The 6 Best Herbs and Supplements for Boosting Your Sex Drive and Love life

Posted by on April 21, 2017 in Conscious Living, Relationships & Sex with 0 Comments

By Jordan Gray | Jordan Gray Consulting

Your sex drive is a good overall indicator of how healthy you are. If you are a male and you aren’t waking up with regular erections (especially if you’re a male under 50 years old), then that can be an issue.

The happier your body is the more sexual desire it will have.


Remember… “Horny equals healthy.”

I’ve been writing a lot more about health, wellness, and libido/testosterone levels this past year, and this is one of the most frequently requested topics in regards to sex drive and general health.

As always, with any supplementation, you want to make sure that you’re listening to your body.

Some people respond to certain supplements more than others, and the dose that you need on any given day/week will vary at different stages in your life.


While I give a general starting amount suggestion with each of the following six supplements, always ensure that you are listening to your body first and foremost. For example, some people might need to take 15-20 pine pollen tablets over the course of a week to feel any significant sexual charge, and some people might only need 2-3. It’s always a personal issue. So make sure you’re looking inwards for your answers as to how much of these supplements you should be taking.

Boost Your Testosterone By Balancing Your Hormones Naturally First

While I do consider altering your testosterone levels with natural supplements a natural process, before I get into the specific supplements that you can use to boost your sex drive, I believe that it’s imperative to go over a few key lifestyle factors first.

In many cases, simply doing the following five tips will balance your hormones to the degree that your sex drive will come back online/be boosted naturally and you won’t need to supplement at all. But if you’ve been doing the following five things and not noticing much of an uptick, then I encourage you to incorporate the lifestyle factors and dabble with supplementation as well. Let’s get into it.

– Sleep well

Regular, quality sleep is essential to a happy body, mind, and libido.

Prioritize your sleep by sleeping in a slightly cool room, at the same time each night, with as little light in the room as possible.

Wind down a few hours before bed, limit screen times, and buy blackout curtains for your room if need be.

Getting 8-9 hours of sleep is of the utmost importance when it comes to boosting your sex drive because your testosterone only produces during the night.

– Eat clean

Eat a largely plant-based diet. Drink lots of water. Don’t eat too much refined

sugar/white flour/bullshit, or overly processed foods. Drink green smoothies.

For testosterone production, you especially want to ensure that you’re eating an ample amount of healthy fats (avocados, pecans, almonds, coconut oil, etc.), and foods rich in vitamins B and D (fish, eggs, cheese), vitamin C (oranges, peppers, kale, strawberries), and zinc (spinach, shrimp, flax seeds, kidney beans).

Related Article: Better Sex in 5 Days: How to Boost your Sex Drive through Healthy Eating

– Reduce stress

Our bodies are wise. When you’re stressed, one of the first things to take a hit is your sex drive. That’s right… high levels of stress are a major driver of low testosterone levels.

It’s as if, evolutionarily, your body knows that you’re not in the most fit position to raise kids when you’re feeling overwhelmed by life.

To curb chronic stress, ensure that:

– You’re doing work that you love in the world

– You are getting regular aerobic exercise

– You are getting ample amounts of sleep

– You aren’t slamming 3+ cups of coffee per day (your hormones don’t respond particularly well to being constantly slammed with stimulants)

– You’re making ample time for rest, relaxation, and play

To read more of a deep dive on effectively curbing stress, read this.

– Give up drinking and drugs completely/almost entirely

Again, anything that is generally considered as sound, healthy advice is also good for your sex drive.

Avoid drinking (yes, alcohol) and drugs (including smoking, coffee/caffeine, high doses of refined sugar) in order to be at your best.

Even smoking a few cigars per week or drinking a couple of bottles of wine in a day can have a clear and noticeable negative impact on your sex drive. So it’s best to steer clear as much as you are able to.

– Remove toxins from your home and self-care products

The toxins in your self-care and cleaning products could very likely be negatively impacting your body’s natural hormonal balance set point.

Only use natural cleaning products around the home (I recommend this for dish soap, this for dish detergent, and this for laundry detergent)… and natural self-care products for your body (I recommend this shower soap, this deodorant, this sunscreen, and this toothpaste).

Also, to benefit from cleaner, more nature-y air in your home environment, I’d strongly recommend getting a salt lamp or two into your space to counteract whatever traffic exhaust fumes may be lingering around (especially if you live near any streets or highways).

The 6 Best Herbs And Supplements For Boosting Sex Drive Naturally

Without further ado, these are the six best natural herbs and supplements that you can take for a boost in the bedroom.

At the end of these six sections, I go into what I would recommend to start with and in what quantity.

Related Article: 10 Relatively Unknown Natural Aphrodisiacs That Will Rev Up Your Sex Life

1. Pine pollen

Ahhh old faithful!

Pine pollen was one of the first and most powerful libido boosters that I ever experimented with.

The science is still out on this one (I mean… big pharma can’t make a huge mark up on a plant based supplement, so why would they fund the study?) but I still have yet to find a more potent boost in my testosterone levels than when I use this supplement. I take three tablets a day for 2-3 days and I feel the effects immediately. I can go from wanting an orgasm per week, to needing to orgasm daily just to get by… so I know (for me, personally) that this stuff works.

This is the brand of pine pollen that I use. When people come to me looking for a quick boost in their libido, this is the first product that I send them to. In conjunction with the next one…

2. Maca root powder

Pine pollen and maca root are the two supplements that I send to the most of my readers/clients on a weekly basis. These two in combination with each other pack a powerful punch.

If I’m every feeling creatively/energetically/sexually uninspired, I’ll take three pine pollen tablets and drink a green smoothie with two tablespoons of maca root powder in it. Within an hour I’ll feel a huge creative and sexual energy rush and will need to either write an article and/or masturbate/have sex in order to be a functioning human being in society. Simply put, this stuff makes me into a beast.

Side note, make sure that you go with an organic brand like this one, so as to not be dumping a bunch of chemicals, fake additives, preservatives, or binding agents into your body.

3. Korean ginseng and indian ginseng

Korean ginseng encourages a rush of blood flow (when taken 10-30 minutes before sex) and it also promotes healthier testosterone levels in the long-term when taken regularly. This is the Korean ginseng that I have found the most impact from.

Indian ginseng (also known as ashwagandha) is a commonly used aphrodisiac and has been proven to reduce inflammation and stress, calm the nervous system, and balance the immune system. It was also proven, in a recent study, to be advantageous in increasing semen quality in men and reproductive health/fertility in women.

This is my favourite indian ginseng / ashwagandha / winter cherry (different names for the same thing) product on the market today.

4. Vitamins A, E, and the minerals zinc and selenium

Certain vitamins and minerals are absolutely critical in the processes of androgen and testosterone production.

Make sure you’re getting ample amounts of vitamin A, vitamin E, zinc and selenium in your diet. Eat foods like carrots, kale, spinach, shellfish/shrimp, wild salmon, kidney beans, flax seeds, almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds to get these nutrients into your diet.

And if you want to supplement to ensure that you’re getting optimal levels of these vitamins and minerals in your diet, I would recommend the following products:

Best vitamin A supplement

Best vitamin E supplement

Best zinc supplement

Best selenium supplement

5. Horny goat weed

Horny goat weed is an ancient natural remedy that has been used in China for centuries. It is commonly used to combat low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, and chronic fatigue.

A study done in 2008 found that a specific compound in the herb blocks the effects of an enzyme that blocks blood flow to the penis… which would then improve erectile ease, strength, and duration.

While I haven’t used this product personally, one of my longest-term clients that I’ve worked with for a few years swears by this particular product and he says that it saved his sex life (and marriage).

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