Enhance Your Romance


Flowers wilt and die, and chocolate bonbons are not (generally) on our diet. So what’s a guy (or girl) to do for Valentine’s Day? Present your honey with one of the following supplements, and you’ll both benefit. Trust us.

For Him

Tribulus terrestris is a testosterone booster that comes from an herb that grows in Asia and North America. While it’s typically used by weight trainers for its muscle-building benefits, it has also been used for centuries as a libido booster. Tribulus stimulates the pituitary gland to release more luteinizing hormone, increasing testosterone and, thus, performance in the gym and the bedroom. Look for products that deliver 250 to 750 milligrams per dose and take two to three doses per day, including one an hour before workouts and another an hour before romps with your partner.

For Her

A Stanford study found that a supplement containing damiana as one of its main ingredients significantly increased sex drive in women, but that’s just one of its benefits. Another is its ability to calm and relax, potentially even creating a state of euphoria. Isn’t that how you’d like your lady to feel when you’re around? Look for products that supply 50 to 500 milligrams of damiana and take once or twice daily between meals.

For Both

Aptly named, horny goat weed is literally herbal Viagra because research has found that it inhibits the same enzyme that prescription Viagra does. This enzyme normally breaks down nitric oxide, the molecule that increases blood flow down there (and everywhere else, for that matter), enhancing the amount of NO in the body and, therefore, blood flow to where it counts when you need it most. Look for products that provide about 500 milligrams per dose and take 30 to 60 minutes before workouts at the gym and in the bedroom.