Ladies, we know it’s awkward to talk to your doctors about sex, but the truth is a low sex drive is not something you need to accept as normal.
In fact, it’s a sign that your hormones are off and there is definitely something we can do to bring that spark back to your sex life.
It’s common for women to experience a lower interest and desire for sex when they’re on the birth control pill or as they enter perimenopause and menopause because of decreasing testosterone levels. You might think testosterone is just for dudes, but us ladies need a small amount to have boost our sexual appetite, boost your mood, and have healthy bones.
When your testosterone is low you may notice:
No interest in sex. Like at all.
Excessive hair loss
Muscle weakness and low muscle tone
So regardless of your age, if you’re noticing you just can’t seem to rev the engine in the bedroom, it’s always important to have your naturopathic doctor test your levels through a saliva hormone panel. In the meantime – check this out.
Our top 5 supplements to boost your testosterone and get your sex life back on track:
Tribulus is a great libido-boosting herb. Even though it doesn’t impact testosterone levels, like many might think, it is a strong aphrodisiac for both men and women. Tribulus may also help to improve blood sugar regulation and cardiovascular health.
The research behind maca is not robust, in fact there is enough out there to convince anyone it doesn’t improve testosterone levels. But there are some anecdotal reports of maca improving libido even though it doesn’t impact actual T levels in women. Maybe not our first choice for libido, but worth a shot.
Ashwaghanda has been shown to improve testosterone levels, which will positively impact your libido if low testosterone is the problem. Aswaghanda, however, is one of our favourite adaptogenic herbs. Meaning it works on improving your abiity to handle stress. It’s this action that we believe positively impacts your libido – less stress = more sexual desire.
Saw palmetto is a clinic favourite for pushing high DHT back to testosterone. It does this in both males and females and can positively impact your sex drive.
Zinc works very similarly to saw palmetto in that it helps push DHT back to testosterone. Zinc is also necessary for the body to produce testosterone. Lots of women are zinc deficient just do to poor food quality.
If you’re interested in learning more, set up a discovery call with our clinical coordinator to have all your questions answered.