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Doctor insights on: Herbs And Supplements For Sex Drive

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What supplements can I take to help my sex drive?

What supplements can I take to help my sex drive?

Short answer...no: I think it is important to understand that supplements and herbal remedies differ from traditional medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, in that, by law, they are not required by the government to have the same rigorous standards of proving that they are safe and effective by the fda. As long as a product has a disclaimer that it does not claim to treat any illness, the company selling it is basically able to make many claims regarding what the product can do. These products may well be effective and safe (although i would not spend my money on them unless they had data showing that they are indeed safe and effective), but they may not be. Also, interactions with medications you take for other conditions may occur, and there is no way of knowing this 100%. I would advise caution. Additionally, be aware that there are a great many products out there offering "male enhancement" or "improved sexual performance". None of these products are regulated by the fda, and none have shown any data proving their safety or efficacy. Despite this, many of the companies manufacturing these products make a great deal of money. I think a good rule of thumb is, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ...Read more

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Tyrosine supplements. Will it increase my sex drive?

Tyrosine supplements.  Will it increase my sex drive?

No, no and no: Where did you get that idea? Your body makes all the tyrosine it needs from phenylalanine. Any tyrosine that doesn't go into proteins or catecholamine synthesis is burned for energy. The money you spend to buy tyrosine supplements you can literally watch going down the toilet. Remember: You don't need even a high-school diploma to work in a health-food store. ...Read more

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Can i still take zinc supplements for male sex drive?

Can i still take zinc supplements for male sex drive?

Some due sex drive: Zinc is essential for optimal growth and repair, being involved in the actions of several vital hormones and hundreds of enzymatic reactions in the body. Zinc is essential for the formation of superoxide dismutase, one of the body’s most potent antioxidants. Zinc deficiencies can result in growth retardation in children, significantly weakened immune function, poor wound healing and muscle loss. ...Read more

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Can testosterone supplements increase sex drive?

Can testosterone supplements increase sex drive?

Possibly. : Multiple citations exist on tongkat ali: - here's a couple of then - http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23754792 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22924057 sex drive would be going up due to increase testosterone. While it is not fashionable for many allopathic docs to endorse supplements to raise t, i believe that some of them are probably valid. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements reduce/kill sex drive amongst men?

Can herbal supplements reduce/kill sex drive amongst men?

There are: Literally hundreds of herbal supplements. Please specify which herbal supplement you are asking about and then we will attempt to answer the question for you. Thank you. ...Read more

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I've heard HGH supplements are good for anti aging and boating sex drive. Is that true? Are they safe? What are the potential side effects?

I've heard HGH supplements are good for anti aging and boating sex drive. Is that true? Are they safe? What are the potential side effects?

Don't do it: The people who tell you this will tell you anything to sell you the stuff. Growth hormone stimulates growth in all tissues. You don't always want growth (think "cancer"). Google "acromegaly" (tumors that make excess hgh) and see if you want to have a condition like that. ...Read more

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I'm thinking about getting on an acne supplement. Since i'm assuming it affects your hormones, will it kill my sex drive?

I'm thinking about getting on an acne supplement. Since i'm assuming it  affects your hormones, will it kill my sex drive?

No: But I am concerned about what you plan to use as an acne "supplement". Forgive my frankness. The irrational and pricey vitamin mixtures are for suckers frightened of the evidence-based medicines that actually work. They won't help acne or alter your hormones or libido. This is the 21st century. You deserve something that works. We physicians can give it to you. ...Read more

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Is there any supplements to help a male experiencing no sex drive on 10mg Lexapro and 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL for ocd/anxiety?

Is there any supplements to help a male experiencing no sex drive on 10mg Lexapro and 150mg wellbutrin (bupropion) XL  for ocd/anxiety?

Female sex cream: Apricus biosciences is currently developing the product femprox, a topical cream for the treatment of female sexual arousal disorder. It contains prostaglandin e1 as the active ingredient and a permeation enhancer ddaip which facilitates the delivery of the drug into the blood stream. An existing drug, bremelanotide, has also been found to increase libido in 90% of subjects. ...Read more

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My testosterone level was 325. Could i benefit from taking DHEA supplement? I have ED problems and low sex drive. I also have charcot marie tooth

My testosterone level was 325. Could i benefit from taking DHEA supplement? I have ED problems and low sex drive. I also have charcot marie tooth

Complicated: There are many sub types of CMT (HSMN) The relationship to ED depends on the type and the degree of involvement of afferent and efferent nerves. The use of male hormones depends on many factors and should be done under strict medical supervision. I'd start with a urologist and have them consult with your neurologist after doing a good exam. Lets get these problems taken care of. ...Read more

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Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more