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Biological Psychiatry: “High-Dose Ascorbic Acid Increases Intercourse Frequency and Improves Mood: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.”
BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine: “Maca (L. Meyenii) for Improving Sexual Function: A Systematic Review.”
Chemical Senses: “The Effect of Meat Consumption on Body Odor Attractiveness.”
Endocrine Abstracts: “Pomegranate Juice Intake Enhances Salivary Testosterone Levels and Improves Mood and Well Being in Healthy Men and Women.”
Food & Nutrition: “4 Facts to Know About Peruvian Maca Powder.”
Harvard Health Publishing: “Testosterone -- What It Does and Doesn’t Do.”
IsHak, W. The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine, Springer International Publishing, 2017.
Journal of Reproductive Infertility: “Zinc is an Essential Element for Male Fertility: A Review of Zn Roles in Men’s Health, Germination, Sperm Quality, and Fertilization.”
National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Iron,” “Magnesium,” “Omega-3 Fatty Acids,” “Zinc.”
Nutrients: “Effect of Nut Consumption on Erectile and Sexual Function in Healthy Males: A Secondary Outcome Analysis of the FERTINUTS Randomized Controlled Trial.”
Nutrition: “Watermelon Consumption Increases Plasma Arginine Concentrations in Adults.”
Penn Medicine: “Foods for Your Libido: A Valentine’s Day Diet to Boost Your Sex Drive.”
PLoS One: “Research of Caffeine Intake on Erectile Dysfunction in US Men: Results from NHANES 2001-2004,” “The Relationship Between Iron Deficiency Anemia and Sexual Function and Satisfaction Among Reproductive-Aged Iranian Women.”
SexInfo Online: “The Neurobiology of Romantic Love.”
The BMJ: “Why a Pomegranate?”
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism: “Seafood Intake, Sexual Activity, and Time to Pregnancy.”
Reviewed by Christine Mikstas, RD, LD on March 20, 2020
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