Happy weekend, Love Scent fans!
This week, we’re going to take a look at ways to naturally increase your body’s production of pheromones. Remember, your body is already producing pheromones, often as byproducts of the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen. Increased levels of those sex hormones, especially testosterone (which metabolizes into the sex pheromones found in many Love Scent products), leads to increased natural pheromone production.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at how to increase your own natural pheromones!
1. Get Enough Sleep
Proper sleep is at the top of most health-related lists, for good reason. Getting enough sleep is incredibly important to our overall wellbeing and general health. You may think you’re functioning fine without it, but your body would disagree with you.
Regarding pheromones, specifically, sleep is important for two main reasons: (1) loss of sleep slows down your body’s production of testosterone, with testosterone levels noticeably dropping after only one week of poor sleep; and (2) poor sleep can increase stress, which in turn leads to lower testosterone levels.
Bottom line: make sure you’re getting enough sleep! The Sleep Foundation has some advice for anyone who has a tough time getting enough rest at night, so check it out if you need to!
2. Exercise Regularly
In addition to helping you sleep better, exercise is a great way to naturally increase testosterone levels. That said, you have to exercise regularly to see consistent benefits, because the testosterone boost you get from exercise is temporary. It’s also important to remember that not all exercise is equal in this area, and that certain types of physical activity are better at increasing testosterone than others.
If you want to effectively increase your testosterone, and therefore your natural pheromone production, work some full-body intensive workouts into your exercise routine. Weight lifting is an excellent option, as long as you’re utilizing all your muscles–so don’t just focus on toned arms or legs. Sprinting is also a good choice, as it quickly gets you to the intensity level needed to give your testosterone a noticeable boost.
Add strength training and sprinting to your usual exercise regimen for best results. Make sure you’re also including other types of exercise, such as cardio, to improve your overall health.
3. Practice Proper Hygiene
We all know that it’s important to keep clean if we’re going to look and feel our best. When you want to focus on pheromones, though, there are some specific things to keep in mind.
For starters, avoid harsh soaps and body washes. Wash off dirt and grime, yes, but don’t strip away every bit of your body’s natural oils; that’s not good for your skin anyway, and doesn’t help your pheromones. Use milder cleansers–or natural cleaners, such as essential oils–to keep your skin healthy without destroying pheromones.
Also make sure to exfoliate a few times a week. The buildup of grime and dead skin clogs your pores, which hinders your natural pheromones as your body sweats them out. Just be gentle! A washcloth is a better bet than a loofah, and remember to avoid exfoliating cleansers that are too abrasive for your skin. You want to gently wash the dirt away, not tear up your skin!
4. Consider Your Diet
You’ve heard it before: “You are what you eat.” A proper diet is central to good health. It’s also an important part of natural pheromone production. Let’s take a look at some specifics.
Zinc increases your body’s production of testosterone. You can take a supplement, or add some of these foods to your diet:
- Seafood, such as cooked oysters, crab, and lobster
- Nuts, such as cashews, pecans, and peanuts
- Dark chocolate and dark cocoa powder
- Lean pork and chicken
- Beans, such as chickpeas (garbanzos), baked beans, and kidney beans
Vitamin E, sometimes called the “sex vitamin,” also increases testosterone. Try eating more of these:
- Seeds, such as sunflower seeds and squash seeds
- Nuts, such as almonds and hazelnuts
- Leafy greens, such as spinach and turnip greens
- Fruits, such as kiwis, blackberries, and apricots
- Healthy oils, such as olive oil and wheat germ oil
Another nutrient to consider is magnesium, which increases free testosterone by lowering levels of globulins that bind with sex hormones. Eat more of these:
- Dark chocolate and cocoa powder
- Dark leafy greens, such as spinach and kale
- Fish, such as mackerel and pollock
- Beans, such as white beans, kidney beans, and chickpeas (garbanzos)
- Whole grains, such as brown rice and bulgur
In addition to nutrients that increase testosterone production, some foods have the pheromones already in them! Eating them won’t increase those pheromones’ levels in your body, but eating them will give you the self-effects of the pheromones (you’ll be exposed to them while eating them), and the pheromones can linger long enough to catch someone’s attention. These foods include:
- Celery, which contains AndrosteNONE and AndrosteNOL
- Parsnips, which contain AndrosteNOL (and also contain boron, which helps your body metabolize estrogen and increases testosterone levels in your blood)
- Truffles or truffle oil, which contain AndrosteNOL
That’s all for this week, Love Scent fans! We hope you now have some ideas for helping your body naturally produce pheromones of its own!
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