3 of My Favorite Natural Sex Boosters
Let’s talk about the “S” word. New research shows that sex can help keep your mind sharp as tack as you grow older — and I’m not surprised. Sex can be a great tool for protecting or improving your health Researchers in the U.K. recently tested more than 6,800 people between the ages of 50 and 89. Those with active sex lives scored an amazing 23% higher on cognitive word tests than those with inactive sex lives.1 That’s because your sex hormones are linked to your brain’s reward center. And reward processing plays a fundamental role in motivation, learning and cognition — both for men and women. Here at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, I tell my patients that age should not be an issue when it comes to sex. Older people who engage in regular sexual activity have better brain health and are less likely to lose memory. Why is sex good for you? Sex stimulates your brain and helps fight dementia. And contrary to what you might hear from health experts about “slowing down,” it’s natural to have sex well into your 70s and 80s.2 Sex has so many health benefits, I wish I could write prescriptions for it. In a minute, I’m going to tell you about some of the natural sex boosters I recommend to my patients. But first, let’s take a look at the weight of the research evidence, which shows just how good regular sexual activity is for you. Numerous studies of older people’s lifestyles, inclu...
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