It’s a commonly accepted fact that confidence affects libido. If you are confident, and you feel attractive, it is more likely that you’ll initiate romance with your partner. And what could make you more confident than losing weight? It is only logical that losing weight would result in increased libido, if gaining weight causes lethargy and decrease sex drive, right?
What do you need to know about the HCG Diet?
The HCG diet is a popular weight-loss plan that incorporates the use of HCG injection along with a very low-calorie diet. HCG is a natural hormone produced by pregnant women. At a high dose, HCG can stimulate ovulation in women. As a weight loss hormone, HCG stimulates the brain to burn excess fat as a source of energy. A diet such as this one has several benefits, including changing your libido.
Causes of low libido in women
Libido is a term used to describe the lack of sex drive that inhibits sexual activity. It affects both men and women equally. A low libido occurs mostly because of hormonal, psychological, physical, and relational changes.
- Overweight: Weight and libido are linked. Studies show that being overweight or obese can mess up your mojo. As you gain weight, hormones that affect your libido are out of whack.
- Hormonal imbalances: The main cause of hormonal imbalances in women are eating disorders, stress, and thyroid problems. Symptoms include unexplained weight gain, mood swings, and low sex drive. The main hormone culprits are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
- Stress: Stress can lead to low libido. Stress causes your body to undergo a series of changes that prepare you to run away or fight. This response is called the fight-or-flight response. During fight-or-flight responses, your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate rise while non-essential functions decrease, including sexual drive.
- Other factors include medication, health conditions, depression, anxiety, and alcohol and drug use.
HCG and sex drive in women
HCG encourages a better balance of hormone levels in the body through the bloodstream and actively equalizes hormone levels. A balanced hormone system in the body encourages a healthy sex drive in women. High doses of HCG can increase estrogen and progesterone production, which leads to pregnancy. But the dose of HCG during weight loss is so tiny, enough only to increase your sex drive.
HCG and sex drive in men
The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, also known as HCG, stimulates the production and secretion of testosterone in the testes. The hormone mimics LH (Luteinizing Hormone), which plays a vital role in the production of testosterone.
Men with low testosterone levels may experience the following symptoms:
- Low sex drive
According to studies, HCG injection can increase testosterone production in men for a short time. A rise in testosterone levels increases sex drive, so HCG can temporarily increase men’s sex drive. Furthermore, HCG reduces the risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction, a relatively common problem among males aged 40 and older.