Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A)
Action: This one is best known for the positive effect it has on eye and skin health. It also plays a vital role in the production of sex hormones. It strengthens the mucus membrane, prevents atrophy of the genitals, and increases sperm count. The strength and numbers of white blood cells intensifies with the absorption of this vitamin, and white blood cells are essential to the production of sex hormones.
Food Sources: Green leafy sprouts (all varieties), collard greens, beet greens, kale, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, watermelon, cantaloupe, edible weeds such as dandelion, citrus fruits, mangos, papayas, persimmons, red or colorful peppers, all squash, lettuce, root vegetables such as sweet potato, yams, carrots, jicama.
Action: These relax all systems in the body and are important to the production of hormones in both men and women. They are also builders of the T-cell and the H-cell in the immune system, both of which direct white blood cells in their job, including sex hormone creation.
Food Sources: Sprouted grains of all types, uncooked whole grain breads.
Action: This is central to the development of bones and teeth, but it has also been linked to cellular health. When cells are healthy they heighten sensitivity as a necessary ingredient for sexual pleasure. It’s also important for circulation to the genitalia.
Food Sources: All green leafy vegetables, sprouts, every form of sprouted bean (excluding soy and black bean) the entire cabbage family, broccoli, kale, lentils, sea vegetables, turnip greens and Swiss chard.
Action: Part of the B vitamin complex, it is essential to circulatory activity, blood cell development and neurological function. It’s important to have adequate amounts to regulate brain cell activity to balance mood, heighten happiness, and increase the potential for imagination.
Food Sources: Avocado, sprouted beans (excluding soy and black bean) with an emphasis on sprouted garbanzo beans, lentils, peas and pea green sprouts, the cabbage family including brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, broccoli and cabbage.
Essential Fatty Acids
Action: These are directly linked to every cell in the human body. It’s the primary fuel for all cells. This makes it essential for sexual desire, sensitivity and pleasure..The average person’s diet receives less than 20% of the essential fatty acids necessary.
Food Sources: Germinated nuts, seeds, grains and beans. They should always be taken from a vegetarian/vegan source (fish oil becomes rancid within 24 hours and acts as a carcinogen.) Best supplemental sources are walnuts and their oil, hemp and its oil, flax and its oil. The preference should be sprouted seeds which makes them more accessible to body cells.
Action: This red blood cell nutrient allows the absorption and transportation of oxygen to occur at the intercellular level throughout the systems of the body. Consistent usable iron is important to the skeletal structure and organs. As people age in an unhealthy way, lack of iron helps to produce sexual dysfunction.
Food Sources: Fruits such as peaches, apricots, plums, and beans such as lima, fava, white, navy, pinto, and sprouts such as pea greens, sunflower greens, flaxseed sprouts, edible weeds such as lambsquarter, pumpkin seeds, dandelion, and sea vegetables, water cress and parsley.
Action: It’s the muscle relaxant mineral and every organ depends upon it for function. It also helps prostate function and helps to prevent vaginal dryness due to hormonal weakness.
Food Sources: Raw almonds, filberts, macadamia nuts, fruits such as peach, banana,persimmons, beans such as kidney, lentil, and fava, buckwheat sprouts, sesame seeds, all forms of winter and summer squash, wheatgrass juice and spelt juice.
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Action: This vitamin is important to the circulatory function of human blood. It allows blood flow to all organ and glandular systems and increases cellular activity, heightening sensitivity in the sexual experience. There are cases where erectile dysfunction has been remedied in the short term by whole food niacin supplementation.
Food Sources: Avocados, pea green sprouts, buckwheat sprouts, artichokes, kale, spinach, fruits such as watermelon, cantaloupe, kasava melon. (The use of sprouted seeds intensifies the amount of niacin present.)
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
Action: Necessary for hormone creation in both sexes.
Food Sources: Asparagus, avocado, lentils, sprouted peas, sprouted quinoa, sprouted amaranth, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and their sprouts, fruits such as mangoes, papayas, kiwi, guava.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
Action: Another important activator of hormonal development. Both male and female testosterone levels depend upon this vitamin.
Food Sources: Apples, pears, sprouted barley, sprouted spelt, sprouted wheat, weeds such as persling, aloe vera, all forms of lettuce, sesame and sunflower seeds and their sprouts, sweet potatoes.
Action: This antioxidant is the most powerful immune system boosting nutrient known today. White blood cells as the most prolific part of the immune system are benefited by consistent amounts of selenium. Deficiencies today are most often caused by its absence in nonorganic farming soil. Selenium supplements may be necessary to insure adequate amounts.
Food Sources: Barley grass, kamut grass, pea greens, fenugreek sprouts, Brazil nuts, cabbage, brussel sprouts, maitake and shiitake mushrooms, all seaweeds, spinach, ripe organic tomatoes, yellow and orange winter squash.
Action: A nutrient most lacking in modern diets is central to brain neuron health and nervous system strength. Its deficiency results in bodily functions, including the genitalia, are gravely reduced. Imagination and sexual desire are all dependent on this vitamin.
Food Sources: Bacterial forms of B12 supplements.
Action: Deficiency is widespread in the population. This essential nutrient regulates moods and the protection of cells against mutagenic effects. It’s also important for the development of all cells, including white blood cells, and must be part of every sexually healthy person’s profile. Sun exposure in early day and late day for 30 minutes a day is crucial.
Food Sources: Shiitake mushrooms (dry), chicory weed.
Action: Is best known in the world of nutrients as a sex vitamin. Research has shown that it increases libido for both sexes, heightens desire, sensitivity and longevity. It addresses symptoms of hormonal deficiencies due to aging process and enhances sexual functions. Best if Vitamin E rich foods are consumer two to three hours before sexual activity.
Food Sources: Green leafy vegetables, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, huckleberries, most nuts excluding cashews and peanuts, sunflower green sprouts, fenugreek sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, chia sprouts, sweet potatoes, yams, carrots.
Action: Another essential nutrient for immune system functioning and best known for prostate health and clitoris sensitivity. Zinc deficiencies are widespread today due to stress levels. It is the only nutrient clinically proven to lessen the symptoms of cold and flu. It also plays a central role in the creation of hormones.
Food Sources: Mung bean sprouts, pumpkin seed sprouts, green leafy vegetables, wheatgrass and spelt grass.
Article by Brian Clement PhD, LN