I began experimenting with herbals to create a male energy supplement to take in addition to my daily vitamin when I began weight training again. The goal was to create a supplement that had no side effects and yet would be beneficial to male hormone levels while giving me an increased energy level for workouts.
If you look at a lot of the male herbals out there you will find they contain only a handful of common ingredients, which are easy to get in Canada. If you don’t live near a good herbalist you can get these herbs by mail order, and I will provide a recommended source at the end of this article.
Buying pre-made, patent herbal supplements is expensive. Supplements you compound yourself will not only save you a lot of money, but be superior to store bought in that you can control the source and quality of the ingredients.
When you buy your herbal ingredients in bulk, select “wild crafted” or “organic” powdered herbs and buy from well respected shops or online outlets. Personally, I would rather make my own than buy a pre-made male herbal supplement made from unknown sources. Some of these store bought supplements in the male health section go for as much as $80 for a bottle of 100 capsules!
You can make your own capsules easily enough. Here’s how.
First, you will need a capsule maker. The one I use is the 00 size Cap-M-Quick, which lets you make 24 capsules at a time. Next, you need empty gelatin capsules. I suggest combing ebay for sellers and buy 00 vegetable caps in bulk. Or see the link below. Don’t buy the standard gelatin capsules because they tend to absorb moisture from the air when stored and might not fit in your capsule machine after a while. I bought a few thousand vegetable capsules on ebay some years ago and I am still using them. A good investment.
As for the herbal combo, here is my secret recipe:
4 oz muira puama powder
4 oz tribulus root powder
4 oz epimedium grandiflorum powder
4 oz damiana leaf powder
Pour the ingredients into a large zip lock bag, zip closed, shake. Voilà, you’ve made your raw male supplement. Now all you have to do is follow the capsule maker instructions and you will have at least 1500 to 2000 capsules of a premium quality male herbal supplement. Bottle and store in a cool dark dry place.
For dosage, I take 4 caps in the morning and four in the evening.
My Canadian bulk herb supplier is Herbie’s Herbs in Toronto:
556 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2B5