These days, the green-washing on CBD products can be hard to navigate, and the vocab one needs to navigate the CBD-lined shelves is extensive to say the least. Brands want to get in on the much-praised benefits, after all—but the issue here is that the terms being marketed under the “cannabis” umbrella aren’t all the same thing.
Truth be told, oftentimes, you’ll see the cannabis plant touted on a label, but the specific ingredient being used
While you might’ve heard in passing that oysters are aphrodisiacs, there are also a ton of other less-exotic foods rumored to have aphrodisiac qualities that you probably eat every day (no offense to the daily oyster crowd).
It’s also important to note that not everyone will respond to aphrodisiac foods the same way. Marta Montenegro, a Miami-based nutrition fertility lifestyles specialist at IVFMD, explains that men might look for proteins and fats to boost alertness, while women turn to carbohydrates to calm nerves and relax.
Here, experts get real about some of the most popular rumored aphrodisiacs and some foods that might actually lessen your sex drive.
According to Jenni Skyler, PhD, LMFT, CST, an AASECT certified sex therapist, sexologist, and licensed marriage and family therapist for AdamEve.com, “Maca, the Incan root that is made into a popular tea, is also known as Peru’s ‘natural Viagra’ and is thought to increase energy, stamina, fertility, and libido.”
Montenegro notes that while the verdict isn’t in yet on scientific research for Maca, however, “the plant’s roots are rich in magnesium and fiber which are good for improving stamina and well-being.”
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Marta Montenegro explains that pumpkin is high in fiber and has potassium, “both good for stamina” as well as magnesium, which can help calm nerves and muscles.
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Steve McGough, who has a doctorate in sexology and a BS in biochemistry, suggests that Champagne as an aphrodisiac has more to do with getting in the mood for a special occasion than for the actual science behind the bubbles. In fact, he adds, “Studies have shown that for women
Step aside, mala bead bracelets: Lava diffuser jewelry is the next big thing. The dark, porous beads made from lava stone have become a bit of a fashion trend over the last few years, but the benefits don’t stop at adding a little dimension to your bracelet stack. Lava diffuser jewelry holds unique healing properties that can support your wellness journey. Tiny Zen Jewelry, a Canadian-based company offering a wide range of healing jewelry including lava diffuser bracelets, shared with us the three healing properties that we can use to bring positive change to our lives.
Lava stone is one of the oldest and most frequently found stones around the world and its origin plays a key role in the stone’s healing properties. As its name would suggest, the stone comes from the core of the earth.Because this stone comes from such a raw energy (fire), it’s