Since the middle ages, this complex, mysterious and stimulating beverage has enjoyed numerous claims relating to remarkable healing benefits. Today, coffee is enjoyed by millions of people around the world, improving our capacity to do work, exercise and stay alert. It is also recognised as a sports performance enhancing beverage linked to the caffeine that creates a pathway leading to an increase in adrenalin and blood flow to the heart and muscles.
It is this link to circulation of the blood that has also given coffee a reputation for having aphrodisiac qualities, and when combined with other natural libido enhancing remedies the effect on sexual performance can be significantly increased to a level that is not seen with other natural male enhancement products.
The business of producing coffee is big business and is therefore one of the most extensively researched components in our diet with various conflicting studies having offered advice on consumption of coffee and what might be regarded as beneficial to health. The consensus among experts seems to be that 3-5 cups per day is not associated with any detrimental effect on our bodies, and like everything we ingest should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced and active lifestyle.
A typical cup of the black stuff contains 80-100mg of caffeine, enough for stimulation of the central nervous system, but many other natural compounds exist within coffee that provide its unique flavour and contribute towards good health. Chlorogenic acids and melanoidins work as antioxidants and N-methylpyridinium can boost cell defence mechanisms.
It is thought to be the combination of these components and not just caffeine alone that gives coffee its ability to improve stamina and erectile function more than other caffeine based plants and herbs like coca-beans, kola nuts and tea leaves. In fact caffeine is known to be found in more than 60 different species of plants!
There is however a reason why consumption should be limited. Contained within the oil found in coffee beans are diterpenes, cafestol and kahweol which when consumed in large quantities can cause an increase in cholesterol. Fortunately these compounds are mostly removed during the filtering process and are almost non-existent in soluble coffee. So it seems that coffee is good for us in moderation and can help improve performance in the bedroom, but best not to drink too much if you want a good night’s sleep!