Libido in simple terms can be defined as the sex desire or sex drive that can make your life heaven. A high libido is the desire of every couple. But due to poor dietary habits, improper lifestyle, aging, alcohol and certain drugs, your libido decreases. The reasons may be many more.
How to Increase Male Sex Drive and Libido
The key to increasing your sex drive and libido is to increase testosterone levels that get depleted with age. Testosterone enhancement is possible through natural means which include
A good diet that is rich in proteins and limited in carbohydrates and moderate in essential fats. (Carbohydrates specially those that consist of simple sugars such as potatoes increase insulin and cortisol levels in your blood which affects testosterone production negatively.)
Regular exercise - You must understand that both lack of physical activity and over training can lead to low testosterone levels. The ideal period to workout is 45-60 minutes in a single routine. Any more than that and your body starts producing Cortisol which inhibits and diminishes testosterone production in your body.
Reduced Stress - Stress is one of the major psychological factor affecting your sex drive and testosterone levels besides negative feelings like guilt, anxiety and depression. A relaxed state of mind is highly important for elevating your sex drive.
Good Sleep - A good sleep is going to help you raise your sex drive substantially.
Vitamins - Vitamin A helps regulate the synthesis of the sex hormone progesterone. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is essential for optimal nerve transmission and energy production throughout the body. Vitamin C participates in the synthesis of hormones that are involved in sex and fertility: androgen, estrogen and progesterone. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant that protects cell membranes from free-radical damage. It is also required for the synthesis of hormones, and hormone like substances known as prostaglandin.
Selenium - This nutrient is believed to be good for sperm production and mobility - nearly 50% of the selenium in a man is in the testes and seminal ducts; men lose selenium in their semen. Getting enough selenium is therefore vital for peak sexual performance and male libido.
Zinc - This nutrient is required for the production of testosterone, and the zinc content of the prostate gland and sperm, is higher than in any other body tissues. A deficiency of zinc is associated with numerous sexual problems, including sperm abnormalities and prostate disease.
Zinc not only helps produce testosterone, but also helps to maintain semen volume and adequate levels of testosterone, therefore maintaining sex drive and keeping sperm healthy.
Magnesium - This nutrient is a trace mineral that is important for the production of sex hormones such as androgen, estrogen and neurotransmitters that modulate the sex drive - such as dopamine and nor epinephrine.
L argentine - This nutrient is very important for peak sexual performance. In fact, it is probably the most effective natural supplement for increasing male libido.
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