How to Raise Natural Pheromone Levels in Your Body

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How to Raise Natural Pheromone Levels in Your Body
Pheromones are now thought to play a role in sexual attraction. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

All animals, including humans, secrete pheromones -- chemical compounds that affect the behaviour of other animals. Scientists once believed that pheromones played no part in human behaviour. However, more recent studies show that pheromones do affect human relationships, especially in the areas of bonding and sexual attraction; these pheromones may take the form of scents that act on the recipient subconsciously. In short, subtle body odours may affect your appeal to others and their appeal to you. If you raise your own levels of pheromones, you may very well become more attractive to potential partners.

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    Exercise to increase your testosterone level. In both women and men, testosterone can increase sexual appetite, and may also increase pheromone levels. It is not clear how people pick up on each other's excreted chemicals beyond scent, but it's hypothesised that testosterone can be absorbed through the skin to trigger testosterone receptors.

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    Take a zinc supplement. Zinc is an essential mineral for the production of testosterone and sex drive. In addition, try eating foods high in zinc, like oysters and meat.

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    Shower less often and use natural body products. Although strong body odour is not necessarily the key to turning on a partner, there should be a balance between preventing odour-causing bacteria and harnessing your natural body scents. Products such as sandalwood essential oil can be applied in lieu of deodorant to get rid of bad smells without obliterating natural pheromones.

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