Stress, harmful environmental exposures, hormonal changes, medications, health problems, advancing age; all of these can lead to a reduction in desire and sexual performance in men and women. Like all hormones in the human body, the production of sex hormones begins to decline significantly in midlife. Poor diet, sleep disturbances and stress exacerbate this natural progression. According to surveys conducted, almost six out of ten women and five out of ten men – i.e. about one in two women and one in two men – suffer from one or more sexual problems or they are simply dissatisfied with their sex life at some point in their lives. Yet sexuality remains a taboo subject for many people, even in confidential conversations with a doctor.
Even thousands of years ago, sexual concerns were a topic of great interest. People looked for help in nature’s treasure chest and found it. The Incas in South America, for example, discovered active ingredients in the extract of the Peruvian tuber maca that promote sexual energy, stamina and desire.
A gender-specific combination of high-quality micronutrients with standardised Maca extracts can increase vitality, energy, desire and libido in men and women.
These include the following substances:
MACA: The Peruvian root maca (Lepidium Meyenii) has been used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of South America to increase sexual energy and desire. After the Spanish conquest of Peru, the tuber was also exported to Europe to take advantage of its potency-enhancing effects. Maca contains a variety of minerals, essential amino acids and trace elements. This natural substance can not only increase libido, but also support a normal hormone balance overall, thus creating the conditions necessary for the maturation of a sufficient number of sperm as well as functional eggs. In addition, maca can improve physical and mental energy while supporting the immune system.
White panax ginseng: Originating in Asia, genuine ginseng has been used for many centuries. White ginseng extract is made by drying the roots and then grating them into powder. It can help to promote sexual desire and vitality.
Ginkgo biloba: A broad-spectrum herbal antioxidant, ginkgo can promote blood flow to the genitals and brain, supporting pleasure and cognitive function.
Royal jelly: The diet of the queen bee can have specific effects on glandular activity and balanced hormone production. This micronutrient can influence sexual energy as it can promote metabolic activity.
Niacinamide: Fish, offal and beef are particularly rich in this vitamin. Niacin (vitamin B3) contributes to a normal energy metabolism, to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to a normal condition of the mucous membranes, including those of the vagina.
Calcium: Certain calcium-containing mineral mixtures have numerous properties. Not only do they provide the organism with minerals, but they can also help regulate the body’s pH value.
Damiana: This well-known and proven aphrodisiac for women comes from South America. Both the leaves and the flowers contain flavonoids, essential oils, tannins and other active ingredients that can be anti-inflammatory, stimulating, anxiety-relieving and slightly euphoric.
Ginger root: The ginger oil contained in this plant stimulates the circulation and can also be used for menstrual pain. It is also a good way for women who wish to have children to stimulate the female organs and warm the tissues. Ginger thus has a stimulating and warming effect, as well as antibacterial and aphrodisiac properties.
Avena sativa: This extract from green oats has been used successfully for many years as an energy tonic. It can naturally support the body’s own hormone production.
L-tyrosine: L-tyrosine is found primarily in foods such as peanuts, peas, eggs and soy products. This amino acid can help relieve stress and tension, suppress irritability, boost energy potential and, especially during menopause, create a balanced mood.
Passion flower: Passion flower can have a relaxing and calming effect on the nervous system. In addition, it can help to stabilise the different hormone productions at a normal ratio to each other.