A thriving sex life is important. But sometimes, a loss in sex drive happens. If you’re wondering how to maintain healthy male libido naturally, you’re in the right place.
In this article, we’ll discuss a few potential causes of low sex drive and then share five ways to help promote a lively libido so you can sustain your spark in the bedroom.*
Potential Causes of Decreased Libido
Since you might not be exactly sure why you’ve lost your spark or interest, it can be helpful to review potential causes of decreased libido. That way, you can identify and address the possible factors at play for you.
If you can’t pinpoint the cause (or causes), don’t worry. The five ways to sustain male libido naturally that we share later can be beneficial whether you know why you’re experiencing a decrease in desire or not.*
That being said, keep in mind that everyone’s sex drive is different. There is not a “right” or “wrong” when it comes to libido. But if you are bothered by a low sex drive, it’s worth investigating.
The systems in your body work together like a well-oiled machine—what affects one part of your body often affects others.
This means that some of the causes of decreased sex drive are simply poor lifestyle habits. For example, low libido could be tied to:1
- Poor sleep
- Lack of exercise
- Poor eating habits
- Excess weight
- Alcohol or caffeine consumption
- Relationship problems
- Stress or fatigue
It’s also important to note that what’s heart-healthy and good for your circulatory system is also good for sexual health.2
While oftentimes a decrease in libido has to do with lifestyle choices, it can also be linked to a health condition. Some medical treatments and medications can also decrease sex drive. If you have concerns about your sex drive and how it may be related to conditions, treatments, or medicines, talk with your doctor.
In fact, we recommend speaking to a doctor before adding any type of natural support products to your routine. Your doctor may also refer you to a sex therapist, but don’t let that discourage you. They may be able to help.
If you’re interested in trying natural options to maintain male libido, we have a few suggestions.
How to Promote Healthy Male Libido, Naturally*
1) Invest in Your Relationship
Evaluating and investing in your relationship is one of the basic steps to support your libido. Conflict, lack of communication, or trust problems can all affect what happens in the bedroom.
It’s important to pay attention to your partner not only during sex but also outside of your time in the bedroom. Invest in your relationship, spend time together, communicate clearly, and build trust.
All of this will carry over to your sex life.
2) Stress Less
Stress can negatively impact your health and life in a variety of ways, including your sexual health and sex drive. Ongoing stress can leave you exhausted and experiencing occasional anxiousness, which typically does nothing good for your libido. Psychological stress can even affect erections and orgasms.2
However, as you probably know first-hand, reducing stress is easier said than done.
Doing what you can to lessen the stressors in your life is a good first step. But it’s also important to help your body cope with the stress that will inevitably be part of your days.
Here are a few ways to manage stress on a daily basis:
- Spend time in Nature
- Practice yoga
- Limit your screen time
- Take deep breaths
- Practice mindful, undistracted eating
- Establish boundaries and learn how to say “no”
- Do things that bring you joy
- Turn lights down and avoid screens before bedtime
Another way to support your body’s ability to handle stress is to take a stress-support herbal supplement like Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health® Daily Support.*
With a harmonious blend of adaptogenic herbs including Rhodiola, Holy Basil, Ashwagandha, and Schisandra, this supplement can help you better cope with stress, support adrenal gland function, and live a balanced life.*
It’s also made with Oats that are grown right on our Certified Organic Gaia Farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and that are extracted fresh immediately after harvest to preserve full spectrum compounds for optimal potency.*
Our farm allows us to grow herbs exactly the way we want and observe each plant, allowing it to flourish in the sun until the right moment to harvest.
Because we believe that you deserve to know exactly what’s in your herbal supplement, we created meetyourherbs.com, the world’s first herb traceability platform. Here you will discover the origin of your herbs; learn how they were grown, harvested, and extracted; and see validation of your product’s level of purity and potency.
3) Reinforce Healthy Habits
As we mentioned earlier, your overall health and well-being can affect your sex drive. How much you drink, eat, smoke, and exercise influences your libido.
Here are a few lifestyle choices that can help you maintain a healthy libido.
Limit Drinking and Smoking
Now and then, you may turn to a drink or two to help you in the bedroom. However, too much alcohol can do just the opposite and decrease your drive.1
And when it comes to libido, putting down that cigarette is another lifestyle change to consider making.2
Eat Heart-Healthy Foods
Healthy eating habits affect your overall health, and when your whole body is functioning in harmony, a healthy sex drive will often follow.
Eating heart-healthy foods is also important for your libido and sexual health since, as we mentioned earlier, what's good for your heart is good for your reproductive organs.
Exercise and physical activity are not only good for overall health but also have a direct impact on your sexual function.
One study showed that regular, moderate-intensity exercise was associated with a higher frequency of sex as well as healthy levels of sex hormones.3
Whether it’s lifting weights, running, mountain biking, playing basketball, yoga, walking, or anything in-between, make exercise a part of your routine.
4) Turn to Herbs for Stamina and Vitality*
In addition to investing in your relationship and making lifestyle changes, turn to herbs to support your sex drive.*
If you’ve been wondering how to promote healthy male libido, there are a few herbs that just might be the answer.
Gaia Herbs Male Libido contains herbs that are traditionally known to support healthy stamina and vitality.* Made with a blend of Horny Goat Weed, Saw Palmetto, and Maca, this is a favorite supplement among men looking to sustain that spark in the bedroom.*
Within Traditional Chinese Medicine, Horny Goat Weed has been used to support normal circulation to the extremities and tonify kidney yang energy, which is a driving force for libido.*
Meanwhile, Saw Palmetto is a complete genital and urinary tonic for men, and studies have pointed toward its use in supporting the prostate gland.*
Lastly, Maca is a star herb when it comes to male libido and sexual function.* Research suggests that Maca may support healthy libido.*4
Not only that, but Maca is also believed to help promote healthy sperm count and motility.* Read more about Maca and why we love it here.
While more research and clinical studies will need to be done before any definitive conclusions can be drawn as to the effect of this herb on male libido and overall sexual function, we are excited by the promising early results from these recent preclinical studies.*
Our Maca supplements are made with Maca root that is ethically harvested by our trusted partners high in the Peruvian Andes and goes through a process known as gelatinization, which uses heat and water to make it easier to digest.*
5) Support Prostate Health with Supplements for Men*
Many men interested in supporting their libido and well-being in general may also be interested in supporting prostate health.
Our concentrated Saw Palmetto capsules can help you continue to go with ease and maintain healthy prostate function.*
Each one-capsule serving delivers 160 mg of Saw Palmetto fatty acids. And you can rest assured that this supplement contains Saw Palmetto in a vegan capsule—and nothing else. It’s free of corn, dairy, gluten, peanuts, shellfish, soy, sugar, tree nuts, and yeast.
Meanwhile, Prostate Health Liquid Phyto-CapsⓇ are made with Saw Palmetto as well as other herbs traditionally used for maintaining prostate function, including Green Tea, Nettle root, and Pomegranate.*
Sustain the Spark, Naturally*
A loss in sex drive can happen to anyone. The good news is that there are natural ways to promote a healthy male libido.
Invest in your relationship with your partner, help your body better cope with stress, reinforce healthy habits, and turn to herbs that support men’s health.* In particular, we recommend Gaia Herbs Male Libido to help support stamina and vitality.*
With the right support (and medical care if necessary), you can sustain your spark in the bedroom.
1. “Can Certain Foods Boost Men's Libido?”, Piedmont Healthcare, accessed on March 5, 2021, https://www.piedmont.org/living-better/can-certain-foods-boost-mens-libido.
2. Healthline Editorial Team, “9 Ways For Men to Improve Sexual Performance,” Healthline, October 10, 2019, https://www.healthline.com/health/male-sexual-performance.
3. Victor H.H. Goh and Terry Y.Y. Tong, “The Association of Exercise With Sleep, Sex Steroids, Sexual Activities and Aging in Asian Men,” Journal of Men’s Health 6, no. 4 (2009): 317-324, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jomh.2009.07.007.
4. “Natural Supplements for Mental Health,” Harvard Mental Health Letter, Harvard Health Publishing, October 2011, https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/natural-supplements-for-mental-health.