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Aphrodisiacs and Sexual Supplements



Aphrodisiacs - do they exist?


What is commonly understood by the term "aphrodisiac" does not exist - i.e. no food that you can eat or drink that you can swallow that will magically and instantly stimulate your sexual appetite. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to sell you a snake oil or magic potion.


However, there are many nutrients, vitamins and minerals that will enhance your sexual performance, especially if you consume large amounts over an extended period of time (more than 4 weeks). Also, for men there are pills that will help sustain penis erections when sexually stimulated; and for women, there are gels or creams which, when applied to the clitoris/vagina, enhance response to sexual stimulation.


Another option is to take a sex stimulant supplement containing the nutrients that enhance sexual performance when consumed over a period of time. 


The ingredients in these supplements are all available in natural foods, but usually in much lower quantities.  Arginine is the primary ingredient. An amino acid, Arginine is critical to both male erections and female sexual arousal. The nutrient exists naturally in dairy products, meats, and nuts - particularly peanuts. Niacin and many of the other B vitamins that contribute to sexual function can also be found in these protein foods.


Vitamins A, C, E and folic acid are needed for ovarian fertility and sperm production, as well as for healthy mucous membranes and skin. These vitamins are highest in leafy green vegetables, and most orange colored fruits and vegetables.  Vitamin E is high in vegetable, nut and seed oils.


Minerals needed for prostate gland health and sperm production include zinc and selenium.  These minerals are high in shellfish, such as oysters and clams, and in whole grains, nuts and seeds.


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