Having a satisfying intimate relationship with your partner is important in the lives of most adults, however, low libido (meaning lack of interest or decreased function) is a potential side effect of all antidepressant medications (1). The good news is that is possible to keep things happy in the bedroom and the rest of your life while taking your antidepressant.

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Three ways Antidepressant Companion reverses the low libido blues:

1) Libido Boost

There are three key players to the Antidepressant Companion formulation to help boost your libido.

L-Tyrosine: L-tyrosine is and amino acid used by your brain to make chemicals called neurotransmitters. Some of them made from tyrosine include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters are key players in your feelings of satisfaction, libido, and energy. Studies have shown that supplementation with L-tyrosine can work quickly to help with erectile dysfunction, achieving orgasm, and increasing interest.

Saffron: Saffron is a delicious spice that has been shown to be as effective as Prozac in treating depression (2), but that’s not all!. In addition to being a powerful antidepressant, Saffron blocks the libido squashing side effects of your antidepressant, and it can also help improve erectile function, arousal, lubrication and interest (3)(4)(5).

L-Citrulline: L-Citrulline is another amino acid that has been used to effectively treat low libido. It is a powerful antioxidant and can treat mild to moderate erectile dysfunction (6). It also helps major depression by increasing production of the chemical nitric oxide (NO), which is associated with blood circulation, energy, libido and more (7)(8).

2) Tapering Down

Often times the side effects of antidepressants are tied to their dosages. Clinical studies have shown that lowering the dose of your antidepressant may enable you to achieve the same mood-lifting benefits, while not experiencing the effect on your libido. Antidepressants work by increasing the amounts of mood stabilizing chemicals in your brain, primarily serotonin, and in some cases norepinephrine. Antidepressant Companion contains building blocks that helps your brain more effectively and easily make these chemicals so that you do not need higher and higher doses in order to maintain stability. Instead, the health-promoting ingredients in Antidepressant Companion will get to the root of your symptoms and help you start to feel better again.

3) Mood support

It is well known that depression impacts your ability to connect with others, your self confidence, your ability to experience pleasure, and therefore your libido. While your antidepressant may be helpful in lifting some of the weight of depression, you may still experience symptoms sadness and anxiety.

Antidepressant companion has nutrients that help boost mood and energy. It decreases inflammation in the brain and body, which has been shown to help improve the symptoms of depression. It also provides your brain with an abundance of antioxidant support, and gives your brain the needed building blocks for making mood-boosting neurotransmitters. With a powerful proprietary blend of herbal medicines, Antidepressant Companion targets and removes oxidative damage, improves energy, and can help lift depression and anxiety.

By Dr. Nicole Cain, MA ND

References:
1) Higgins, A. Nash, M. & Lynch, A.M. Antidepressant-associated sexual dysfunction: impact, effects, and treatment. Dove Press Journal: Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety. 8 September 2010. Retrieved from http://edepositireland.ie/bitstream/handle/2262/68355/dhps-2-141.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
2) Lopresti AL, Drummond PD. Saffron (Crocus sativus) for depression: a systematic review of clinical studies and examination of underlying antidepressant mechanisms of action. Human Psychopharmacology. 2014 Sept. 22. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hup.2434/abstract
3) J Integr Med. 2013 Nov;11(6):377-83. doi: 10.3736/jintegrmed2013056. Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) and major depressive disorder: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Hausenblas HA1, Saha D, Dubyak PJ, Anton SD.
4) Modabbernia A, Sohrabi H, Nasehi AA, et al. Effect of saffron on fluoxetine-induced sexual impairment in men: randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2012;223(4):381-8.
5) Kashani L, Raisi F, Saroukhani S, et al. Saffron for treatment of fluoxetine-induced sexual dysfunction in women: randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2013 Jan;28(1):54-60.
6) Urology. 2011 Jan;77(1):119-22. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2010.08.028. Oral L-citrulline supplementation improves erection hardness in men with mild erectile dysfunction. Cormio L1, De Siati M, Lorusso F, Selvaggio O, Mirabella L, Sanguedolce F, Carrieri G.
7) Nitric Oxide and Neopterin in Bipolar  Affective Disorder. R. Hoekstra   W.M.A. Verhoeven a D. Fekkes. Neuropsychobiology 2006;54:75–81.
8) Decreased Platelet Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity and  Plasma Nitric Oxide Metabolites in Major Depressive Disorder.  Wendy E. Chrapko, Paul Jurasz, Marek W. Radomski, Nathalie Lara, Stephen L. Archer, and  Jean-Michel Le Melle ́do. BIOL PSYCHIATRY 2004;56:129–134