It’s not enough just to want it — you have to be able to do it. Luckily, supplements can help boost sex drive and performance. This list was compiled, specifically, to help guys get it on, and to that end, these supplements primarily work through two pathways — increasing testosterone production to enhance desire and boosting oxygen and blood flow to enhance performance.
Tribulus terrestris increases testosterone production.
The active aspect of Tribulus is protodioscin, which encourages the pituitary gland to release more luteinizing hormone. This hormone signals the testes to produce testosterone. More important, Tribulus increases bioavailable free-
testosterone levels by freeing test from sex hormone-binding globulin. SHBG attaches to testosterone, rendering it ineffective.
Get some: Take 500 to 1,000 milligrams of a Tribulus extract standardized with a minimum of 40 percent protodioscin two to three times per day with one dose 30 to 60 minutes before sexual activity.
Arginine and citrulline enhance blood flow.
Popular for muscle building, these aminos also can improve sexual performance. Arginine converts in the body to nitric oxide, the gas molecule that relaxes blood vessels, allowing greater amounts of blood, oxygen and nutrients to reach your target. Citrulline converts to arginine, which then converts to NO. Studies show that citrulline may be more effective in producing NO than arginine, but research also shows the combo is better than either alone.
Get some: Take 3 to 5 grams of arginine upon rising, before bed and before sexual activity for a total of up to 15 grams per day. Add 1 to 3 grams of citrulline to each of these doses for a total of up to 9 grams per day.
Tongkat ali boosts sex drive by freeing up testosterone.
Also known as Eurycoma longifolia, this rainforest plant has been used for centuries to help guys overcome erectile dysfunction. Like Tribulus, tongkat ali stimulates the testes to increase production of testosterone, and it also helps separate SHBG from testosterone to increase bioavailable free-testosterone levels.
Get some: Take 100 to 300 milligrams of a tongkat aliproduct standardized for steroidal saponins two to three times per day, with one dose 30 to 60 minutes before sexual activity.