Increase libido: Taking this plant supplement could improve your sex drive

Increase libido: Taking this plant supplement could improve your sex drive

There are a variety of things one can do in their everyday life that can help boost one’s libido and enhance your sex life. Experts believe certain fruits, chocolates, meditations, getting plenty of sleep or consulting your GP are all ways to help boost the sex drive. It’s extremely common for one’s sex life to ebb and flow due to causes such as age, health and how one feels in their relationship. In some situations, supplements might help the situation and according to leading health experts, taking a certain plant supplement could help improve your sex drive.

The most well-known benefit of maca root is its potential to increase libido.

In a 12-week study, Maca was compared with a placebo.

The study aimed to demonstrate if the effect of Maca on subjective reports of sexual desire was because of effect on mood or serum testosterone levels.

The study involved men aged 21 – 56 years and received two doses of Maca.

The study noted an improvement in sexual desire observed with those using Maca in a eight week treatment.

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What has the expert said?

Dr Adriane Fugh-Berman, associate professor of pharmacology at Georgetown University, said: “Because maca is a food, it’s probably safe to try.

“I recommend you skip it if you have an oestrogen-sensitive cancer or condition because it could raise your oestrogen levels.

“If you have sexual side effects from antidepressants or any other medication, ask your doctor if you can change your medication before you turn to a supplement.”

Maca root also has benefits for people with erectile dysfunction, boosting energy and endurance, increasing fertility and improving mood.

Some athletes and bodybuilders use maca root as a supplement to increase energy and performance.

Dr Fugh-Berman added: “Before trying an herb or supplement, think about what you can add or subtract from your life.

“Exercise, weight loss, treating a condition or changing a medication could all help.”

Published at Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:20:00 +0000