11. Sunshine Can Increase Your Libido and Reduce Erectile Dysfunction
Our body needs vitamin D for a plethora of reasons, and one those reasons is sexual function! Inadequate vitamin D levels have been tied to erectile dysfunction in men and libido in both men and women, possibly by increasing sex hormone levels.
While getting about 15 minutes of sun exposure per day is one way to increase vitamin D, there is the risk of skin damage–definitely not sexy. To increase vitamin D in a safer way, use a supplement, and try to get a test done (a “25-hydroxy vitamin D” test) to determine your exact levels. In the meantime, take 2,000 IU per day.