Not In the Mood For Love? Hormonal imbalance may be keeping you from being a viable Valentine. As men age, testosterone levels drop and so does libido. The body begins to convert testosterone to estrogen. Chrysin and nettle root are plant extracts that naturally reduce this conversion and help to maintain healthy testosterone levels. Lowered testosterone levels are associated with health issues such as depression, sleep disturbances and heart disease. Cholesterol is not entirely a bad thing. It is the precursor of all sex hormones including estrogen, testosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which all play a part in sexuality. As we age, the ovaries, testicles, and adrenal glands are less able to convert cholesterol into hormones. In addition to a dwindling sex drive, it may also cause erectile dysfunction in men. If you suffer from sexual dysfunction, seek knowledge about the nutritional deficiencies and environmental factors that could be contributing to the condition. There are a myriad of natural and effective remedies that may help.
As the song says, “Some say love – it is a flower”, but scientists say that love is a biochemical process. When you experience those amorous feelings, it triggers the body to produce hormones and chemicals that play a part in that euphoric state. You never know what you’ll find in a box of chocolates, but scientists say you’ll find lots of phenlyethylamine (PEA). Those “in love” also have higher levels of this amphetamine-like neurotransmitter as well as an abundant release of endorphins, the body’s natural morphine. Phenylalanine, an essential amino acid, is a precursor of phenlyethylamine. This Valentine’s Day, remember priceless, precious love. Even scientists say that a heart full of love is more likely to live longer. Scientific research has found that feeling loved and connected is associated with a longer lifespan. So go ahead, dare to love – give it, welcome it, and celebrate it this Valentine’s Day with VITALITY!