Can fenugreek help men’s libido?  

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Having a low sex drive can feel lonely, in more ways than one, but you’re in good company. Thirty-one percent of males experience some form of sexual dysfunction in their lifetime. Stress, anxiousness, the occasional down thoughts or even passing birthdays can all put a damper on your sexual wellness. The good news is, alongside a healthy lifestyle, ingredients like fenugreek may help you reclaim some of that desire to get physical. In this article, we look at some of the amazing benefits of fenugreek (hint: this maple-syrup flavored plant sure knows how to liven up a dish of curry… and a bedroom). 

What is Fenugreek? 

Fenugreek is a leafy plant and is a cousin of chickpeas, peanuts and alfalfa. The bright green leaves have been used for centuries for their medicinal as well as culinary properties. Fenugreek gives off a maple-y aroma and flavor, along with a slight bitterness. Needless to say: this little plant really knows how to spice up life.  

How does it help with sexual wellness?  

Fenugreek has been known to help support a healthy libido, arousal and orgasms. Scientists are still researching how fenugreek works in the body but think it might have something to do with its impact on testosterone.  

Testosterone is the main male sexual hormone and it has some pretty important jobs! It’s needed for the development of reproductive tissues, stimulation of sex drive, anabolic functions, and even plays a role in energy. As men age, this hormone is known to decline gradually, which can contribute to low libido, fatigue, negative mood, weight gain, and decreased muscle mass. Stress can also cause testosterone levels to dip.  

Fenugreek may help keep testosterone levels in a healthy range- pretty handy when it comes to supporting libido and sexual wellness! 

How can I eat more Fenugreek? 

Try setting the mood by whipping up a delicious curry, adding fenugreek to your favorite dry-rub seasoning blend, or even brewing it up in a cup of tea. Fenugreek may also be offered in supplement form for those who aren’t a fan of this bitter-sweet flavor profile. Take back the excitement that comes with healthy intimacy by supporting your daily routine with Fenugreek. 

About Author   

Madison is a functional nutritionist and member of the Persona Research and Development team. With a degree in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, she strives to bring science-backed knowledge to the health and wellness community and those who may be interested in positive life change. She has a passion for identifying the impact stress plays on overall health and empowering individuals to break the cycle of chronic stress. 

  

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