Cordyceps is classified as a sexual tonic herb, meaning it supports overall well-being. Studies also demonstrate that Cordyceps helps support the body’s adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, promoting energy and stamina. It is well known as a lung tonic and can support optimal capacity and oxygen production to support athletic and sexual performance.
Turnera diffusa (Damiana) leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac, as “love potion” and to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico, including the Mayan Indians. It has been used by both males and females for sexual stimulation, to increase energy, and to treat depression and impotence. Findings from scientific work support the notion that pro-sexual effect of the extract of Turnera diffusa involves the participation of NO pathway, mainly at central level. The anxiolytic-like effect of Turnera diffusa is an advantage to its use for improving sexual performance.
Low testosterone levels are associated with low libido in both men and women. Serenoa repens (Saw palmetto) may boost libido by stopping the breakdown of testosterone in the body. In men, sperm production is guided by testosterone. Too little testosterone results in low sperm count. Saw palmetto may increase both male and female fertility by affecting the balance of free testosterone in the body.
L-arginine, or arginine, is a semi-essential amino acid that’s used for a variety of purposes. The body uses l-arginine for healing wounds, maintaining hormone production, promoting a healthy immune system and helping the kidneys filter waste. L-arginine is also the immediate precursor of nitric oxide — an important molecule for dilating the blood vessels and improving blood flow. Because nitric oxide is essential for developing an erection, L-arginine is viewed as a potential non-pharmaceutical treatment for ED.
Zinc is an essential mineral for all humans, especially men. It has been estimated that 47% of the population are at risk of zinc deficiency. Zinc is required for the synthesis of testosterone. Another factor behind men requiring more zinc is because each ejaculation results in approximately 2.5mg of zinc being lost. The highest concentration of zinc in the male’s body is found within the testes and prostate. This is because zinc is required for sperm production and more importantly testosterone synthesis. With inadequate zinc the body is unable to synthesis testosterone, resulting in low libido. Testosterone levels are a fundamental aspect of male libido.
Vitamin B3 ( Niacin)
Dyslipidemia is closely related to erectile dysfunction (ED). A 2011 study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found niacin helps improve erectile function in men suffering from high blood cholesterol and moderate to severe ED. In men with high cholesterol and erectile dysfunction, a daily dose of niacin decreases their erectile symptoms. Not only can it help improve cholesterol levels, but Niacin can also prevent oxidative damage to the tissues. Studies show that it is a potent anti-oxidant and can protect tissue from radical oxygen damage.
CBD (Cannabidiol isolate)
CBD helps relax the blood vessels and promote blood flow. Better blood flow to the penis can relieve ED and promote longer-lasting sex. Scientific research suggests CBD may improve libido by reducing anxiety. Some people have anxiety about sexual performance, which decreases their libido. Relieve anxiety, and the desire for sex may go up.