Could the answer to heating things up in the bedroom be in the vitamin aisle? Here’s what experts suggest to help you boost your passion.
Boost your vitamin B
“Loss of libido can be associated with B vitamin deficiency, which affects energy in general,” says Taz Bhatia, MD, an integrative medical expert in Atlanta, who goes by Dr. Taz. Supplements can help, or consider foods that are high in B vitamins, including poultry, beef, eggs, and green leafy vegetables. These are the 10 ways your body tells you you’re vitamin deficient.
Add more antioxidants
“The best supplements are those that support your body’s natural production of energy and hormones,” says Shannon Chavez, PsyD, CST, a sex therapist. She recommends vitamins A and E—the antioxidants that can help boost energy, circulation, and cell growth. “Many healthy foods, like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains, include the vitamin supplementation that you need to maintain a healthy libido.” Find out all the other steamy tricks you can use to boost your libido.
Increase your zinc
Deficiencies of this essential mineral have been known to result in low libido, according to Dr. Taz. That may explain why one particular food can kick up your sex drive: “Oysters are high in zinc and can help boost libido,” she says. Try chowing down on these other 17 foods proven to spark romance in the bedroom.