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2012 New Year’s Resolutions – #1

Make 2012 Your Best Year Ever… in the Bedroom


As the year draws to a close, most of us tend to look back and take stock. Each year is marked by accomplishments… and missed opportunities.
If you’re like most people, you’ll turn some of those missed opportunities into resolutions. “This year,” you might say, I’ll be better about staying in touch with old friends.” Or “This is the year I’ll lose those extra 10 pounds.”
Unfortunately, most New Year’s
resolutions don’t live past February. And there are 3 main reasons:


  1. Our lives are busier than ever
  2. Old habits are hard to break
  3. A goal without a plan is doomed to failure


This year, I’d like to help you become one of the few who keep their resolutions. And to do that, I’ll show you some easy ways to make your resolutions happen – almost automatically.


Today, I’ll reveal some simple tricks that could revolutionize your love life. And when it comes to better sex, start with NO.


I’m not talking about saying “no” to sex here. I’m talking about nitrous oxide – or NO. NO relaxes blood vessels, increasing blood flow. And when it comes to sex, better blood flow is important – to both men and women.


Blood flow has a less obvious effect on women, but it’s a critical step in arousal. Without adequate blood flow, women simply won’t enjoy sex as much. With it, sex moves to a whole other level. And NO works as well for women as it does for men.


The amino acid L-arginine is the raw material your body uses to make NO. So boosting L-arginine gives you added capacity for NO production… and better blood flow. It’s safe and widely available from health food retailers.


But you could also boost your NO reserves with two herbs that offer a “bonus.”


Animal and test-tube studies have found Panax ginseng and epimedium – also called “horny goat weed” – promote higher NO levels.1, 2 But they do something else, too.


Both these herbs also appear to relax smooth muscle tissue – which is exactly what a man needs to maintain his erection.


Like L-arginine, you can find P. ginseng and epimedium online and at many health food stores.


If you’d like to boost your desire as well as your performance, damiana may help. Its use as an aphrodisiac goes all the way back to the ancient Mayans.


Damiana isn’t well studied, but I’ve come across several animal trials. This herb appears to deserve its reputation for stimulating desire. In these studies, damiana had a relaxing effect3 and stimulated greater sexual activity.4


Another easy way to give your love life a boost this coming year is with food…


You’ve probably heard the old saying about oysters… and it’s true. At least for men. Oysters are loaded with zinc, which is very important to male sexual health.


But oysters aside, here are three other foods that can spice up your sex life.


For stamina, try L-carnitine. It’s an amino acid – like L-arginine – and these protein building blocks can really rev up your love life. L-carnitine is great for stamina. In one study, men walking on a treadmill almost doubled their endurance after taking L-carnitine.5


But you don’t have to pop a pill to get the benefits. Grass-fed beef is an excellent source of this nutrient.


To boost your circulation – and promote the release of “feel good” chemicals in your brain – try chilies. Hot peppers are loaded with capsaicin, which promotes better circulation. It also helps trigger release of the same chemicals that cause the “runner’s high.”6


For enhancing a romantic mood, use another old stand-by… wine. Women who drink a glass or two of wine daily tend to feel more romantic more often. And – here’s another bonus – report greater overall sexual satisfaction, too.7


Finally, for an added boost, just move more. Walk, swim, garden, ride a bike… A little exercise is one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve your sexual health.


And when you add it to the herbs and foods I’ve listed here, you could easily make 2012 your best year ever… in the bedroom.

Yours in continued good health,

Best Life Herbals Wellness Team

1 Chiu, J.H., et al, “Epimedium brevicornum Maxim extract relaxes rabbit corpus cavernosum through multitargets on nitric oxide/cyclic guanosine monophosphate signaling pathway,” Int J Impot Res. Jul-Aug  2006;18(4):335-342.


2 Murphy, L.L. and Lee, T.J.,  “Ginseng, sex behavior, and nitric oxide,” Ann N Y Acad Sci. May 2002;962:372-377.


3 Kumar, S. and Sharma, A., “Apigenin: The Anxiolytic Constituent of Turnera aphrodisiaca,” Pharmaceutical Biology. 2006; 44(2): 84-90.


4 Estrada-Reyes, R., et al, “Turnera diffusa Wild (Turneraceae) recovers sexual behavior in sexually exhausted males,” J Ethnopharmacol. Jun 25, 2009; 123(3): 423-429.


5 Brevetti, G., et al, “Increases in walking distance in patients with peripheral vascular disease treated with L-carnitine: a double-blind, cross-over study,” Circulation. Apr 1988 ;77(4): 767-773.


6 Wangcharoen, W. and Morasuk, W., “Antioxidant Capacity and Phenolic Content of Chilies,” Kasetsart J. (Nat. Sci.). 2007; 41 : 561 – 569


7 Mondaini ,N., et al, “Regular moderate intake of red wine is linked to a better women’s sexual health,” J Sex Med. Oct 2009; 6(10): 2772-2777.

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