Cacao has been shown to elevate dopamine, a neurotransmitter that increases passion. Cacao has also been shown to elevate serotonin which promotes a positive and relaxed mental attitude.
Studies have revealed that cacao increases oxytocin, often referred to as the “trust molecule” which is said to calm insecurities and soothe apprehensions. Moreover, cacao contains high amounts of phenylethylamine (PEA), a chemical associated with feelings of extreme pleasure and sexual stimulation. The theobromines, anandamide, tryptophan and caffeine in cacao are also powerful stimulants that increase sex drive.
Asparagus contains high concentrations of folate. Folate is known to elevate histamine levels. Animal studies have consistently shown that elevated histamine drives up libido. Asparagus also contains high levels of vitamin E, essential for sex hormone production. Asparagus also plays a critical role in reproductive support by stimulating neurological and circulatory systems.
Almonds are rich in zinc, which has been shown to increase both testosterone and sperm counts in human studies. The high levels of magnesium in almonds also act as a nerve tranquilizer, putting our body at ease and our mind more in the mood. The high concentrations of vitamin E and F will help the body to increase hormone production.
Celebrated as an aphrodisiac in Mediterranean culture for centuries, its origins as a sex-citer date back to the first century AD. Today, many experts believe that it contains antioxidants that block the absorption of toxins that antagonize testosterone production. Testosterone is the spark that ignites our passion! Arugula also contains a hefty dose of vitamin E to support an abundance of sex hormone production.
Oysters, the superior aphrodisiac, contain high levels of omega 3 fats, which improve circulation, and support healthy blood flow to our sexual organs. Oysters are also high in zinc which enhances vaginal lubrication. The elevated dopamine levels in oysters increases testosterone levels and increases semen quality.
Watermelon contains the antioxidant citrulline, which increases the amount of nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide is the body’s primary source of blood vessel dilation. Citrulline has been shown to increase erection hardness in human studies.