How To Increase Pheromones Naturally

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And in the spirit of renewal and positive change, let’s take a look at ways to increase pheromones naturally!

Remember, your body is producing pheromones right now. Many pheromones, especially sex pheromones, are byproducts of your body’s testosterone and estrogen production. Testosterone in particular is important for sex drive in men and women alike, with estrogen also being important in women’s sex drives.

While we are happy to provide you with a wide range of products that supplement your body’s natural pheromones, we also love teaching people how to increase pheromones naturally! Sex pheromones are easiest to increase by natural means, so we’re going to focus on those today. You may be surprised to learn how simple it is to help your body produce more of its natural sex pheromones!

Let’s dive right in!



It’s not really possible to overstate how important sleep is for our overall health. It affects everything from our mental sharpness to our stress levels to our long-term wellbeing. And it’s also a key way to increase pheromones naturally!

As we said above, key sex pheromones are a byproduct of testosterone production. Increased testosterone levels in turn lead to increased pheromone levels. And sleep is a key part of keeping your natural testosterone levels up.

Sleep helps with testosterone in two ways. First, getting enough sleep ensures that your body produces enough testosterone, with just one week of poor sleep leading to a drop in testosterone levels. And second, getting enough sleep helps reduce stress, which is critical: higher stress levels lead to lower testosterone levels. So, focusing on adequate sleep is a straightforward way to boost your sex pheromones.

But how much sleep should you be getting? You may swear that you’re fine with just six hours a night, but seven hours minimum is recommended for adults, with 8-10 being ideal. The quality of the sleep you’re getting is also important: if you’re only getting interrupted sleep, that’s just as bad as not getting enough sleep.

There are lots of strategies to improve your sleep, from improving your mattress and bedding, to limiting screen time right before bed, to getting enough natural light exposure. Daily exercise, as it turns out, is also important…and, coincidentally, getting enough exercise is also a good way to increase pheromones naturally! Let’s look at that next.



Exercising regularly doesn’t just help you get enough sleep (and therefore increase your body’s testosterone production): it also boosts testosterone levels all by itself! If you’re trying to increase pheromones naturally, getting enough exercise is a good way to cover multiple bases.

One thing to keep in mind, though, is that the type of exercise is important if you’re trying to increase testosterone. Strength training, for example, has proven testosterone-boosting benefits for men especially, with noticeable changes within just 4 weeks. If strength training’s not your thing, sprinting is a good alternative. Working either of these options into your workout routine will have a quicker impact on your testosterone levels–and, therefore, your sex pheromone levels–than other types of activity.

But what if you can’t manage either strength training or sprinting? Don’t worry! Exercise of any type can help reduce stress and promote good sleep, which, as we said above, positively impacts your testosterone levels. The effect might not be as immediate, but sometimes it’s better to take a more sustainable, slow-and-steady approach!

Now let’s turn to another simple way to increase pheromones naturally: by switching up your diet!



Small dietary changes can make a big impact on your natural pheromone production. There are a lot of nutrients that impact our sex hormone levels along with other aspects of our health. These nutrients are found in a wide variety of foods, so you’re sure to find something you’d be happy to include in your meals and snacks!

Let’s take a look at some particular things to look for!


1. Zinc

First up: zinc. Adding zinc to your diet increases testosterone in the body. People who were already low in zinc see the biggest benefit, but anyone can enjoy the positives!

Note: for women, a diet low in zinc also leads to increases in estrogen. Estrogen is important for a woman’s sex drive and sex pheromone production, but so is testosterone. Women should aim for a nice balance between testosterone and estrogen in their bodies!

If you’d like to add zinc to your diet, here are some ways to do it. Just keep in mind that moderation is key, as too much zinc can be bad for you. Men and pregnant women should aim for 11 mg of zinc a day, while non-pregnant women should aim for 8 mg a day.

Here are some zinc-rich options:

  1. Oysters–3 ounces of cooked oysters get you 74 mg of zinc
  2. Beef chuck roast–3 ounces of this affordable cut get you 7 mg of zinc
  3. Crab–3 ounces of this popular shellfish get you 6.5 mg of zinc
  4. Broiled beef batty–3 oz of this simple protein get you 5.3 mg of zinc
  5. Fortified breakfast cereals–3/4 cup of fortified cereal get you around 3.8 mg of zinc (check the label for exact amounts)
  6. Lobster–3 oz of this delicious shellfish get you 3.4 mg of zinc
  7. Pork chop/loin–3 oz of lean pork cuts get you 2.9 mg of zinc
  8. Canned baked beans–1/2 cup of this popular summertime side get you 2.9 mg of zinc
  9. Dark meat chicken–3 oz of chicken thighs or drumsticks get you 2.4 mg of zinc
  10. Yogurt–8 oz of yogurt get you 1.7 mg of zinc

As you can see, it’s not hard to get enough zinc. Choose whichever options appeal to your palate!


2. Magnesium

Magnesium improves testosterone levels in men. It does this by increasing men’s free testosterone, even in men who aren’t very active–but active men see the biggest improvements!

Recommended magnesium levels vary based on a few factors, including age and gender. Men aged 19-30 should aim for 400 mg a day, and 420 mg a day after the age of 30. Women aged 19-30 should aim for 310 mg a day, and 320 mg a day after the age of 30.

Here are some magnesium-rich foods:

  1. Roasted almonds–1 oz of these popular snacks gets you 80 mg of magnesium
  2. Boiled spinach–1/2 cup of this nutrient-dense veggie gets you 78 mg of magnesium
  3. Roasted cashews–1 oz of these tasty nuts gets you 74 mg of magnesium
  4. Oil-roasted peanuts–1/4 cup of these go-to snacks gets you 63 mg of magnesium
  5. Soymilk–1 cup of this popular nondairy milk alternative gets you 61 mg of magnesium
  6. Cooked black beans–1/2 cup of these nutritious beans gets you 60 mg of magnesium
  7. Edamame–1/2 cup of shelled, cooked edamame beans gets you 50 mg of magnesium
  8. Smooth peanut butter–2 tablespoons of this sandwich staple get you 49 mg of magnesium
  9. Whole wheat bread–2 slices get you 46 mg of magnesium

Getting enough magnesium doesn’t have to be a chore! Whatever your dietary preferences or tastes, you can easily get enough to increase pheromones naturally.


3. Boron

Boron isn’t really a nutrient that a lot of people think about–but getting enough of it can increase levels of sex hormones in men and women alike! This trace element increases both estrogen and testosterone levels in postmenopausal women, and boosts free testosterone levels in men.

Now, boron doesn’t have a set daily allowance recommendations like many other nutrients. But research shows that at least 3 mg a day will help increase sex pheromones.

Here are some boron-rich options:

  • Raisins–3.5 oz of these sweet snacks get you 3 mg of boron
  • Avocados–3.5 oz of this popular superfood get you 2 mg of boron
  • Brazil nuts–3.5 oz of these delicious nuts get you around 2 mg of boron
  • Prunes–3.5 oz of these dried fruits get you 1 mg of boron
  • Dried apricots–3.5 oz of these tasty snacks get you about 2 mg of boron

So, whether you like dried fruits, nuts, or delicious avocados, boron is easy to add to your diet!


And there you have it, Love Scent fans! If you’ve been wondering how to increase pheromones naturally, we hope this list has given you some ideas. Whether you’re going to focus on sleep, exercise, diet, or a combination of any of those, we hope you start seeing the results you want soon!


Have you ever tried to increase pheromones naturally? Did you try any of the above suggestions? How did it go? Tell us about it in the comments! You can also contact us directly with your questions, comments, and concerns. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to hear about coupons, new products, and more!


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