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What Vitamins Are Good for Sexual Stamina

author image Maura Shenker
Maura Shenker is a certified holistic nutritionist and health counselor who started her writing career in 2010. She leads group workshops, counsels individual clients and blogs about diet and lifestyle choices. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
What Vitamins Are Good for Sexual Stamina
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The foods you eat can boost your libido and physical performance in the bedroom by adding vital nutrients that improve circulation and blood flow. There's no sexual stamina without strong blood circulation -- so start with a diet high in soluble fiber and antioxidants. Maintaining a healthy body weight through proper diet and exercise also helps the magic last a little longer.

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Citrulline is a phytonutrient that "Longevity Medicine Review" reports acts as natural Viagra because it increases the amount of nitric acid in the body. Nitric acid helps deliver oxygen to your blood, increasing blood flow and sexual stamina. Watermelon is naturally high in citrulline.

Vitamin E

In this case, vitamin E may stand for "ecstasy" because of its ability to aid in the production of sex hormones, attraction, desire and mood. As a potent antioxidant, it also slows the signs of aging, which may indirectly boost the longevity of your sex life. Almonds, peanuts, pine nuts and spinach are all great sources of vitamin E.


Chocolate is high in phenylalanine, an amino acid that increases your endorphin levels, boosting your mood and acting as an aphrodisiac, says Other sources of phenylalanine are almonds, avocados, pineapples, peanuts and spinach.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

If it's good for your heart, it's good for your hormones. Omega-3 fats are polyunsaturated fats metabolized by the liver to produce the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen, which may give your sex drive a tune-up. According to Forbes magazine, omega-3 fatty acids also help your nervous system function better, leading to improved neurological function and contributing to good circulation. Try wild salmon or other fatty cold-water fish, walnuts and flaxseed.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that may attack free radicals before they have the chance to lower nitric acid levels. The higher your nitric acid level, the higher the concentration of oxygen in your blood. Try fresh berries, kiwi fruit and guava for a powerful dose of vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A deficiency is linked to decreased production of sex hormones in men and women. It may cause testicular shrinkage in men and atrophy of the ovaries in women. Eat foods rich in vitamin A, such as sweet potatoes, mangoes and apricots.

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