This article has been researched and written by Arelang Naturals® in-house writers.
Brace yourselves because we're about to introduce you to the hottest trend blowing the digital nation – sex chocolates! We all go through phases where the spark in our love life may flicker or dwindle. So when you hear about sex chocolates, you want to jump onto the trend immediately with the hope that when you get it on later that evening, they will work.
But what is the logic? What even are sex chocolates? Do they work?
Let's get into the logic first.
As we age, our libidos start dwindling. No, it is not a problem. It is normal and happens to all of us. It is not because you aren't attracted to your partner or you lost your mojo. Modern-day lifestyles are definitely to blame. With long work hours, almost zero work-life balance, and a lack of focus on the food you put into your bodies, we have become a nation of nutrition-deficient people. A fun fact is that food and nutrition affect your sex hormones - testosterone and estrogen.
A lack of nutrients in our diet can have significant consequences beyond just vitamin deficiencies. It can lead to low energy levels, reduced stamina, and weakened immunity. That is a major cause of decreased testosterone levels in men, which can result in lower libido, early andropause, and reduced energy. This chain reaction can lead to a negative mood and more stress.
So are sex chocolates like Viagra?
Well while some might claim to make you get it on immediately, the truth is there is no quick fix to increase your libido or better your mood. It needs consistency and focuses on nutrition. Sex chocolates are candyceuticals in which sense, they use natural plant-based ingredients that give your body essential phytonutrients to help promote natural testosterone/ estrogen production, and work holistically on the body. They are not meant for one night, one evening, or one date.
For example, Rekindle For Men and Rekindle For Women. These are chocolates meant for better sex, yes, but they essentially target nutritional deficiencies that wreak more havoc with the body than just with sex. They target the sex hormones with ingredients like ginseng, ashwagandha, and shatavari, to give the body phytonutrients and remind it to kickstart its hormone production again. When taken consistently, sex chocolates can be extremely beneficial, not just for your hormones, but also for your overall well-being.
So what ingredients do sex chocolates usually use?
While the list is non-exhaustive, these are common ingredients that can help boost testosterone levels in men and estrogen levels in women:
Safed Musli, Gokhru, and Jaiphal help boost the levels of precursor molecules, such as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) needed to synthesize testosterone
Ashwagandha helps suppress enzymes like aromatase which converts testosterone into estrogen, and 5a-reductase which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which helps the overall increase in testosterone levels.
Gokshru helps increase the concentration of androgen receptors in cells thereby increasing androgen sensitivity, making the body more responsive to testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and other androgens.
Vidarikand and ginsenoside-RB1 from Ginseng help boost luteinizing hormone release, which boosts testosterone production. Luteinizing hormones signal to the testes to produce testosterone.
Kapikacchu (Mucuna) helps reduce the levels of Prolactin, which is a hormone with reproductive, metabolic, and immunoregulatory functions. Excess Prolactin tends to counteract testosterone in the body. It also contains high levels of L-DOPA which facilitates somatic motor responses in response to sexual stimuli in men.
Saffron, Jaiphal, and Ginkgo Biloba work towards inhibiting Monoamine oxidase, an enzyme responsible for the metabolism of Dopamine, Serotonin neurotransmitters. Inhibiting this enzyme creates an increase in dopamine levels to elevate mood and uplift confidence.
Flaxseeds are powerful phytoestrogens that can help balance estrogen levels and reduce menstrual discomfort.
Shatawar to help with reproductive and hormonal challenges
Black Cohosh can alleviate PMS symptoms and other gynecological problems
Soy Isoflavones to counter hot flashes, mood swings, and other menopausal side effects
Ginseng, a powerful adaptogen, can help reduce stress and increase libido.
Saffron to elevate mood.
And, of course how better to have them, than wrapped in the evergreen universal aphrodisiac - Dark Chocolate!
How many sex chocolates should one eat?
While these are super tasty, your body needs a controlled quantity and quality of phytonutrients to work without affecting other functions. With Rekindle For Men and Rekindle for Women, we recommend taking one before bedtime every day, consistently for 3 weeks to start seeing results.
While brands may promote different use cases, always read your labels and decide for yourself.
Sex chocolates do work if they are natural, plant-based and do not use synthetic additives to give you a quick fix. Always remember, nothing can resolve issues better than nutrition, even when it comes to sex.
Go get on it and get it on! Get these chocolates, they are yum with the added benefits of being great hormone regulators.