Find out the Flo-science reason you are struggling with low libido and your personal Flo-Fix
Here at Flo Living we believe that food is the best medicine, but I also know that supplements, when taken in addition to hormone-friendly meals, can have super-powers, like the ability to boost your sex drive.
Often when we start to look outside of mainstream medicine for alternative protocols to heal our health issues we replace one pill-taking protocol with another. The prescription drugs are replaced with a long list of supplements. Supplements alone, without any other lifestyle changes, will have some impact, but it will be nowhere near what they can achieve when working in a body supported with a healthy way of life.
A pill for every ill
Science is always on the search for the magic bullet for our sexual health problems – that female Viagra. Most women, however, experience poor sexual desire alongside other issues like PMS and fatigue. The solution requires a holistic approach. I want women to start by feeling good every day, in everything they do, as it’s then that you will find you have the ability to feel great about sex.
Here I want to explain the reasons why you might have low libido and the best supplement for each particular problem. There is a pill here for every ill, but remember to truly activate the benefits you need to put living in your Flo first and get your hormonal ecosystem straightened out with food.
The 4 best supplements to boost your sexual health
- Rev your Energy Fast with Rhodiola
How you feel: You have symptoms of adrenal fatigue with moodiness, PMS and low-level depression.
How it works: Rhodiola works in supporting our adrenal glands by preventing the breakdown of too much dopamine and serotonin during stressful times, leaving enough for us to remain buoyant and energized. What’s extra fun about Rhodiola is that it works fast – in 30 minutes – to change your energy levels and focus – so pop one before you think you want to get frisky.
- Look and Feel your Sexiest Self with Zinc
How you feel: You are estrogen dominant with low testosterone, which will show itself in period problems and weight gain.
How it works: Zinc helps to boost your testosterone production and prevents testosterone being turned into estrogen by blocking the enzyme responsible.
- Have Bigger Orgasms with Evening Primrose Oil
How you feel: You may feel sexual desire, but the sex itself doesn’t feel as good as it used to and you’re not getting those really big Os like before.
How it works: Evening primrose oil will balance out your progesterone and estrogen levels, which in turn will increase dopamine, which will in turn help you produce more nitric oxide. This is absolutely essential for the dilation of blood vessels and tumescence that leads to bigger and better orgasms.
- Get back in the mood with Magnesium
How you feel: Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle cramping, facial ticks, migraines, poor sleep, fatigue and PMS. You can ask your doctor for a test for your magnesium levels.
How it works: Magnesium makes it harder for your testosterone to bind onto proteins and allows for more of it to remain “free” in your bloodstream – which is exactly how you want it to be for a higher sex drive. Higher levels of free testosterone makes for more desire. Magnesium also combats anxiety and prevents depressive feelings, helping you enjoy yourself more.
If your magnesium levels show to be very low, take 360g a day in the form of a supplement, but if your levels are average, keep them up with a daily serving of dark chocolate and greens.
Share the love
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Literally! Men benefit just as much from all of these supplements as women do, especially magnesium and evening primrose oil. In fact they can also help with male-centric issues like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
When I first started dating my husband he had a very different diet than mine. Over time he adopted my way of eating and he too has seen and felt the benefits in his digestion, mood, and energy. We both have endocrine systems that need similar kinds of support, even if the end goal of my protocol is all about restoring your feminine hormonal FLO. He now knows how to support his own optimized sex drive. Start feeding your self and your man this sex supportive diet now and thank me later 😉
I recommend that if you want to have a great sex life with your partner you eat the same nutritious meals and make food part of your extended foreplay. There’s nothing sexier than truly caring for the one you love every day.
Bonus: What to remove
All this talk of supplements brings me to the opposite – what you need to remove from your diet right away.
For Women: Canola Oil! Because it’s in everything, it raises your levels of Omega 6 fatty acids which disregulates your uptake of Omega 3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that boosting Omega 3’s increases sexual desire and response in women in as little at 6 weeks. So, stick to clean fats: olive oil and coconut oil and you’ll feel sexier pronto!
For Men: Soy is terrible for the male sex drive as the phytoestrogens build up to unnatural levels much too quickly. In fact, an ex boyfriend and I experimented with this when he decided to become vegan. He ate and drank soy products for a month and by the end of that time he had zero libido. Within two weeks of stopping all soy, he was back to normal.
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