oats that are in your breakfast cereals.
Taken internally, however, either by capsule or liquid extract, avena sativa has other benefits.
You’ve heard the saying “sow your wild oats”? This phrase came about when people started noticing heightened sexual behavior in male horses that consumed wild oats in their diet. Studies were than done on male horses confirming increased libido when fed wild oats.
The same occurs in human males. Avena sativa makes testosterone in the body.
Now, if you go to your doctor complaining about low libido and he does a test to measure your testosterone, the test may come back stating that you have high levels of testosterone. This is because your doctor is measuring the total testosterone in your body. What he really needs to do is measure the unbound vs bound testosterone. Testosterone can attach to other compounds in the body, belly fat being one of them. This bound up testosterone does nothing for libido, and, as men age more testosterone binds in the body diminishing testosterone for hormonal functions.
What avena sativa does is free up bound testosterone so there is more testosterone in your body ready for hormonal functions, thus, a high libido and a better sex life.
100mg a day of avena sativa should do the trick.