Because the desire for a larger penis is both a preoccupation and a point of concern for many men, the penis enlargement ‘market’ has flourished.
There are literally hundreds of reviews, blogs, advertizements and articles on penis enlargement – your inbox probably suffers as a result. Advertisements promote amazing, ‘unbelievable’ results that can be achieved, but the only honest word here is ‘unbelievable’.
Save your money. Nothing currently on the market has a permanent affect on increasing penis size. The penis grows through puberty. It will have reached its full size by the time the male’s body has finished growing at about 20-years-old.
So now we understand penis size, but there are products and formulas that can also supposedly enhance what you’ve already got… by increasing blood flow to the penis, you can have stronger, longer and more powerful erections thereby increasing sexual experience for you and your lover.
Let’s take a closer look at one such product – Xanogen created by Applied Science Labs. Following are products claims taken from the Xanogen Official Website:
Different men see different results at different times. Nonetheless, here’s what you can expect:
• Massive increases in sexual performance and endurance
• Huge boost to libido and sexual appetite
• Gains in ejaculation control so you can last as long as you want
• Mind-blowingly powerful orgasms when you’re ready for them
• Rock-hard erections
Does It Achieve this Effect?
While several of the ingredients inside Xanogen (listed below) are popularly used in a wide variety of male enhancement supplements, the unfortunate news is that the makers of Xanogen – Applied Science Labs – do not disclose how many milligrams of each ingredient are used in the Xanogen formula, so we do not know if enough of the ingredient is present to make a significant difference in sexual function.
Despite this, here’s what you’re going to get with Xanogen:
Horny Goat Weed: contains phytochemicals that mimic the effects of testosterone. It is popularly used to improve sexual performance and involuntary ejaculation, though a proper dosage has not been standardized and clinical testing still needs to be conducted.
Maca: is often dubbed the “super food of the Andes” and with its high concentrations of healthy amino acids and fatty acids, it’s easy to see why. Traditionally speaking, Maca is used to enhance energy and relieve chronic fatigue syndrome, though it may be able to boost libido as well when taken in high concentrations of 1500 mg or more.
Damiana: is used for boosting and maintaining mental and physical stamina, and South American medicine suggests that Damiana may be able to stimulate libido as well. It is safe in small amounts, but high dosages may cause convulsions.
L-Arginine HCL: is an amino acid that acts as a precursor to Nitric Oxide in the bloodstream. Increased Nitric Oxide levels trigger the blood vessels to relax, resulting in decreased blood pressure and improved heart health. L-Arginine may also influence the release of HGH.
Tribulus Terrestris: is said to increase the level of testosterone in the body while simultaneously lowering high blood pressure and improving blood circulation. The typical dosage is 250 mg thrice daily, though you’ll want to consult your doctor for a dosage that suits your individual needs.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid: often shortened to GABA, is a naturally produced chemical in the brain responsible for blocking certain neurotransmissions. Many believe that it can treat symptoms of anxiety, improve mood, and relieve pain, but there is not enough scientific evidence to be certain that it is safe for regular use.
Muira Puama: is a popular aphrodisiac in South America and it is believed to treat erectile difficulties and improve libido. Like other ingredients in this formula, additional research still needs to be conducted.
Catuaba Bark: is a traditional Brazillian herb for stimulating libido and improving sexual performance. Once again, further studies need to be conducted.
Xanthoparmelia Scabrosa: is touted as the herbal viagra, and studies suggest that it may be able to inhibit the enzyme PDE-5 which is responsible for reducing the strength and duration of erections. However, the herb has not been extensively studied and researchers are uncertain whether the herb itself is responsible for improved libido or if it merely enhances the effects of other chemical compounds.
Cnidium Monnier:has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years as a natural treatment for skin conditions. Supposedly it may be able to increase sexual performance as well, but according to the American Herbal Products Association, this herb should not be taken more than once per day.
Should You Be Concerned About Side Effects?
Despite manufacturers claims to use “pharmaceutical grade herbs”, this male enhancement product still has the risk of triggering negative side effects. For example, tribulus terrestris may cause stomach upset and nausea, while Horny Goat weed has been known to cause dizziness, vomiting, dry mouth, thirst, and nosebleed when taken for a long period of time or in high dosages.
If you are taking any medications or have a history of medical problems, you’ll want to consult your doctor to make sure that Xanogen is right for you.
One of the best things about Xanogen is the fact that it’s fairly easy to use. Simply take 2 capsules each day with your first meal. Although not stated by the manufacturers, I suspect that you will experience better results if you follow a healthy diet and exercise program while avoiding the use of alcohol and tobacco products.
Unfortunately, one of the worth things about Xanogen is the length of time before you’ll see any positive results. manufacturers recommend that you need to take Xanogen for at least three months in order to achieve full benefits, and some consumers may need even longer – this strikes me as more of a marketing technique rather than a sound clinical practice, as it requires you to buy additional bottles of Xanogen before passing final judgement on their product.
Does Xanogen Have a Reasonable Price?
One bottle, a one month supply costs $89.95. Applied Science Labs says you will need to take three bottles (over a three-month period) before you may see results for a cost of $244.95.
There is a 60-day money back guarantee, but you must return all empty bottles and un-opened bottles before any money will be refunded. Also, be cautious – the company has an auto-ship program set up so that a new supply of product will arrive in your mail box once a month. Sometimes those plans can be difficult to cancel, make sure you understand all the terms and conditions before you order.
Xanogen – Final Thoughts
I feel Xanogen is very expensive for a male enhancement product and am disappointed that I could not find how many milligrams are in the blend. For all we know – it could be as little as 100 mg, which will do nothing for you in the bedroom.
Consequently, I think that you’d be better off looking for a company that stands behind their product and offers you the important and pertinent information to assist you in making a quality, informed decision.