One of the most common sexual concerns affecting women and men today is low libido. According to a recent poll, nearly 60% of women and 50% of men suffer from low libido or are unsatisfied with their sex life. Our ability to experience ultimate sexual pleasure and desire is dependent upon a complex combination of factors, both physical and mental. If low libido and its related causes are left unaddressed, it can lead to lack of confidence, depression, and overall frustration.
Causes of Low Libido
Sexual concerns like low libido can have many interrelated physical and psychological causes. Some of the physical causes include hormonal changes that occur during menopause and andropause, chronic illness, surgery, medications, chronic pain, and alcohol or drug use. Psychological causes of low libido include stress, insecurities in the bedroom, depression, poor self-image, and relationship issues like lack of trust and intimacy.
Low Libido and Hormone Imbalance
Many times, low libido goes hand-in-hand with hormone imbalance. Women go through many hormone-altering life stages during their lives, such as pregnancy, peri-menopause and menopause. Men also go through hormonal changes such as andropause; a drop in testosterone that can begin to occur as early as age thirty. During andropause, men experience symptoms similar to menopause, such as unexplained weight gain, low libido, depression, hot flashes, insomnia, loss of muscle mass, mood swings, irritability, and foggy thinking.
Hormone Disruptors in the Environment
To make matters worse, aside from age-related changes in hormone levels, we are bombarded daily by chemicals in our environment and in our diet that disrupt healthy hormonal balance, throwing even a balanced hormone system out of whack. Known as xenoestrogens, these hormone disruptors are structurally similar to your own hormones - so much so that your body can't tell the difference! Not only do these chemicals cause hormone imbalance, they can also disrupt the healthy functioning of your reproductive, immune, metabolic, and neurological systems, and contribute to low libido.
Over 1000 different chemicals act as xenoestrogens, including pesticides like DDT, chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) found in plastics and rubbers, dioxin in the fatty tissues of meat, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in older fluorescent lighting and electronics, and in contaminated fish, meat and dairy products. These chemicals are everywhere in the environment, from plastic water bottles and canned-goods to laundry detergents, shampoos, perfumes, and even shower curtains! There are even natural xenoestrogens called phytoestrogens in many of the foods you eat; common culprits are soybeans, whole grains, and seeds like flaxseed and sesame seeds. Unfortunately, these hormone disruptors are readily absorbed by your body; one study found that over 90% of all Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their urine.
Macabido for Low Libido
Eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise can work wonders for your overall health, while supporting a healthy libido and balanced hormones. A high-quality natural herbal supplement can also help.
Many natural libido-boosting products on the market today contain only a single ingredient, and fail to address the complexity of low libido. Other products provide a long list of ingredients, but offer no science relating to the formula as a whole, making it difficult to determine whether the ingredients work together effectively with no side effects.
Macabido® is an all-natural doctor-recommended product with two unique formulas designed to address the specific needs of men and women. Macabido® is scientifically-proven to increase libido and energy with no side effects, and was also shown in a clinical trial to work better than maca alone.
Macabido® is a great choice for men or women experiencing low libido, because it addresses the many facets related to low libido: soothing stress and supporting overall feelings of well-being while also supporting healthy hormone balance and long-term sexual health.