Questions about Female Sexual Health and VIVO™? Here’s all the answers!

Low sexual satisfaction in women

Many women don’t talk about it, but it’s very common. The literature suggests that anywhere between 25-60% of women are demonstrating evidence of sexual dissatisfaction. One meta-analysis1 estimated that close to half of all premenopausal women (i.e., younger women who haven’t reached menopause) struggle with sexual intimacy.

Women struggling with sexual intimacy experience it in different ways. However, there are six dimensions to how women experience sexual dissatisfaction2: (i) low sexual desire, (ii) lack of female arousal, (iii) problem with lubrication, (iv) difficulty with experiencing orgasm, (v) low female sexual satisfaction and (vi) pain.

Yes, women’s sex drive decline with age to significant degrees. Female sexual satisfaction in general decline with age as well.

Low sexual satisfaction in women have many different causes. Often, causes of low female sexual satisfaction are interrelated. In general, they can be categorized into 4 groups.

(i) Physical causes of female sexual dissatisfaction include anatomical problem and issues caused by diseases as well as medications. (ii) Hormones play a big role in women’s sex life in general. For example, vaginal dryness in menopause can significantly impact this aspect of women’s lives. (iii) Psychological aspects also cannot be ignored. Long-term stress, sexual fluidity, being a new mother, etc. an all negatively impact women’s happiness with their sex life.

Of course, female sexual satisfaction can also be (iv) partner-dependent. Having no partner or a poorly performing partner, as well as relationship conflicts all diminish women’s sexual responsiveness.

Yes and no. Though quite a number of supplements claim to improve female sex drive, increase women’s sexual arousal and improve overall satisfaction, the scientific evidence is lacking for almost all of them. None of the supplements for female sexual health has undergone the kind of objective prospective testing that VIVOTM has undergone in a very recent study3. Even more problematic, none demonstrated significant improvements in as many different aspects of women’s sexual health as VIVOTM. In fact, VIVOTM even outperformed prescription drugs in premenopausal women. So, yes, nutritional supplements can help women experience the joy of sex, but you have to choose carefully!

There are a lot a woman and her partner can do to improve their sex life, aside from trying VIVO™. Here are a few suggestions: (i)Reduce stress; (ii) make sexual intimacy a priority and reserve an undisturbed time for it; (iii) try something new: make the sex life sexier and less monotonous; and (iv) be open with your partner about likes and dislikes.

About VIVO

Yes. VIVO™ has been clinically proven to improve women’s sexual health3. The scientific evidence for the effectiveness of VIVO™ in premenopausal women with their sexual life is stronger and broader than for any other supplement on the market.

In a recently published study in a prestigious medical journal Endocrine3, VIVO™ improved all aspects of women’s sexual health in all premenopausal women participating in the study. However, VIVO™ was especially effective in improving female sexual desire and enhancing women’s sexual arousal.

VIVO™ was found effective in all premenopausal women participating in the clinical study3, whether they were satisfied with their sex life or not before taking VIVO™. However, it was found especially effective in women with the lowest sexual satisfaction before taking VIVO™. Moreover, the lower their testosterone (male hormone) levels were, the stronger the positive effects of VIVO™ on their levels of satisfaction with their sex life

DHEA is widely considered safe for most people if used at moderate dosages of up to 100 mg daily, and for limited times. However, please note there are exceptions, some of which are listed below:

VIVO™ is not intended for individuals under the age of 18, and should not be taken by individuals with known hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Women with estrogen-sensitive benign medical conditions (e.g., endometriosis) or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) should not take VIVO™ without prior medical consultation and clearance.

Like many supplements, DHEA may interact with other medications. Women who receive medical treatments and/or drug therapies should not take VIVO™ without prior medical consultation with and clearance from their healthcare provider.

Diabetic patients may experience changes in insulin requirements when supplementing with DHEA and should not initiate VIVO™ supplementation without prior clearance from their healthcare provider. Once supplementing with VIVO™, glucose levels should be monitored with increased vigilance.

Individuals with a history of mood disorders have experienced mania, irritability and sexual inappropriateness while supplementing with DHEA. Individuals with mood disorders should not initiate VIVO™ supplementation without prior clearance from, and, once supplementing with VIVO™, should report any changes in mood to, their mental healthcare provider.

DHEA has been reported to lower high lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), the so-called “good cholesterol.” Individuals with a history or family history of lipid abnormalities should not take VIVO™ without prior clearance from their healthcare provider. Careful monitoring of lipid levels is recommended for those who take VIVO™ as a supplement on a regular basis.

DHEA may make liver problems worse. If you have existing liver conditions, consult your healthcare provider before initiating supplementation with VIVO™.

Warning:

NOT FOR USE BY WOMEN WHO ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING.

Consult a physician or licensed qualified healthcare professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of, heart disease, low “good” cholesterol (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified healthcare professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms.

Do not use DHEA if you are at risk for or have been diagnosed as having any type of hormonal cancer, such as ovarian, breast or uterine cancer.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

In case of accidental overdose, call a physician or poison control immediately.

Reported side effects of DHEA supplementation include: oily skin, acne, hair loss, increased hirsutism (hair growth), deepening of the voice, increased libido and assertiveness, gastrointestinal complaints and hypertension.

Should supplementation with VIVO™ lead to unwanted side-effects, discontinue supplementation or consult with a healthcare provider immediately. To report any adverse effects associated with VIVO™, email us at info@fertilitynutraceuticals.com or call 212-628-0851.

About 4-8 weeks. Women who participated in the clinical study took VIVO™ for 4-8 weeks before they experienced improvements in their sexual satisfaction.

VIVO™ can make a big difference in how happy women are with their sex life, as well as how they experience the intimacy and connection with their partners*.

In women who had low male hormone and the lowest sexual satisfaction levels prior to starting VIVO™, reported overall satisfaction scores improved by a remarkable 34%. Looking at the individual aspects of sexual health in these women, female sexual desire improved by 40%; female sexual arousal by 46%; lubrication by 33%; orgasm by 54%; satisfaction by 24% and decrease in pain by 25%3.

Even women who were happy with their sex life before joining the VIVO™ study reported a small but noticeable increase in sexual health overall. Many participants of the study wanted to continue taking VIVO™ even after the completion of the study because it made them feel better—more confident, happier and connected with their partners.

There is, simply, no comparison! VIVO™’s main ingredient is a hormone that is well established to raise testosterone levels in women, which has been associated with aspects of female sexual health, such as libido, arousal and desire. In contrast to all other supplements on the market for the purpose of enhancing female sexual health, VIVO™, therefore, is supported by a clear understanding of why it is so effective3.

The table below illustrates the differences between and VIVO™ and other nutritional supplements sold for women’s sexual health.

  VIVO™Others
Scientific evidence
  • Strong, supported by a prospectively randomized clinical trial3
  • Backed by a pending U.S. patent application
Non-existent
Size of beneficial effects
  • 34% overall improvement in women with low sexual satisfaction, higher individually up to 54%
  • Even women who were happy at baseline experienced improvements
Small
Mechanism
  • Raises testosterone levels
Unclear
Quality
  • 3-step quality control process, including independent laboratory testing for purity, micronization and potency
Inconsistent

References
1McCool ME et al., Sex Med Rev 2016;4(3):197-212
2Rosen R e al., J Sexual Marital Ther 2000;26(2):191-2081
3Kushnir et al., Endocrine 2018; doi: 10.1007/s12020-018-1781-3 [Epub ahead of print]