Can nutrients be sexy? We certainly think so... and science agrees! Meet your bedroom MVPs...
Tribulus Terrestris - Boost that testosterone
Tribulus is a plant that belongs to the ‘Zygophyllaceae’ family, which has been used for many years to energise, vitalise and improve sexual function and physical performance in males.
But it’s also great for everyone too… The active extracts in Tribulus may improve sexual function by activating aphrodisiacs, increasing testosterone levels and improving fertility. It has also been shown to stimulate sexual desire in post-menopausal women.
Ginkgo Biloba - Get the blood flowing
The main active ingredient in Ginkgo Biloba is shown to promote increased blood flow and circulation. It also has a relaxant effect on smooth muscle tissue. These processes are essential to the sexual response, therefore it is believed that Ginkgo Bilbola has a therapeutic effect.
Zinc - Get those sperm swimming
Zinc is a trace mineral essential for the optimal function of the male reproductive system. The fluid in the prostate gland in healthy men with high zinc levels can influence the sperm after ejaculation. Basically, the level of zinc in the sperm is associated with sperm count, and those that are low in zinc, results in low quality of sperm and male infertility.
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