Do Female Libido Supplements Really Increase Sex Drive?

A closer look at the benefits, side effects, and effectiveness of maca and ashwagandha

Shannon Burton, SXI (they/she)
8 min readJul 24, 2023

An increasing number of women are searching for natural ways to increase sex drive, and female libido supplement companies are responding. Aphrodisiacs like maca root and ashwagandha are in everything from sex drive pills to libido gummies.

Yet, research on the effectiveness of these “natural libido boosters” isn’t clear-cut.

Libido supplements may be natural, but that doesn’t mean they’re effective…or safe.

Can these supplements increase sex drive in women naturally and safely? Let’s find out.

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In today’s post, we’ll enter the world of female libido supplements and vitamins to better understand maca root and ashwagandha.

But first, let’s cover some basics.

What is libido?



Shannon Burton, SXI (they/she)

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