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Avena Sativa
Overview

Avena Sativa is the common oat as used in cereals, rolled oats and oatmeal. Avena Sativa can be grown in nearly any temperate zone, and have a great tolerance of rain. They can also tolerate cooler summer temperatures.

Avena Sativa provides many benefits. Some of these include reduced anxiety, increased energy level, reduced nicotine craving and helping to maintain uterine health.

Other benefits of Avena Sativa are an increased fertility level, improved sexual performance and detoxification. It is also shown to be helpful for digestion and depression. Herpes, arthritis, wrinkles and elevated cholesterol also seem to respond to Avena Sativa.

What is Avena Sativa?
Avena Sativa is an herb derived from oats. It is used to treat a variety of conditions, including high cholesterol, anxiety, sexual problems and nicotine withdrawal. It has also been shown to increase breast milk production.

Benefits & Uses
Avena Sativa Testosterone

Avena Sativa has the ability to increase testosterone levels by enhancing LH (luteinizing hormone) release. It has the effect of increasing free testosterone levels (the testosterone that can be used by the body).

Research has been done that suggests Avena Sativa works by freeing up testosterone that is "stuck" to other compounds in the body. During the aging process, more testosterone gets bound, making it much less effective than free testosterone. Since Avena Sativa frees up this bound hormone, it makes it more efficient in the body.

Avena Sativa Bodybuilding
Bodybuilding relies heavily on the use of testosterone in the body. Since working out decreases the supply in the body, the use of a supplement or ingestion of foods containing Avena Sativa is necessary to assure safe bodybuilding, and increased muscle mass.

Avena Sativa also increases energy which is essential in bodybuilding. Stress and endurance based activities can weaken and tire your body, and increased energy levels help to protect against this so that you can perform at your peak level.

Avena Sativa Supplement
Avena Sativa is one of the most highly rated natural ingredients for building lean muscle mass and freeing up bound testosterone. For these reasons, the use of a supplement is recommended for athletes and bodybuilders.

Side Effects
High Doses
With exceedingly high doses of Avena sativa, there are some possible side effects that could occur. These side effects are sleeplessness, restlessness and an increased heart rate. Consuming excessive amounts of Avena sativa could also cause headaches.

Allergic Reactions
Most indications show that taking Avena sativa in normal doses does not really lead to any significant side effects occurring. However, people who have oat allergies could experience negative reactions (like hives, difficulty breathing, chest tightness or pain, itchiness, swelling and rashes).

Drug Interactions
Avena sativa does not produce any reactions when taken alongside other drugs. Because of that, it is often used as a safe option compared to other herbal supplements that are taken for anxiety purposes

Cardiovascular or Central Nervous System Effects
There has been no evidence that Avena sativa use can bring on negative, adverse side effects to either the central nervous system or the cardiovascular system, which is another reason why it is a very safe supplement.

Best Form For Human Consumption
Avena Sativa is available in capsule form, in a tincture or as a tea.

Dosage
The dosage will vary depending upon the reason for taking this compound and the strength of the formula. The average dosage in capsule form is 750 milligrams one to three times a day. As a tincture, take 3-5 milliliters three times daily. And in tea form, drink three cups per day.

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