VigRX Plus has been around long enough that there’s a good chance you’ve heard of it even if you’ve never had issues with your ding-dong. They’ve sold over a million boxes since 2007, and the company itself has been around for a couple of decades now. Longevity is always important for a company hawking dick pills, as I learned the hard way from buying sketchy truck-stop formulations with names like Black Rhino Turbo-horn XTRA and Manly Stamina Blaster. Now that the rash is finally going away, I’ve been spending time looking for erectile enhancement products with a little more actual science to back them up.
VigRXPlus.com offers boner pills designed to give you “Bigger, Harder, Longer Lasting Erections On Demand.” The landing page features a shirtless buff guy with a pretty girl feeling his firm pecs, a box of the product superimposed over the duo to suggest they owe this intimate moment to the little red capsules. That’s cool and everything, but it’s going to take a little more to sell me on the stuff. Let’s see what else they’ve got to convince me.
Better Humping Through Chemistry?
Reading the checklist beside the horny landing page couple, VigRXPlus doesn’t sound all that different from the typical ding-dong supplements you see advertised on every free tube. They say they can help supercharge your libido and sexual desire, give you more frequent and intense orgasms, more control over your boners, and throbbing veiny members that look and feel better to both you and your partner. It’s kind of a tall order, but appealing as hell for anybody doubting the strength and intensity of their hard-ons.
One of their big selling points, listed right below that checklist, is an endorsement from Dr. Steven Lamm, best known as the doctor on The View. It’s kind of funny to me that they chose this dude, because while I’m sure middle-aged women know his name and face, most male perverts have never heard of him. Say what you want about TV doctors, but broads in the 25-54 age range trust and respect this dude. There’s a two-minute video of him clearly reading from a teleprompter or cue card with no emotion whatsoever.
Honestly, I don’t give much of a fuck about quasi-celebrity endorsements. I’m more interested in the results of the clinical study. VigRXPlus did see some measurable results in an 84-day triple-blind study. The full 56-page report is available as a PDF for those interested in the methodology and other details, but I’ll summarize the findings for the rest of you lazy perverts.
The study tracked 75 dudes, ages 25 to 50, as they used VigRX Plus for 84 days. Breaking down the numbers, guys using the pills had a nearly 60% increase in their ability to penetrate their partners, a 47% increase in overall sex drive and desire, and a 71.43% increase in sexual and intercourse satisfaction. They also saw a 62.82% increase in their ability to keep their cocks hard, a 22.49% increase in orgasm quantity and quality, and a 61% increase in overall sex drive.
What’s in This Stuff? Crack?
The clinical results listed on VigRXPlus.com certainly sound promising, as do all the testimonials plastered all over the front page. There are lots of smiling dudes flashing their boxes of dick capsules, saying things like, “The strength of my erections is a great deal improved and my body alarm is functioning again,” and, “My wife definitely told me that my penis is bigger.”
Boners are a tricky thing, though, and the placebo effect arguably counts for more when you’re dealing with a product like this than something intended to clear your adult acne. Sometimes all a dude needs is a little extra confidence, and snake oil might be enough to do it for them. That’s why I was curious to dig into the ingredients to see what they were feeding their customers, and if there was any data to back up its effectiveness.
“VigRX Plus has been formulated with a series of 10 potent natural erection precursors, aphrodisiacs and libido enhancers that quickly build up in your system to measurably improve your sexual performance,” it says out front, going on to explain how the product boosts nitric oxide levels to increase blood flow, a common feature for erectile enhancers. Further, it’s supposed to boost your testosterone, which should make you hornier, among other benefits.
You’ll find a full list of ingredients on VigRXPlus.com, with photos and a little background info. Some of them are pretty standard for these types of products, like Epimedium Leaf Extract, which you probably know as Horny Goat Weed. This stuff was available long before Viagra, and research suggests it has a similar method of action, though it’s much weaker than the real vitamin V. There’s also Asian Red Ginseng, another well-known and popular herb that’s been used for literally thousands of years for libido issues and a whole host of other problems.
Other ingredients include Muira Pauma Bark Extract, which I’ve been noticing in more supplements recently. Hawthorn Berry, Catuaba Bark, Saw Palmetto, and Ginkgo Biloba are also included, with a dose of Bioperine to help your body make the most of the full formula. Bioperine is a patented chemical cousin of Piperine, the active ingredient in black pepper; both are included in various supplements for their synergistic effect with other chemicals.
Google any of these ingredients and you’ll find a mixed bag of research and data on each of them. Like many herbal supplements, some of the “proof” is a little more nebulous than the hard evidence you’ll find for pharmaceuticals like Cialis. On the flip side, the good news is that all the ingredients are generally considered pretty fucking safe. I’m not saying you should pop a whole bottle to see what happens, but I’d bet my dick it doesn’t kill you. The VigRXPlus.com marketing copy even says, “there are no reported side effects.”
How Much Do These Bigger Boners Cost?
It all sounded intriguing enough, so I clicked the Order button to check the prices for VigRX Plus. Holy shit! This stuff is expensive as hell, starting at $70 for a 1-month supply or $589 for enough to last you a year. Starting at the 6-month package, they throw in some extras like a “Free Membership to Erection Fitness” and a $25 gift card to buy more of their products.
One of the ingredients I was expecting to see in VigRX Plus was either L-Citrulline or L-Arginine, which quickly boost nitric oxide levels to give a noticeable boner boost. Neither is in the main pill, but they’re both in VigRX Nitric Oxide Support, a month of which is included with the 6- or 12-month supplies.
Even with the freebies, this stuff is crazy-expensive. Essentially, you’re paying for their proprietary blend of herbs and spices, since you could buy capsules of the individual ingredients for less, as well as the convenience of popping one dose instead of a handful of herbal gel caps that taste like dirt. They do offer a 67-day money-back guarantee, though you’ll still have to pay shipping charges. The effects are supposed to build up over 30-60 days, so that should be enough time to figure out if it’s going to do the trick for you.
Honestly, I’d be surprised if they’re moving as many units as they did a decade ago, and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see the VigRXPlus price drop dramatically in the coming months or years. If you’ve read my review of ForHims, you know that “real” boner pills like Viagra, Cialis, and their generic equivalents are now readily available for a lot less money, with a free online doctor’s visit included. That alone makes these herbal products less appealing, unless you’re specifically looking for a non-pharmaceutical cure for your boner woes.
If that describes you, check out what VigRXPlus.com has to offer. The safe, natural ingredients are a potential alternative to laboratory-made chemicals, and some of them have been used as ED treatments for hundreds or even thousands of years. It’s a little pricey, but it may be worth it for that boost in erectile capability, not to mention the piece of mind that comes along with it. That money-back guarantee is a big selling point here, because all you’re really risking is some shipping costs if the stuff doesn’t do the trick. Good luck!