According to sexology and nutrition research study published in Nutrition Journal 2012, red wine can boost sex drive.

One medium glass wine before sex (175ml equal to about two units of alcohol) a day helps boost the sex drive and improves the sexual experience.

If you’re going to enjoy wine, be aware of the quantity. Medical experts advise not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week on a regular basis. 250 ml glass of 12% ABV red wine has about three units of alcohol. A medium (175 ml) glass has about two units. Drinking should also be spread out over three or more days if you regularly drink as much as 14 units a week.

Red wine can boost sex drive by its phytochemical molecule – Quercetin which is a powerful antioxidant. They block the enzyme UGT2B17 action. This enzyme take part in flushing out the sex hormone – testosterone from blood circulation in kidney. Thus temporarily minimizes the excretion of testosterone. Hence testosterone level in circulation is more. Increased sex hormone in circulation boosts sex drive. Secondly Quercetin “cleans up” free radicals by pairing with their single electrons. Hence free radicals can no longer cause damage the cells and blood vessels. Blood flow to penis will not be affected. Good penile blood flow during sexual act makes best sex.

Quercetin is present in many foods in addition to red wine. They are black tea, green tea, coffee, tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, apple, onion, citrus fruits.

One or two glasses of red wine before sexual act can improved both sex desire and lubrication in women. Moderate amount of red wine actually increases blood flow to women’s’ erogenous zones and increases lubrication.

     Dr. Vijayakumar did his MBBS in Kilpauk Medical College and later went on to Madras Medical College for his Master courses in Clinical Pathology. He underwent masters in Psychology and Yoga. Underwent Fellowship training in Andrology and Clinical Embryology by Prof Ariff Bongso. Did his PhD in Hormones, Yoga and Sexual problems. He has been trained by the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (India). He was the first medical professional to start an exclusive clinic for the management of sexual problems in Salem,Tamil Nadu in the year 1988. He has put up more than thirty years experience. He has offered professional help to thousands of persons especially newly married. Besides treating sexual dysfunctions, he is also an expert in treating pre-marital counselling.

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