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Increase male libido naturally with tips and advice on supplements foods and techniques
Increase male libido naturally with tips and advice on supplements foods and techniques
Why should you try aphrodisiac plants to boost your libido?
Usually, when we are looking to boost libido and erections, we tend to think about the merits of a certain little blue pill. However, Viagra is not without side effects and in some cases, they can be devastating.
For instance, taking Viagra can cause migraines, vertigo, dependency, high blood pressure, cardiac troubles, etc.
To avoid these unnecessary dangers, why not trying natural alternatives. Moreover, it’s fashionable! You will be able to see that you can improve your libido and erections naturally, with NO risk of dependency or health issues.
Discover 5 aphrodisiac plants to boost your libido…
The following aphrodisiac plants to boost your libido, will also improve your erections, your fertility and in some cases, your testosterone levels and overall health.
However, always respect the recommended dosage and make sure to find reputable companies that produce/distribute/store theirs products ethically and hygienically.
Tongkat Ali is a plant from Malaysia and Indonesia. The different parts of this plant are used for their various properties: anti-diabetic, antimicrobial, anti-malaria, antipyretic and of course, aphrodisiac.
Several studies suggest that Tongkat Ali can improve sperm quality. However, in spite of its testosterone booster reputation, many still doubt this actual fact. This is partly the result of many products of doubtful origin and a lack of quality control when it comes to these supplements.
Nonetheless, research shows the efficacy of Tongkat Ali.
It has been shown that Tongkat Ali could successfully improve blood pressure, nerves, confusion, cortisol levels (stress hormone) and testosterone levels… by a whooping 37%!
Also, a study on 109 men showed that this plant improves ejaculations (+44%) and sperm volume (+18%). Moreover, the libido of the men who received the plant increased significantly. (1)
Interestingly, researchers also wanted to know if Tongkat Ali could improve the life of men with hypogonadism – a loss of testes function that causes a deficiency in sexual hormones. Thus, researchers administrated Tongkat Ali to men suffering from the disease.
The results of this study were extremely exciting: the men experienced an increase of more than 46% in their testosterone levels and 90% of the men regained normal testosterone levels!
Muira Puama is a native plant of the Amazonian forest. Traditionally, Brazilian indigenous tribes would use the root and bark to treat rheumatisms, neuromuscular troubles, gastrointestinal issues, influenza and sexual troubles.
Moreover, the aphrodisiac properties of this plant didn’t go unnoticed, she’s been nicknamed “erection root” and “strength wood”.
Dr. Jacques Waynberg has been studying this plant for years. In one of his studies on men suffering from impotency and low libido, 62% of the men noted that the plant had a stimulating effect. In addition, most men observed an increase of libido and erectile function. (2)
The same doctor also observed that Muira Puama is beneficial for men suffering from sexual asthenia – a loss of libido and physical strength due to low testosterone levels. Another study saw an improvement of symptoms for all men and 85% saw a significant increase of libido.
Catuaba is a small tree from (surprise, surprise) the Amazonian forest. Another Brazilian tribe called the Tupi discovered the aphrodisiac properties of Catuaba’s bark. The Tupi use Catuaba tea to induce erotic dreams and boost libido.
Nowadays, Catuaba is one of the most popular aphrodisiacs on the market. However, research seems to be lacking.
But some studies seem to show that the bark can improve erectile strength by enlarging blood vessels thus, promoting stronger erections.
In addition, Catuaba works well in synergy with Muira Puama.
Forskolin is an active component of the Indian plant known as Coleus Forskohlii. Several studies have shown that forskolin improves cell and hormonal communication. Moreover, forskolin can successfully boost testosterone levels. (3)
Usually, this supplement is known as a fat burner, for its vasodilating properties (improves blood flow) and it’s also used to relieve glaucoma symptoms.
However, research explicitly shows that Forskolin is beneficial to boost libido and testosterone levels. In a French study, subjects experienced an increase of 33% of testosterone!
Additionally, Forskolin activates testosterone receptors. Thus, improving overall testosterone use in the body.
Important: For best results, choose a supplement that has a minimum 20% of forskolin.
Maca – or Peruvian Ginseng – is a plant from the Peruvian High Andean Plateau (3,500 to 4,200 metres above sea level. It’s cultivated as a food staple and for its medicinal properties since the neolithic period (between 10,200 to approx. 2,000 BC).
Research about Maca is starting shyly but results are promising. Maca extract boosts energy, endurance and sexual activity in rats. Moreover, sperm quality also seems improved.
Actual tests on humans are on their way…let’s keep our eyes on the prize!
Thank you for reading 5 aphrodisiac plants to boost your libido!
(1) Randomized Clinical Trial on the Use of PHYSTA Freeze-Dried Water Extract of Eurycoma longifolia for the Improvement of Quality of Life and Sexual Well-Being in Men. Ismail SB, Wan Mohammad WM, George A, Nik Hussain NH, Musthapa Kamal ZM, Liske E. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012.
(2) Aphrodisiacs: Contributions to the Clinical Validation of the Traditional Use of Ptychopetalum guyanna.Waynberg, J. Presented at the First International Congress on Ethnopharmacology, Strasbourg, France, June 5–9, 1990.
(3) Forskolin and derivatives as tools for studying the role of cAMP. Alasbahi RH, Melzig MF. Pharmazie. 2012.
When we think of the pelvic floor muscles or the perineum, we tend to think about women post-childbirth. Indeed, after this great ordeal, most women need to strengthen those muscles. However, in the past few years it has become clear that men can also benefit from specific exercises to strengthen the perineal muscle.
Often, the men who are usually advised to do them have had an operation on their prostate. However, this type of exercise is also ideal to improve the quality of erections and additionally, it’s a great tool to prevent incontinence.
By doing so regularly, you will be able to improve the control of your erections and orgasms.
Also, by using this exercises to strengthen the perineal muscle, you will improve two areas of your life: health and pleasure. Keep on reading…
The perineum is a discreet muscle that we usually don’t notice. It’s mainly used to urinate and to defecate. Also, this muscle is essential for your erections.
It’s important to note that if you suffer from premature ejaculation, these exercises will greatly improve your problem and in the best case, they could fix it! (1)
Before starting them, you should know that your perineum is located between your anus and your genitals. When you need to pee, this muscle relaxes but when you cough or do a high-intensity exercise, it will contract itself (to limit the possibility of leakage).
First, to start using this muscle, try contracting your anal muscles repetitively. By doing so, you will also contract the muscles of the pelvic floor, including the perineal muscle (aka perineum).
Alternatively, you can lie down and place a small ball (like a tennis ball) between your anus and penis. Then, turn the ball gently to stimulate all the muscles and to get a better understanding on how they work. Make sure to close the door!
Now, that you are more familiar with your pelvic floor muscles, you can try the following exercises.
By doing the following exercises regularly, you will notice that your erections are harder and most importantly, last longer. Eventually, you will be able to control your orgasms and prolong intercourse for as long as you and your partner want it.
A study published in 2004 demonstrated that among the 55 participants who suffered from erectile dysfunction (or ED), 22 regained a normal erectile function and 19 had an significant improvement thanks to pelvic floor exercises. (2)
1. Urinate with control: When you urinate, you can stop or diminish the flow and then, finish your business. This might take a while until you get the hang of it but when you do, repeat this exercises as often as you can. This exercise is basic but it will allow you to have better understanding on how your perineum works.
2. A simple contraction exercise: Your perineum is a muscle therefore, like any other, once located, you can contract it at will. This exercise is just that, contracting your perineal muscle for as long as you can and releasing (between 0 and 10 seconds).
Repeat this exercise several times a day, any time you can think about it or set an alarm (at least 3 times with 10 to 20 repetitions).
The great advantage of this technique is that you can literally do it anywhere and no one will notice. In addition, this exercise can be done sitting, lying down or standing up.
For best results, start with small contractions and increase their length over time.
3. Contraction exercise during an erection: If you enjoy regular auto-gratification, this exercise is for you! This exercise is the same as the previous one but during an erection. So, slightly harder.
Should you want to increase the difficulty, you can place a washcloth (dry or wet) on your penis.
This exercise might be a source of laughter. However, it’s a brilliant way to improve your control over your perineal muscle. My best advice is to start slowly and then, increase the difficulty progressively.
Because the most important thing is to keep on doing these exercises on a regular basis to observe a real positive change. For instance, you should start seeing a real change after the first month.
The previous exercises to strengthen the perineal muscle are your lifelong friends. Start easy, increase the difficulty progressively and keep on doing them…daily.
Now, it’s up to you to keep this up and discover by yourself the sexy benefits of this simple exercise!
(1) Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation for patients with lifelong premature ejaculation: a novel therapeutic approach. Antonio L. Pastore, Giovanni Palleschi, Andrea Fuschi, Cristina Maggioni, Rocco Rago, Alessandro Zucchi, Elisabetta Costantini, and Antonio Carbone. Ther Adv Urol. 2014.
(2) Randomised controlled trial of pelvic floor muscle exercises and manometric biofeedback for erectile dysfunction. Grace Dorey, Mark Speakman, Roger Feneley, Annette Swinkels, Christopher Dunn, Paul Ewings. Br J Gen Pract. 2004.
What if sleeping naked improves testosterone levels? Well, before we get into that, let’s talk about the freedom of sleeping without a pajama. Isn’t that way sexier, whether you are by yourself and even more so, if you share your bed with your partner?
However, regardless if it’s sexy or not, sleeping naked as many benefits. Let’s take a look at those, shall we?
The concept of sleeping naked is nothing new. You probably have friends who enjoy sleeping with nothing but their sheets and duvet. Nonetheless, if you haven’t done so yet, I may change your opinion, because…
In order to fall asleep, the body needs a small heat reduction to get around 36°C (instead of 37°C). However, by wearing a pajama or underwear, the body needs to work harder to reduce its temperature.
As a consequence, this delays sleep and increases the chance of a very light sleep. Additionally, when our bodies are too hot, we are more likely to wake up in the middle of the night. One could think that with this fact alone, a pajama budget is a bit unnecessary.
Also, wearing pajamas and/or underwear can be extremely problematic for a good blood flow. The elastic bands they often contain can negatively impact blood flow and thus, prevent a healthy irrigation of your organs.
Instead, imagine yourself getting into a fresh bed with nothing on you but your inherent elegance. As a result, your blood flow is boosted by a phenomenon called vasoconstriction. Which means that your blood vessels reduce in order to keep internal heat and regulate your body’s temperature.
So, if you tend to overheat your room, make sure that you don’t and go for a slightly fresh room instead.
Overall, sleeping naked is a brilliant way to ensure falling asleep faster and sleeping deeper.
When we are in our beds, stark naked, in a dark, dark room and without technological distractions (smartphones, tablets, etc.), our bodies produce melatonin – the sleeping hormone. The production of melatonin is at its best when our bodies are free of all constriction (clothing) and extra heat.
Melatonin can help fight against cellular aging and favors the cellular regeneration of our skin and hair. Therefore, sleeping naked can indeed make you turn the clock back!
Moreover, sleeping naked reduces infection risk by reducing the amount of surrounding heat (heat favors bacterial proliferation). Therefore, let your junk breathe!
And now, to go back to our original subject… Sleeping naked improves testosterone levels?
Well, by letting your testes breathe in a fresher environment, you will boost testosterone and sperm production. In an ideal world, your testes enjoy a temperature of 34°C. (1)
So, yes, sleeping naked improves testosterone levels!
But the list doesn’t stop here…
If you have a partner or enjoy dating, sleeping naked will spice things up!
When two partners/persons sleep together naked, it increases the desire for physical contact and to establish a connection. In fresh sheets, we naturally are more inclined to get closer and it’s even better, when naked. That’s not a revolutionary concept, but there’s more…
A British study surveyed 1000 couples and concluded that 57% of them were a lot more satisfied and happy with their sexual life by sleeping naked! And considering we are talking about the UK, that’s a very high percentage! 😉 (2)
Additionally, sleeping naked together favors relaxation. Indeed, skin contact increases oxytocin, the love hormone, which is also known to reduce blood pressure, stress and anxiety.
And the benefits don’t stop here…physical contact reassures us and favors endorphin and dopamine production. Respectively, the hormone that brings relief from stress and the one that is linked to love and pleasure. Therefore, getting closer to each other while being naked increases trust thanks to this beautiful hormonal cocktail.
As a conclusion, you should know that nudity is essential to accept and enjoy our bodies. When we are naked, we allow ourselves to explore our bodies and fully feel the sensations produced by it. More so, if we let our partners do it for us every now and then!
Nowadays, we are hardly ever naked. If we are, it’s during intercourse or in the shower. It’s important to preserve the link between the mind and the body, and let ourselves break slightly free from conventions.
Nudity is not only an appreciation of your own body but also, other bodies. It can allow you to develop a more tolerant view in regards of others.
Also, by being more in touch with your own nakedness, you will learn to develop your own inner sensuality, especially when you are with your partner. Try caressing someone in their pajamas and see if that’s pleasant!
All in all, sleeping naked improves testosterone and libido levels, favors a good sleep, improves health and increase your chances of sexy times!
So, when are YOU starting?
(1) Choice of underwear and male fecundity in a preconception cohort of couples. Sapra KJ, Eisenberg ML, Kim S, Chen Z, Buck Louis GM. Andrology. 2016.
(2) Research reveals what your sleeping position says about your relationship. ScienceDaily. University of Hertfordshire. 15 April 2014.
Hormonal changes are usually more noticeable after 50. However, the media very rarely talks about men who are seventy and beyond. A healthy sexual life is still accessible and if you struggle having erections after 75, know that there are solutions.
It’s a fact that testosterone levels have reduced and as a result, erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common occurrence. Nevertheless, you can still boost your testosterone levels and improve other factors that will help you get better erections.
Let’s get started!
Nowadays, we know the grim reality that surrounds excess weight and obesity. Being overweight will reduce testosterone levels and dramatically increase the risk of disease (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.). Additionally, being overweight or obese will also increase the risk of ED. (1)
There’s one terrifying statistic about that: obese men are twice as likely to have an erectile dysfunction!
Therefore, if your body fat is too generous, you might want to take measures to reduce it. There’s no age to lose weight and while it may be a bit more difficult to change habits, it’s still doable. If needed, consult a dietitian for additional help. Otherwise, you can also check on internet, you will find many resources that can help you lose weight successfully.
Also, exercise is a tool that will help you maintain weight loss and keep your body active. If you haven’t done much lately, go for a low impact sport like swimming or hiking (with good boots).
Remember this: by loosing weight, you will improve your testosterone levels, your libido and erections!
You probably are retired by now and that entails a very different lifestyle. If you struggle with it, it’s understandable. You haven’t been in a working environment for a while, you may not participate to social activities that were once linked to your job. In addition, your children are long gone and you may be dealing with all of this with your partner or alone.
However, life doesn’t stop. You now have more opportunities than ever. You can try things that don’t require enormous amounts of responsibility. And that means that you can try different things, new hobbies and go on wild adventures. Because being retired shouldn’t be a seclusion from active life, it should be a second chance at the things that you couldn’t have done before.
If your partner is here, boost morale by doing unexpected things! Routine is the real killer…and that is particularly true when it comes to sex!
Does having erections after 75 come to a halt because testosterone levels are dwindling?
No, it doesn’t have to! While it’s unlikely that you will recover the testosterone levels you had when you were thirty, you may have noticed positive changes…
For instance, you may have noticed that your sensuality has deepened and you can be more emotionally involved during sexy times. Use that to your advantage, your other half will enjoy it and so will you. Enjoy this new “vision” during foreplay and let yourself discover new sensations!
If you take medication, read attentively the package leaflet. It’s a well known fact that some medicines can interfere with good erections. If that’s the case, consult your doctor to find an alternative.
Also, ensure that your sleeping patterns are regular and that you get enough sleep. Good sleeping habits are essential for a healthy sexuality. (2)
Should you need more information, don’t hesitate to consult a sexologist and books dedicated to sex for the elderly.
If you have been in a relationship for a while and know your partner better than yourself, put some spice into your relationship!
There’s another aspect that will ensure an improved sexual life and it’s straightforward: a better diet. Having erections after 75 can be possible by adding to your diet testosterone boosting foods!
Additionally, when buying your food, try to get local produce and when possible, organic. Avoid transformed foods as much as possible. So, for good and long erections, make sure to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, a bit of cheese, legumes, nuts & seeds, cereals with a low glycemic index, dark chocolate, quality wine, etc. Life is about pleasure after all!
You can also try some natural supplements to improve your libido and erections. If you take any medication, consult your doctor for possible interactions.
(1) Erectile dysfunction and central obesity: an Italian perspective. Corona G, Rastrelli G, Filippi S, Vignozzi L, Mannucci E, Maggi M1. Asian J Androl. 2014.
(2) Sleep, sex steroid hormones, sexual activities, and aging in Asian men. Goh VH, Tong TY. J Androl. 2010.
Turmeric is a rhizome belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. OK, now let’s do this in English. Turmeric is a root that belongs to the same family as ginger, cardamom and galangal. Turmeric is used worldwide as a spice, a colorant, a cosmetic ingredient and for its medicinal properties. I will explore the latter…and more specifically: how to use turmeric to improve libido and erectile dysfunction.
Used for thousands of years in traditional medicines, turmeric is a plant that contains active ingredients called curcuminoids. Those are the ones behind the beneficial properties of the plant.
The scientific world has been studying the action of those active compounds for all sorts of ailments, and erectile dysfunction (ED) and libido are among them.
The research is exciting and progressing quickly, here are the many possible applications of turmeric:
Turmeric contains a plethora of antioxidant compounds. For instance, curcuminoids, which are active substances that prevent the oxidation of free radicals – in other words, they prevent the premature aging of cells.
In addition, tiurmeric contains beta-carotene and vitamin C, two antioxidants whose properties against aging are well known.
Moreover, the combination of minerals and vitamins work in synergy to prevent cellular aging and reduce the risk of disease, in particular cardiovascular disease.
The anti-inflammatory properties of this plant are really captivating the curiosity of the scientific community. For example, a study on arthritis demonstrated that 2g of turmeric could ease the pain as efficiently as ibuprofen (and without side effects). (1)
Auto-immune diseases that don’t have a cure, like Crohn’s disease can also be more easily managed thanks to turmeric supplementation. It has been shown that turmeric decreases inflammation for Crohn sufferers.
More commonly, turmeric is used to alleviate and heal inflammation in the digestive tract. Moreover, it protects the stomach and liver, and can also boost the liver when it’s not in a good shape.
At the beginning of the 21st century, researchers discovered that turmeric could attack cancerous cells and help the inhibition of their growth.
In India, a country where turmeric is consumed daily, the incidence of colon, breast, prostate and lung cancer is 10 times less frequent than in the US!
Additionally, a study published in 2012, showed something extraordinary. The researchers managed to STOP the progression of brain cancers – also known as glioblastoma – on animals. Also, the same study, showed that the action of turmeric was particularly beneficial in addition of conventional chemotherapy. (2)
Turmeric can effectively destroy the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori, responsible for the vast majority of ulcers and gastritis.
Used topically (on the skin), turmeric accelerates the healing of wounds and dermatologic lesions (eczema, psoriasis, etc.).
The effect of turmeric on digestion improves carb/sugar and fat metabolism. For instance, consuming 500mg of curcumin (a specific curcuminoid) daily can help to reduce triglycerides by a whooping 47%!
Additionally, it will inhibit insulin and leptin resistance which are usually caused by a diet rich in fats and carbs. (Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels and leptin is a hormone that acts on the feeling of fullness.)
By supplementing daily, turmeric can really help for weight loss and maintaining afterwards.
And last but not least, how can we use turmeric to improve libido and erectile dysfunction?
A study with adult participants ranging from 40 to 60 years old, determined that a daily supplementation of 400mg of turmeric could boost nitric oxide production by 40%.
Nitric oxide is an essential gas for muscular growth, endurance and physical performance. It improves blood flow, an essential factor for very hard and lasting erections!
Moreover, turmeric reduces blood pressure and protects cardiovascular health, two elements that also play a big role in sexual health and performance.
Turmeric is a brilliant plant/spice to improve your digestion, cardiovascular health, most auto-immune diseases, blood flow, help with chemotherapy and most importantly for us, to improve libido and ED.
However, you should know that to maximize the effects of turmeric, it’s essential to cook it with black pepper. Or, when choosing a supplement, opt for a combination of turmeric and piperine (the active ingredient of black pepper).
Also, turmeric is even better assimilated with oil – a healthy oil like olive oil (when raw) or coconut oil (when cooked).
Turmeric will boost your libido and improve your erectile dysfunction but it’s a tool. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise is extremely important.
(1) Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine. 2009.
(2) The curry spice curcumin selectively inhibits cancer cells growth in vitro and in preclinical model of glioblastoma. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2012.
What is the relationship between a heart and erectile dysfunction (ED)? Firstly, there is a clear indication that men who suffer from ED have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it’s primordial to keep your heart in check should you have these particular penis issues.
In this article, I will explain why the cardiovascular and the erectile functions are linked and how to avoid health issues in both of them.
Should you have a cardiovascular disease, I will also give you advice on how to improve your sexual life, safely.
The scientific world has been studying the link between cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction for a while. However, this link isn’t commonly known by the public. As a consequence, the lack of knowledge on the subject can cause illogical fears. Therefore, it’s primordial to know the actual facts rather than click-bait facts that are inundating the web.
So, let’s have a look…. what is the link between cardiovascular disease and ED?
These factors increase the risk of cardiovascular incidents and sexual disorders. In addition, accumulating more than one of these increases risks exponentially.
Here’s an example to put things into perspective:
When a person does a physical effort, she needs a higher blood supply for the heart to work properly. A gas, nitric oxide (NO) is going to relax the walls of the arteries which will result in increased blood flow. However, factors of vascular risks damage the cells that produce nitric oxide. Consequently, the production is reduced. This also impacts erectile function because nitric oxide is needed to relax the smooth muscles of the penis. Therefore, those factors also impact the chances of having a good erection.
Now that you understand the correlation between the heart and erectile dysfunction, it won’t be a surprise to know that people who are at risk or past victims of heart disease are a lot more exposed to ED.
A study published in 2013 showed that 40% of the participants who suffered from ED also had a cardiovascular pathology. Furthermore, the researchers discovered that the blockage of an erection was the result of a clogging of blood localized between the cavernous and spongy bodies on the rear side of the penis. When this issue is of a vascular origin, it’s linked to a cellular dysfunction – coming from the cells that produce NO. Therefore, this confirms what I mentioned beforehand, cardiovascular disease is intimately linked to ED. (1)
Regardless of these facts, how can we preserve the cells that produce NO to maintain a healthy blood flow?
Rather than waiting for health issues to appear or come back, it’s way better to take things into our own hands. Especially, when it comes to health.
The following advice does not replace medical one but is most certainly, complementary. More so, I would say it’s essential to improve and maintain a good health on the long term – and also, great erections! 😉
Researchers have studied medical literature related to the impact of a lifestyle change (for a minimum of 6 weeks). They mainly researched everything that could lead to a reduction of erectile dysfunction risk.
With 6 studies and a total of 740 participants, they concluded that a lifestyle change and a reduction of cholesterol & triglycerides results in improved erections. Additionally, the effect was heightened in men who suffered from minor erectile troubles.
Amongst the changes, diet was one of the most important. A healthier diet prevents the shrinking of blood vessels. The most successful diet to improve erectile function is the Mediterranean diet. In it, you will find many good fats (extra virgin olive oil, nuts, fresh cheese), whole grains (moderately), fruits (dried and fresh) and an extraordinary amount of vegetables (additionally, you’ll find a moderate amount of quality proteins – from animals and legumes)! To prevent ED and cardiovascular disease, the Mediterranean diet is an excellent choice and it’s also an extremely tasty one. Should you be interested, gather more information via a search engine.
In addition, another important factor was observed by the researchers: physical activity. Here’s a wonderful fact: by running for one hour and a half or by exercising hard for 3 hours per week, you can reduce your risk of ED by 30%!
For sufferers of type 2 diabetes, an increase of physical activity and an overall improvement of diet (over 12 months) will greatly reduce the risk of ED. (2)
It’s obvious that there isn’t any miracle to reduce the risks. You can’t pop a pill and expect a profound change. To see real improvements, you will need to take care of your body inside out. However, when it comes to the risk factors, don’t hesitate to consult your GP to have additional information and an adequate treatment, if needed.
(1) Hypertension: The Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Coronary Artery Disease. Jacob Rajfer and Martin M. Miner. Journal of Men’s Health. November 2013.
(2) The effect of lifestyle modification and cardiovascular risk factor reduction on erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gupta BP, Murad MH, Clifton MM, Prokop L, Nehra A, Kopecky SL. Arch Intern Med. 2011
For us men, having optimal testosterone levels is a necessity to be healthy. If you are looking to improve your bedroom activities, your fertility, your virility and your muscular mass, take a look at the best supplements to boost testosterone levels efficiently.
Low T can be really dangerous. Firstly, testosterone maintains muscular and bone mass. Secondly, it’s also vital for a good count of red blood cells (to transport oxygen). Also, a T deficiency can cause fatigue, an increase of abdominal fat (and therefore, of diabetes), a loss of libido and in some cases, depression.
Which means that low T should be taken seriously. Nevertheless, I have got good news for you.
Instead of risking testosterone injections or pills, you can boost your T levels naturally.
Here’s with what…
Why risk potentially dangerous side effects with T injections when you can improve your T levels naturally?
Additionally, I strongly do not recommend ordering anabolic steroids online. You won’t know what’s in them and that amounts to playing Russian roulette with your own life. Moreover, you will depend on them for the rest of your LIFE in order to boost your T levels.
Rather than taking a disastrous shortcut, take action and make changes.
By using natural supplements that stimulate your testosterone production, you will ensure a lasting result.
Important: However, should you have (or suspect) a condition that hinders testosterone production, naturally, it is advisable to consult a specialist.
Now, let’s have a look at the best supplements to boost testosterone levels!
Magnesium is an essential mineral to be healthy. It plays a role on testosterone levels, improves muscular growth, sleep quality and helps to regulate stress. (1)
This plant is known to improve sexual performance, muscular mass, energy levels, concentration and memory. Additionally, Tongkat Ali will improve your physical resistance and endurance. For best results, associate it with Yohimbe Bark (mentioned later) – that’s a killer testosterone booster cocktail!
This natural steroid is often used to increase muscular mass. However, Sarsaparilla is also interesting to improve sexual performance and to fight against baldness.
Almost 2/3 of the occidental population has a vitamin D deficiency. Indeed, that’s a lot! But did you know that a vitamin D deficiency can be disastrous for testosterone synthesis?
To ensure optimal levels of vitamin D, take a minimum of 4000 UI daily and prefer vitamin D3 (better bio-availability). When the sun is out, make sure to expose yourself for a minimum of 20 minutes daily, with little to no clothing (and sunscreen for the first 20 minutes).
Yohimbe is a tree from the African continent. Its bark is used to boost energy levels and physical endurance. This bark will boost your testosterone levels, improve your blood flow (ideal for wonderful erections) and it will also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Zinc is an essential trace element that has many, many functions. Accordingly, a deficiency will cause a monstrous mayhem in the body.
A study demonstrated that an increase of dietary zinc improved drastically the testosterone levels of the participants. (2)
How can you improve your zinc levels? Make sure to eat the following: meat, fish, dairy products, oysters and beans.
The “Peruvian Viagra” is ideal to boost testosterone levels, libido and energy levels. Furthermore, Maca is also excellent to improve muscular growth.
We couldn’t leave you without a few practical tips that will also boost your T levels. Those are things that you can apply daily. Over time, you will notice higher T levels and overall, a better health!
(1) Magnesium and anabolic hormones in older men. Maggio M, Ceda GP, Lauretani F, Cattabiani C, Avantaggiato E, Morganti S, Ablondi F, Bandinelli S, Dominguez LJ, Barbagallo M, Paolisso G, Semba RD, Ferrucci L. Int J Androl. 2011.
(2) Effect of zinc administration on plasma testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and sperm count. Netter A, Hartoma R, Nahoul K. Arch Androl. 1981.
If there is something we really don’t like to talk about, it’s fertility problems. Let’s face it: the quality and the quantity of sperm is as important as having long lasting erections. The regular consumption of zinc to boost male fertility is a key factor for a healthy reproductive system.
There are many causes behind fertility issues but the most common ones are: the side effects of specific medication, a lack of sperm motility, abnormal sperm, hormonal troubles, tobacco usage, being overweight, an excess of oestrogens, pesticides, stress, alcohol abuse, sedentary lifestyle, erectile dysfunction and a bad diet.
However, there’s a cause that often goes under the radar: a zinc deficiency.
A zinc deficiency (even a small one) can wreak havoc in your immune system, your thyroid function, insulin metabolism, blood clotting, prostate and on top of that, your testosterone levels!
On the other side of the spectrum, too much zinc can also reduce your testosterone levels. We don’t want that either. Therefore, it’s capital not to overdo zinc consumption. (1)
Let’s understand the role of zinc better before getting into specific intake…
Zinc is an essential micro-nutrient found in our diet. It’s essential for protein synthesis, a healthy immune system, to diminish inflammation and cancer risk thanks to its antioxidant benefits. Also, it protects us from heavy metals and thanks to its antioxidant action, it helps our bodies to protect themselves against external aggressions.
Zinc is considered to be one of the most important minerals for a healthy reproductive system. This mineral also plays a role in spermatogenesis, which is the production of sperm in testicles.
In men with fertility issues, an increase of zinc intake can boost the shape, motility and quality of sperm. For even better results, it’s recommended to take folic acid (or Vitamin B9) with it. (2)
When it comes to testosterone, zinc blocks the conversion of testosterone into oestrogen, which is an absolute necessity to avoid gynaecomastia, a loss of libido and an increased risk of erectile dysfunction.
Dietary zinc is essentially found in lean meats but it can also be found in fatty fish and shellfish (also an excellent source of selenium, which is useful for a healthy sexual life), legumes, wholegrain cereals, nuts and vegetables.
To boost your zinc intake make sure to have a daily amount of some of the following foods: mackerel, salmon, tuna, oysters, lamb, beef, pork, wheat germ, raw cocoa, nuts (pine nuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and peanuts), veal liver, kidney beans, chickpeas, wholegrain cereals (wheat, spelt or barley for example), garlic, onion and pumpkin seeds.
Try to eat the foods that can be eaten raw in their natural state to preserve zinc content. When you can’t, prefer gentle cooking methods like steaming or quickly grilling.
If your diet is naturally lacking zinc, dietary supplements might be necessary. Nevertheless, don’t forget not to overdo it. I’m repeating myself but it truly is important. If you are unsure, get a blood test done.
A sedentary man needs 25mg of zinc daily and an active one will need between 30 and 40 mg of zinc per day.
Zinc is found in every single tissue and fluid of the body, and that includes the penis, testicles and sperm.
If you are a very young man, it’s crucial to have enough zinc in your diet. A deficiency will interfere with sexual development and can also slow down growth.
If you have boys, make sure to show a good example by eating healthy foods rich in zinc and by having a regular physical activity.
Additionally, zinc is also essential for ADN and ARN synthesis which is highly important when you are transmitting your genetic material (aka making babies). That way you will ensure that your future kiddos will get the best quality of genetic material possible.
Zinc intake and your penis are also linked because it plays a major role in protein synthesis. Consequently, zinc is important for the growth of penile cells. Therefore, when you increase your zinc intake, your penis will be thicker and last but not least, your erections will last longer!
In conclusion, I wish you lovely meals (with zinc to boost male fertility) and a delicious sex life!
(1) Effect of zinc administration on plasma testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and sperm count. Netter A, Hartoma R, Nahoul K. Arch Androl. 1981.
(2) Effects of folic acid and zinc sulfate on male factor subfertility: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Wong WY, Merkus HM, Thomas CM, Menkveld R, Zielhuis GA, Steegers-Theunissen RP. Fertil Steril. 2002.
Make your Own Natural Viagra
Can we really make our own natural Viagra and have effective results ?
You may know about the risks of Viagra – or Sildenafil – especially, when it comes to auto-medication. It’s about time that we had natural alternatives that are highly efficient and devoid of side effects.
However, I’m not going to give you a magical plant that will save you from every single ailment known to mankind but actual advice and products that will ensure that your willy is always happy in bed!
You are what you eat. This sentence oozes truth – depending on the foods that you ingest, your health will be different.
For example, if your diet is rich in good fats, dietary fibre, proteins of quality and a moderate amount of carbs, you will give your body what it needs to function well. Therefore, if your diet isn’t on point, you’ll need to improve it to see progress in the bedroom. Everything starts with food.
Additionally, you can supplement your diet with foods, plants and products that are known to improve erectile function! Here’s a few of them.
Beetroots are flooded with antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium. On top of that, it’s a brilliant source of nitrates.
Nitrate is a precursor of nitric oxide, a gas that relaxes the smooth muscles cells in blood vessels. What does that mean?
It means that your blood flow will be improved resulting in more blood pumping towards your third leg. Moreover, this will also improve your physical performances! (1)
Beetroots are a godsend for hard erections. However, cooking them will destroy a lot of the nitrates. Prefer salads and juice to borscht for maximum results!
Nutmeg is a spice that you will find in many cupboards around the world. It’s delicious with anything creamy or potatoes but as it happens, it’s also good to treat Erectile Dysfunction – or ED for short.
A 2005 study found that rats who ate nutmeg regularly had an improved sexual activity compared to those who didn’t. And in normal quantities (not the entire bottle for a single meal), nutmeg is entirely safe. (2)
This is the result of the plant sterols contained in nutmeg. Those are also brilliant to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL). Furthermore, nutmeg has an anti-depressive effect that can help sufferers of a mental ED.
That one may sound familiar! Ginger is a delicious root/spice from Asia that isn’t only for mouth watering curries! Importantly, ginger improves cardiovascular health and blood flow towards your penis. It’s a very tasty natural Viagra that can also be incorporated in Occidental cooking (yes, you’ll find many recipes online).
Ginger is effective to reduce blood pressure and boosts blood flow. Also, studies show that the dose of ginger taken was 14 times smaller than the usual medicines used to treat those conditions. Guess what? They obtained similar results!
Raw garlic is an amazing source of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and other active ingredients. In addition, it’s also a nitric oxide stimulant.
Let’s do a bit of snobby science: Garlic stimulates nitric oxide production, in return that will improve the production of a molecule called cGMP (or cyclic guanosine monophosphate). cGMP is a molecule that will relax the smooth muscle in your blood vessels and thus, improve considerably blood flow. Well, you now know what happens after that! 😉
There are many other foods that can improve your sexual health, don’t hesitate to get some: celery, organic butter, citrus fruits, kiwi, broccoli, dark chocolate, etc.
Zinc is an essential micro nutrient indispensable for a good overall health. Additionally, zinc is incredibly important for semen and testosterone production, and libido!
A zinc deficit can have dramatic consequences, especially when it comes to your sexuality and fertility. Hypogonadism and impotency can both happen with a deficiency!
Additionally, zinc increases testosterone levels, which will improve erectile function and physical performance! (3)
To improve your zinc levels, make sure to eat some of the following weekly: pork, beef, chicken, oysters and lamb. However, in case of a severe deficiency, with the agreement of your GP, you can take a supplement.
L-arginine and L-citrulline are amino acids involved in nitric oxide synthesis.
Citrulline (the precursor of arginine) improves ammonia recycling and nitric oxide metabolism. When upping your citrulline intake, you will boost nitric oxide levels and consequently, your erections!
Arginine is the concrete result of citrulline conversion. As a result, when you consume arginine, it will have a direct effect on nitric oxide levels. Of course, that makes it more efficient than citrulline.
You’ll find arginine in: red and white meats, fish and dairy products. The main source of citrulline is watermelon, delish!
Tips: To boost your results, buy a good quality supplement of pine tree extract (or pycnogenol). It’s an extremely potent antioxidant known to give a real boost to nitric oxide production. By combining pycnogenol with arginine (or citrulline), you will dramatically improve your blood blow and your erections.
Vitamin D is intimately linked to testosterone production. However, most of the occidental population is deficient. To make sure you get enough vitamin D during the never-ending winter days, get a vitamin D3 supplement.
In any event, I wish you delightful erections!
(1) The effect of variable doses of inorganic nitrate-rich beetroot juice on simulated 2,000-m rowing performance in trained athletes. Hoon MW, Jones AM, Johnson NA, Blackwell JR, Broad EM, Lundy B, Rice AJ, Burke LM. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2014.
(2) An experimental study of sexual function improving effect of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg). Tajuddin, Ahmad S, Latif A, Qasmi IA, Amin KM. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2005.
(3) Effects of zinc supplementation on sexual behavior of male rats. DMAB Dissanayake, PS Wijesinghe, WD Ratnasooriya, S Wimalasena. J Hum Reprod Sci. 2009.
We know from studies that ginseng can improve erections in men, but can the ancient plant ginseng increase sperm motility and semen volume?
It’s not unlikely that you have seen ginseng (IE ginseng root) in the supplement section of grocery stores, specialty supplement stores, or while browsing the internet. However, many remain unaware of what ginseng is and the benefits it can provide.
The plant has been used for over 2,000 years in various forms of medicine. Ginseng began being used in China and the Korea region and is a short plant; today ginseng is also grown within Canada and the United States as well.
The root contains the highest amount of active ginsenosides, which is the ingredient which gives the plant medicinal properties. Ginseng has been used as an ingredient to help treat a number of ailments:
Ginseng is proven to have a positive influence in the following areas as well:
Many men also use ginseng to improve the intensity of their ejaculations and increase sperm count.
Ginseng is also used to help fight erectile dysfunction (ED). Panax ginseng is the strand of ginseng often attached to improving sexual health in men.
In China, ginseng extract has been used to treat erectile dysfunction for quite some time.
While ED symptoms are often caused by physical circumstances such as; heart disease, atherosclerosis (clogged blood vessels), Parkinson’s disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and other conditions.
While ginseng does not help treat those causes of erectile dysfunction, the herb is a powerful tool when attempting to combat psychological issues which result in ED. Ginseng is linked to helping combat depression, anxiety, and stress, which when reversed tends to lead to an increase in the male libido.
Panax ginseng is linked to improving sexual performance in men and women and while few studies have attempted to discover its exact effects, they do point to improving sexual desire in both sexes. The relationship ginseng has in increasing sex drive isn’t well understood, yet many believe the herb works with the body to lower stress.
Ginseng has been shown to increase the sperm count in men. Low levels of sperm in males can result in infertility issues. Ginseng helps to increase the number of sperm cells in each ejaculation.
Not only does ginseng help sexual organs produce more sperm cells, it also helps decrease the number of sperm cells lost due to aging.
Ginseng has been shown to increase sperm motility. If a man’s sperm suffers from motility issues, he can have fertility issues no matter his sperm count. Ginseng helps sperm cells move forward (the only direction they can move in to fertilize an egg).
Testosterone is important for sexual health as it stimulates the hypothalamus. Ginseng is linked to helping increase the circulation of blood, which is vital for testosterone to feed sex organs the nutrients they need.
Ginseng encourages the heart to pump blood faster and more efficiently, leading to youthful feelings which also lead to an increase in sexual desire.
Ginseng gives the body a calming effect which helps lower stress and fatigue. These life-improving effects allow men to perform better in their sex life and have more powerful ejaculations due to increases in stamina due to lowered stress.
Not only do these positive attributes help improve the sex lives of men and women, it also helps increase the overall well-being of the body, leading to a better quality of life.
Additional studies have found that it’s likely that ginseng helps boost the immune system. Studies have shown that American ginseng extract may decrease the number of colds adults contract.
Yes is the short answer. This plant is proven to increase your sperm and erectile performance. However, you should know that it will work better for men whose physical condition is optimal; who have a diet rich in nutrients and who avoid junk and processed food.
Before taking ginseng, it is important to know that red Panax ginseng is the strand that is proven to benefit sexual health.
Eleuthero and Siberian ginseng are often marketed as ginseng, which is problematic as neither contains ginsenosides.
You should also know that Ginseng is one of the most used herbs around the world, making the possibility of cheap versions made for profit a lucrative endeavor.
Make sure you’re on the right track when you choose the product: variations in quality and amount of active ingredients in ginseng are common, so we’d recommend trying a few before settling on your preferred brand.