If things just aren’t as steamy in the romance department as you would like, why not turn up the heat with some omega-3 fatty acids? Experts have found that women who seem to have lost their groove can win back their libido with a dose of fish oil. Further, the omega-3 fat could also increase orgasmic pleasure and endurance.
The Orgasmic Diet notes that women who increase their levels of omega-3 while paying attention to a few other dietary factors will see great improvements. A word of warning to men; this same regime may backfire, causing premature ejaculation.
Fish Oil Quantities
It is best for women to slowly increase their omega-3 fatty acids consumption, increasing both EPA and DHA – 2 different omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Women who weigh 130 pounds need about 1700 mg of EPA and 1300 mg of DHA each day.
Similarly, women weighing in at 170 lbs should take 2500 mg of EPA and 2000 mg of DHA daily. For women who are 230 pounds or heavier, 3400 mg of EPA and 2600 mg of DHA should be taken. Amounts should be increased gradually over two weeks. It is best to take only high quality omega-3 fats.
Along with an increase in omega-3s, avoid polyunsaturated fats such as cottonseed, safflower, soybean and corn. These often GM oils are best replaced with healthy saturated and monounsaturated fats including olive oil, coconut oil and butter. Stay clear of soy, caffeine, processed foods and all starchy foods as these disrupt hormones.
Additional Tips for a Healthy Libido
Women interested in increasing their libido should also consider a calcium, magnesium and zinc daily supplement. High-quality chocolate with at least 70% cacao and 3000 mg of root vegetable maca daily in capsule form are also great libido-lifters. Three doses of 300 mg ashwaghanda, an Indian herb, is also thought to keep the love fire burning.
Lastly, make sure you’re getting optimal sleep (about 7-8 hours each night) and maintain a healthy weight – these two things can also affect sex hormones and sexual appetite.