Muira Puama Supplement

Updated | 2021-01-26

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team


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Muira Puama


Overview of Muira Puama

Botanical Name: Ptychopetalum olacoides


Order: Santalales


Family: Olacaceae


The bark and roots of the tree are used for medicine. Sometimes another species, Ptychopetalum uncinatum, is used as an alternative to Ptychopetalum olacoides.



Evidence

Strong:

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Good:

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Promising:

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Conflicting (Unclear):

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Limited Evidence:

  • Dark Circles, a cream with muira puama/suma (Brazilian ginseng) / Lilium candidum [1]

No Evidence:

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No Clinical Research:

All other conditions.


Side Effects
Side effects may include:
  • Side effects have not been studied.
Precautions and Adverse Events:
  • Use caution or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, since there is not enough research on the use of supplements containing muira puama.
  • Muira puama does not appear to have the same side effects potential of herbal medicines containing yohimbine.
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Pregnant or Nursing

There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing muira puama during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use. [2]



Interactions

Major:

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Moderate:

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Potential:

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Dosage

Muira puama is not a "drug", so the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label, or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.