Just like the female folks, we men also gradually begin to experience a drop in our sex drive as we get older. For men this is all because of the decrease in the amount of testosterone that our body produces regularly.
You see the bad news is that this decline begins the moment you cross the age of 30 years and it reduces at a rate of 1-1.5% per year.
When you get to the age of 40 years, your testosterone level would be 10 – 15% of what it used to be when you were 20 years old. For a lot of men, this comes with problems like depression, lack of sleep, chronic stress, low sex drive etc.
Before you think of using testosterone therapy (which is almost non-existent in Nigerian hospitals), there are few natural ways that you can use to increase your sex drive and testosterone without any side effects. Here they are:
1. Start Lifting Weights And Doing Body Weight Exercises
If you want to boost your libido, then the first thing you need to start doing is lifting weights and doing body weights exercises. The major reason for this is that exercises assists in increasing the blood flow in your body in addition to reducing excess fat in your body and clearing your arteries.
Better blood circulation means that they would be increased blood flow to your penis and this helps in increasing your sex drive. Also lifting weights helps in encouraging your body to produce more testosterone.
I know how the economic situation is in Nigeria and you don’t have to go to a standard gym; you can buy yourself some dumb bells and do body weight exercises (like squats, press ups, chin ups etc) all in the comfort of your own home – it is a lot more affordable than paying expensive monthly gym fees.
2. Always Get Adequate Sleep
Lack of sleep can cause really reduce your sex drive. This is simply because sleep deprivation increases your stress levels and this can greatly reduce the level of your testosterone. This low testosterone shows itself in a low sex drive.
So to help your sex life, then you need to sleep for at least 8 hours each night. Remove all disturbances like television, mp3 players, mobile phones etc. when you are about to go to sleep. You should also avoid drinking too much water or liquid before you sleep so that you don’t have to get up frequently to go and urinate.
3. Eat Foods That Are Rich In Zinc
Scientists have discovered that zinc in our diet helps the body in producing more testosterone. Nigerian foods like onions, garlic and peppers contain this essential nutrient zinc. Also chocolate and oysters are foods that you can add to your diet. You can also take it further by buying zinc supplements from your pharmacy – and yes you can buy zinc supplements in Nigerian pharmacies.
4. Begin Using a Libido Enhancing Supplement
My advice is that you begin using a natural libido and testosterone enhancing supplement that would help in bringing back your sexual desire. When looking out for any supplement, make sure that it contains vital ingredients like these: ginkgo biloba, tribulus terrestris, pauma and l-arginine.
This is because these ingredients help a lot in increasing the blood flow to your genitals and they assist in boosting your body’s production of testosterone. When you make use of these kinds of supplements you would feel a lot healthier.
Make sure you go for all natural supplements that are free of any side effects whatsoever. My advice is that you visit your pharmacy and ask a pharmacist (don’t be shy, so many Nigerian pharmacist respect your privacy) for an all natural supplement that can help in bring sex drive back.
Cheers… and have a great sex life!