A good sex drive is an indicator of how healthy you are and if you are a male under 50 years old and you aren’t waking up with regular erections, there could be a problem. Generally, healthy daily habits such as getting enough sleep and drinking plenty of water can be quite beneficial to your sex drive. Supplements can be a great way to amplify the effect of these healthy habits. But with supplementation listening to your body is very important. Some people need more doses than others and you may find that you need more doses on some days than others.
The following are just 5 of the best herbs and supplements to help you boost your sex drive naturally;
1. Pine Pollen
Pine pollen is a fantastic libido booster. Science is yet to come around to studying this one, but most people who have used pine pollen have experienced a significant improvement in testosterone levels regardless of age. It is recommended that you take 1 tablespoonful of the pine pollen powder a day for 2-3 days. You should begin to feel the effects almost immediately.
2. Maca Root Powder
Maca root powder especially when used in combination with pine pollen is another great and natural way to boost testosterone levels in the body. The best way to use Maca root powder is to add it to your green smoothie. Like pine pollen the effects are immediate. But we must emphasize that you use an organic brand to avoid all the additives and preservatives that could potentially be very harmful to you.
3. Korean Ginseng and Indian Ginseng
When taken 10-30 minutes before sex, Korean Ginseng encourages a rush of blood flow but can also significantly increase healthy testosterone levels when taken long term. Indian Ginseng also seems to have the same properties and has long been used by ancient cultures as an aphrodisiac. It has also been known to reduce inflammation and balance the immune system.
4. Vitamins A, E and Mineral Selenium and Zinc
There are certain vitamins that are essential for testosterone production and Vitamins A and E are the most important. When taken together with Zinc and Selenium in your diet, the combination can help improve sex drive. These vitamins and minerals are available in foods such as kale, carrots, spinach, flax seeds, almonds, cashews and many more.
L-Arginine is an amino acid that is necessary for the creation of proteins. Once it is in the bloodstream, it is converted to nitric oxide which widens and relaxes the blood vessels to improve blood flow. For this reason, this amino acid has a lot of applications including the treatment of high blood pressure, improved kidney function, prevention of the common cold and for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
While these herbs and supplements can be beneficial, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking any supplement or medication. At International Andrology London we offer you advice on male sexual health to help you make the right decision and remain healthy.