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Supplements for female and/or male sexual enhancement compared in this review
BodyTech LongJax MHT with Arginine
Excite (Dymatize Nutrition)
GNC Pro Performance AMP Amplified N.O. Loaded V2
Maximum International Horny Goat Weed
Natrol L-Arginine 3000 mg
NOW Horny Goat Weed Extract
Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Horny Goat Weed
SciFit Massive Yohimbe Bark
Swanson Superior Herbs Yohimbe
Ultimate Nutrition Platinum Series Yohimbe Bark Extract
Do sexual enhancement supplements work for men or women? Certain supplement ingredients may help treat erectile dysfunction in men. Some ingredients and formulas may also increase libido (sexual drive) in men and women, although the evidence for this is limited.
The next question is, which supplements for sexual enhancement actually provide ingredients that might work, at the right dosage, and without contaminants or illegally added drugs? To help answer this question, ConsumerLab.com purchased a variety of supplements intended for sexual enhancement containing popular ingredients such as yohimbe, epimedium (horny goat weed), and L-arginine.
Among the ten selected products, only three passed quality tests. Four contained less of a key ingredient than claimed on the label, one was contaminated with an unacceptable level of lead, and two products lacked FDA-required information on their labeling. None of the products, however, was "spiked" with drugs for erectile dysfunction.
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You'll get the following information, and more, in this comprehensive review:
- Which sexual enhancement supplements failed testing and which passed
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- The evidence for or against sexual enhancement effects of yohimbe, horny goat weed, L-arginine, ginseng, ginkgo, tribulus, maca, Long Jack, and other ingredients.
- Dosage shown to work in clinical studies of natural sexual enhancement ingredients
- Concerns, cautions, and potential drug interactions for yohimbe, horny goat weed, and L-arginine.
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