Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir Tincture
To Ignite the Fire of the Body, the Mind, and the Spirit
Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir was previously known as the RAW Aphrodisiac (RAWphrodisiac) Tincture. We took everything you loved about the original and updated it to provide greater, more enhanced effects with an eye towards long-term benefits but with a focus on immediate use.
Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir embodies all that you asked for in an aphrodisiac formula: expert formulation, made with the highest quality and integrity ingredients, in a strong, professional grade tincture, to delivery quick effects.
Eros' Arrow is born out of an advanced understanding of general tonics, reproductive health tonics, and anatomy and physiology. This formula speaks to the innate wisdom of plants and the unique complexities of human sexuality.
The RAW Forest Foods Difference
- Formulated with the desires and the unique needs of our customers in mind;
- Contains Pine Pollen Tincture and tinctures of seven other select, desire enhancing herbs (find detailed information below);
- Manufactured from select herbs and pharmaceutical grade (USP) alcohol in a domestic, certified organic FDA cGMP facility;
- An exclusive RAW Forest Foods product, the premier, and most trusted pro-androgenic and tonic herb company.
Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir Contains Professional Grade Tinctures Of
- Pine Pollen (Pinus massoniana)
Pine Pollen is known for containing phyto-androgens, plant analogs of the male sex hormones.
- Kava Kava Root (Piper methysticum)
Kava Kava is the root of the Piper methysticum plant. Kava is used for its relaxant and hypnotic properties and is known to increase both physical and emotional sensations, orgasm.
- Bindi (Tribulus terrestris)
Most commonly referred to simple as Tribulus, this plant is a celebrated classic in Ayurvedic traditions, used to benefit many aspects of male reproductive health.
- Deer Velvet Antler
Also, know as Lu Rong, Deer Antler Velvet is a strong Yang tonic, appreciated for deep sexual rejuvenation and libido enhancing qualities.
- Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum)
Because of its popularity in the West, Epimedium is vastly unappreciated as a potent, medicinal herb with a solid scientific backing to its uses as a tonic for reproductive health and its use as a traditional, true aphrodisiac. Like Deer Antler Velvet, Epimedium (Horny Goat Weed) is a strong Yang tonic.
- Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)
Known commonly as Mucuna, this plant is used to promote desire and arousal. Mucuna naturally contains l-dopa, the chemical precursor to dopamine.
- Sou Yang (Cynomorium songaricum)
Sou Yang is largely unknown outside of Chinese medicine. It is a long and revered history of use as an herb for increasing libido and it is a strong Yang tonic.
- Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
Ze Xie is part of our Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir to potentate the formula and to prepare the body for the herbs to work their best (both in the immediate and in the long term.
This tincture has been developed specifically to provide our customers with a fast-acting formula (as opposed to pro-androgenic, libido enhancing herbs such as Tongkat Ali). In-depth information about the herbs included in the formula can be found below.
A Brief Overview of our Aphrodisiac Elixir
At RAW Forest Foods, we know that sexuality is complicated and multifaceted, and we developed this formula to meet the myriad and unique needs of our customers. The comprehensive, multifaceted approach developed in this formula makes it a customer favorite.
Preparing an aphrodisiac formula is not a simple, straightforward process of establishing a list of herbs that have been used traditionally or have been researched for their libido-enhancing effects. While others may approach aphrodisiacs with this mentality, at RAW Forest Foods we know that nothing—least of not human sexuality—is so simple. You deserve more than a checklist.
Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir has been formulated with the unique needs of our customers in mind, employing not just a deep knowledge of the therapeutic and potent effects of the herbs it contains, but also a working understanding and command of anatomy and physiology, and an appreciation to the vast complexities of human sexuality.
This is a formula designed to work quickly with the body to produce the desired effects, but also to work cumulatively with the body, where overtime is may build in the system to increase libido, sexual thought, performance, and sensation. Beyond just a tincture, our Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir is herbal alchemy.
The Functional Overview of Aphrodisiacs
The formula behind Eros' Arrow and the selection of herbs that it contains is designed to increase libido and drive/desire by promoting healthy levels of testosterone and dopamine, to support vitality by tonifying Kidney Qi, and relax the mind, clear negativity, and enhance physical and mental sensations. Below you will see how each herb in the Eros' Arrow formula works to achieve the overall goal of—and the desired effects of—the formula.
Androgenic Hormones (including testosterone)
The male sex hormones are vital for healthy libido and response. Deer Velvet Antler (Lu Rong, Cervus nippon Temminck), Horney Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum), and Bindi (Tribulus terrestris) are used to promote production of these hormones and are known as powerful aphrodisiacs. These herbs all promote Kidney Qi and are tonifying not just for the reproductive organs but for the full body. Continued use of these herbs supports healthy immunity. They are all Warm in nature.
Pine Pollen (Pinus massoniana) delivers nutrition, phyto-androgens, and adaptogenic compounds which support the body and provide an immediate increase in androgen levels, promoting healthy libido and sexual response.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter of desire and libido. Many people are either deficient in dopamine or are desensitized to it. Dopamine is vital in healthy libido. Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) contains L-dopa, which increases dopamine and possibly testosterone, both necessary for libido and satisfying sex.
Relaxation and Increased Sensations
For many, sexual desire—while present—is difficult to manifest when it is most needed. We include Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) in our aphrodisiac formula, which clears thoughts (through its function on certain neurotransmitters) and allows the moment to roll throughout the body.
Kava Kava is a ceremonial herb from the Pacific Islands and has a relaxing, hypnotic effect on the body and mind. Kava Kava is also known to enhance the sexual sensations, including orgasm.
Clearing Heat and Dampness
Heat and dampness, from a Chinese medicine standpoint, can hinder libido. To support the body’s innate libido to flourish we include the herb Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis) to balance the formula and to clear heat and dampness in the body, this potentiates the effect of the formula and prepares the body for the herbs to work optimally.
For a more comprehensive approach in increasing the production of androgenic hormones, which increase drive but take time, you may be interested in reading about our Endocrine Strengthening Formula, available as a tincture and as capsules.
Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir Tincture
The Herbs Explained (order of concentration)
As a 2:1 extract, Eros' Arrow contains an equivalent of 2.4 grams of fresh herbs per serving (1 droppersful). Following the ingredient name is the proportional amount and the equivalent amount that herb in one serving of the tincture.
Pine Pollen (Pinus massoniana) Tincture (2 Parts) (480 milligrams)
We have included Pine Pollen Tincture in our Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir because of the phytosterols that Pine Pollen contains, including plant analogs of testosterone. These phytosterols are important for supplementation, promoting quick effects of increasing drive and libido.*
Pine Pollen contains many other important phytohormones and beneficial compounds, useful for strengthening male reproductive health and Pine Pollen has shown beneficial effects on sperm production and prostate health.*
Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) Tincture (2 Parts) (480 milligrams)
Described as a massage for the mind, Kava Kava is a central nervous system (CNS) relaxant and helps to reduce anxiety and improve presence in the body. Kava Kava helps set the mood, allowing the space for sexual thought and exploration, and is used traditionally in the South Pacific for its ability to increase connectedness between people. This is of vital importance in an aphrodisiac formula.
Kava Kava is also known to heighten physical and sexual stimulation, including orgasm. Because Kava Java is a relaxant, to enjoy this product safely please do not combine it with alcohol or other drugs (read more of the safety of Kava Kava below).
Deer Velvet Antler (Lu Rong, Cervus nippon Temminck) Tincture (1 Part) (240 milligrams)
Deer Antler offers a deep revival of the primal sexual drive. There is no other aphrodisiac as well respected as Deer Velvet Antler. In the short term, Deer Velvet Antler works to ignite desire because it is a strong, mobilizing Yang tonic. But over time, because it contains a group of substances known as Ectosaponins, Deer Antler has a reparative effect on the body, which may help promote endocrine and reproductive health and—subsequently—stoke the fire of desire.*
Studies have shown that the Ectosaponins extracted from Deer Velvet Antler can help regenerate all types of tissue, including nerve tissue.* Deer Velvet Antler has been shown to increase oxygen uptake in the brain, liver, and kidneys, and increase red and white blood cell production.*
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum) Tincture (1 Part) (240 milligrams)
Epimedium (also known Horny Goat Weed) is a celebrated, potent Yang tonic and strong aphrodisiac. Epimedium has been extensively researched and its performance and libido enhancing effects have been confirmed through both observation throughout the millennia that it has been used as an aphrodisiac and through modern, scientific research.
Horny Goat Weed earned its name because farmers and ranchers noticed that when goats ate the plant, they because very sexually motivated. There is ample research into Horney Goat Weed, including its active ingredient icariin, and it has been shown that the herb is able to increase testosterone production through augmenting the hypothalamus - pituitary - adrenal axis, the pathway in the body responsible for producing testosterone.
Cynomorium songaricum (Sou Yang) Tincture (1 Part) (240 milligrams)
The name Sou Yang directly translates to "locking the Yang," which is exactly what this herb is used for—locking in the Yang.
Sou Yang is a long-revered Chinese herb for increasing libido. Traditionally, Sou Yang is used to treating impotence in men, and infertility and lack of libido in both men and women. Sou Yang is considered a mild, yet powerful, Jing herb. Its primary functions are to tonify the kidney, fortify yang, nourish the blood and strengthen the sinews.
Because of its immediate effects and its long-term benefits, Sou Yang is a vital component of the Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir.
Bindi (Tribulus terrestris) Tincture (1 Part) (240 milligrams)
Once a largely unknown medicinal herb and adaptogen in the West, Tribulus terrestris is an herb celebrated in classic Ayurvedic traditions for increasing male reproductive health. Today, Tribulus terrestris remains popular, including within the scientific community, where it has been shown to increase boost libido, vitality, and stamina, including erection strength.* Tribulus is an integral component in this formula.
Traditional uses include treatment of sexual impotence, edema, abdominal distention, cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, and as a cough remedy. It also has a reputation for having anabolic effects in some areas of the world. A large amount of potential active components have been identified in Tribulus, including steroidal saponins, Lignanamides, alkaloids, and flavonoids.
Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens) Tincture (1 Part) (240 milligrams)
Well known for its ability to increase the "desire" neurotransmitter dopamine. Macuna naturally contains L-Dopa (dihydroxyphenylalanine), an amino acid that is the immediate precursor to Dopamine.
Along with testosterone, dopamine is the major libido-promoting chemical in the body. Dopamine also disables prolactin, an arch-enemy of Testosterone in your body, which helps to preserve the availability of dopamine. Dopamine is vital for libido, potency, sexual performance and orgasmic response in both men and women.
Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis) Tincture (1 Part) (240 milligrams)
Used to potentiate the formula and prepare the body for the herbs to work. Ze Xie clears heat and dampness, which both deplete vital energy—including libido.
Our Unique 2:1 Extraction Process
Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir is a professional grade tincture, produced at to a full 2:1 extract, with two parts of herb going into each part of the hydroethanolic base liquid. This strong extraction results in an equivalent of 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams) of fresh herb in each dropper.
We prefer this alcohol-based tincture because the active compounds in the herbs have been extracted into alcohol, which bypasses the digestive system, entering the blood system directly through the epithelial cells lining the mouth, esophagus, and stomach. Furthermore, the alcohol base is able to quickly penetrate the phosphor-bilipid cell membranes, delivering the active compounds immediately to every cell.
Our RAWphrodisiac Tincture is intended for use when the effects are desired. Caution must be taken when using the herb Kava Kava because it is a sedative and hypnotic herb. The tincture is formulated to increase libido and sexual drive and to increase reproductive health and performance other time.
Pine Pollen: Allergies and Contraindications
Some people have a true Pine Pollen allergy; however, the estimated population with a true allergy is quite small, as most allergic people are allergic to other pollens.
Use of Pine Pollen as a food or a supplement is considered safe for most people. Use of Pine Pollen Tincture should be reserved for those with a mature endocrine system (post puberty/18 years + of age) with low levels of testosterone.
Stephen Buhner, the author of Pine Pollen: Ancient Medicine for a New Millennium," writes that:
"Pine pollen tincture is for men in middle age or older or for those with the various kinds of disease conditions that pine pollen helps rectify. Pine pollen powder, on the other hand, can be used as a nutrient food or supplement by anyone with no restrictions other than for those with pine pollen allergy. It truly is good for all, female, male, child, adolescent, bodybuilder, or the aged. Except in unusual circumstances due to medical conditions, pine pollen tincture does not need to be used by adolescent men."
Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) Root: Liver Health Considerations
In March of 2002, the FDA issued an advisory about the rare incidence of liver damage from the use of Kava Kava. While there are several reports of liver damage caused by Kava Kava from this time period, it is unclear if the damage was done from Kava Kava, if it was a combination of Kava Kava and other drugs and/or alcohol, if the Kava Kava taken was contaminated, and/or if the damage was present prior to the people using Kava Kava.
Many herbalists, including Rolf Teschke, MD, of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and longtime researcher of Kava Kava, believes Kava Kava to be a safe herbal supplement and point to contamination as the cause of liver issues associated with use.
Serving size is 1/4 tsp (1.2 ml), taken as needed.
Other Ingredients: None.
At RAW Forest Foods, we like to take our tinctures diluted in 2-4 ounces of warm water, including this tincture, taken on an empty stomach.
There are approximately 48 full servings per 2 ounces container. Each dropper contains an equivalent of 2.4 grams of fresh herb.
Of course, whichever way you decide to use it, the best way is the way that ensures regular, consistent use, because no gain is made from a product that sits untouched in the cupboard.
Store this product, and all RAW Forest Foods products, in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. Try and use in a timely manner after opening the package.
For those customers who prefer to rotate their pro-androgenic and tonic herbs, we suggest a schedule of five days on and two days off, or four weeks on and one week off.
Before starting any new medicinal herbs or nutritional supplements (from our company or otherwise), customers should consult with their qualified healthcare practitioner. This not because we question the safety of our products, but because we believe in the strength of our products and that plants have a medicinal, therapeutic potential.
This product is not for use by those under the age of 18, who are pregnant or nursing, or who are allergic or adverse to any of the ingredients contained within.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please view our full Terms and Conditions.
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