Best supplements to increase libido: Four supplements to help this Valentine’s Day

Zinc

Present in pulses, whole grains, eggs, seafood, red meat and cheese, zinc is an essential mineral for one’s overall health and could also boost one’s sex drive.

“Lack of zinc may contribute to sterility or infertility.

A deficiency of zinc, however, does not lead to lack of sexual desire,” said Dr Prakash Kothari, head of the department of sexual medicine at KEM Hospital.

Ginkgo

This popular ancient Chinese herbal remedy has for many years helped those with a low sex drive.

It works by aiding blood circulation which is crucial for the sexual organs to help with sexual function.

Ginkgo has also been shown to reduce platelet aggregation, which means it helps to clear blood vessels and promotes vasodilation (widening of the blood vessels essential for erectile dysfunction). This is due to its components, terpenoids and alkaloids.

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