Supplements to Increase Low Libido
Some of the most common supplements to increase low libido include: Tribulus terrestris, DHEA, and maca. See our blog HERE to learn more about those. However, there are several other supplements that may be worth considering.
One such supplement is ginseng, which has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to improve sexual function. In one study, women who took ginseng for four weeks reported improvements in sexual desire, arousal, and satisfaction compared to those who took a placebo.
Another supplement to consider is fenugreek, a plant that has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes.
While there is limited research on the effects of fenugreek on female sexual function, one study found that women who took fenugreek for eight weeks reported an increase in sexual desire and arousal compared to those who took a placebo.
Finally, ashwagandha is an herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat a variety of conditions.
While there is limited research on the effects of ashwagandha on female sexual function, one study found that women who took ashwagandha for eight weeks reported improvements in sexual function and satisfaction compared to those who took a placebo.
It’s important to note that while these supplements have shown promise in some studies, more research is needed to determine their long-term safety and efficacy for improving sexual function in women.
Additionally, as with any supplement, it’s important to talk to a healthcare provider before taking any new supplements to ensure that they are safe and appropriate for you.
In addition to those things, we have to consider root causes that may directly impact libido such as blood sugar imbalances. When our blood sugar levels are too high or too low, it can have a negative impact on our overall health and wellbeing, including our sexual function. High blood sugar can damage the blood vessels that supply the genitals, which can lead to decreased arousal and lubrication. On the other hand, low blood sugar can cause fatigue and lack of energy, which can also contribute to a decreased interest in sex.
Research has shown that there is a correlation between blood sugar levels and sexual function in women. In a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that women with diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (a precursor to diabetes) had a higher prevalence of sexual dysfunction compared to women without these conditions.