Learn about how Pashiin combats the stress that causes low sexual performance and how Pashiin is improving the landscape of sexual wellness for the world.
With the ever increasing stress of our society, we unintentionally carry that stress with us into the bedroom. This can have many disastrous effects on sexual health and mental health. For example, anxiety keeps our libido down and us from connecting, stagnation in the blood caused by stress lowers sexual performance, pharmaceutical and alcohol use damage the sex related organs, low self-esteem keeps one from being in a relaxed state, and many other complex factors contribute to poor sexual health. The result is low sexual performance from lower levels of love-neurotransmitters being expressed.
Happiness and well-being
Pleasure and satisfaction
Connectin and bonding
Flow state-and motivation
Aren’t we tired of shaming sex as if it were something dirty when it can be one of the most fundamental and pure acts of the human experience? Too often we see marketing companies taking advantage of this to sell you a new cologne, some “penis pills”, or just about anything that can be sold. But bastardizing the image of sex, or shaming sex is creating unhealthy and often critical self-views and is one of the fundamental reasons for the mental health epidemic across the world. No longer do we have to feel awkward or ashamed about taking care of our sexual health. Let’s take a holistic, scientific, and common sense approach to solving one of life’s greatest challenges. For the mastery of sex is not in any detail of the performance as it is portrayed in the cinema, but rather the mental, emotional, and spiritual value it is bringing you, your health, and potentially your family.
The primary signaling hormones for stress are cortisol and adrenaline. For the sake of brevity, know that adrenaline and cortisol seem to be have similar effects when it comes to sexual health, so it is safe to assume, that neither of these two hormones are useful in the bedroom. Cortisol is a type of glucocorticoid that is released by the zona fasciculate of the adrenal cortex. [source] People who have higher than usual cortisol levels (which can happen after work, drinking caffeine, or even just hectic daily life) experience deficiencies in multiple areas of sexual health [source]. Furthermore, high cortisol levels are associated with a decrease in sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. [source] If the mind and body are stressed, tense, and inflexible, then it becomes nearly impossible to increase pleasure and happiness related neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine as there is an inverse relationship between these groups. [source] As you will see in the following steps, lowering cortisol and adrenaline levels must be done before physiological sexual enhancement can take place.
Now that we got our stress levels under control, the next most important thing is to rebalance sex related hormones. [source] We are referring to primarily testosterone and estrogen. Kessipeptin (a neuropeptide that acts upstream of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons) is also a major signaling molecule of the reproductive system. [source] Some common reasons why we might experience lower than normal levels of our sex hormones are hypersexuality, stress, alcohol use, drug use (including caffeine and nicotine), and many pharmaceuticals are known to have a negative effect on hormone production. [source] To improve the production and rebalance the sex hormones, we must equip the metabolic pathway used to create them. Then one’s sex drive can be restored.
When it comes to physical stimulation for both men and women, and erectile function for men, blood flow can be a factor that will “make it or break it”. Stress on the cardiovascular system causes constricted blood vessels and high blood pressure. [source] When the blood is unable to flow to the genitalia, it can cause difficulty orgasming and / or getting an erection. [source] To counteract this, scientists have found that phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors work especially well to open capillaries and increase blood flow in the genital areas. The most notable is sildenafil citrate (Viagra) which was developed and based the herb from Traditional Chinese Medicine called Epimedium (Xian Ling Pi). When a PDE5 is combined with other blood flow enhancing agents, (although not as strong as the PDE5s), the whole body will experience increased blood flow, relaxation of the muscles, and heightened physical sensuality.
That mood is established by neurotransmitters related to your reward pathway. When the mind feels relaxed, safe, and comfortable, serotonin is released making us feel a bit more joyful. [source] When we feel attracted to our partner, dopamine is released by the hypothalamus to signal the reward complex that our motivations will bring about pleasure. [source] Oxytocin is released at very specific events, mostly related to the climatic parts of the sexual experience. [source] Now the release of these neurotransmitters is a two way street. One can think sexual or positive thoughts to increase neurotransmitter release, or one can increase the release of neurotransmitters to increase positive sexual thoughts. Considering that we just got through the stress of the day and are still lowering our cortisol levels, it would make most sense to uplift the neurotransmitter levels first, then use that as a catalyst to create a cycle where one can think more passionately, which then again releases more mood elevating neurotransmitters. This will become a cycle of passion that will leave both people laughing, sensual, relaxed, and passionate.
Now here is where things get a bit more advanced, and also where we are able to take an ordinary experience to the extraordinary. By elevating one’s awareness, one will function at a higher state of consciousness. In this state, flow-state is easier to achieve, emotional intelligence increases, it becomes easier to share ideas and feelings from a deeper part of one’s being, and everything will seemingly flow naturally without effort. This is often why people drink alcohol, is for this altered mindstate, emotional connection, and a ease and flow to things. The main difference between alcohol and what we are describing is that alcohol comes with the cost of awareness in many categories for increased emotional awareness, whereas what we are describing here is awareness on all levels without the sacrifice of anything except for maybe boredom. To achieve this state, the mind uses acetylcholine to process information more fluidly and naturally, thus increasing our mental capacity and how much sensory information we can process. [source] GABA is used to lower activity of parts of our brain such as the prefrontal cortex that tend to cause things such as pensiveness, overthinking and judging, allowing for more self expression and creative thinking. [source] And norepinephrine is a signaling molecule that is used in heightened activity that makes us concentrate intensely, and brings us to the present moment. [source] Together, these 3 neurotransmitters will create a mindshift that will put you and your loved one on spiritual level where anything is possible.
Zinc has been shown to alleviate symptoms of erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and lack of production of sex hormones as well as many other sexual health disorders. Zinc supplementation can improve sexual health and reduce the likelihood of any issues.   
Ashwagandha has been shown to reestablish balanced sex hormone levels. 
dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a a building block that your body uses to produce sex hormones. By supplying this ingredient, your body will have an easier time balancing hormone levels and returning natural sex drive and other sexual health benefits. 
Multiple of the B-vitamin series specifically folic acid, pantothenic acid, and pyrodoxine HCL are involved in critical metabolic pathways for hormone production. By making sure that there is enough of these substances, one can be sure that the body will be able to produce ample amounts of the sex hormones.   [18
Red Panax Ginseng
Where red panax ginseng did not increase testosterone levels, it does seem to have other secondary effects on improving sexual health, exercise performance, and vitality. 
Cordyceps is known to boost testosterone levels in men and estradiol (a very important signaling hormone for sexual and reproductive health) levels in both men and women. 
Cannabinoids have been shown in studies to improve cerebral and peripheral blood flow, thus enhancing mental capabilities and physical. 
Epimedium contains a compound called icariin. Icariin is what the drug sildenafil citrate (Viagra) was developed from although it is completely plant based and natural for the human body. It is in the class of substances called PDE5 inhibitors which are known for their ability to increase penile and vaginal blood flow.  Enhanced blood flow to these areas can help with erections and stimulation.
Ashwagandha has been shown to increase blood potency (oxygen, nutrient deliver) and even red blood cell count.  The strengthening of the blood allows for improved sexual performance.
Because Rhodiola contains salidroside (MAOb inhibitor) monoamines such as serotonin and dopamine will be increased, giving the experience of a better mood.  Especially with the rosavarin, which is an MAOb inhibitor, serotonin levels will greatly increase giving an even hightened sense of happiness and a reduced feeling of worry or fear. 
Multiple studies have shown kava to promote feelings of cheerfulness, happiness, and an oveall sense of well-being. 
Phenylethylamine (PEA) itself is a neurotransmitter. So by consuming it, one is increasing PEA levels temporarily. PEA is associated with the feelings of happiness, pleasure, and emotional well-being. 
Can-nabinoids have long been used to improve mood, both medically and recreationally. There is a substantial amount of evidence for this. 
One of the constituents of Macuna Pruriens is L-dopa, a precursor to dopamine. By consuming Macuna, dopamine levels go up signaling the reward pathway in the brain, and elevating one’s mood. 
Damiana acts as an MAOa inhibitor and further improves mood through increasing synaptic dopamine, serotonin and other monoamine levels. 
Aniracetam enhances dopamine and serotonin release in the prefrontal cortex mainly by facilitating the action of N-anisoyl-GABA on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Activation of the cholinergic system improves cognitive function and brain health.  Acetylcholine is used by neurons to signal the formation, and reconstruction of neuronal junctions (cellular process of learning, cognitive procession, and memory formation, consolidation, and recall).
Aniracetam is also known to enhance cerebral blood flow and activity in the area of the brain that is responsible for collective and holistic thinking. 
These two factors also lead to improved attention span and an easier transition to flow state.
Fluorobut is known to be anxiolytic and enhance cognition. Most notably, it also has been shown to improve social intelligence which works well when communicating deeply and openly with a partner.  Furthermore it is known to have euphoric effects which can improve sexual and exercise performance. 
Phenethylamine reacts with the TAAR-1 receptors and causes a release in neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters affect mood, mental sharpness, awareness, and well-being. 
People can get anxious when it comes to sexual situations for many reasons such as: concern about sexual performance, body image issues, stress about physical conditions that can affect sexual satisfaction, relationship issues, such as a lack of emotional connection, stress from other areas of life, or general nervousness. When you feel anxious, your body releases powerful stress hormones such as epinephrine (also called adrenaline) and cortisol. These hormones constrict blood vessels, reducing blood flow to parts of your body. Caffeine also releases these hormones so it is particularly useful to avoid during sexual intercourse.
Performance anxiety makes it much more difficult to maintain the mood, keep the blood flowing to the right parts, and enjoy the sex with your partner. Over time, performance anxiety can have a significant negative effect on an individual’s sex life, often resulting in a reduced level of interest in sexual activity. PASHIIN™ works to reduce stress as it’s first mode of action to keep you from feeling this way and to keep you focused on what matters most.
This herb is mostly used for sexual health purposes as it has been taken by the Peruvians for thousands of years for fertility, but it still has potent calming and mood lifting effects as well.
A nootropic from the racetam family. Like other racetams, it can produce heightened awareness and verbal communication skills, but aniracetam is also particularly known for its powerful anxiolytic effects.
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