February is known as the month of love, with Valentine’s Day falling right in the middle on February 14th. As you may know, love has some different aspects to it. For example, love involves committing to your partner, encouraging each other to pursue what brings him or her joy, and doing your best to make the other person happy. While those are all very important, that’s not what this article is going to be about. We’re going to discuss what may be challenging to talk about for fear of embarrassment, and yet it is so important! I’m talking about sexual health and intimacy with your partner.

For many people, experiencing a healthy sex life contributes to overall life satisfaction. Unfortunately, many men and women experience what’s called low libido, also known as low sex drive. Low libido can be caused by many different aspects of our lifestyle, including high stress levels, depression, low energy levels, poor cardiovascular health causing suboptimal blood flow, excessive inflammation, low testosterone, certain medications (especially certain anti-depressants and high blood pressure medications), excess body fat and nutrient deficiencies, to name a few.

In this article, we’re going to focus on some key natural nutrients that are involved in experiencing a healthy sex life, which include Arginine, B-Vitamins, and Zinc, aka “The Big Three”. As you’re going to learn, all of these nutrients are synergistic, meaning each enhances the effects of the others!

Libido Booster#1: Arginine

Arginine is an amino acid that plays a major role in adequate blood flow to certain parts of the body. How? Well, it is the precursor to a neurotransmitter called nitric oxide, and it is really nitric oxide that enhances blood flow by allowing certain blood vessels to relax. When nitric oxide is released in the penis and clitoris, this increased blood flow is what allows you to experience the pleasure of sex, and without sufficient nitric oxide, you may experience low libido. Here at Interactive Health Clinic, our proprietary mixtures contain optimal amounts of arginine, mainly in our Love Potion IV, Libido Boost IV, as well as our Libido Up Injection.

Sex Enhancer #2: B-Vitamins

Now you know you need arginine so your body can make nitric oxide, but what do we need to actually turn arginine into nitric oxide? B-Vitamins, specifically, vitamins B12 and B9! Vitamins B12 and B9 are critical for the production of nitric oxide synthase, which does exactly what it sounds like: it synthesizes nitric oxide. Vitamins B12 and B9, along with vitamins B6 and B2 are all important to reduce what’s called homocysteine. All of these critical B-Vitamins can be found at Interactive Health Clinic in our Love Potion IV, Libido Boost IV, and our Libido Up Injection!

Homocysteine is also an amino acid, but high amounts of it can lead to plaque buildup in the blood vessels, which not only puts you at risk for a heart attack or stroke, it will make it challenging to feel sexually stimulated because of reduced blood flow to the penis and clitoris. As you can see, having adequate amounts of key B-vitamins is critical to not only sexual health, but also overall cardiovascular health.

Love Nutrient #3: Zinc

There’s one more part of this story, and that has to do with testosterone. Testosterone is involved in both male and female libido, however, research suggests estrogen plays a larger role in sexual arousal in females rather than testosterone. Nonetheless, low testosterone in women can contribute to low libido. Why does testosterone increase libido? Testosterone appears to increase the enzyme nitric oxide synthase, which if you recall, helps to create nitric oxide.

What does zinc have to do with testosterone? In a study where they intentionally deprived men of zinc in their diet, a significant decrease in testosterone was noticed. Then, when they gave zinc to men with zinc deficiency, they noticed a significant increase in testosterone! Unlike the B-Vitamins and arginine, zinc is exclusively found in the Libido Boost IV.

Tying It All Together

Let me summarize how all of these key nutrients are synergistic and inter-related. One of the most important aspects of experiencing sexual arousal and pleasure has to do with proper blood flow to both the clitoris and penis, which is mainly mediated by nitric oxide. In order to make nitric oxide, we need the amino acid called arginine and the enzyme called nitric oxide synthase. In order to make nitric oxide synthase, we need plenty of b-vitamins and testosterone, which requires a healthy amount of zinc in our body.

It’s really important to do your best to get these key nutrients from your food. However, if you’d like to get the maximum benefit from these nutrients, I would encourage you to check out our Libido IV and Injection therapy, where we can put a therapeutic amount of these nutrients right into your body. You can get exclusive access to these proprietary mixtures by giving contacting us to see if the Libido Boost IV, Love Potion IV or Libido Up Injection is right for you. To learn more about our Interactive Health approach to personalized medicine please give us a call at (425) 361-7945.