Supplements for Sexual Health
We live in a society where we are expected to be on the go all the time. However, our bodies and our psyches both take a battering from this modern lifestyle. If we live in an urban area we are most likely exposed to above-average levels of air pollution.
The time pressures that we face on a daily basis can mean that we tend to skip a healthy meal and go straight to the default choice of a take-out or convenience meal.
Even with the best will in the world, many consumers do not engage in regular exercise. For many, it's simply a case of being too tired either in the morning or in the evening to think about a trip to the gym. The most many can muster is the willpower for a cup of coffee in the morning or a much-needed glass of wine in the evening. We are simply under so much stress that our mental and physical batteries are run down most of the time - and that can have some negative effects on our sexual performance.
Supplements Can Help
Thankfully there are a number of supplements that are on the market today that can help us maintain peak levels of fitness - and contribute significantly to a better quality of life - with the added bonus that they also help many people between the sheets.
Here are only three of these supplements to help you get through the day - and perhaps make those nights in the company of your significant other more rewarding as well.
DHEA is produced naturally by the body's adrenal glands and can promote weight loss and boost the immune system. It is also used by the body to produce those all-important hormones that contribute to a healthy sex life. Stress and other environmental factors can decrease the body's ability to produce DHEA 0 and this can, in turn, lead to a decreased libido and cause erectile dysfunction. While more studies are needed there seems to be ample anecdotal evidence for its effectiveness in optimizing sexual performance.
Fenugreek has a long history when it comes to providing relief from stomach upsets, relieving painful menstruation, constipation and a whole lot of other conditions relating to the digestive tract - which given our general eating habits makes it extremely useful as a supplement. However, it has also increased libido (one study in Phytotherapy Research) said that libido levels spiked by up to 82% in men taking supplemental amounts of Fenugreek, stronger orgasms were experienced, as well as decreased 'recovery' time.
People in the East have been singing the praises of Ginseng for thousands of years, it's packed full of antioxidants, boosts the immune system and may even lower blood sugar. The latest research indicates that this herb, when taken as a supplement can also decrease erectile dysfunction, and lead to an increase in overall sexual health, as well as an increase in libido (it has been shown to also increase sperm count).
There are many other herbs, vegetable matter, vitamins and amino acids that can help with sexual health. Maca, Yohimbine, Vitamin E and L-citrulline among them. If you want to lead a healthier and more fulfilled life speak to your doctor or natural health advisor and find out more. You'll be happier and chances are, so will your partner.