Three ways to boost performance in the bedroom
Let’s get real, guys.
Sexual performance issues can affect any of us.
In fact 1 in 10 men will face sexual performance issues at some point in their life.
We’re often told that prescription medication is the be-all-end-all solution to your bedroom woes. Visit your GP, pop a pill...problem solved, right? Not so fast! Today we’re taking a look at a few natural ways you can support your overall health, well-being, and performance.
Why should I try natural before prescription medications?
We get it.
If you suffer from poor sexual performance you want a quick fix.
Living with issues like erectile dysfunction can be embarrassing, disheartening, and frustrating.
The issue is, prescription medication often provides only that: a quick, temporary fix. It’s not going to get to - and treat - the source of the issue. The more medication you take, the more medication you’ll need.
Many prescription medications can’t be taken in combination with other medications. For example, mixing Viagra with medication for chest pains, heart problems, and pulmonary hypertension can result in dangerously low blood pressure.
So, what are your options?
Let’s find out:
1. Reduce stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety produce excessive amounts of cortisol…
...as we know this can lower your libido and affect your sex life.
Stress is a response to a circumstance or situation, whereas anxiety is an ongoing feeling of hopelessness and unease. When you’re stressed or anxious your mind is often elsewhere, which makes it difficult to get excited for some time in the bedroom.
Gaining control over your mental health is critical to managing stress and anxiety.
Stressed? Give these strategies a go!
- Regular exercise
- Getting more sleep
- Finding a fulfilling hobby
- Speaking to a counsellor, therapist, or trusted loved one
- Taking a break from work and other stressful environments
2. Make long-lasting lifestyle changes
We all want to live life to the fullest, right?
But that can be difficult if you’re struggling in the bedroom.
If your diet is questionable, your fitness levels are at an all-time low, and you’re drinking more alcohol than usual, you’re on a slippery slope towards sexual performance issues.
Why? Because your sex hormones are directly affected by your lifestyle.
Diet alone has a significant impact on your sexual health. Diets high in unhealthy fats and sugars lead to clogged arteries and restricted blood flow. Blood flow is pretty important in the bedroom!
A lack of exercise, smoking, and alcohol are also major contributors to reduced testosterone. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our previous blog posts it’s that low testosterone is one of the biggest mood-killers out there!
Unhappy with your lifestyle? Consider these changes!
- Quit smoking
- Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake
- Exercise for 30 minutes a day, even if it’s at home!
- Replace fatty, sugary foods with nutrient-dense whole foods
3. Support your health with natural supplements
Capsules may still help restore your sexual performance…
...the natural kind, that is!
Unlike over-the-counter medications that require expensive repeat prescriptions, natural herbal dietary supplements combine herbs and minerals that promote sexual performance.
Boosting your libido? It's easy with these ingredients!
We know all about zinc’s benefits for immune function, but zinc is also very effective in boosting testosterone, supporting fertility, and resolving impotence.
Used as an aphrodisiac since ancient Egyptian times, fenugreek has powerful benefits as a libido booster, anti-inflammatory, and digestive stimulant.
An essential trace element, selenium protects cell and thyroid health. For men, selenium can improve sperm motility, as well as support fertility and testosterone production.
Often referred to as the “king of herbs”, Korean ginseng can support male fertility, improve erectile function, enhance cognition, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular issues.
Get back to your best in the bedroom
Issues in the bedroom can strike anyone at any time. Thankfully it doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of costly prescription medications. With a few lifestyle changes and the support of natural supplements you’ll restore your mojo in no time!