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Improving libido naturally in women

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Q: How can women improve libido naturally?

A: Our libido (sex drive) plays a big role in our everyday lives. For women, it is quite common to experience diminished sexual desire, whether at 35 or 55. It can become problematic when we start to experience a decline in libido for an extended period of time.

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Sexual desire and supplements

A deficiency in certain vitamins and/or minerals can have a negative impact on libido. Natural supplements can be beneficial for improving libido and sustaining health for many women.

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B vitamins

To improve energy levels and potentially jumpstart your sex drive, focus on incorporating vitamins B3, B6, and B12 into your daily routine. These vitamins can be purchased singularly or together in a B-complex supplement.

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Botanical boosters

The plant kingdom offers a variety of options to help revive your sex drive. There are numerous herbs in traditional Chinese medicine that act as natural aphrodisiacs. Maca is a Peruvian root vegetable that has been used for centuries as a tonic and aphrodisiac, while dong quai is another root that may help women experience healthy sex lives.

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Staying in the groove

Maintaining a healthy libido starts with personal lifestyle choices such as

  • eating healthy, nutrient-dense foods, such as organic fruits and vegetables
  • reducing stress levels
  • getting enough sleep
  • exercising regularly
  • avoiding cigarettes and alcohol
  • increasing nutritional supplementation

Libido-enhancing supplements can be found at your local health food store.

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