Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
EFFECTS The “morale” vitamin. Converts carbohydrates to energy. Combats fatigue anddepression. A deficiency of this vitamin drains your energy and sex life.
SOURCES Wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, bran, legumes, nuts and seeds, liver, kidney, pork, fish
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
EFFECTS Vital to energy. Helps metabolize carbohydrates and proteins. Essential for production of hormones by the adrenal glands.
SOURCES Liver, dairy products, beans, eggs, fish, poultry, spinach, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
EFFECTS Vital to energy. Helps metabolize carbohydrates and fats. Combats fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia. Enhances sex by dilating blood vessels to promote blood flow to the brain and to the sexual organs.
SOURCES Chicken, liver, salmon, kidney, peanuts, brewer’s yeast, chickpeas, brown rice,seeds
CAUTION May cause flushed skin. (Avoid by using “no-flush” niacin.) Overdoses may cause: liver damage, higher levels of uric acid, higher levels of blood sugar.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
EFFECTS The anti-stress vitamin. Helps metabolize carbohydrates and fat. Combats fatigue, depression, and anxiety.
SOURCES Beans, beef, eggs, pork, fish, vegetables, whole wheat
CAUTION Extremely high doses may cause diarrhea or water retention
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
EFFECTS Used in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter epinephrine, which is involved in orgasm. Combats depression, mood swings, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), water retention. Helps metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
SOURCES Brewer’s yeast, chicken, liver, pork, fish, whole grains, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, potatoes, dried beans, bananas
CAUTION Excessive intake may cause deterioration of sensory nerves (nerves that transmit information for sight, hearing, etc.).
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobal-amiri)
EFFECTS Helps metabolize carbohydrates and fats. Essential for production of red blood cells. Prevents nerve damage. A deficiency of this vitamin decreases the sex drive.
SOURCES Liver, chicken, beef, pork, fish, clams, eggs, dairy products (found only in animal products)
EFFECTS Vital for energy and formation of red blood cells. Helps metabolize proteins. Combats fatigue, irritability, depression.
SOURCES Green leafy vegetables, broccoli, liver, mushrooms, nuts, beans, bran, brewer’s yeast
CAUTION Large doses may inhibit absorption of zinc. Epileptics taking phenytoin should not take folic acid, which inhibits absorption of that drug.
EFFECTS Combats nervous tension and irritability.
SOURCES Dairy products, sardines, seaweed, green leafy vegetables, almonds, molasses.
CAUTION Excessive intake of calcium may interfere with iron absorption. It may cause abdominal pain or calcium deposits in tissues.
EFFECTS Vital to energy. Aids in metabolizing glucose for energy and in regulating blood sugar levels.
SOURCES Brewer’s yeast, liver, beef, potatoes, cheese, whole grains
EFFECTS Vital to energy. Essential to the thyroid gland which regulates basal metabolism, the speed at which body activities occur. A deficien- cy can weaken the sex drive and create fatigue.
SOURCES Iodized salt, seafood, kelp, onions, pineapple
CAUTION Excess iodine may interfere with thyroid function.
EFFECTS Vital to energy used in red blood cells to carry oxygen. A deficiency causes anemia, with resulting fatigue and sometimes depression.
SOURCES Liver, egg yolks, dried apricots, raisins, fish, beans, legumes, dried fruits – especially apricots and raisins
CAUTION Excess iron can damage organs especially the liver and heart.
EFFECTS Involved in production of sex hormones. Increases levels of the female hormone progesterone. Helpful for women with PMS.
SOURCES Soybeans, meat, fish, dairy products, apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, molasses, brown rice, brewer’s yeast, figs
CAUTION Excessive amounts may cause diarrhea.
EFFECTS Helps maintain hormone production.
In male laboratory animals, a manganese deficiency causes loss of sex drive, lack of semen, and degeneration of the seminal tubules.
SOURCES Avocados, nuts, seeds, kelp, whole grains, coffee, tea
CAUTION Excess doses may cause nerve damage.
EFFECTS A mood booster and energy enhancer.
An antioxidant that may slow down the aging process. Helps prevent dandruff and acne. Males need more because of high amount of selenium in sperm.
SOURCES Brazil nuts, seafood, poultry, organ meats, whole grains, onions, garlic, mushrooms (Selenium content of food is dependent on the extent of its presence in the soil.) CAUTION Overdoses can interfere with assimilation of fluoride. Severe overdoses can be toxic.
EFFECTS The “man’s mineral” – essential for health of the prostate and for active sperm. A deficiency may cause sexual dysfunction. Even a mild deficiency lowers testosterone levels.
(Symptoms of a deficiency: white spots on fingernails, prostate enlargement.)
SOURCES Pumpkin seeds, oysters, fish, yogurt, legumes, whole grains
CAUTION Overdoses may interfere with calcium and copper absorption.