If there’s one idea I can impress upon you in this article it’s this: horny equals healthy. You see, few know this, but your sex drive is actually a pretty good indicator of your overall health. That’s because your sex drive is a direct reflection of your overall hormonal balance and hormones are the master regulators of nearly every system, organ and process in your body, including your emotions, mood and consciousness.
And this goes way beyond simply raising or lowering your estrogen and testosterone levels. There are nearly a hundred known hormones with each one playing a critical role in your health and wellbeing. But despite being a massively intricate and complex biological system, your libido levels are an easy way to calibrate your body’s overall health and functioning.
So if your sex drive is robust and responsive, then generally speaking, you’re probably in pretty good shape hormonally. But if it’s not quite where it needs to be, then it may be time to introduce some libido boosting herbs and foods, because, as you may have guessed, these achieve their effect by rejuvenating, balancing and regulating the endocrine system, which is the master controller of your circulating hormones.
Even beyond their hormonal and libido boosting properties, many of these herbs and substances are sacred, revered medicines and foods in their own right. They have powerful healing properties that bring the entire mind-body-spirit triad into greater balance and harmony. As such, they should be treated with respect, and know that they may have additional effects above and beyond boosting your sex drive.
Mucuna beans are one of nature’s most unique treasures. In part because they’re one of the few plants loaded with an unusually large amount of psycho and hormonally active compounds, particularly L-Dopa (as in dopamine), which also doubles as a powerful aphrodisiac.
The high concentrations of L-Dopa cause the brain to release dopamine, in turn stimulating the pituitary gland to produce human growth hormone, which promotes muscle growth, increased strength, and has been proven to raise levels of testosterone, all of which result in an increased sex drive. It also simultaneously lowers levels of prolactin, which can reduce menstrual discomfort and associated weight gain in women and increase sperm motility, and hence fertility, in men.
Mucuna is classified as a jing-enhancing herb in the Daoist herbal tradition, which means that it is nourishing at the most fundamental levels to the body. Jing loosely translates to “vital essence” or “life force” and in the case of mucuna, can clearly be understood in terms of its restorative effects on the brain, nervous, and hormonal systems. Jing is believed to be depleted as we age and through sexual activity, so plants like mucuna that act to replenish it are prized in many herbal traditions.
In the ancient Indian system of medicine known as Ayurveda, shilajit is known as an ojas-building substance, loosely translating to “vital essence or energy”, which is similar to the Daoist concept of Jing. That’s because it’s literally millions of years of prehistoric plant matter compacted in a night-black, resinous tar that is literally an amalgamation of essential minerals in a highly biologically active form.
Shilajit is formed under the weight of the Himalayan Mountains in India and Nepal and in remote regions you’ll find it seeping out of crags and split rocks at dizzyingly high altitudes. It’s been used for thousands of years in India to restore sexual function and overall health, and it’s a staple food if you’re looking to boost your sex drive.
Start slow and work your way up. Ideally taken long term for most noticeable effects, which also include detoxification of heavy metals and toxins and legendary stamina and strength, in addition to being a pick me up in the bedroom.
When baby calves are born, for the first few days, their mothers produce a very special kind of highly nourishing milk that is loaded with essential nutrients, vitamins, immune-stimulating factors, and a number of other potent health-boosting compounds that all work in their own way to nourish and stimulate your hormonal system.
Colostrum is nature’s way of ensuring that the baby calves have the essential nutritional kick start they need to grow into healthy adults and thrive. And in order to support that rapid body mass gain, colostrum is also loaded with growth hormone, which as you might have guessed has the end result of stimulating your sex drive.
Don’t worry, eating massive amounts of colostrum is not going to cause you to gain weight in weird places, but it will supercharge your hormonal system and restore youthful vigor, horniness and all.
.Tongkat ali is a phenomenally rare, tree-like flowering plant native to Indonesia that is one of the most powerful hormone and sex drive-modulating herbs on the planet. It’s one of the few natural substances that have been scientifically shown to actually boost testosterone levels, and it does so powerfully.
Don’t be fooled by less than reputable websites and liquor stores hawking low quality, often fake or adulterated Tongkat. This herb is the real deal and you may have to do some digging to find a quality source. It’s not cheap for high-grade products but a little goes a long way, and quite frankly, it’s worth it if you need the kick. There’s a reason why it’s a legendary part of many Asian cultures.
As far as herbs go, Pine Pollen is somewhat obscure, known mainly in the Chinese Medicine tradition as a powerful androgenic and vitality enhancing substance. And pine pollen is just that—the sexual fluid of pine trees.
It’s the seed that when mixed with soil, air, sun and water can grow into a massive, multi-ton, hundred foot plus pine tree. And it tends to have similar effects on your hormonal system and sex drive. Like mucuna, it’s a powerful and rare jing-enhancing herb with distinctly aphrodisiac effects.
Orchic is a friendly name for bull testicles. Yes, you read that right, and no I am not suggesting you head down to the butcher store and buy a pair. You can actually get this in a friendly, encapsulated supplement form so you don’t have to taste anything. If you didn’t know better you’d say it looks like a non-descript vitamin pill.
Now with that out of the way, why would you actually want to ingest orchic? Well, as you may have surmised, they are rich in sex hormone precursors and are a powerful libido-boosting substance. Supplying a thousand pound plus animal’s sex hormone needs, you can imagine what it can do for your sex drive.
Orchic is considered a natural food and as such, the hormonal precursors are truly bio-identical (i.e., made by nature, not scientists in a lab), meaning your body can assimilate them without its system being thrown out of balance.
You may not know this but male deer, known as bucks, are pretty intensely sexual animals. And for some odd, yet fascinating reason, their antlers somehow concentrate their hormonal and sexual essence. I know that’s not a very scientific claim, but trust me, a dropperful of deer antler extract is a major kick in the pants, and you can’t argue with results.
For those of you who insist on knowing why, deer antler is rich in prostaglandins—which are hormone-like compounds that help control blood pressure, smooth muscle activity and inflammation, and stimulate glandular secretion, calcium movement, hormone production and cell growth. And very likely deer antler contains other powerful, hormonally rich compounds as of yet unknown to science. But that doesn’t really matter because with sex drive it’s all about results and in that sense deer antler performs (no pun intended).
When it comes to boosting your sex drive, few things pack as much punch as a high quality deer antler extract, and when obtained from a reputable source, it’s a totally humane process.
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