Pheromones are strange and mysterious chemical indicators that are continually being released into the atmosphere by both people and animals. Pheromones send out messages on a subconscious level and have been associated with everything from physical attraction to ovulation cycles in women. Many colognes and perfumes contain pheromones with the goal to attract a desirable sex partner.
Overall, virtually every species on the planet has pheromones including reptiles, bumble bees, and humans. Essentially, pheromones work at a subconscious level to send out sex signals for other people to pick up. A special structure found in the nose called the vomeronasal organ (VNO) detects invisible odorless and airborne pheromone-based molecules that arise through sweat and even urine. But, only about 80 percent of all humans have the VNO. Some researchers have deemed this special organ useless because of its disuse in the past. However, some new and exciting research may prove that theory wrong.
Any pheromone-based signals that are picked up by the VNO are subsequently sent through key nerves to an area of the brain known as the hypothalamus, which is the part that’s recognized for its ability to alter an individual’s hormones, emotions, reproduction, and sexual behavior in general.
How to Naturally Increase Your Pheromones
There are many things you can start to do in order to naturally increase your pheromone levels.
1. Eat zinc-rich foods.
Eat a variety of foods that are high in zinc. Zinc not only makes testosterone levels rise, but also increases male fertility. Wheat bran, wheat germ, shellfish, and oysters all rank high in terms of zinc-rich food sources. The human body is unable to create zinc on its own. Therefore, it’s up to you to ensure it gets it. Other common foods that have a moderate amount of zinc include chicken, milk, yogurt, eggs, red meat, cheese, peanuts, and lean pork. The secret is to eat high-protein, low-fat foods.
2. Exercise on a regular basis.
Exercise naturally increases testosterone levels. Regularly perform different weight-bearing exercises that target large muscle groups. Remember, it’s better to perform fewer repetitions lifting heavier weights.
3. Bathe with no soap.
Make a habit of bathing in hot water without using commercial soaps. Instead, try sandalwood essential oils in order to destroy bacteria that can result in offensive body odor. You can still maintain good clean hygiene, but just don’t go overboard with it. Bathing or showering less vigorously and less often washes away fewer of your natural pheromones.
4. Get enough sleep.
While most everyone knows that getting a full 8-hour refreshing slumber every night is essential to overall good health, it’s also true in the case of keeping your pheromones up and running as well. When you’re not getting adequate rest, the production of testosterone starts to slow down, making your libido slow down as well.
In general, some people just naturally produce greater amounts of pheromones, which is one theory why they may attract more admirers or lovers. Since there appears to be a link between male testosterone levels and female pheromones, increasing the level of testosterone may by the trick.