Aphrodisiac honey: fact or fiction?

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These days, there are many products on the market designed to enhance our libido and optimize our sex life. Among them, we often hear about aphrodisiac honey. But how effective is it? Is it safe for our health? In this article, we’ll shed some light on the subject.

Aphrodisiac honey: no scientific proof

According to Gilbert Bou Jaoudé, a sexologist, there is no scientific proof of the efficacy of aphrodisiac honey. In fact, no researcher has carried out a study specifically dedicated to the influence of this product on libido and sexuality. Consequently, no sexologist can recommend this honey on the basis of well-founded data.

  • Consult a sexologist to regain your libido. Consultation by telephone, video or message possible.
  • Consult alone or as a couple and receive a prescription if necessary.

Illegal composition of aphrodisiac honey

Some health checks carried out on aphrodisiac honeys have revealed the presence of medicinal substances such as sildenafil and tadalafil, molecules used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This incorporation of medicinal substances, sometimes undeclared, can prove dangerous due to the contraindications and adverse effects associated with these molecules.

What’s more, some aphrodisiac honeys have been found to contain testosterone, a hormone whose use without a medical prescription also poses risks for consumers. In other cases, traces of cocaine have even been found in these supposedly natural products.

The dangers of aphrodisiac honey

The undeclared substances present in the composition of some aphrodisiac honeys can lead to serious health problems. For example, sildenafil is contraindicated for people with heart problems, as it can cause serious side effects.

Poison control centers have recently reported several cases of serious adverse reactions following the consumption of aphrodisiac honey or similar products. These include repeated convulsions, cerebral edema, pulmonary hemorrhage and severe kidney failure. That’s why France’s Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) recommends caution and advises against the use of this type of product in cases of loss of libido or sexual dysfunction.

Natural aphrodisiacs: a complex solution

When it comes to creating an effective dietary supplement, it’s necessary to extract and blend several elements from different ingredients in precise dosages. For certain plants, for example, roots, bark or flowers are preferred, while trace elements such as zinc and arginine need to be dosed correctly.

Thus, an aphrodisiac or libido-treatment product will generally involve the use of at least a dozen different ingredients to achieve a significant effect.

In the words of the sexologist quoted above: “In the best-case scenario, honey sold as an aphrodisiac will have no effect at all, and we’ll only have wasted time and money; in the worst-case scenario, we may come across an aphrodisiac honey that contains products potentially dangerous to health.”

  • Don’t hesitate to call on the support of a sexologist to regain your libido.
  • Online consultations are available, alone or as a couple.
  • Receive a prescription if necessary.

So it’s better to turn to reliable, professionally supervised alternatives to find a suitable solution to your libido problems, rather than opting for potentially dangerous products of unproven efficacy.

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