Facts About Hormone Production, Energy and Desire
There are a number of factors - stress, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, physical and emotional conditions - which can upset the complicated and delicate nature of sexual health and desire. But that doesn't have to be the case...Specific nutrients are being recognized for their abilities to "turn on" the appropriate chemistries of the body, and certain botanicals and plant extracts have long been known for their "aphrodisiac" effects.
Vitamins and minerals such as zinc, vitamin E, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid and PABA play a specific role in supporting hormone production, and the herbs aveena sativa and sarsaparilla have been found to naturally increase the production of hormones in both men and women. Other nutrients - namely dimethylglycine and octacosanol - oxygenate the cells while niacin increases blood flow, all contributing to greater vigor, energy and sensation. The herb ginseng, well known as an energy booster, increases the overall effect.
Two other herbs have been found to have direct effects on sexual health and desire: Yohimbine has a centuries old reputation for arousing feelings and as a treatment for sexual dysfunction in men and women. It acts to heighten empathy while stimulating the reproductive and circulatory systems. Damiana is reported to relieve low sex-drive and impotence.
Excerpt from lecture by Dr. Steven Whiting, Director, Institute of
Reproduced with permission.