When it comes to supplements for premature ejaculation, it gets wild. The natural supplement business is a profitable niche, and unlike the pharma industry, laws are more flexible when it comes to over-the-counter supplements. Therefore, you’ll find a lot of overpriced, ineffective products claiming it could cure PE.
I want to warn you before you spend some money on supplements, there is, to my knowledge, no proven effective supplement against PE available. Although it would be nice to have a simple home remedy for premature ejaculation, if I were you, I would keep my money for other premature ejaculation treatments. If you’re looking for an over-the-counter solution, a lidocaine spray like Promescent can be useful. If it’s the non-intrusive aspect that’s important to you, you might want to try a vibration therapy.
Still, some natural ingredients show some potential. Unfortunately, two of those three elements aren’t commercialized yet in supplements format. The last one, caffeine is available naturally in different products like coffee and black tea. You can read more information on each on this page.
If you are wondering if a particular supplement could be effective, you can ask the question in the comment section below. I will then do some research to see if there’s some data on this supplement.
Satureja montana (winter savory)
Satureja montana, more commonly called winter savory, is an herb and flower that grows around the Mediterranean in warm and temperate regions. One particular study has shown that winter savory extract could delay ejaculation in rats1. One more recent study2 has shown some efficacity on human of a combination of natural extracts that includes winter savory. However, to my knowledge, this formula isn’t available in supplement format yet. In fact, even if some companies claimed patents for the use of Satureja Montana in a PE treatment, no products have ever been developped.
(Radix anacycli pyrethri, Mastiche, Fructus Cardamomi, Rhizoma Cyperi, Stigma Croci, Semen Myristicae, Radix Curcumae, Folium Syringae oblatae, Radix et Rhizoma Nardostachyos, Fructus Tsaoko, and Flos Rosae rugosae)
Gu-jing-mai-si-ha is an herb formula used in Uighur medicine, a traditional medicine from the North-West of China. Based on some assumption, this formula would delay ejaculation by relaxing some muscles involved in the ejaculation reflex. A clinical study has been made in 2007 and shows some efficacity3. However, the study had some methodology weakness, such as the lack of a real placebo control group. To my knowledge, Gu-jing-mai-si-ha isn’t commercialised.
One Iranian study examined the effect of caffeine on ejaculation latency4. The sample size of the study was small with only 40 patients. Of those 40 patients, 20 were forming the control group (they received a placebo instead of a caffeine supplement). Although the study didn’t have a large enough sample size, it seems to indicate that caffeine consumption, two hours before sex, could delay ejaculation.
Still, before you go shop for caffeine supplement, I want to specify that the caffeine dosage used for the study was 100mg. Based on Mayo Clinic’s caffeine content of coffee and tea, it’s the about the same dose you find in a brewed coffee. So, if you drink coffee or black tea, you should have enough caffeine in your system to reproduce the study’s effect.
- Zavatti M, Zanoli P, Benelli A, Rivasi M, Baraldi C, Baraldi M (2011) Experimental study on Satureja montana as a treatment for premature ejaculation. J Ethnopharmacol 133(2): 629–633
- Sansalone S, Russo GI, Mondaini N, Cantiello F, Antonini G, Cai T (2016) A combination of tryptophan, Satureja montana, Tribulus terrestris, Phyllanthus emblica extracts is able to improve sexual quality of life in patient with premature ejaculation. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2016 Oct 5;88(3):171-176. doi: 10.4081/aiua.2016.3.171
- Song GH, Halmurat U, Geng JC et al (2007) Clinical study on the treatment of premature ejaculation by uighur medicine gu-jing-mai-si-ha tablet. Chin J Integr Med 13(3):185–189
- Saadat SH, Ahmadi K, Panahi Y (2015) The effect of on-demand caffeine consumption on treating patients with premature ejaculation: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2015;16(3):281-7.