Is Anxiety Lowering Your Libido?

quote anxiety is a thief
Anxiety is a thief. It steals our thoughts. It steals our sleep. It steals our confidence.

It can even steal our libido.

Yes, there have been many studies linking high anxiety with low libido. A 2010 study of pre-menopausal women, age 18 and older, reported that stress was the culprit for 60% of them. Plus, in a study with un-medicated depressive women, 70% were reported to experience a lack of interest in sex due to their depression.

Anxiety can make your libido sluggish for many reasons. First, it is tough to feel sexy when you’re caught up with worries and not feeling so good about life. Second, anxiety messes with your hormones – and hormones help keep your libido feeling perky. Third, anxiety is exhausting – and this low level of energy makes it harder to rile up the feisty energy needed for a healthy sex life.

So, what do you do to inspire wanting to do it more often?

Here’s some helpful holistic libido-boosting supplements.

  1. Maca works by normalizing hormones with what’s called “adaptogenic properties.” Basically, it stimulates the hypothalamus (through your pituitary and adrenal glands, as well as your nervous system) – which helps to rebalance your libido.
  2. Zinc can help raise testosterone levels (as much as 35%) which is helpful for increasing athletic performance.
  3. DHEA also works by raising testosterone levels. DHEA has been the subject of over 4,000 studies – which have shown how this “Adrenal Hormone” has impressive rejuvenating perks – particularly for people forty and older.

While some things are impossible to replace once they’re taken away from you – your sex drive isn’t necessarily one of them. Sorry anxiety, but we’re taking back control of this one.

By incorporating the supplements above into your daily routine, you can get your body on the right track – and your libido back in the right direction!


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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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