Enhancing Sexual Well-Being using Natural Supplements

Enhancing Sexual Well-Being using Natural Supplements

Use of Natural Supplements to Enhance Sexual Well-Being 

It is not unheard of for people to explore for strategies to improve their sexual drive. Those who have issues with their fertility may find that prescription pharmaceuticals like Viagra help them obtain an erection, but many individuals prefer natural alternatives because they are easily accessible, don't draw as much attention, and are likely to have fewer negative side effects. If you're struggling with low libido or erectile dysfunction, there are a few different foods and supplements that have been found to be effective treatments, according to research.  

Fenugreek  

It has been suggested that the herb fenugreek, which is commonly used in complementary and alternative medicine, can assist increase sexual function and libido. It is possible that your body could use the compounds it contains to produce hormones related to sexual activity, including testosterone and estrogen. 

Fenugreek

A supplement containing 600 milligrams of fenugreek extract once daily was found to improve sexual performance and boost testosterone levels in a study involving 120 men of middle age and older. The study lasted for 12 weeks. On the other hand, it is not known whether or not this elevation in testosterone will have a substantial clinical impact (Steels, Rao, 2011). 

Similarly, a study that lasted for eight weeks and involved 80 women who had poor libido found that consuming 600 milligrams of fenugreek daily greatly enhanced sexual excitement and desire, in comparison to the group that received a placebo (Sherman, 2011). However, there have only been a relatively small number of studies done on humans that look at the relationship between fenugreek & libido, so the additional investigation is required. In addition, this plant has the potential to interact negatively with blood-thinning drugs like warfarin. Before consuming fenugreek, you should consult a medical practitioner if you are taking a medication that thins your blood.

Saffron 

The dried stigmas of the Crocus Sativus plant are ground up and used to make the flavorful spice known as saffron. Traditional applications for this plant include relieving stress and working as an aphrodisiac, particularly for individuals who are also taking depressive medicine. 

saffron

According to the findings of several studies, saffron may help relieve sexual dysfunction brought on by antidepressants. Saffron was reported to enhance erectile function, sex drive, and overall pleasure in males, according to a review that analyzed the results of six separate research. These conclusions are nevertheless undermined by the fact that the methodologies of the research that were examined have substantial problems (Lopresti, Drummond, 2014). 

Saffron was found to considerably improve different aspects of sexual enjoyment, desire, and arousal, according to a study of 5 studies that involved 173 participants. However, the results of the studies showed a significant amount of variation from one another. 

Maca 

The root vegetable maca (Lepidium meyenii) has long been revered for its purported ability to increase both fertility and libido. Powders, pills, and liquid preparations are just some of the many supplement delivery systems available. 

In males given 1,500-3,000 milligrams of maca daily for 12 weeks, 42% reported greater libido (Wang, 2007). 

One meta-analysis suggests that maca may stimulate libido in males by acting as a natural aphrodisiac. Nevertheless, additional study is required to see whether it is effective in treating erectile dysfunction. In addition, maca has shown promise in reversing the libido loss which may occur with the use of several antidepressants. 

 

Conclusion: 

There are many people like you out there who wish they had more sexual desire. Maca, saffron, and fenugreek are just a few of the foods and substances that have the potential to stimulate libido. They are often safe and easily accessible, making it simple to include them in your regular life. It's important to remember that some of the medicines you take may interfere with the libido-enhancing foods and supplements. You should check with your doctor first if you are on any kind of medicine. 

  

References: 

Lopresti, A. L., & Drummond, P. D. (2014). Saffron (Crocus sativus) for depression: a systematic review of clinical studies and examination of underlying antidepressant mechanisms of action. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 29(6), 517-527. 

Schofield, S. (2006). Body of evidence: as the number of men and women who are sexually assaulted every year grows, the role of emergency care staff in dealing with this problem becomes more and more important. Here, Saffron Schofield examines a specialist training package for A&E clinicians launched by the government and run by The Haven. emergency nurse, 13(9), 9-12. 

Sherman, L. (2011). Fenugreek spices up sex life. The Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2011(97), 72-73. 

Steels, E., Rao, A., & Vitetta, L. (2011). Physiological aspects of male libido enhanced by standardized Trigonella foenumgraecum extract and mineral formulation. Phytotherapy Research, 25(9), 1294-1300. 

Stone, M., Ibarra, A., Roller, M., Zangara, A., & Stevenson, E. (2009). A pilot investigation into the effect of maca supplementation on physical activity and sexual desire in sportsmen. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 126(3), 574-576. 

Swaroop, A. (2022). Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum): A Unique Plant with Potential Health Benefits in Sports Nutrition. In Fenugreek (pp. 105-114). CRC Press. 

Wang, Y., Wang, Y., McNeil, B., & Harvey, L. M. (2007). Maca: An Andean crop with multi-pharmacological functions. Food Research International, 40(7), 783-792. 

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