Sex Support Pack
The Vitality Rx Sex Support Pack is a combination of several single ingredient, high potency vitamins and minerals that all have their own specific function from increasing libido to improving sexual performance.
Vitamins: Adrenal Support, DHEA, DIM , Ashwagandha, Magnesium, EPA/DHA
A decrease in libido is often traced to excess stress, which has an impact on the adrenal glands. To counteract the amount of stress patients put on their minds and bodies, lifestyle changes and nutritional support can help them restore their passion and rebuild their desire for intimacy.
Many people think about the ovaries and testes, which make testosterone, when they think about sexual hormones. Although this is true, the adrenal glands also play a large part in producing these hormones.
Stress can be caused by poor diet, chronic illness, lack of quality sleep, or pressure at work or in the home. The adrenal glands release hormones necessary to deal with stress; however, prolonged periods of tension and angst on the body and mind will deplete the required stores. When the stress levels are high, so is the blood pressure. When the blood pressure is high, it restricts blood flow to all the arteries, hence, becoming one of the leading causes of impotence.
Vitamin B5 (also called pantothenic acid) is essential to healthy adrenal gland function.
Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogenic herb that has been shown to decrease cortisol levels. The roots and rhizome of the plant contain approximately 140 different active compounds, such as monoterpene alcohols and their glycosides, flavonoids, flavonolignans, proanthocyanidins, and gallic acid derivatives.
Ginseng has also been studied in both men and women and has research backing its use for improving sexual arousal in women, as well as erectile dysfunction in men.
Panax ginseng, also referred to as Asian or Korean ginseng, is an adaptogenic herb that possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Ginsenosides, a group of steroid-like saponins, have been identified as the primary active components of the herb. Panax ginseng exerts many therapeutic actions, such as neuroprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiapoptotic (prevents cell death), immunostimulant, and anticancer effects.
Research has shown that supplemental Panax ginseng may improve chronic fatigue and reduce the HPA axis response to stress. In one study, Panax ginseng supplementation reduced circulating cortisol and increased enzymatic and nonspecific antioxidant activity in response to physical stress.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone that’s naturally produced in men in the adrenal glands, brain, and testes. From there, it circulates into the bloodstream as dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S or DHEA-sulfate) and then converts into testosterone and other male sex hormones called androgens.
Although DHEA is the most prevalent steroid hormone in the human body and people sometimes refer to it as the “fountain of youth hormone,” a man’s supply won’t last forever (Webb, 2008). Levels of DHEA peak between ages 20 and 30, then the number starts to decline. By the time a man is 70–80 years old, his DHEA hormone levels are 10–20% of what they were when he was young. Low levels are linked to several conditions, such as depression and sexual dysfunction.
DHEA improves erectile dysfunction because of its androgenic properties. DHEA improves erectile dysfunction symptoms, orgasmic function, sexual desire, and overall satisfaction. Men with idiopathic erectile dysfunction or with high blood pressure respond well to DHEA; however, DHEA is ineffective for erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes or neurological disorders.
Diindolylmethane (DIM) is produced by the natural breakdown of indole-3-carbinol in cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale by stomach acid upon ingestion. It’s well documented that a high intake of cruciferous vegetables is beneficial for immune health and normal cell replication, especially prostate and breast.* Indole-3-carbinol and DIM are thought to play a big role in these protective processes
DIM supports a ‘good’ healthy estrogen metabolism and reduces the less desirable or ‘bad’ estrogen metabolites. This is important for men because DIM is an aromatase inhibitor. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. Slowing down the conversion of testosterone to estrogen can free up some of your testosterone, maintain better estrogen levels, and balance out your hormones. This is the foundation of good sexual health.
As one of the most common reasons of declining sex drive and poor sexual performance is stress, the plant of Ashwagandha can help reduce stress levels, to start with. When the stress levels are high, so is the blood pressure. When the blood pressure is high, it restricts blood flow to all the arteries, hence, becoming one of the leading causes of impotence.
When men start taking ashwagandha, the production of nitric oxide is stimulated in their bodies. As a result of this, the blood vessels that carry blood to the genitals are dilated. This causes an increase in sexual desire and satisfaction.
There are two other ways ashwagandha helps in restoring a good sex life. First, it helps in the production of testosterone. It increases the serum levels of the luteinizing hormone and testosterone and revitalizes the natural balance of sexual hormones in men. Secondly, as ashwagandha is known to reduce stress by inhibiting the growth of cortisol, it also helps in the slowing of natural testosterone reduction. This in turn helps to keep the testosterone levels optimum for the body’s proper sexual functioning.
Magnesium helps facilitate more than 300 reactions throughout the body. As a result, it is involved in a variety of processes including synthesizing proteins, optimizing muscle and nerve function, regulating blood glucose levels, and controlling blood pressure. However, recent literature shows another previously overlooked benefit: it can increase the amount of testosterone in your body. Several recent studies suggest a correlation between magnesium and unbound testosterone allowing both men and women to maximize its performance-enhancing properties.
Researchers have also found that there might be a positive association between magnesium and premature ejaculation. Higher levels of seminal plasma magnesium seem to reduce the severity of premature ejaculation.
Fish oil comes from various species of oily fish, such as mackerel, tuna, and herring. Manufacturers can use many different methods to harvest fish oil, but most techniques typically involve a four-stage process that includes cooking, pressing, filtering, and centrifuging the resultant oil. Fish oils contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. These are essential fatty acids that the body cannot make itself. Two of the most well-known types of omega-3 are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Like the brain, healthy seminal fluid contains a hefty amount of omega-3 fatty acids as it gives your little swimmers the fluidity to move about well. But that’s not all. DHA is is used to bind the building blocks that make up the acrosome (the little cap right at the tip of the sperm cell) together. This is important because the acrosome contains all the enzymes that let the sperm penetrate the egg.
Omega 3 fatty acids can also help increase dopamine levels too. This can improve mood but also help to trigger arousal.