Aphrodisiacs, do they work ?

· By Team PLEASE

This oyster is making me feel real good!

Moving on from just talk, there has been some research into aphrodisiacs which has shown that libido and sex drive really can be increased from foods like oysters and chocolate. While other foods such as fresh figs have aesthetically pleasing appearance and textures, which can be a turn on in itself.

Incorporating aphrodisiac-like foods can assist the brain in increasing sex drive over time.
We are often asked when trying our Aperitif, “how long does it take to kick in?”. Don’t be fooled, an aphrodisiac is natural and the shift is small but it is the intention and mood setting element that is elevated by incorporating these items. It’s not like taking viagra for example, it’s more subtle than instant.

Talking about our own aphrodisiac products, we worked with Pienaar & Sons to include some of the classic Aphrodisiac ingredients in our Aperitif, while our chocolate slab with Honest chocolate also has a mood enhancing ingredient.

Let’s take a look at some of our top performing aphrodisiac ingredients in a bit more detail.

Chocolate itself can be enough to get most people in the mood, but the chemical composition of cacao beans actually does involve feel-good compounds that help in sexual performance.
Theobromine is a central nervous system stimulant that’s similar to caffeine, but it also has mood-boosting capabilities. Chocolate also contains phenylethylamine, which works with theobromine to trigger the release of endorphins and dopamine.

A hint of Maca, first discovered in South America more than 3,000 years ago, maca is known to improve sexual function in both men and women. It also can promote healthy ovulation for women. In early studies, maca showed results of increased sexual desire and performance, but it wasn’t affecting sex hormones directly. Researchers now have found out that the supplement was affecting the psychology of sex, in particular, our internal capacity to create sexual dreams and fantasies.

Lastly Oysters. While many people think of oysters as an old wives tale, the shellfish actually have a high concentration of zinc that’s related to fertility and sperm production. They also contain an abundance of essential amino acids that help to promote better sexual function.

So there you have it. Some hard facts when it comes to the reality of aphrodisiacs. Go on and indulge, the bonus is that they taste delicious too!

We have had someone pour out their full glass of whiskey, just so they could fill their cup with our aperitif.