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22.09.20 (Updated 14.09.22)
Do you wish you had a higher libido? So many of us regularly find ourselves too tired, too busy or simply too distracted to have good sex. And this can have a knock-on effect on other areas of our life and on our sense of wellbeing.
A low sex drive can emerge for any number of reasons: life stresses, family pressures, being surrounded by small children, depression and other mental health disorders, low self-esteem, poor body image or worries about work. It's also a common symptom women experience during the menopause. Fundamentally though, if your hormones aren’t balanced, your sex drive will suffer. The first step is to understand what’s causing your sex drive to plummet - most of the time it isn’t anything to do with your relationship or your significant other. The next step is to ensure you know which supplements and vitamins can help to boost your libido.
The LYMA Supplement contains three supercharged libido-boosting ingredients to help get you in the mood and ramp up your wellbeing in the process:
affron® is a revolutionary and highly concentrated standardised saffron extract, optimised at a clinically backed dose of 28mg per day in LYMA. Saffron is a spice extracted from the stigmas of the crocus sativus plant and is a powerful antioxidant, mood booster and, yes, aphrodisiac.
Saffron has been shown to have particularly potent aphrodisiac properties for people taking antidepressant medication, of which reduced sex drive is a common side-effect.
An analysis of six independent studies suggests that taking saffron daily as a libido supplement can increase sexual satisfaction over a period of four weeks in those who are taking antidepressants.
There is good news for people not taking antidepressants too: clinical evidence suggests that supplementing with saffron, when ingested daily and in concentrated form, can improve desire, sensation and arousal in both men and women after just one month. Improved orgasms were also reported.
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic adaptogen that has been used for centuries to help ease worried minds.
Women taking birth control, who have previously experienced reduced sex drive as a side effect, reported enhanced arousal after supplementing with the ingredient, and in one clinical study it was concluded that daily supplementation with ashwagandha could improve both anticipation and enjoyment of sex for women. It also helps to reduce the elevated cortisol levels associated with constant low-grade stress that can wreak havoc on your libido, no matter your age.
The LYMA formula contains KSM-66® Ashwagandha - the highest concentration, most bioavailable, full spectrum root extract on the market. It has the highest percentage of active compounds compared to any other root-only extract and is proven to deliver results on women's libido.
A recent study in the International Urology and Nephrology journal suggests that men and women’s sexual function can be impacted by low levels in vitamin D. Comparing 50 healthy premenopausal women with female sexual dysfunction (FSD, the term to describe sexual problems) with 58 women without FSD, researchers discovered two key differences: women with FSD had lower levels of vitamin D and more symptoms of depression. Digging deeper, they found out that low vitamin D levels were linked to low desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm and satisfaction.
Another study published in the Journal of Endocrinology demonstrated that sufficient levels of vitamin D are associated with higher levels of testosterone and better erectile function. Not only affecting testosterone levels, vitamin D is also an anti-oxidant that protects the cells that line blood vessels, helping them relax and support blood flow.
The LYMA Supplement formula includes the recommended daily clinical dose of 2,000 i.u. of Vita-Algae D3™ (as opposed to the standard dose of 600 i.u. found in many supplements). Vita-Algae D3™ is the most potent and bioavailable form of vitamin D3, derived from algae and optimised to deliver you the best possible results.
Hydrocurc™ is a highly concentrated form of curcumin; the active compound in turmeric root. Hydrocurc™, as formulated at 600mg in LYMA, has superior bioavailability and is the world’s first 100% cold water dispersible turmeric extract.
Turmeric has long been used in Indian and Malay culture for its aphrodisiac qualities. It is deemed so powerful, and is so highly thought of in those cultures, that it even makes an appearance in the original Kama Sutra texts and is a key component in love potions the texts recommend: one part turmeric to one part galangal and one part ginger.
Curcumin is also a powerful anti inflammatory and can help in the fight against the build up of bad cholesterol. Improved cholesterol levels means better heart health and, by extension, increased blood flow around the body, thereby improving both sexual function and overall health in men and women.
LYMA contains a blend of patented ingredients, each of which has been selected to provide you with a daily dose of superior wellbeing, energy and joie de vivre. LYMA’s evidence-based formula will leave you with a confidence you can feel, and results you can rely on. The combination of affron®, KSM-66® Ashwagandha, Vita-Algae D3™ and Hydrocurc™ supplements is sure to give male's and female's libido a welcome boost. If you struggle with hormonal health, and want to find out how to hack your wellbeing, make sure to check out our guide to balancing hormones and feeling your best.