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What herb helps to boost libido?

Posted on April 23 2022

Struggle with a low sex drive? This herb might help.

7 out of 10 people I consult per day struggle with low libido. It is refreshing in fact to hear someone say that they have no problems with libido.

Blame it on our constantly stimulating lifestyle or bad food habits. This seems to be a now- generation problem more than ever before.

What can cause low libido?

Low libido or decreased sex drive can affect both men and women. It is not uncommon for a person’s interest in sex to change over different periods in their lives due to various reasons such as hormonal changes, medical conditions, age, and stress.

Our high-stress lifestyle, with erratic sleep habits, and calorically dense but nutritinally devoid food might also have to play a part.

But will any superfood help?

Superfoods, are foods known for their medicinal properties to help heal certain conditions.

One of these superfoods is Maca powder, which is an adaptogenic superfood. Adaptogenic foods or adaptogens are basically non-toxic plants that have been used for several centuries for their medicinal properties in ancient Ayurveda and Chinese medicines.

Maca powder not only increases libido but also boosts stamina and energy levels. In fact, it has a combination of 20 amino acids, 7 of which are essential amino acids.

What does science say?

Maca is a Peruvian plant found in the Andes Mountains. Maca plant is a regular ingredient in Peruvian cooking that gives the dishes an earthy flavor.

Aside from its culinary uses, the maca plant is also known to have several health benefits. A review published in 2010 called ‘Maca (L. meyenii) for improving sexual function: a systematic review’ established the claim of improved sexual drive.

The review on maca powder and sexual functioning found some evidence to suggest maca could improve libido and sexual function among participants.

Actionable tip of the day.

Try and add as little as 1/2 teaspoon of maca powder to your daily morning breakfast or smoothie. This is not a substitute, but in addition to lifestyle and nutrition changes.

You will find Maca powder on Amazon. Look for an organic brand!

Trust this helps!

Roshni Sanghvi.

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