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Pheromone and Testosterone Enhancement Protocol

by Ben Taylor (Reviewed by Dr. Ken O’Neal)

There are many different products on the market which claim to enhance sexual vitality and attraction between men and women. Most are derived from either animal or insect pheromones of which I am very skeptical. It is unlikely that pheromones from non-people species will translate to products that enhance the sexual attraction between men and women. Rather than wasting money on such questionable products, why not take the route of producing and enhancing your own pheromones with more natural means while at the same time improving your overall health? I believe this can be accomplished effectively through a combination of proper nutrition and diet, exercise, vitamins, minerals and sometimes herbal supplementation. It will thus trigger your own body to internally produce that which a healthy man’s body should be doing anyway.

This protocol can enhance your body’s own pheromone production and therefore its natural attraction, but it will not fix any character flaws that may make you unattractive to the opposite sex. Therefore don’t be under the misconception that having a healthy amount of pheromone production is going to cause the opposite sex to be following you down the street as if you’re the Piped Piper. Between men and women, there generally must be a visual and personality attraction before pheromones even come into play. This initial attraction may include any number of traits and factors. Perceived physical attractiveness is usually the first and foremost factor for men, especially younger men, who generally are drawn visually to a woman, often at the exclusion of all else. Hence, it is usually left to the woman to sort out the factors that really matter, although as males mature, this short-sightedness may diminish. Although I say this somewhat tongue in cheek, I think we all know by experience that there is a lot of truth to it. Younger women can be just as foolish as men in choosing a mate, but women tend to be less blinded by the visually superficial. They are more inclined to factor in such things as physical health and vitality, personality, and often even a perceived ability to provide some degree of security, whether financial and/or environmental. After these filters are passed through is when pheromones can effectively come into play.

Back to overall health for a moment. It is highly unlikely that a man who is tired, sickly, and exhibiting low energy levels will be producing enough pheromones to attract any more than the most tired and sickly women. Therefore the best way for a man to attract a woman is to exhibit and have good health. I’m not talking about just thinking or claiming you have good health. Men have an unusual ability of being able to lie to themselves about their health. In health surveys the majority of men rate their health as very good or excellent when actually their health is generally far below what it should be. The best indicator of excellent health is energy levels.

Although this protocol may be of benefit to both men and women, it is primarily written as a male vitality and pheromone enhancement therapy. Any protocol involving hormonal issues are inherently more complicated in women because of menstrual cycles, child birth, and menopause and are too complex to effectively address in this article. This protocol is based simply on personal experience and research, resulting in opinions arrived at by the writer and reviewer.

Therapeutic Liver Flush– All health enhancing protocols should start with a liver flush using the 2 day protocol of Epsom Salts, olive oil and grapefruit juice. If that protocol is too much or not convenient (one must stay inactive and near a toilet for one and a half days), a 14 Day Liver Cleanse condensed into 7 days may be adequate. The liver functions similar to the oil filter of an automobile and must be cleaned periodically otherwise it becomes clogged with toxins and therefore inhibits the body’s ability to cleanse the blood of even more toxins.

Hair Mineral Analysis- If one can afford it, this analysis allows one to target the areas in which you are mineral deficient or out of balance. Mineral deficiency is the major cause of health problems and disease as documented by Dr. Linus Pauling. But almost as crucial as are deficiencies is having the proper ratios of minerals that work synergistically.

Vitamin & Mineral Formula-Notwithstanding a hair mineral analysis, first and foremost is providing your body with the essential nutrition required for energy and vitality. If you are always tired and don’t have the energy for physical activity and exercise, then you probably won’t have the energy needed to perform sexually on a consistent basis. A good overall vitamin and mineral formula is usually the best place to start for broad spectrum nutrient enhancement. IntraMax is our very best top of the line vitamin, mineral, and herbal formula. Liquid Life Complete Nutrition is a more economical and non-therapeutic product, but very good alternative.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that is primarily produced by the adrenal glands and is the base from which most other key sexual hormones and substances, testosterone, corticosteroids, and progesterone are derived.

Drenamin is designed to rebuild the adrenal glands which are essential for the proper production of sex hormones. Adrenal glandulars have been used for many years by natural doctors to help those plagued with adrenal exhaustion or “burnout,” a common result of today’s lifestyles.

Thytrophin PMG, take one per meal for 1-2 weeks to test the body reaction and to allow it to adjust. If you do not experience an increase in nervousness or irritability during this period, you may want to increase to two tablets per meal for a month or two. After that, you may reduce to one tablet per meal for maintenance purposes.

Lugol’s Liquid Iodine is the basic substance of thyroid hormone and acute iodine deficiency is very prevalent in modern cultures. 2-10 drops per day may be used for ‘loading’ purposes in the case of iodine depletion. (See the Iodine Replacement Therapy video for more information.) Iodine is not only essential for proper thyroid function, but is also critical for normal heart rhythm. Some people have a difficult time absorbing enough iodine when taken orally. We recommend taking iodine by placing 2-10 drops on the stomach and absorbing through the skin.This bypasses any issues with the adequate digestive tract absorption of iodine. (Warning: In the case of Hashimoto’s Disease, Iodine should not be used.)

rebuilds and s upports healthy testicular function, the balanced function of the central nervous system, encourages mental clarity, lessens depression, enhances the ability to relax, and allows greater adaptability to stresses, helping to maintain emotional balance.

Taurine is an antioxidant amino acid that protects against free radical damage to cells, and aids in sperm motility, osmoregulation (maintenance of proper concentrations of ions) inside the cell, membrane stabilization, bile acid conjugation, neurotransmission and athletic performance. It acts as an insulin mimetic, to allow for better glucose deposition into muscles. It is the number one amino acid in skeletal & cardiac muscle.

Membrane Complex provides a balanced formula for magnesium, calcium, and potassium. These minerals are essential for proper muscular function and blood flow by creating an optimal intra-cellular and extra-cellular exchange of fluids to all areas of the body including sexually related organs. Magnesium is the major mineral that keeps the inside of cells in a healthy alkaline state.

Enzymes used s ystemically is one of the best ways to open veins and capillaries to enhance blood flow throughout the body. Healthy blood flow is essential for proper sexual function as erectile dysfunction (ED) is caused in part if not primarily by reduced or restricted blood flow.

(Caution: Do not use this protocol if you are doing any Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or if you have unresolved Prostate issues. We believe that except under extraordinary circumstances hormone replacement therapy using synthetic chemicals can potentially be very dangerous. Although this protocol may in some ways benefit the underlying issues of prostate problems, the inflammation and swelling associated with those problems should be resolved before using this protocol therapeutically. Some prostate issues may be a result of a lack of sexual activity in that semen is produced, but not released resulting in swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland.)

Here is also an interesting article on pheromones and how they relate to sexual attraction written by a very good health researcher and writer, John Morgenthaler. ******

The Pheromone Revolution—Sexual Attractants and Their Effects on Sex, Confidence and Health
by John Morgenthaler

In the 1870s, the noted French naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre noted that male moths were flying for miles around to visit a female moth caged in his lab. {ads) Fabre speculated that the female moth was emitting a chemical scent that was attracting the males. Almost a century later, in 1959, the German chemist Adolf Butenandt ushered in the age of modern pheromone research when he successfully isolated the active chemical, bombykol, that proved so alluring to male moths.

Noted author Lewis Thomas examined the powerful effect of this remarkable chemical messenger on the male moth in his short essay, “A Fear of Pheromones.”

“The messages are urgent, but they may arrive, for all we know, in a fragrance of ambiguity. ‘At home, 4 p.m. today,’ says a female moth, and releases a brief explosion of bombykol, a single molecule of which will rattle the hairs of any male within miles and send him driving upwind in a confusion of ardor.

But it is doubtful if he has an awareness of being caught in an aerosol of chemical attractant. On the contrary, he probably finds suddenly that it has become an excellent day, the weather remarkably bracing, the time appropriate for a bit of exercise of the old wings, a brisk turn upwind. En route, traveling the gradient of bombykol, he notes the presence of other males, heading in the same direction, all in a good mood, inclined to race for the sheer sport of it. Then, when he reaches his destination, it may seem to him the most extraordinary of coincidences, the greatest piece of luck: ‘Bless my soul, what have we here!’ (“A Fear of Pheromones,” Lewis Thomas in The Lives of a Cell, 1974, Bantam Books)

The Sixth Sense?
Attraction, courtship and reproduction are among the most beautiful, complex and baffling of all human interactions. Why are we attracted to one person, but not another? Do we really fall in love at first sight? And how do we know when the “chemistry” is right? The processes that govern how, why and with whom we fall in love have eluded and frustrated artists, poets, philosophers and scientists through recorded history.

Now, modern research is beginning to shed light on some of the mystery surrounding sexual attraction. Researchers and scientists are now convinced that chemical signals, invisible to our five normal senses, play an important role in not only how we select a mate, but also whether we can bond and remain with that partner over a lifetime. And as it turns out, the long sought path to the human heart may be right under our nose.

Modern advertising employs an almost obscene range of erotic imagery to grab our attention—and for good reason. Millions of years of selective evolution have given modern humans a brain that is hard-wired to respond to visual sexual cues. Consequently, when we search for a prospective mate our initial selection is based on perceived visual attributes such as attractiveness, symmetry, fitness, health and social status. Once a suitable prospect has passed inspection and been allowed to approach to within arms’ length, a new set of biologically produced chemicals begin to exert a subtle yet profound effect on our desire. These chemicals, called pheromones, are sexual messenger molecules produced to convey a subconscious message of sexual interest and intent.

Isolating Human Pheromones
In the 1960s, a group of anatomists at the University of Utah began to investigate the chemistry of human skin using cells recovered from used arm and leg casts. During the course of their work one of the researchers noticed something unusual—when vials containing these chemicals where left open, the previously contentious and aggressive demeanor of the laboratory researchers began to give way to a cheerful sense of good will and camaraderie. Later, when these same vials were closed, the scientists drifted back to their previous habits of competition and isolation.
Over the next 30 years scientists embarked on a search for this odorless chemical with the power to turn a group of grouchy lab workers into a cooperative and energized team.
The word pheromone comes from the Greek words Pheran (to transfer) and Horman (to excite). Pheromones are complex organic compounds utilized by all animals, from protozoa to the higher primates, as a means of communication. In complex animal societies specialized pheromones facilitate the cooperation of individuals for a number of functions. Some examples:

• Insects such as ants and bees use alarm pheromones to trigger an instant and violent response if a colony comes under attack.
• Rabbits release dispersion pheromones to demarcate territorial zones and to disperse members of the group in the presence of a threat.
• And boll weevils produce aggregation pheromones to inform others of the presence of food or new habitats for colonization.

While specialized pheromones can serve a range of species-specific purposes, sexual pheromones play an identical role in all species—they convey sexual excitement and intent to potential mates.

The Vomeronasal Organ
Garden variety odors and scents are detected by cells within the nasal cavity by the main olfactory epithelium (MOE). Pheromones, on the other hand, are perceived by a separate accessory structure known as the Vomeronasal organ (VNO). In 1813, the Danish anatomist Ludvig Jacobson described his discovery of this organ located in the nasal cavity of mammals. The VNO has been shown to be exclusively connected to specialized centers of the limbic system.

Once believed to be a purely vestigial organ in humans, research has confirmed the existence of the VNO in humans. In one study in 1958, histological examination of the nasal septum revealed the presence of vomeronasal cavities in approximately 70 percent of all adults. Later, microscopic examination in 1991 was able to clearly identify the presence of vomeronasal organs in 100 percent of adult subjects. This lead to the conclusion that the VNO is present in adult humans, and that this specialized chemosensory organ has evolved to do one thing: detect human sexual pheromones.
The Limbic Connection

Researchers have shown that the human VNO is connected directly to the limbic system, that part of the brain that is responsible for exploration, flight or fight, for identifying with the environment and reacting to it. The limbic system is also responsible for controlling emotional and behavioral patterns. As William Regelson, M.D., describes it, “You can tell when someone is paying attention or reacting to you with a deep connection, because their eyes glow. This is because they connected with their limbic system. You’re really limbic when you’re in love—your eyes glow. If you’re a religious fanatic, your eyes glow. If someone is in love with you, you can tell, because their eyes glow—they’ve formed a deep limbic connection with you. And this is why the eyes are, in a very real sense, the seat of the soul. And I think that pheromones are really the key limbic stimulants involved in love and lovemaking.”

Timing of Menstrual Cycles
Once the presence of a working pheromone receptor (VNO) in humans was proven, the next step lay in understanding how pheromones actually work on humans. Unlike insects, humans do not drop everything at the first whiff of a few delicious carbon molecules and assume the mating position. But for all our sophistication and Byzantine sexual cues and responses, an accumulating body of data has firmly established the working presence of these stealthy chemicals.

One of the first indications that humans produce and respond to pheromones was the discovery that women living in close proximity tend to synchronize menstrual cycles within a few short months. Researchers then discovered that chemicals produced in the armpits of females at different phases of the menstrual cycle influence the timing of their cycles. In a 1988 study by Stern and McClintock, researchers collected underarm perspiration from women at specific intervals during their monthly ovulation cycles. After the samples were treated to render them odorless they were applied above the upper lips of a second group of female volunteers. The results were that the onset and length of the ovulation cycles of the second group of volunteers were altered to synchronize with the first group.

Investigators speculate that the synchronization of menstrual cycles is an evolutionary trait with two important purposes: First, by closely timing their menstrual cycles, women would reject all the men of their group at the same time and force them to go out to hunt. Second, by synchronizing the menstrual and birthing cycles, women would give birth at the same time, allowing them to optimize available resources for the care and protection of their young.

“This study, I think, really is the first definitive study that shows that humans have pheromones,” said McClintock at the conclusion of the study. “We still need to know whether we use them on a regular basis, but they are there.”

Pheromones and Immunity: The Smelly T-Shirt Study
It is now recognized that pheromones play a role in conveying the genetic makeup and health of a prospective reproductive partner. Major histocompatibility complex (MCH) genes are among the most diverse of all genes, constituting, in essence, a genetic signature of the individual. MHC genes help the body to recognize its own healthy cells, to identify invading pathogens and to reject foreign tissues.

MHC genes also give each individual a unique odor that can be detected. Among mice it is well known that MHC genes play an important role in mate selection. Inbred mice, identical except for MHC genes, prefer the odor of closely related nest mates. Once they enter puberty these mice show a marked preference to mate with mice whose MHC genes are most unlike their own.

Once pregnant these mice revert to their early preferences and return to nest with males with similar MHC genes. Scientists speculate that nesting with relatives ensures not only help in nursing and raising the young but also offers protection from strange and potentially dangerous males. The preference for MCH-dissimilar mates is also seen as important for reducing the risks of inbreeding and genetic diseases.

To see if MHC genes play a role in human mate selection, Klaus Wedekind, a zoologist at Switzerland’s Bern University, conducted a unique experiment involving smelly T-shirts. Wedekinds’ team recruited 49 women and 44 men who were screened to assure they carried a wide array of MHC genes. Each man was given a clean T-shirt and instructed to sleep in the shirt for two nights to thoroughly saturate the material with his scent.
The shirts were then gathered and placed in cardboard boxes with sniffing holes in the tops. Each woman was brought into the lab at the midpoint of their menstrual cycles and presented with a choice of seven boxes to sniff. Three boxes contained T-shirts from MHC-similar males, three from MHC-dissimilar males, and the last box contained a clean shirt as a control. The women were asked to smell the boxes and rate them as smelling either pleasant or unpleasant. The researchers discovered that the women preferred the scent of men with dissimilar MHC genes. Many of the women also commented that the MHC-dissimilar shirts reminded them of their boyfriends, both past and present.

Breakthrough in Human Pheromones
Cosmetics purporting to contain pheromones have been around for a number of years, each promising to increase one’s sexual attractiveness and prowess. In fact many of these cosmetics, packaged as perfumes and colognes, did contain a real pheromone, called androstenone. Derived from pig saliva, androstenone has been shown to be extremely effective pheromone, causing an almost immediate and uncontrollable mating reaction —if you happen to be a pig. And though one may argue that humans often behave in a piggish manner, thankfully we do not respond to porcine pheromones.

Real Life —The Twins Test
To test the effectiveness of pheromones in real-life, ABC News conducted an impressive if somewhat unscientific test in March of 1988. Two sets of identical twins—two sisters and two brothers—were taken to a popular New York bar. Human pheromone was applied to one of the twins in each pair, while the other got plain witch hazel. Neither twin knew what they received. The only rules for the test were that they were to trade places throughout the evening, and they couldn’t make the first move toward contacting other bar patrons.

The results for the men came out about even—a handful of women approached each of them. This isn’t unusual, as fewer women will approach a strange man in a bar. But the results for the women were more dramatic. Shari, the twin wearing the witch hazel, was approached by 11 different men over the course of the evening. But Stasea, wearing the human pheromone, was chatted up by 30 different men, nearly three times as many as her identical twin sister.

Shari noted that “People didn’t even want to talk to me, and my sister got all the attention. It was incredible, truly.” Stasea’s reaction to the pheromone was that “They didn’t just talk, they were ENTHRALLED with me!”

Concluding the report, ABC News Medical Corespondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman asked “about the situation in the bar,” to which reporter Bill Ritter said, “The results astonished us. We can’t deny what we saw happen in the bar.”

Many factors influence our attractiveness to others. Physical attractiveness, age, health, fitness, social status and character are but a few components known to affect one’s perceived attractiveness by a potential mate.
[This article has been minimally edited for brevity and to remove any advertising.]

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