If there’s one herb associated with sexual wellbeing, it’s nettle. Nettle supports prostate, cervical and breast health, as well as the libido and sexual function, by preserving levels of free sex hormones. It has several documented mechanisms of action: First, it inhibits the aromatase enzyme to prevent the conversion of testosterone into estradiol. Second, both testosterone and oestrogen become unusable when bound to a glycoprotein called SHBG, but β-sitosterol and other sterol compounds present in nettle can prevent this by binding to SHBG first. Lastly, nettle also inhibits the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As well as causing prostate trouble, DHT is a leading contributor to male pattern baldness, and as nettle also keeps DHT from binding to hair follicles, this herb is a doubly potent protector against hair loss. Teelixir’s salty-sweet, mildly bitter nettle powder is extracted to offer 10× the potency of the raw plant in a form that can conveniently be mixed into tea, other hot and cold beverages, meals and desserts.