(Updated November 2017)
One of the most popular and highest-rated male enhancement drugs on the market, Extagen is a little mystifying to me. People buy it all over the world — at one point, the drug was sold in 129 countries — and it promises the great things most dick pills promise:
- bigger erections
- longer-lasting erections
- increased sex drive (cleverly labeled “increased ability to please your partner”)
- shorter recovery time
Extagen even gets specific, reporting 14% – 30% length gains. However, I find the product a little bit strange. I did some research to write an Extagen review that gives you the facts.
Extagen is an all-natural male enhancement drug that comes in capsules. The company recommends taking these once daily, like a multivitamin. And if you ordered the supplement online, you would know as much as I just told you in the last few sentences, and that’s all.
You see, the reason extagen mystifies me and the reason so many male enhancement drug blogs have a problem with extagen is that the ingredients aren’t listed on the bottle.
The research I have suggests that the makers of Extagen don’t have anything to worry about. They produce Extagen in a place that follows Good Management Practices (GMP) and adhere to FDA guidelines, but they don’t list the ingredients on the bottle or on their website — at least at the time of this writing.
The other thing that baffles me is that people have kept buying it without knowing what’s in it. Yeah, you can find the ingredients if you do a little digging online, like reading this blog. (In fact, I’m about to list the ingredients for you.) What about the rest of people buying this drug, though? I doubt everyone is staying as well informed as you and me, and a lot of people are buying these pills.
Oh well, maybe the rest of the world does more research than I give them credit for.
Or maybe they just don’t give a shit about what goes in their bodies.
The bottom line is no Extagen review would be complete without at least mentioning that obvious red flag, and you and I are going to be OK because if you keep reading you’ll get a list of what you’re putting in your body when you take Extagen.
Anyway, here’s the list of all-natural stuff that’s in Extagen.
- American Ginseng
- Korean Ginseng
- Siberian Ginseng
- Maca Extract (Lepidium meyenii) (root)
- Muira Puama (aerial)
- Nettle (leaf)
- Zinc (oxide) Gluconate-200% DV
Woohoo. That’s a load of nonsense to newbies and some ultra-familiar terms to the initiated. If you’re an aficionado of dick pills or you’re a scientist, feel free to skip ahead. If not, here’s a rundown of what these ingredients are supposed to do in your body.
Ginseng is a stimulant, pure and simple. Many male enhancement drugs contain Korean Ginseng, and people have used it as a natural means to fight impotence for years. Athletes commonly use Siberian and American ginseng to boost performance on the field. This stuff basically ensures you’re ready to perform and have plenty of energy to do it, but instead of the field, it’s the bedroom. Well, it might be a field, but not like a baseball or football field. Well, it might — you know, never mind.
This amino acid aids in the production of nitric oxide in the body, which leads to better circulation, resulting in increased blood flow. If your flaccid penis was an empty balloon, blood would be the air that fills the balloon and makes it erect. L’arginine provides more blood for this worthy cause.
While this root helps to remedy a host of different medical conditions, it’s in Extagen because of these things it provides for users: higher energy, more stamina, boosted athletic performance, and greater arousal. It also has properties that treat ED. In a manner of speaking, Maca extract loads the gun and aims it.
This is an herb that heightens sexual arousal and treats erectile issues. We get it from bark. I’m not sure if anyone else is calling it this, but I think the term “sex bark” or “sex herb” is catchier.
Muira puama is a plant (this is good news for the “all-natural” claim Extagen makes). It’s a natural aphrodisiac and prevents sexual disorders.
Once again, this is a plant. Again, it has many uses. The one I find that’s most related to the purpose of Extagen is increased circulation. It also aids in testosterone production.
This is another substance commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and increase athletic performance.
This is where things get serious. Yohimbe is in tons of male enhancement drugs, and it seems like it works great. It comes from the bark of pine trees that grow in Africa. Uses include increasing sexual arousal, increased athletic performance, combatting sexual disorders and dysfunctions by increasing blood flow and nerve impulses to the penis. (Fun fact: It can be smoked as a hallucinogen.) It’s so potent that in some countries you need a prescription for it.
If you’re like most of us, you’re thinking, “sign me up.”
The problem is that, like prescription drugs, it has some prescription drug-level side effects. Yohimbe may cause moderate to severe hypertension, abdominal problems, and weakness. For aging men or men with blood pressure complications, Yohimbe can be dangerous.
If you’re reasonably healthy, the Yohimbe in Extagen shouldn’t really pose a problem to you.
However, Yohimbe isn’t the safest way to boost sexual performance, and you can get dick pills that don’t contain Yohimbe. Is it worth it?
How does the combination of ingredients work?
The cocktail of all-natural ingredients in Extagen works to give you better sex. The pills amp up your blood flow, so you get a fuller erection. The pills boost your energy, so you can go harder for longer. The pills are full of aphrodisiacs, so your sex drive goes through the roof.
That’s the idea. That’s the claim. Does Extagen work, though?
Does Extagen work?
Short answer, yes, Extagen works. When you start taking the pills, you have better sex.
In my research, I found that Extagen does give you a better erection. Most people do report size gains while taking Extagen, greater sex drive and stamina, etc. I found one focus group where a user reported a 1.5” gain — It’s hardly the 4.2” that the website once reported a reviewer gaining, but it’s by no means insignificant.
The science that makes dick pills like this work is simple: You provide your body with supplements to make its natural processes work better. A healthy man’s body already sends blood to the penis when he’s aroused. A male enhancement drug just makes the body send more blood to the penis, makes the man more aroused, and keeps the penis erect longer.
This means that science supports dick pills making you bigger when erect, but claims about the penis actually growing over time can’t be supported by medical science — at least not yet. There’s evidence that prolonged use of dick pills and consistently heightened blood flow to the penile shaft could cause it to stretch and lengthen it over time (this is actually the idea behind most penis exercises), but what I can say for sure is that Extagen has the potential to make you bigger when erect.
Also, one of the little-known facts about natural male enhancement drugs is that the science behind them says they won’t work for everyone in the same way. Because each person’s genetic makeup varies, each person who uses a pill like Extagen responds to the herbal extracts in it differently. So the people who say that Extagen absolutely worked for them and helped them have the best sex and hardest erections ever aren’t necessarily lying, and the people who say that the pills didn’t do shit for them aren’t necessarily lying either.
Most users reported the effects not lasting after they stopped taking the pills, though, and even while taking the pills they noticed they were working less and less effectively as time went on.
- Harder, bigger erections
- Increased sex drive
- Greater sexual stamina
- All natural ingredients
- 120-day money back guarantee
- Doesn’t have clinical trials backing it up
- Doesn’t list the ingredients on the bottle
- Does contain Yohimbe
- No long-term benefits
If you’re young and healthy, you might love Extagen. There is safer stuff out there, though (namely WITHOUT Yohimbe and WITH documentation on the bottle).
And I really do have to wonder why they don’t list the ingredients on the bottle. Do they have something to hide? Are the ingredients inconsistent? Does their manufacturer charge them by the word for labels? It just gives me a weird feeling and limits the trust I can muster for the product. You’ve gotta be careful taking drugs that are supposed to affect your sexual organs.
Extagen is a pretty good male enhancement drug. You might like it.
And you might like a lot of others. That’s all I can really say. There are a lot of male enhancement drugs out there, and this is just one of them. It’s not special.
I give it an average rating.