Dietary Supplements to Improve Your Sex Life

Sexual dysfunctions, sadly, are a commonality. Nearly everybody, whether you are a man or a woman, has experienced some form of sexual dysfunction throughout their life. Whether if it is low libido, erectile dysfunction, a diminishment of genital sensation, anorgasmia (difficulty in or inability to orgasming), or any other sexual dysfunctions, frustration is inevitable. Most of us would like to enjoy sex, but for some odd reason, sex is difficult for us.

Firstly, this sort of thing is difficult to talk about. There is an unfortunate sense of stigma attached to suffering from sexual dysfunctions, which makes one feel a sense of shame for suffering from them. This, however, should not be the case. 

Further, the way in which many sexual dysfunctions are treated is quite discouraging. On the one hand, going on Viagra or Cialis as a man comes with the stigma of feeling “less like a man.” On the other hand, for women, there is almost no treatment that a doctor can give that is reliable in helping sexual dysfunctions. 

In both of these cases, solutions are necessary. There should be a way for both men and women to acquire effective treatment for sexual dysfunctions, while simultaneously not having to deal with the stress surrounding. Luckily, there are a few dietary supplements on the market that research has thoroughly proven to help with a myriad of sexual dysfunctions. It is important to note that there no guarantee that these supplements will work for you. Rather, they will radically increase the likelihood of you improving your sexual dysfunction.

Before taking any supplement, you should consult a doctor to see if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. The following should not be interpreted as medical advice, but instead, the general presentation of information to use at your own discretion. 


Maca is a Peruvian root that has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac. Of all of the supplements that will be listed in this article, this is the one with the best research backing up its efficacy. Likewise, it is one of the only supplements on this list to have ample research on its effects on women. 

The data shows that maca can improve SSRI-induced sexual dysfunctions in both men and women. Specifically, if you are having issues with libido or maintaining erections, maca has great research showing that it can improve libido significantly and it can improve penile function exponentially. 

The clinically effective dosage of maca is 2-3 grams. 

Horny Goat Weed

Many people have issues with genital sensitivity, making sex either unsatisfying or even impossible. If genital sensitive problems are your sexual dysfunction, horny goat weed is the supplement for you.

Horny goat weed has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine for centuries as an aphrodisiac. Research specifically shows that it is one of the best supplements for improving genital sensitivity. The long story short is that horny goat weed does this by improving nitric oxide production, which improves blood flow. Blood flow issues are a usual culprit behind genital sensitivity issues. Research shows that horny goat weed is on par with viagra in terms of its sexual benefits, without all of the side effects of viagra. 

The active compound in horny goat weed that confers the above benefits is known as Icariin. The clinically effective dosage of Icariin is 10 milligrams per kilogram of bodyweight. Most horny goat weed on the market shows the percentage of the extract that includes Icariin, so when purchasing horny goat weed, try to find a supplement with high concentrations of Icariin –most horny goat weed supplements, sadly, cheap out on Icariin, so you might have to do some digging to get the right dosage. 

Panax Ginseng

Panax ginseng is the most researched plant in the plant family named “ginseng.” It is often found in tea and in energy drinks.

Panax ginseng has great research to support its utility in treating sexual dysfunctions. According to various studies, subjects with a diagnosed erectile dysfunction who supplemented with Panax ginseng showed marked improvements in erection quality within the scope of 8 weeks. Furthermore, subjects in the same study who dealt with low libidos showed a marked improvement in libido after 8 weeks. 

Several other studies have shown comparable, if not identical, results. The reason Panax ginseng works so effectively in treating erectile dysfunctions is that Panax ginseng considerably improves blood flow. It is well-known that poor blood flow can result in erectile dysfunction

The clinically effective dosage for Panax ginseng is 3000 mg per day,

Vitamin D3

One of the most common micronutrient deficiencies is deficiencies in vitamin D. Vitamin D is one of the most important micronutrients you can supplement with, as it is responsible for the optimal operation of countless bodily functions. One of these bodily functions is the production of hormones. 

Research shows that a common cause of sexual dysfunction is hormonal issues, like low testosterone. Some of these issues can be onset by having a deficiency in vitamin D. If your sexual dysfunction is due to a deficiency in vitamin D.

Generally speaking, most people simply need about 1000-2000 IU per day of vitamin D3 in order to fix deficiencies. 

If you are looking for the first line of defense against sexual dysfunctions, any of these supplements will help you. However, it is very important to keep in mind that most of them won’t work very well for you if you do not already keep healthy habits. Drinking lots of water, eating mostly unprocessed foods, exercising, and getting 8 hours of sleep per night should be your first priority. Not only will these activities help with your sexual dysfunction, but they will help make you feel better in general. All of these activities reduce the rate of non-clinical mental illness, like anxiety and depression, and they all also improve your rate of productivity. Hence, keep in mind that supplements are supplemental by nature: what will really be of crucial importance is ensuring you have a healthy lifestyle. If that doesn’t work, these supplements can increase your odds of treating sexual dysfunctions. 

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