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Sexual Wellness Center

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General Health Information

There are many factors that influence sexual wellness such as the condition of our sex organs, mental health, hormone balance, and stress.

To begin with, so much of our sexual wellness is tied in with our general overall health. Impotence, erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, premature ejaculation, and the inability to achieve orgasm are most often due to some physiological reason. These could be problems with the sexual organs themselves, illness or disease, alcohol and tobacco use, or certain medications (ex: tranquilizers, antidepressants, antihypertensives, antihistamines). There are also psychological factors for sexual dysfunction, such as stress and mood imbalance. Your physician can best determine which underlying condition may be responsible for sexual dysfunction; and your pharmacist can best alert you to any medications that may be causing unwanted side effects.

Other areas of concern are issues related to men's health in general, and the prostate in particular. The prostate gland secretes a milky substance that is important to the successful fertilization of the egg. As part of the hormonal changes associated with aging, men frequently suffer from an enlarged prostate which can interfere with sexual function. Circulation problems can also adversely affect the sex organs. A healthy lifestyle adopted early on in life can help greatly in the prevention of these and other health concerns.

General women's health issues play an important part in a woman's overall sexual wellness. Healthy female sex organs are less susceptible to infection. Hormone deficiencies can cause dryness, atrophy, and discomfort. Mood imbalances can interfere with libido. Chronic illnesses can lead to additional barriers to healthy sexual function. A key to prevention is a healthy lifestyle throughout life.

Various nutritional and herbal supplements can also promote sexual wellness. Men can support prostate health, especially in their later years, by considering saw palmetto, selenium, and pygeum, Ginseng can stimulate libido in both men and women. Soy isoflavones and damiana in women may help reduce dryness and discomfort during intercourse. Folic acid deficiency is common in women and is a critical nutrient to the unborn. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for individual advice as to which supplements are bested suited for you.

Wellness Plan

  • Well balanced diet
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol
  • Regular aerobic exercise
  • Stress management
  • Avoid risky sexual behavior
  • Pharmacist’s Supplement Recommendations
    • Vitamins, Minerals, and Trace Elements  - all are important especially B-complex, folic acid, selenium, manganese, and zinc
    • Antioxidants - coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, selenium, grape seed extract
    • Essential Fatty Acids - omega-3 (DHA and EPA), omega-6 (GLA)
    • Herbs and Nutrients - soy, mushroom extracts, ginkgo biloba, ginseng
    • Men Only - saw palmetto, pygeum, stinging nettle, yohimbine
    • Women Only - damiana, dong quai

These products are recommended by licensed pharmacists who have specialized in natural medicines and dietary supplements. For maximum benefit from these recommendations, be sure to read the Wellness Center Guidelines.

Essentials Performance $36.00
Recommended for Men's Sexual Health

To ensure sexual wellness, men need a high quality vitamin and mineral supplement as insurance of overall good health throughout the body. Prevention is the key to avoid breakdown in the body which can lead to sexual distress. Daily intake of all of the important nutrients allow men to function at their peak sexually, and enjoy life to its fullest.
Omega Max $18.50
Recommended for both Men's & Women's Sexual Health

Every living cell in our bodies needs a daily supply of essential fatty acids, and that’s why they are called “essential.” They are also called “essential” because they must be taken in from outside sources such as foods and supplements. Contrary to the “fat is bad” theory, essential fatty acids are indeed “good fats” that are necessary for the reproduction of new cells and the body’s many natural biochemical processes. Supplementing daily with essential fatty acids helps to provide the body with plenty of the ”essential” nutrients for good health.
AntiOxidant Essentials $30.30
Recommended for both Men's & Women's Sexual Health

Antioxidants help protect the body the formation of damaging free radicals. Free radicals cause damage our DNA and to our cells, impairing the immune system and leading to infections, degenerative diseases and cancer. Free radicals are often caused by environmental toxins, stress, tobacco smoke, and ozone. Antioxidants are free radical scavengers which neutralize the damaging effects these free radicals. Daily supplementation with antioxidants is insurance against the ravages of free radicals.

Additional Products for Sexual Wellness

Folic Acid Essential Minerals
Prostate Health Support

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