Sex Drive increase with herbs, vitamins, supplement in a man or woman, pills and over the counter dietary supplements
How to increase sex drive with natural supplements
, herbs and without the need for pharmaceutical drugs
October 25 2017
by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Vitamins, herbs, supplements, home remedy to improve sex drive in a man or woman effectively and safely
Is it possible to restore a low sex drive with natural herbs or plant materials? Are there safe and natural alternatives to prescription and pharmaceutical medications? Can herbal and plant extracts restore the passion that you may have lost? Absolutely. There are a number of natural herbal options that increase men's and women's sex drive and pleasure. They are listed a few paragraphs below. Several herbs and plants becoming more popular are horny goat weed herb, mucuna pruriens, tongkat ali herb, maca, and tribulus. This article also discusses the psychological and physical factors that are involved in maintaining optimal arousal, interest and performance.

Herbs for enhancing sex drive in a male and female, naturally
There are dozens of herbs that enhance both male and female sex drive. Here are a few that I discuss in my book Natural Sex Boosters: A
shwagandha, catuaba, butea superba, cnidium, damiana, ginseng, horny goat weed, maca, muira puama, rhodiola, rehmannia, suma. tribulus, tongkat ali, and yohimbe. Nutrients that could be helpful include acetyl-l-carnitine, dmg, tmg, choline, cdp-choline, and hormones dhea and pregnenolone. I have not found the amino acid arginine to be an effective sex drive enhancer, at least not in doses less than 4 grams, and not in the short term.

Foods for low sex drive, role of diet
People who lose their sex drive often find that they are not as happy or do not feel the magic in life as much as they wish to. You can increase your interest by exercising, getting a deep sleep at night, eating well with lots of cold water fish, a variety of vegetables, spices, and herbs such as ginger, and reducing the amount of white bread and junk food such as sweets or pastry. I have seen people revert to a happy and vital sexuality after following dietary, exercise and herbal supplements.

Hormones, testosterone, DHEA and androgens
Many people, unfortunately, are or blood pressure or antidepressant pills that cause problems. Women's sex drive is also influenced by these prescriptions drugs. An older woman with low sex drive problems may benefit from the temporary use of hormones such as testosterone or the over the counter natural hormone DHEA. Low male sex drive in older men may also be improved by hormones, but since hormones have risks, the lowest amount should be used for the least period of time. A woman can improve her symptoms initially by hormones, and then later switch to herbal supplements.

Daily exposure to sunlight early in the morning improves sexual satisfaction and increases testosterone levels in men with reduced libido or erection difficulty.

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For hundreds of years, civilizations around the world have known about locally grown herbs that enhance sex drive with far fewer side effects than prescription drugs. Now, renowned physician and herbal expert Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of Natural Sex Boosters, has discovered a combination of exotic herbs from the Amazon jungle, India, China, Malaysia, and Africa, that support healthy desire and performance, as well as to simply enhance sexual pleasure. The potent herbal extracts in Passion Rx include ashwagandha, catuaba, cistanches, cnidium monnieri, horny goat weed, maca, Mucuna Pruriens, muira puama, passion flower, rhodiola, Tribulus Terrestris Extract, Tongkat ali, and yohimbe.

Q. How long can the affects of using a sex drive supplements last as I'm wanting to use these natural products for the rest of my life because without it I have no sex drive at all. Can they be taken this for years? I'm 28 and don't plan on getting off this supplements. Are there side affects of taking it long term. Will my body get immune or build a tolerance to the supplement due to taking them for long periods even if they are natural?
    A. Tolerance does not develop as long as sex drive enhancing natural supplements are not used all the time. If a person takes a day or two off each week, and a full week off each month, the benefits should continue. We suggest alternating different herbs and formulas instead of taking the same ones all the time.

Journal article
Transl Androl Urol. 2017. Asian herbals and aphrodisiacs used for managing ED. Lim PHC1. In the East, many herbal tonics and preparations are used to assist the aging male improve his sexual drive or ability to perform penetrative sex by increasing sexual stimulation, erectile, ejaculatory, orgasmic and other responses for sexual function and satisfaction. The herbs and tonics act as or as "pick-me-ups" and energizing tonics which help the tired and fatigued male and those with sexual asthenia. The myths and realities concerning Tongkat Ali, sea horse, cobra meat and blood, animal penises and testicles amongst many other herbs and portions for oral intake or local application used by traditional "medical" practitioners and village doctors will be discussed.

There are several major areas involved in human sexuality:

Psychological and Mental stress
The causes of psychological sexual dysfunction are numerous, and it is difficult to list them all, but most often low sex drive is related to depression, performance anxiety, marital stress or relationship problems, life crisis, financial difficulties, religious or moral repression, or some type of mental condition or illness. The sex drive of women plummets sharply as they juggle the increasing demands of partners, children and careers
. The relationship between depression and decreased sex drive may be blurred, but treating one condition frequently improves the other. Marital satisfaction has a significant influence.  Sex addiction has often made headlines, with celebrities blaming their romantic foibles on the condition. However self-professed "addicts" may simply have a high sex drive.

Long hours of deep sleep help provide a better sex life for men and women.

Hormones and their important role
Androgens, such as testosterone, are a major component of sex drive. Testosterone levels decline about 1 percent each year in men, which may contribute to lower male sex drive with aging. Testosterone also declines with age in women leading to a decrease in female sex drive. Women who have had surgical removal of the ovaries notice a drop in sexual interest. Replacement of androgens can be helpful in those with age related sexual dysfunction. Testosterone is available by prescription only. An over the counter hormones, such as DHEA, converts into testosterone and thus increase sex drive. Pregnenolone is another over the counter hormone that may increase testosterone levels and thus enhance sex drive. However, hormone use has drawbacks due to potential side effects. A better option is to use natural herbs that increase sex drive and overall enjoyment of the activity and performance. Birth control pills could reduce sex drive in women.

Q. My doctor told me that I need testosterone to enhance my sex drive ever since I've had my ovaries removed. Do you think herbs can restore sex drive without resorting to hormones? I really don't want to take testosterone.
   A. Most doctors don't realize that there certain natural herbs increase sex drive as much as the hormones but if someone is very deficient in hormones, then they would benefit from replacement therapy.

Q.  Would certain herbs increase sex drive in women with menopause?
   A. In some women, menopause can lead to a lack of sex drive. Certain herbs such as maca, mucuna pruriens, muira puama, and tongkat ali could be of help in women during the menopausal years.

Vascular and the health of blood vessels
Alterations in the flow of blood to and from the penis are thought to be a common cause of male erectile dysfunction. For instance, medical conditions such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high cholesterol, hypertension, or diabetes reduce blood flow to the penis and genital organs thus leading to difficulty with erection or genital swelling.  Additional factors that can impede blood flow include penile injury, surgery in the pelvic or abdominal area, and sitting on a bicycle too long. Men who log several thousand miles a year on their mountain bikes suffer scrotal damage that could reduce their fertility.

Nerve damage from disorders such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke affect the brain’s ability to respond to sexual stimulation. In women, abdominal or pelvic operations can occasionally lead to nerve damage. Sexual dysfunction is common in men undergoing surgical treatment for prostate enlargement or cancer.


Some chemicals involved in the human sexual response and sex drive include dopamine, acetylcholine, and nitric oxide.

Medical conditions that interfere with optimal functioning
Certain medical conditions reduce sex drive, performance, or enjoyment. These include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and neurologic disorders, and insomnia. Weight loss can boost sex life, especially in diabetics.

Drugs and prescription medications
Drugs that interfere with sex drive or function include some blood pressure lowering medications, SSRIs that are used for depression treatment, sedatives used for relaxation and sleep, and beta-blockers used for heart problems and hypertension treatment. Smoking can reduce genital blood flow. Many people report no sex drive after starting beta blockers or SSRIs. Marijuana regular use can lower interest and enjoyment.
Birth control pills may suppress some women's sex drive long after they stop taking the pill.

Q. Can a beta blocker lower sex drive? I am a man on propranolol and ever since I started on the medication 3 months ago I have noticed unpleasant changes.
   A. Certainly. Most, if not all, of the beta blockers can lead have untoward effects.

Q. Do insulin injections lead to a loss in female sex drive?
   A. I am not aware of insulin leading to low female sex drive. Diabetes, over time, could lead a woman to have a lower sex drive, or a man, but an insulin injection by itself should not.

Q. Do birth control pills cause low sex drive?
   A. Not that I am aware of.

Alcohol, including wine and beer
Problem drinking may dampen both a man's sex drive and his chances of having children. Alcoholics have lower testosterone levels and more sperm abnormalities than non-drinkers. Alcohol's negative affect increases with age.

Ways to decrease
Q. I am 41 years old male. Is there any natural medicine to decrease my sex drive?
   A. 5-HTP can convert into serotonin which can decrease it in some users. So can the plant kava.

Q. Is there a supplement that can reduce high male sex drive?
   A. 5-HTP may reduce high male sex drive since it converts into serotonin. Serotonin is a sex drive suppressant. SSRIs such as Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac can reduce sex drive. These drugs are used for depression, and unfortunately depression itself can reduce sex drive. Wellbutrin may increase sex drive since in enhances dopamine levels as opposed to increasing serotonin like the SSRIs.

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I am age 76 and I have a penal implant, so I have no problem getting an erection. But I have very little sex drive, and when I do think about having intercourse I have difficulty reaching a climax. What natural products would you recommend I purchase for my condition?
   A. We cannot give specific advice but you could review some of the natural products mentioned in this article with your doctor. Sometimes it takes trial and error to find the best solution.

Q. I want to boost my sex drive with a vitamin, which vitamin would you suggest?
   A. I am not aware of any common vitamins found in a multivitamin pill that increase sex drive, but certain nutrients that are not considered vitamins, such as choline and cdp-choline can enhance sex drive in men, but I have not had feedback from women.

Q. I'm a man in my forties and used to have a high sex drive, but ever since I started using kava every day, I think I now have a lack.
   A. It's possible that regular kava use could have a numbing effect on sensation of the penis and perhaps regular use could interfere with proper excitement. You may consider taking a break from kava use for a few days or weeks.

Q. My wife has no sex drive. Could DHEA hormone help a woman with her?
   A. It depends on the cause of the no sex drive. If it is a lack of androgens such as DHEA or testosterone, then under medical guidance it may be worthwhile to try a low dose of DHEA to see if it leads to an increase in sex drive.

Q. I got a spam email about a product called Encore Tabs. Encore Tab claims that this product is good for low sex drive. Does Encore Tabs work? Can you tell me more about it, do you have an Encore Tabs review? I was also searching the internet and came across a post that Encore Tabs is being posted excessively on Craig's List repeatedly and making people on Craig's List really irate.
   A. We generally prefer not to comment on other products, but we can comment on the ingredients found in Encore Tabs. A look at their website reveals that Encore Tab has maca, tribulus, horny goat weed, dodder seed, and several other herbs. Thus far Encore Tabs looks like it has good herbs for low sex drive. However, it concerns us that the Encore Tabs website mentions that this product has no side effects. That cannot possibly be true. Hence, there is some loss in credibility. Being familiar with the herbs in Encore Tabs, we can be quite certain that it Encore Tabs must have some side effects, as do all sexual drive products. At this time we don't have an Encore tabs review. It is always a poor reflection on a company when they market their product by spam or posting repeatedly on Craig's List and making people upset.

Q. I was taking 5htp 100mg 1 tablet everyday for six months to alleviate the tension headaches I was having. It did help with that but also lost my sex drive, caused apathy and muscle twitches. I have been off of the 5htp for about 5 months now and I still don't notice a change in symptoms? Did the 5htp deplete my dopamine levels?
   A. Yes, 5-htp can reduce sex drive. Discuss with your doctor some of the information about herb on this sex drive page. We're not sure how or why exactly the 5-HTP in the long run is still causing your lack of sex drive even after withdrawal. But perhaps some herbs or herbal combinations can help restore you low sex drive. If you doctor approves, always start with low dosages, even if it is half of a capsule of a sex herb. Keep us updated.

Q. My wife has had a dramatic loss in sex drive due to medications she's been on for the past year. The Dr. put her on clonazapem for severe panic attacks, And anxiety,. Her quality of life is MUCH improved but our sex life is near non existent. Is there one of these herbs that you would think would be better/ safer to try then others? She says shes almost numb down there and has no sex drive or desire.
   A. Certain medications can significantly dampen sex drive. Klonopin ( clonazepam )  is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which are known to take away sensation and sexual desire. We are not in a position to recommend herbs for people who are on medicines since unexpected side effects can occur.

Q. My wife has very little or sex drive. Is there any drug or herb or anything over the counter that we could buy say like at CVS or Walgreens, something that helps her low sex drive.
   A. I am not familiar with what kind of sex drive herbs or products Walgreens or CVS stores have since I have not stepped into them for several years.

Q.  My problem is I have no sex drive since I was 25 years old. I am now 33. I had a total removal of all insides, ovaries, tubes, and uterus. My doctors say when my stars align then I will have hormones. tried alot of things, like patches and hormones pills but nothing has ever worked. Willing to try things but want to check with someone else to see if Passion Rx will help in my case or I'm doomed not to have a sex drive ever again. Please help me if that's even possible.
   A. It's impossible to predict in any individual person which herbal product will work. There are many to choose from, and sometimes Passion Rx or another herbal combination, or individual sex herbs, may work but for someone who has no sex drive, it may take time, such as weeks, for the full effects of the herbs to become apparent. Sometimes several products may be tried until one finally starts working.

Q. Is it commonplace for those with ADHD to have low or non-existent sex drive ? I have ADHD and have been suffering with low to non-existent sex drive for the last 9 years. I've had tons of blood works, psychiatric assessment and have seen many docs, but they all think I'm too anxious and that is what kills my sex drive -- I admit they may very well be right on.
   A. To the best of my knowledge, I am not aware of a relationship between ADHD and low or high sex drive. It is possible that the anxiety is causing a lack of sex drive.

Regarding low sex drive. I take Paxil and have really lost my mood for sex. I have tried some Viagra but it doesn't really help my low sex drive because I think my medication blocks it. It there any kind of natural supplement or medication that could help me and not get blocked?
    Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft and the other SSRI drugs cause low sex drive due to serotonin effects.  It is very difficult to predict the reaction to the combination of sexual enhancing herbs with a SSRI antidepressant medication such as Paxil. Sexual herbs can enhance sex drive but it may be more difficult since there is always the inhibition going on from the Paxil medication. If your doctor approves, you could try half a capsule of Passion Rx every other day, or two days on, one day off and be patient for 2 weeks to one month.  Your doctor may also advise you to reduce the SSRI dosage by half on the days that you take Passion Rx.

I am 41 years of age and have a low sex drive, just want some more info is possible, I also live in Australia, what would be the price of this product delivered? I have been taking Erectomax for a while, they seem to work sometimes.

My husband is 40 year old, healthy, there is nothing really wrong with his physical health except for his low sex drive; he is satisfied with having sex once in every 2-3 weeks; this is however, is not the case with me, I have a 'normal' sexual interest for my age at least! (I'm 27), so it is really difficult to put up with his low libido. we tried several things including sexual therapy but nothing worked out, he is simply less interested in sex than I am. So, I bought Passion Rx and I'm planning on trying it BUT I need to do that without him knowing, because he refuses to take any kind of pills whatsoever! he thinks he has a normal sex drive and he finds it difficult to admit that he has a 'low libido'. My question is whether I can open the capsule and mix it with juice or something? if yes, what kind of juice should I use? dosage?
    We cannot ethically or legally recommend giving someone a medication or supplement without their approval.

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   I am not familiar with fertilized, pre-embryonic and incubated chicken egg extract.