Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?

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If we’re honest, men and women have been greatly motivated by (read: obsessed with) sex since the beginning of time. And, since the beginning of time, it seems our ancestors used all sorts of powders and potions to help get them… in the mood.

The need for increased libido is something that crosses all barriers – race, culture, ethnicity, age, income, you name it. We all want to have better sex and more of it! And it seems that aphrodisiacs are what will help us have great sex.

But Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?

My friend’s dad used to swear that if his wife ate oysters, she’d “get in the mood.” A guy I used to work with swore up and down that spicy foods would help him and his older girlfriend have a wild night.

But is there any truth to this? Do these aphrodisiacs really work?

Well, oysters are rich in the mineral zinc. Deficiencies in this mineral have been linked to loss of libido and erectile dysfunction (ED). Can eating one serving of oysters suddenly help you achieve and erection or have a roaring libido? Most likely not. But adding in zinc-rich foods to your diet may help over a period of time.

What about spicy foods? They’re supposed to be aphrodisiacs.

Well, spicy foods contain something called capsaicin, which is the active ingredient in cayenne pepper and other hot peppers and is what gives them their heat. Eating capsaicin can increase metabolism and get the heart beating faster, which can improve blood circulation and get more blood to the genitals. But again, you’d have to eat a lot of spicy foods and often to reap any real benefit.

There’s also chocolate. Who among us doesn’t feel really good after eating chocolate? And some swear it is an aphrodisiac. But is there any scientific evidence of this?

Scientists do admit there are a couple of chemicals in chocolate that could increase sexual desire. One is tryptophan – yes, that stuff in turkey that makes you sleepy. Tryptophan is actually a precursor to the feel-good chemical serotonin. The other chemical in chocolate is called phenylethylamine, which is a stimulant akin to amphetamine. Phenylethylamine is released into our brains when we fall in love.

The reality is, these substances are only in chocolate in very small doses, so it’s unlikely that they actually offer an aphrodisiac effect. So why do people seem to “get in the mood” after they eat chocolate? We can’t deny that eating chocolate and letting it melt in our mouth just makes us feel good. And we’re probably more susceptible to arousal when we’re in a good and happy mental state.

So does this mean that aphrodisiacs don’t really exist?

No, they do, but you’ve got to be careful what you choose. Some aphrodisiacs are just myth, and perhaps the placebo effect (where we assume we’ll get an outcome and so we do) is behind a lot of these aphrodisiacs working.

But there are herbs and natural ingredients that have been studied and used all over the world for their ability to increase sexual desire and help men achieve erections.

What are some of these actual aphrodisiacs?

Radix Eurycoma Longifolia

Radix Eurycoma Longifolia, whose botanical name is Long Jack, literally translated to Ali’s Stick. It originates from Malaysia and has been used as a medicinal plant there as well as in other countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Laos for decades.

Scientific Research

Long Jack has been studied for its ability to help improve vitality in users. Long Jack extract has been scientifically tested on rats during lab experiment and the result were very positive. It was found to increase sexual activity of the rats. Asian people have known this for a long time. In fact, in Malaysia, long jack is considered the natural Viagra by the locals.

Studied since the 1960s, long jack is known to:

  • Increase energy levels
  • Increase sperm count as well as sperm quality

Radix Panax Ginseng

Panax Ginseng has been revered for its medicinal properties for thousands of years all over the world. In Asia it has been used to strengthen the body and beat the effects of stress. It has also been used to boost the immune system and improve circulation.

Scientific studies have found ginseng to be able to increase the production of certain hormones, improve energy and help calm nervousness. These are all things that can improve the quality of your sex life!

Royal Jelly

And finally, royal jelly is a creamy white substance made by nurse bees to feed to bee larva and the queen bee. It is loaded with powerful nutrients, which is probably why the queen bee grows 10x larger and lives 10x longer than the average bee.

Research has shown that royal jelly does in fact help the body’s immune system, thereby helping your body to combat the effects of aging and stress.

These 3 natural substances have all been studied and shown to help men and women with their libido and impotence. If you need some help in the bedroom, you can either eat a boatload of oysters and spicy food, or you can eat a delicious packet of our Golden Royal Honey, which contain all three of these powerful aphrodisiacs.