Around age 50 women have a drop in their hormones and enter into menopause. At about the same age men start experiencing a decrease in testosterone occurs. This is the male hormone that is responsible for sex drive, muscle mass, bone strength, and even erections. This condition in men is referred to as andropause and it affects millions of American men.
Treatment options include testosterone replacement with injections, topical gels, or pellets inserted underneath the skin. For those who have only mild symptoms such as lethargy or decrease in libido and slight decrease in the blood testosterone level, may consider natural solutions to this common problem.
Okay, while onion breath may not be sexy, onions strengthens reproductive organs and increases testosterone, which boosts libido in both men and women.
Garlic contains allicin, which builds heat in the body and may increase testosterone. It’s useful for sexual stamina, and body builders use it for muscle growth.
Just like cayenne’s spicy on your tongue, it also may help add spice to your sex life. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which creates heat and improves circulation and blood flow for erections. The peppers have an immediate effect, so try eating them when you’re for sexual intimacy. And maybe save dessert for later!
Dates are rich in amino acids , which are known to increase sexual stamina, and they’re a popular aphrodisiac in North African and has been used for sexual purposes for centuries.
Like dates, figs are rich in amino acids, and are also said to be an aphrodisiac because of the sexual appearance and flavor. A fig’s scent and texture is very aromatic and sensual.
Goji berries have long been used as a sexual tonic in Asian countries because they’re said to increase testosterone. You can sprinkle these berries on your cereal, salads, or just eating a handful.
Salmon, tuna, and mackerel are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which elevates dopamine, the same hormone released in the brain during an orgasm. These omega-3 fatty acids also elevates mood, and more relaxed people are in the mood for sex more often. Fatty fish also contains L-arginine, an amino acid used to treat problems with erections. Think of it like a natural Viagra.
Bottom Line: Although none of these natural remedies will cure testosterone deficiency but they may help slow the progression of testosterone deficiency. And as my wise Jewish would say, “They may not help, but they voidn’t hoit!”