Hi Dr. Richards,

I’ve been masturbating since I was in my early teens and now early 30’s and I have troubles getting an erection, painful ejaculation, anxiety, memory..etc. I was having some back pain and went to a chinese herbal doctor and he took my pulse and told me my kidney’s were very stressed. He asked me afterwards if I had troubles getting an erection and I told him yes. He told me that kidneys can cause impotence, and that oversexed people do all sorts of damage to their kidneys. He gave me some herbs – but I was wondering if you could recommend anything else? Should I get a blood test to see just what kind of shape my kidneys are in? I’m sure it’s due to over-masturbation. Is there any other supplement that will flush and help the kidneys? Is there anything I should avoid that will hurt my kidneys? I have a lot of supplements from this website.

All the best,

Yes, the chronically heightened overactive sexual activities frequently lead to similar or even these exact symptoms.

The unstable acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin, and GABA levels, along with weak modulation on stress and inflammatory hormonal releases (norepinephrine, epinephrine, glutamate, histamine, cortisol, prostaglandin E2, prolactin) and dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversions, and the lack of proper prostaglandin E1 levels, result in numerous ill effects through different gene expressions.

As for the kidney problems, the traditional chinese medicine often refers to a faulty working hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis as a kidney deficiency – they considered the adrenal gland situated on top of the kidney to be part of it. We must separate the understandings here. However, over-masturbation or overactive sexual activities will lead to both adrenal overload (eventually adrenal insufficiency), and kidney damage.

A kidney damage will occur through Monoamine oxidases (MAO) to break down the excessive norepinephine, epinephrine, melatonin, serotonin, and dopamine. Outside of the brain or nervous system 50-90% of MAO-A and 10-40% MAO-B can be found in the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, heart, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs. When chronically excessive levels of norepinephrin, epinephrine, melatonin, serotonin, or dopamine are observed, MAO will hyperactivate for numerous conversions: dopamine – 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde (neurotoxin), norepinephine and epinephrine – 3,4-dihydroxyphenylglycoaldehyde (can trigger apoptosis and cause loss of neurons) , serotonin – 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid (for melatonin synthesis depletion), and excessive hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ammonia NH3 for local tissue damage (especially where MAO induced conversions are taking place – liver and kidneys).

In normal sexual activities, ejaculation is supposed to elevate norepinephrine – epinephrine levels and drop cortisol levels, but if MAO converts too much serotonin in 5-HIAA (5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid) for temporary serotonin depletion, the norepinephrine and epinephrine will additionally activate the MAO action in adrenal cortex for a excessive cortisol elevation hours after the initial drop. In turn, androgen hormones depletion through suppression of adrenal DHEA production and testicular function will be observed – it will also induce post sex hangover, depression, and damage the brain cells eventually.

A blood test is not a bad idea. However, just one is frequently considered inconclusive, so you may want to make series of tests.

You should discontinue sexual activities for a month and gradually return to normal frequency. Just a random set of supplements won’t prove to be very beneficial because there are some issues that have to be addressed at the same time in order to achieve satisfactory results and avoid negative feedback chain reactions. Zeolite-DA, Alpha-Amino, Multi-Alpha, 5HTP-Nettle, GRB6-GABA, and Ultra-Purified-FishOil will help you restore proper nervous and endocrine functioning, cleanse the liver and kidneys and flush excessive metabolites, restore proper acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, GABA levels, restore proper hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis functioning, increase androgen hormones production, restore proper modulation on stress and inflammatory hormonal release and dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversions, rewrite the negative neuroplasticity, jump start the CNS, and promote prostaglandin E1 E3 and Nitric Oxide for healing.

I read that taking too many vitamins at once can be hard on the kidneys. I eat a lot of veggies and take a green powder drink in the morning so I probably get my Mulit-A from that. I also read not to overload on B-vitamins as the kidney will work harder. I was taking 5mg a day of B12 to calm my nerves, not sure if that is bad for kidney or not. Not sure how Amino acids or choline affect the kidneys?

thank you, sir.

Of course, you shouldn’t overload your organism with anything. However, the problems are not so two dimensional as to just focus on kidneys alone and ignore the ill factors that led you to them in the first place. You should better the whole nervous and endocrine functioning for proper kidney functioning and restoration, and to avoid any future problems. The products should not overload the kidneys in any way (especially combined with Zeolite-DA), but help the organism restore its internal equilibrium.

Always a pleasure.