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Supplements: Your Superhero Secret

Posted by Dr. Sunny Rodgers on Oct 24th 2022

According to the National Institutes of Health, supplements can enhance health in different ways. Evidence does suggest that some supplements can improve overall wellness and help manage certain health conditions.

And for some people, adding a supplement to their life may help them feel like a superhero!

Superhero

noun

  1. a benevolent person with an extraordinary ability.

So, what are Supplements?

According to Wikipedia, supplements can be described as dietary supplements which are intended to quite literally supplement one's diet by taking a pill, capsule, tablet, powder, or liquid.

A supplement can provide nutrients, either extracted from food sources or that are synthetic, in order to increase the quantity of their consumption.

Dietary supplements can include a variety of components such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, enzymes, and other ingredients taken in various forms.

Supplements, especially vitamin and minerals, can be useful in situations when the demand for nutrients is higher. For example, during pregnancy, there is an increased need for nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and in particular, folic acid, to prevent birth defects.

Other individuals may be deficient in certain vitamins or minerals such as iron or vitamin D and are unable to meet these requirements with food alone.

Numerous supplements exist and often claim unfounded health benefits. Which is one reason why aspects of dietary supplements are monitored by the FDA.

Supplements are Popular

According to the Journal of Nutrition there are around 90,000 different dietary supplement products on U.S. store shelves, making up a $30 billion dollar industry.

73% of U.S. men take a supplement daily.

There’s a reason supplements are so popular: sometimes, they work.

What about Sexual Enhancement Supplements?

According to research, the primary reason people take sexual enhancement supplements is because they are seeking to enhance function and/or performance.

Male Supplements

Most often, people use male enhancement supplements to address a lack of libido, low sexual stamina, or erectile dysfunction.

Many male enhancement supplements claim to boost sexual performance by increasing testosterone levels, improving erections, enhancing the libido, and more.

Female Supplements

For women, using a sexual enhancement supplement is intended to address low sexual desire, improve pleasurable sensations, reduce sexually-related pain, and increase chances of orgasm.

Bottom Line

Ultimately, people turn to supplements to make their and/or their partner’s sexual experiences better.

What should you know?

With a few exceptions, most supplements for sexual function haven't been studied scientifically, according to Harvard Medical School.

“In addition to a healthy diet, there is evidence that some supplements can benefit your overall well-being with little to no risk,” according to Dr. Millstein of Penn State Medicine.

Of course, it’s recommended people discuss options with their own healthcare provider, since a supplement’s effectiveness may depend on an individual’s situation and health. According to Healthline, some medications can cause side effects, such as ED and loss of desire and they urge people to speak with a doctor before trying any new supplements or herbal medicines to determine what ingredients may possibly interact with medications.

Here are 6 Things to keep in mind when considering a Supplement:

Although supplements seem harmless, there are a few things for customers to consider before using a supplement, according to recommendations from UC San Diego.

  1. Keep allergies in mind.
  2. Take supplements as directed according to the label and their healthcare provider’s instructions.
  3. Read the label, including ingredients, drug interactions, and percent daily value (% DV).
  4. Take one at a time and monitor for any side effects.
  5. Supplements can interfere with medications so check with your physician if you are unsure.
  6. If concerned, check the FDA database.

In December 2020, the FDA issued a warning to consumers to avoid certain male enhancement products sold through Amazon, eBay and other retailers due to hidden, potentially dangerous drug ingredients.

If you are concerned, the FDA maintains an updated list of tainted sexual enhancement products on its website. This is why it’s so important to purchase your supplements from a reputable source.

Where do you start?

Swiss Navy uses proprietary blends and natural ingredients to formulate supplements for male and female sexual health. Overall, you will find the Swiss Navy’s range of supplements include unique ingredients backed by research and clinical studies.

Some of the ingredients used in sexual enhancement supplements are the same in both male and female formulas.

Here are the most common ones according to Healthline:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Maca root
  • Yohimbe extract
  • Black ginger extract
  • Ginseng
  • Horny goat weed
  • Saw palmetto

Each ingredient has its own unique benefit, such as Vitamin E, which has been called the 'sex vitamin.’

Vitamin E regulates sex hormones to help boost libidos and has been shown to assist with delivering blood and oxygen to genital areas.

According to research on sexual behavior, most women are searching for remedies for lack of libido and/or painful sex, while most men are seeking solutions for erectile issues. Each concern may need a different set of active ingredients.

While many of the active ingredients may be the same, gender-specific ingredients and formulas should be considered.

Check out Swiss Navy

Start by exploring options at www.swissnavy.com/supplements and doing your research.

While some sexual enhancement supplements assist with sexual desire, others may help increase blood circulation in order to heighten sensitivity. So, make sure you determine what you would like your outcome to be and research what ingredients may work best for you.

Whether you keep your supplements a secret or not, they just may help you reveal your own inner superhero.

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