Aphrodisiacs are substances that stimulate or increase sexual desire. Men need more of just about every essential nutrient than women. Male aphrodisiacs can prolong and strengthen an erection and heighten the desire to have sex, enhance virility or can even be used to treat certain physiological conditions like sexual dysfunction and impotence.
Male aphrodisiacs are also termed as libido boosters for men. These include vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Apart from improving libido, vitamins and minerals also fight problems like high cholesterol, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, certain cancers and kidney stones. Here in this article, you will find the beneficial effects of vitamins and minerals in various health conditions.
Chromium can cut cholesterol, boost endurance and help gain muscle and lose fat. The average man needs at least 50 micrograms, of chromium a day, but active men should get 100 to 200 micrograms.
Magnesium plays a key role in regulating the heart beat and protects against heart disease as well as brings down high blood pressure. It also boosts fertility by making sperm more vigorous. You will get about two thirds of your daily requirement of magnesium from a breakfast of two cups of shredded wheat, skim milk and a banana. Baked potatoes, beans, nuts, oatmeal, peanut butter, whole-wheat spaghetti, leafy vegetables and seafood are also magnesium rich.
Vitamin A has significant immunity boosting and anti-cancer effects. It helps maintain good vision. A ½ cup serving of steamed carrots supplies almost four times a man’s daily recommended intake of 1000 milligrams. Other good sources are liver, dairy products, fish, tomatoes, apricots, etc.
Vitamin B6 is a powerful immune booster, and prevents skin and bladder cancer. Additionally, it protects against the formation of kidney stones and can help prevent restless sleep. You need only two milligrams of vitamin B6 daily – about the amount in two large bananas. Active men need a few milligrams more, since it’s burned up during exercise. Other dietary sources include chicken and fish, liver, potatoes, avocados and sunflower seeds.
Vitamin C boost immunity, prevent cancer, heart disease and stroke, promotes healthy gums and teeth, prevent cataracts, hastens wound healing, counteracts asthma, and may help overcome infertility in men. Keeping your body well supplied with vitamin C may also slow the aging process. The good dietary sources of vitamin C are broccoli, cantaloupe, green peppers and grapefruit juice. It you smoke, you probably need extra vitamin C. smokers have lower levels of the vitamin in their blood.
Vitamin E lowers cholesterol, prevents buildup of artery clogging plaque, boosts immunity, cleanses the body of pollutants and prevents cataracts. There’s lots of vitamin E in almonds, peanuts and pecans, but it’s hard to get enough of this nutrient from your diet.
Zinc helps in improving sex drives, potency and fertility. It is used to treat impotence, and has a profound influence on the body’s ability to heal wounds and resist diseases. Men tend to get only about two-thirds the RDA of 15 milligrams, particularly if men are active. Too much zinc can hinder the work of other minerals, so experts recommend taking no more than one 15 milligram supplement a day.
Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.
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