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A hormone has been discovered that can replace Viagra

The drug "Viagra" is considered one of the mostpopular remedies for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men because it has a minimum of side effects. However, if the dose of the drug taken is exceeded, some men can still wait for trouble in the form of visual impairment. Fortunately, there are many other substances in the world that can increase sexual desire. One of these is the kisspeptin hormone, also known as the “kiss hormone”. In the course of numerous studies, scientists were convinced that it plays an important role in the regulation of human reproductive functions. For example, recently, researchers from Imperial College London found that this hormone can be used to treat a number of psychosexual disorders.

Perhaps in the future, scientists will create a good analogue of Viagra

How scientists came to this conclusion wasnarrated in the scientific journal JCI Insight. The so-called “hormone of kisses” was discovered in the 90s of the last century, and its ability to increase sexual desire became known in 2003. In the course of subsequent scientific work, scientists conducted studies in which hormone was injected intravenously into the bodies of men and monitored changes in their brain. It turned out that kisspeptin significantly enhances activity in areas of the brain that work especially hard during moments of sexual arousal.

Sexual Arousal Hormone

One such experiment was conducted withinvolving 33 perfectly healthy men. Over the course of 75 minutes, “kiss hormone” was poured into their organisms and, at the same time, brain activity was scanned. With all this, the study participants were given the opportunity to inhale the aroma of popular women's perfumes and asked to evaluate the attractiveness of women in a special selection of photographs.

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It turned out that when kispeptin gets intothe body, in humans, areas of the brain that are responsible for the sense of smell, perception of facial beauty and sexual arousal are activated. This effect was especially strongly observed in men with reduced libido, therefore, the authors of the scientific work came to the conclusion that the hormone can be used to treat psychosexual disorders.

The name "kisspeptin" comes from the English word "kiss"

The author of the scientific work, Alexander Komninos, believesthat the discovery they made is very important. The fact is that a reduced libido can spoil the mood not only for men, but also for their partners. Perhaps someday in pharmacies there will be a new drug to increase libido, where the main active ingredient is kisspeptin. However, it should be taken into account that other factors such as body language and emotional state influence a person's sexual desire.

As in most such cases, scientists have not yetmay be engaged in the creation of a drug based on kispeptin. The fact is that they should study the possibility of side effects. In addition, they want to find out how the "hormone of kisses" affects women. Perhaps he also exerts an exciting effect on them.

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In general, you can enhance sexual desire even with the help of certain products. For example, earlier we wrote about a similar effect of coriander and nutmeg. We recommend you to familiarize yourself!