We have a new product in the house, and our team is pretty excited about it. I’m asking some of my patients to work with it as well as trying it myself, and I’m hoping to see exactly the same success with us as the manufacturer has been seeing in their studies. The studies you can see here, in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
This product, called Stronvivo, is a supplement for women and men.
And, before you worry about a doctor pushing Supplements, please hold on a minute. Good science backs this supplement up.
Stronvivo contains a stack of amino acids and minerals that are all essential to human life, but particularly helpful for supporting endothelial health—that is, strong blood vessels. These are amino acids and minerals that at our age we might not be easily getting or producing through our diets, metabolisms, or normal organ function.
And what are healthy blood vessels good for? They are great for the happy working of sexual organs. They are what make those organs go. Hers and his and theirs.
But, bonus! These same elements in these supplements are great for helping support the circulation of sexual hormones! Win-win! And especially a win for women who, because of cancer risk or preference, want to support what hormonal production their bodies can manage post-menopause without the aid of hormone replacement. This is a great offering for me as a physician. I love having a non-hormonal alternative I can present to my post-menopausal patients, and their partners!
And it plays out in the research of this formulation. The company tested their Informed-Choice, all-natural, US-manufactured product with women and men over 40 who have arousal issues. The results showed clinical improvement of the health of the endothelium, stimulation of nitric oxide production, reduction of platelet aggregation and adhesion, improved circulation, improved hormone production in the test subjects.
Clinical evaluations used the FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index), the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire), the IIEF (International Index of Erectile Function, and the ADAM (Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male) to measure female and male patients over 90 days. The women showed improvement in desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain. The men improved in androgen levels and overall satisfaction.
And both women and men had improvement in mood, with less depression.
To understand the full potential, 90 days’ use is recommended for women; men may see full benefit after as little as 30 days.
Personally, I like the idea of a nutritional supplement that couples take together. It represents a kind of shared commitment to lovemaking and holding on to one another.
Also, from a purely medical point of view, keeping the smaller blood vessels of our sexual organs happy will keep your larger vessels happy. And that will keep your whole body working better through time.
And that makes this doctor very happy. If we’ve convinced you to give Stronvivo a try, you can order it here.
Dr. Barb DePree, M.D., has been a gynecologist and women’s health provider for almost 30 years and a menopause care specialist for the past ten.