The Human Libido
There are lots of reasons that a person would want to increase libido.
Humans are one of the very few species that have sex for pleasure.
Of course, we like to do it. It feels good, it makes your partner feel good. It can make a person feel a variety of good feelings, including physically (both nerves and dopamine), mentally and emotionally.
Unfortunately, it also has the ability to create some negative feelings when performance issues happen.
That is why we want to tell you how to increase libido naturally.
You never have to feel those negative feelings.
To understand libido, you need to understand hormones. All humans have the following three hormones:
Our levels of testosterone and estrogen are what told us we were male or female before birth.
They also determine how masculine or feminine certain aspects of us will be for the rest of our lives.
Let’s dig a little deeper into hormones.
Progesterone exists in both males and females but takes a very different role for each. To make it easier to understand, we will break it down for both.
Progesterone In Women
The hormone, progesterone, plays a very large role in a woman’s fertility and pregnancy functions.
Progesterone is considered a steroid hormone. It is released into the body from the corpus luteum, which is a mass of cells located in an ovary that forms 10 to 12 days after ovulation (2 to 3 days before menstruation). The corpus luteum will break down every cycle.
This regulates how much progesterone is released and when.
If a woman becomes pregnant, the corpus luteum will remain throughout the pregnancy to provide high levels of progesterone, which is needed much more during pregnancy.
While the corpus luteum develops and progesterone levels increase, the uterine lining thickens and muscle contractions in the uterus are prevented (to stop the body from expelling the egg before fertilization).
If fertilization doesn’t happen, the corpus luteum starts to break down, triggering menstruation. Progesterone levels drop, the uterine lining breaks down and the cycle repeats.
If fertilization is achieved, the corpus luteum continues to provide progesterone to stop egg production and develop the placenta. Once that placenta is developed, it also releases progesterone to ensure a successful pregnancy.
For women, higher progesterone can counter-balance the effects of estrogen, which we will get into next.
When a woman’s progesterone is lower than her estrogen (which is what usually occurs between menstrual cycles), it can cause many common issues like:
- Weight gain in the belly, legs and hips
- Anxiety or depression
- Irregular menstruation
- Hot flashes (very low)
Progesterone in Men
Men have progesterone, but it is needed much less than in women.
The only purpose of progesterone in men is to keep the balance between testosterone and estrogen in their bodies.
The happens because progesterone is a precursor for testosterone development, which is important for a lot of aspects of male health.
Libido is the major one, but also affected and controlled by progesterone are:
- Hair loss
- Weight gain and muscle loss
- Bone loss (potentially leading to osteoporosis)
- Erectile dysfunction and/or impotence
- Gynecomastia (development of breasts in men)
This makes progesterone an extremely important part of male health.
In men, progesterone is released by the adrenal glands and the testicles. As men age, the level of progesterone goes down along with testosterone, which is why most of the above issues happen to middle-aged men.
Estrogen is actually the name of a group of sex hormones. The three estrogens are:
You may notice that all of these begin with “estr”. This group of hormones was named after “Estra”, the Goddess of Spring.
Just as spring is when baby animals are born, estrogen is responsible for female reproductive health and function.
Like progesterone, men have estrogens as well. Let’s take a look.
Estrogen in Women
Estrogen is the hormone that makes a girl into a woman.
During puberty, it promotes the growth of pubic hair and the development of breasts.
It widens the hips and gives the curves that drive men crazy.
After those changes happen, it changes roles a little.
Estrogen is needed for cognitive, bone and cardiovascular health in women.
When it comes to the reproductive system after puberty, estrogen is responsible for stimulating the production of the eggs in the ovaries, supporting the walls and lubrication of the vagina, regulating the mucous membrane that lines the uterus and its normal function, forming breast tissue and stopping the flow of milk upon weaning.
When estrogen levels are higher than progesterone, it causes negative effects on a woman’s body.
These negative effects of too much estrogen can include:
- vaginal dryness or atrophy
- low sexual desire
- mood changes/swings
- irregular menstruation (light, heavy or none, more severe symptoms)
- weight gain, usually in the waist, thighs and hips
Estrogen in Men
Estrogen is mainly a female hormone, but it is important to a man’s health as well. Men have much lower levels of estrogen, and it is used for much fewer purposes.
Low estrogen for men can cause low libido and excessive belly fat.
Estrogen being too high for a man can actually cause infertility or erectile dysfunction, as well as gynecomastia (development of breasts).
Testosterone, like estrogen, is found in both genders but is mainly a male hormone. Its name comes from Latin, testis sterol, or testicle steroid. They got it right for men, as it is mainly produced in the testes. However, in women, it is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands, fat and skin cells.
Testosterone in Women
Even though women produce as little as 1/20th of the amount of testosterone as men (and it is quickly converted to estrogen), it is still integral for many health aspects in women.
Some benefits that normal testosterone levels provide are:
- fertility and sex drive
- bone health
- vaginal and menstrual health
- breast health
When testosterone is too high in women, it causes unrelated problems, including:
- excessive hair growth (mainly on the face)
- cysts on the ovaries
- infertility and possible lack of menstruation
- blood sugar imbalance
Testosterone in Men
Just like estrogen created the female form during puberty, testosterone is responsible for boys’ changes during puberty: deepening voice, facial and body hair, muscle development and the maturation of the penis and testicles.
After puberty, testosterone continues to be an important part of a man’s health and well-being.
Too little testosterone can cause problems like:
- Loss of muscle mass (which triggers even lower testosterone production)
- Low sex drive, impotence, infertility
- Reduction in testicle size
- Increased breast size (gynecomastia)
- Loss of hair (body, face and head)
- Reduced cognition
- Bone density loss
Just like there can be too much estrogen in a woman, the same goes for testosterone in a man. This comes with its own set of problems:
- Persistent acne
- Liver disease
- Risk of blood clots, damaged heart muscle and heart attack
- Low sperm count, reduced testicle size and impotence
- Weight gain and fluid retention (usually from the waist down)
- Aggression issues
- Mood swings
- Prostate enlargement
- Difficulty urinating
As you can see, men want to make sure their testosterone levels stay healthy and natural.
What Do I Do To Balance All Of That?
At MetaFire Nutrition, we help people be healthy and happy with their bodies. That includes in the bedroom.
To help you naturally balance your hormones and vastly improve your sex drive, we have created the following products.
We have taken into account the common issues that women face when it comes to hormones:
- Stubborn weight
- Mood, anxiety, depression
To help naturally handle these issues, we have chosen ingredients that balance hormones and increase the levels of progesterone.
To help this, avoiding dairy and soy-based products will help you see results quicker.
Her MetaDesire contains natural ingredients, such as:
- Dong Quai
- Tribulus Terrestris
- Gingko Biloba
- Arginine and Tyrosine (amino acids)
- Vitamin A and B Complex
The ingredients found in His MetaDesire will help achieve:
- Higher sperm production
- Ejaculation volume
- Enhanced sexual experience
His MetaDesire has been formulated just for men, using natural ingredients, like the following:
- Tongkat Ali
- Tribulus Terrestris
- Arginine (amino acid)
His MetaDesire works great on its own, but the effects are much better when taken with MetaTest.
MetaTest is for testosterone support for the general health benefits and increased muscle gain when working out.
Also with the production of a normal, natural level of testosterone, healthy sex drive, body composition and hair retention are achieved.
However, because of the natural increase of testosterone levels, it incredibly enhances the effects of His MetaDesire (which focuses on genital health and blood flow).
The natural ingredients in MetaTest will promote:
- masculine body composition (more muscle, less fat)
- improved bone density
- better red blood cell production
- higher sex drive and sperm production
These benefits combined with His MetaDesire create the perfect environment for excellent male libido.
The natural ingredients used in MetaTest are:
- Tribulus Terrestris
- Horny Goat Weed
- Saw Palmetto
- Hawthorn Berry
- Cissus Quadrangularis
Thank you for reading and we truly hope you enjoy a much happier and healthier lifestyle with MetaFire Nutrition!
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