Penis Enlargement Pills
“Add 3 inches to your penis size in 3 months!” Haven’t most men wondered at some point, “Could I get just another inch or two?” Well, the fact is that there is a booming industry based on that desire.
Most men don’t fully buy into the hype, but many wonder if there is any truth to it. Here we’ll reveal some of the facts, and some of them may surprise you.
The penis enlargement industry has been in existence for centuries. The industry as it exists today offers a wide variety of options, including stretching and pump devices, ‘natural’ exercise techniques such as Jelqing, weights, and the ‘magic pill’ that will “solve all your problems”! Most suppliers will ship worldwide, delivering orders with discreet billing and packaging that disguises the contents.
The conventional medical community stance is that there are no permanent non-surgical ways to enlarge the penis! However, for men truly bent on finding alternative penis enlargement that works a number of possibilities may exist, the most popular of which are pumps/extenders and pills.
Penis pumps and extenders base their claims on the tendency for the body to adapt to stresses put on tissues. With enough time, the sellers claim, length can be added as the body adds new tissue to accommodate the increased pressure. With dubious medical backing and much of the same hype as pills, the enlargement effectiveness of these devices is questionable even with the success claims made by some men.
For the purposes of this article we will focus on Penis Enlargement Pills. Overall the reputation of the Penis Pill industry has typically been on the shady side, as many disreputable practices have in the past been used to con unwary customers. Thankfully many of these practices fell by the wayside for the major suppliers as the industry has matured. However, buyers must still be very careful in order to protect themselves, and buy from only the larger and better established companies who are willing to offer (and honor) some type of money-back guarantee.
Customer expectations versus ‘the facts’
Firstly, there is no irrefutable evidence that any pill will actually add new length, no matter what the sellers tell you. Mother Nature gave you what you’ve got, and unless you have elective surgery (which has its own significant problems), you probably just need to focus on working with what you have been given.
Although you almost certainly can’t gain new size, some penis pills do work for something else - a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). As it turns out, most of the ingredients common to penis enlargement pills are effective in treating ED when used in certain doses and in certain combinations. If you are having trouble getting or keeping an erection, these pills may be just what the doctor didn’t order, but maybe should have.
If you’ve lost penile function through excessive drug and/or alcohol abuse, or if you have circulation problems (as with many diabetic men), you may actually recover PREVIOUSLY LOST penis function and therefore, size and length. But again this is only if the size was once there to begin with.
If you ARE going to explore further, then where do you go to make you are going to get the real deal?
How to choose?
The penis pill industry has reached maturity in recent years with the number of brands increasing as smaller players enter the market. Oddly enough, in this case bigger does seem to be better.
The bigger brands tend to offer the best return policies, and they have the most to lose if they fail to honor their guarantees. Some of these brands include VigRX, Vimax, and Pro Solution:
is another long term company. Its longstanding history has resulted in many loyal customers who continue to buy despite a somewhat dubious marketing history. Their current guarantee is for 67 days (60 plus 7 days to cover shipping), 100% money back. You can return up to two packages (60 days supply) empty – the rest of the product must be unopened. Current price: just under $500 US for a 1 year supply.
is one of the younger of the established companies. They have, however, established themselves as a provider that will deliver what you order. Although they also use tactics that focus on teasing male insecurities to sell their product, it is a gentler sell than some. They suggest one pill per day, and offer 30 pills per bottle. Vimax offers a 60-day, 100% money back guarantee including shipping. The volume price for 6 bottles (which typically includes other bonus materials or pills) at the time of this writing was $235 US.
is another of the original penis pill companies, which should give buyers some comfort in buying from them. It has however recently been criticized online for continuing to use affiliate marketers that rely on ‘scare’ and ‘ego-bashing’ tactics to play on men’s insecurities in order to sell product. If buying this product, be sure to order directly from the company itself. They offer a 6 month guarantee, provided you use the ‘system’ for at least 90 days first, returning the rest of the unused product after that point. Some further conditions also apply, so read the fine print before ordering. Currently a 1-year supply is priced at just under $400 US.
Here we list a few of the major ingredients, (focusing on the ones with some legitimate clinical evidence of effectiveness):
Ginkgo Biloba - as one of the oldest species of tree in the world, this botanical is one of the best studied today. Used extensively in traditional medicine for memory and circulation problems, scientific studies support these findings. And as penis function is basically all about blood circulation, it’s small wonder that this is a major ingredient in penis enlargement and enhancement pills.
Ginseng - this is probably the most famous treatment for ED known. All forms of this plant are adaptogens, meaning that they help the body adapt to different forms of stress. It is reported to help improve circulation and increase sperm count as well as sperm motility. One study found that Asian ginseng increased sexual desire (libido) and helped to decrease erection problems.
Saw Palmetto is a palm plant found in the south-eastern United States. The berries of the American saw palmetto are reputed to increase urine flow, reduce inflammation, and relieve muscle spasms, and were used among Native Americans to boost libido. The US Pharmacopoeia listed it as an effective remedy for urinary tract and bladder inflammation, breast disorders, throat and lung disorders, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) - an enlargement of the prostate gland.
Hawthorn is a small shrub that was recognized by American doctors in the early 1800s, and was used to treat circulatory disorders and respiratory illnesses. Considered a strong ‘heart tonic,’ the flowers and berries of the hawthorn were traditionally used to treat heart and circulation problems. Modern medical research shows some improvement in patients with circulation problems.
Cuscuta Seed is widely used in South America to improve sexual performance for both men and women, specifically for sperm production, preventing impotence and premature ejaculation, and to reduce excessive urination. While popular in penis pill formulas, its medical history is not well documented.
Epimedium (Horny Goat Weed) is a small shrub that resembles ground ivy. Found often in Asian medical markets, not much research has yet been documented, but its popularity (especially as an ingredient in penis enhancement pills) makes is an up-and-comer for clinical study. It appears to stimulate the production of androgens (male sexual hormones) with no effect on estrogen production.
Yohimbe - Yohimbine is the active chemical (an alkaloid) found in the bark of the Yohimbe tree. It is available with a prescription in the US, and human studies show it to be effective in treating male impotence. It may also be useful for orgasmic dysfunction. It is a powerful ingredient that can over-stimulate the heart and nervous system and should always be used carefully.
Muira Puama - this bush is found in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest. Traditionally used for treating impotence in men and loss of libido in women, it also appears to have an effect on nervous system problems. Clinical research is thin for this plant.
Catuaba - this is another herb from northern South America. While related to several species of tree that are sources of cocaine, Catuaba contains none of the active cocaine alkaloids. Used for generations, it has a long history of herbal medicine use as an aphrodisiac. Modern Brazilian medicine treats is as a central nervous system stimulant with aphrodisiac properties.
Tribulus Terrestris was used traditionally in many cultures to enhance fertility and libido, increase testosterone levels, and to stimulate sexual behavior. Although clinical research isn’t readily available, it is none-the-less a popular ingredient with seemingly effective results.
The lesson here is to be realistic with your expectations. Penis enlargement pills 'might' be useful in treating ED, but if you are looking to add inches to your penis the evidence does not support the claims.
If you’re still serious about purchasing penis pills, be sure to do you homework first. Do a wide review of all brands and the ingredients used. Then check online reports and blogs for other customers’ experiences with the company you are considering buying from. It’s a jungle out there, so let the buyer beware!
Good luck and let us know what you find. We’d love to hear about your experiences.