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. In other words, improving your sex life can improve your life.
A low sex drive can emerge for any number of reasons: life stresses, family pressures, being surrounded by small children, menopause, depression and other mental health disorders, low self-esteem, poor body image or worries about work. 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.
LYMA contains three supercharged libido-boosting ingredients to help get you in the mood and ramp up your wellbeing in the process. For best sex drive-boosting results, libido-enhancing supplements should be taken in addition to following a diet rich in aphrodisiac foods. Here’s how LYMA could help you to feel more frisky:
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 a daily saffron supplement can improve erectile dysfunction, enhance libido and 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.
2. KSM-66® Ashwagandha
As men age, the amount of testosterone produced by their bodies plummets, often resulting in decreased sex drive and reduced sexual function. This is where KSM-66® Ashwagandha comes in. Ashwagandha has been proven to support the continued production of testosterone into older age, boosting your libido and decreasing the instance of erectile dysfunction. LYMA contains KSM-66® Ashwagandha; a particularly potent root extracted form of the adaptogen that has been clinically proven
KSM-66® Ashwagandha also helps to reduce the elevated cortisol levels associated with constant low-grade stress that can wreak further havoc on your libido, no matter your age.
And it isn’t only beneficial for men. In women who are taking birth control, ashwagandha has also proven effective at allaying their common sex drive crushing side-effects. Women on contraception, and who has previously experienced reduced sex drive, reported enhanced arousal after supplementing with ashwagandha.
In one clinical study that looked into the efficacy and safety of ashwagandha root extract in improving sexual function in women, it was concluded that daily supplementation with ashwagandha root extract could improve both anticipation and enjoyment of sex for women, and also that it has zero recognised side-effects.
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 potion that the texts recommend: one part turmeric to one part galangal and one part ginger.
In 2016 in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology published a report detailing the benefits of turmeric as libido enhancer. According to the report, curcumin is a precursor to testosterone, and increasing your intake of the compound can drastically impact testosterone serum totals. As we saw before, increased testosterone in men has been correlated with enhanced libido and sexual function and thus functions as an aphrodisiac in men - particularly men of a certain age.
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.
LYMA contains nine 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 and Hydrocurc™ is sure to give your 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.
Originally published Sep 22, 2020.