As a woman in pre menopause what supplement can increase my libido


For pre-menopausal women interested in increasing libido, the following supplements have been discussed by on the :

  1. Tribulus Terrestris: Certain studies indicate it may increase free testosterone and improve sexual desire and function in some populations, such as postmenopausal women, although there is variability in the results and it does not work for all 1.

  2. Bremelanotide (Brand Name Vyleesi): An FDA-approved medication for premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which increases desire through brain pathways as a melanocortin receptor agonist 2.

  3. Shilajit: An Ayurvedic supplement containing fulvic acid, known to increase follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which promotes fertility and libido in both males and females 3.

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    Andrew discusses the effectiveness of Tribulus Terrestris in increasing testosterone and libido. He shares the results of various studies done on both males and females, emphasizing the complexity of neurochemicals and features that adjust libido.

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  4. Ashwagandha: Mainly reducing cortisol levels and potentially indirectly increasing testosterone as cortisol and testosterone balance each other out. It should, however, not be taken for more than two weeks at high dosages 3.

  5. Tongkat Ali: Known to increase free testosterone by reducing sex hormone-binding globulin, which can lead to a subtle but significant increase in libido 4. Dosage recommendations vary from 200 to 600 milligrams per day, depending on individual response and body size 5.

  6. Maca Root: Consumption of 2-3 grams per day has been shown to significantly increase libido, independent of hormone systems, and can offset SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction 6.

As often emphasizes, it is crucial to consult a physician before starting any supplement regimen. Your health and safety should come first, and a healthcare professional can help you navigate the options and monitor their effects 7.