Okay so I have been overseas the past month and I will be away from home for a couple of months. First things first as an libido obsessed man I realized that the countries I have been in so far are lacking the foods I usually consume on a regular basis back home in Australia.
This mean I am naturally lacking vital vitamins and minerals for the next couple of months. And to make it worst I forgot my supplements.
After a couple of weeks in Brazil it didn’t take long to notice my energy levels were not the same as back home, even though now on holidays I was sleeping and resting more.
Lack of nutritional options and forgetting my supplements has reconfirmed of how effective my nutritional ritual back home was.
So I headed of today and picked up some supplements that I know will help me and boost my energy and libido levels throughout the rest of my trip.
If you plan on traveling I recommend taking these supplements along with you. Yes keeping it natural is what I like to preach but at certain times such as when traveling there is nothing wrong with getting some help from supplements.
Remember I am constantly on the move so my aim was not to buy the whole supplement store but to buy supplements I know I had a good history with and worked.
Zinc is important to a mans sex drive as it helps manufacture testosterone and helps prevent a low sperm count. “Take note of this guys” Zinc is lost on ejaculation, since sperm needs this mineral to swim towards the egg.
A 1996 study showed a very clear relationship between zinc and testosterone levels. Young men were fed a diet including very little zinc so that they developed a zinc deficiency. Testosterone levels were measured and there was a significant decrease (almost 75 percent) after 20 weeks of a low-zinc diet. (Study Link)
Zinc has other health benefits. It is also helpful in fighting infection and inflammation of the prostate gland in older men, helps with hormone production, growth and repairment, improves immunity and helps with digestion.
Good old Garlic, I would eat it raw but I’m doing my best to make friends during my travels. There are many benefits of consuming garlic:
- Aphrodisiac: When combined with a healthy diet garlic has a reputation as an aphrodisiac. This is connected with its classification as a “hot” herb.
- Antioxidant: Garlic contains antioxidants that support the body’s protective mechanisms against oxidative damage
- Antibiotic: Garlic acts as a natural antibiotic. It is able to eliminate harmful bacteria but does not kill off healthy bacteria as chemical antibiotics do.
- Reduced Cholesterol: A study found that the consumption of garlic reduced cholesterol by 9 to 12 percent. Reductions were noted in LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
- Lower Blood Pressure: Garlic contains allicin, one of the most beneficial high blood pressure remedies. However raw fresh or dried garlic may provide you with the most allicin. The allicin potential decreases with age or heat-treatment of the garlic so its is recommended to eat garlic raw/crushed.
If you want to stay clear form eating it raw try it in an odorless supplement form.
Vitamin C plays a great role in Nitric Oxide production as Vitamin C converts nitrites to nitric oxide. One set of study authors noted that “ Vitamin C is an effective scavenger of nitrite, reducing it to nitric oxide and preventing nitrosamine formation in vitro and in vivo.”
Higher Nitric Oxide Production will increase the quality of erections thanks to dilated blood vessels and increased circulation.
I like to stick to vegetarian protein manly due to the fact the companies making the stuff tend to take more pride in their product and their process. It may cost a little more. But once you try it you will even notice it taste more natural as well.
I keep to just on serve a day, having to much protein can actually have a negative effect on testosterone levels.
Protein supplements is not a must but I take it just to play it safe and to make sure my body doesn’t reach a catabolic state while traveling.
Increasing your vitamin D stores may boost testosterone and improve other related health measures, such as sperm quality (study).
One study found a close correlation between vitamin D deficiency and low testosterone. When participants spent more time in the summer sun and their vitamin D levels increased, so did their testosterone levels (study).
If your are getting more than 15 minutes of sunshine a day you may not need this supplement . But for myself I will be heading to Argentina where I know it will be freezing and I will be missing my regular daily sunshine. So for now I will be stocking up on some vitamin D.
If you plan to travel soon don’t expect to keep your regular nutrition rituals going while you travel. Traveling can be unpredictable and certain areas around the world will lack certain types of foods making it hard to get the full variety of vitamins and minerals needed for optimal sex drive. Supplements can help you along the way but remember you are traveling so don’t stock up on the whole supplement shop. Buy what you know that works for you and what you need most. These supplements can be found in most supplement stores or even chemists around the world.
If you are smarter than I am try ordering supplements before you leave. You can also add Horny goat weed to your collection before you leave as you wont be able to find any in most countries.
Tip: A majority of the time you are allowed to travel with supplements and they will clear customs as long as they are not opened.