Does Virectin Work? Learn the Truth About This Supplement

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Virectin is one of the major male enhancement supplements available on the market today. But does it work? In this total guide to Virectin, we’ll tell you what Virectin is, what the evidence is, and what customers think of Virectin. We’ll also help you determine if Virectin is something you need and where you can buy it if you want to.

 

What Is Virectin?

Virectin (currently available as “Virectin Loaded”) is an herbal supplement for men. On the Virectin Walmart page, the product description from the manufacturer claims, “Virectin is the most powerful, all-natural male performance product available today. It’s designed for men who are looking for Improved stamina & endurance! And that’s EXACTLY what you will get with Virectin!” In addition to improved stamina and endurance, it is also supposed to give you an “amazing libido boost.”

Based on Virectin reviews on Amazon, people use Virectin primarily for sexual enhancement: to increase libido, stamina, and address symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

But does Virectin work? Is there any evidence that its ingredients will deliver on its promised claims?

 

Herbal Supplements: What You Should Know

You should know up front that the Food and Drug Association (the FDA) regulates supplements differently than medications. The FDA does not regulate supplements for safety or effectiveness before they can go to market unless they contain a new ingredient that’s never been used in a supplement before. And even then, the FDA only evaluates the safety of the ingredient, not its effectiveness.

Manufacturers do have a legal obligation to make sure that their products contain no toxic ingredients, and that they are not mislabeled. This means that these products should really include what manufacturers say they include and nothing else. However, the FDA generally doesn’t investigate a product that’s on the market unless there are consumer complaints about it.

In 2015, the FDA found that over 25 “sex supplements” actually contained Viagra or other erectile dysfunction medications—sometimes at amounts well above the standard prescription dose. It’s definitely unsafe for people to be taking an off-label prescription medication without knowing it! At this point, Virectin isn’t among the male enhancement supplements that have been investigated or recalled by the FDA. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s totally safe. FDA busts of male enhancement supplements adulterated with prescription medications happen all the time.

Furthermore, even when supplements do contain exactly what the manufacturers say is in them, they don’t legally have to be effective at whatever they claim. Under the law, I can sell you all the ground-up rose petals in the world as a weight-loss aid. Just so long as my product is actually ground-up rose petals and nothing else, I’m good. It doesn’t matter if there’s no evidence for my claims that eating my supplement will lead to weight loss!

Additionally, some supplements can interact negatively with medications. It’s also possible to get too much of some vitamins and minerals, which is another thing you’ll need to be careful of with supplements.

So overall, you should be cautious with dietary supplements. If you want to take one, it’s a good idea to ask your doctor for recommendations.

What about Virectin specifically? Well, as we saw above, Virectin manufacturers make some pretty bombastic claims about its sexual enhancement effects. But what about the evidence?

 

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Proceed with caution when it comes to supplements.

 

Virectin Ingredients: The Evidence

The Virectin ingredients list on Amazon names the following active ingredients: niacin, selenium, Tribulus terrestris, Avena sativa (wild oats), L-arginine HCL, zinc, tongkat ali, Mucuna pruriens, fenugreek seed, Ginkgo biloba Leaf, Herba Epimedium, saw palmetto, maca root powder, ashwagandha root, and Cnidium monnieri. Bizarrely, the Virectin website also lists “damiana leaf” as an ingredient. The supplement facts additionally list “Xanthoparmelia scarbosa bark extract” as an ingredient. This is actually misspelled; the correct name is Xanthoparmelia scabrosa. Even if the Amazon list is just outdated, it’s a red flag that the actual website and the supplement facts are inconsistent.

Even assuming that you are really getting all of these ingredients in Virectin and nothing else, is there any evidence that these ingredients work to enhance sexual function? We’ll go through the available evidence for each active ingredient (including damiana and Xanthoparmelia).

 

Niacin

What is it? Niacin is a B vitamin (vitamin B3). It occurs naturally in many foods at very small doses.

How much niacin is in a serving of Virectin? 25 mg (125% daily value)

What’s the evidence? In high doses (much higher than in food), niacin is a proven treatment for high cholesterol. There’s also some evidence that in men with both high cholesterol and moderate-to-severe erectile dysfunction, niacin can improve symptoms of ED. However, the patients in this study received 1500 mg of niacin daily. Virectin only has 25 mg/serving! This is far too low to make a difference.

Are there side effects? Niacin can cause flushing (redness and warmth) in the neck and face, especially when you initially start taking it. It can also cause gastrointestinal distress (like upset stomach and diarrhea). In the long-term, it can cause liver damage, ulcers, glucose level changes, and changes to heart rhythm. Additionally, in patients without particularly high cholesterol, it can cause abnormally low cholesterol levels. This can cause its own problems.

The bottom line: Got high cholesterol and symptoms of erectile dysfunction? Niacin may help, but there’s not enough niacin in Virectin to make a difference in your symptoms. Additionally, there’s no evidence one way or the other of niacin’s effectiveness for ED patients with regular cholesterol levels.

 

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Chicken: a great source of dietary niacin.

 

Selenium

What is it? Selenium is a micronutrient found in some foods (nuts, fish, beef, poultry, and grains). It plays a role in human metabolism and is considered to have antioxidant properties. Selenium deficiency is rare.

How much selenium is in a serving of Virectin? 50 mcg (71% daily value)

What’s the evidence? There is some evidence from a study on men with fertility issues that supplementing with selenium and vitamin E may slightly improve sperm quality and chances of pregnancy. However, there is no other evidence that selenium has any impact on sexual or reproductive health.

Are there side effects? Taking selenium supplements may increase your likelihood of developing skin cancer or prostate cancer. Selenium also interacts with other drugs and supplements, and it may actually decrease niacin’s cholesterol-lowering effects.

Additionally, at very high levels (400 mcg/day), you can experience an overdose of selenium. A selenium overdose can damage the heart, kidneys, and liver. However, Virectin only has 50 mcg/serving, so this is unlikely to happen from Virectin alone.

The bottom line: Selenium may have fertility-improving effects, but there’s no evidence that it improves sexual function beyond that. It also has a lot of potential side effects.

 

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Pine nuts pack a major selenium punch.

 

Tribulus Terrestris

What is it? Tribulus terrestris is a Mediterranean plant that produces spiny fruits. People have been using all parts of the plant in folk medicine for many years; it’s renowned in folk medicine as an aphrodisiac. Athletes also commonly take Tribulus terrestris because they believe it enhances the effects of strength training.

How much Tribulus terrestris is in a serving of Virectin? 500 mg

What’s the evidence? While studies have shown that Tribulus terrestris increases testosterone (and sexual activity) in animal models, the results of the limited human studies available are less convincing. While one pilot study found an increase in testosterone in androgen-deficient men after supplementation, it had no control group for comparison. Human trials with comparison groups have found that Tribulus terrestris neither increases androgen (sex hormone) activity in men nor causes gains in lean muscle mass or strength beyond a placebo effect.

Are there side effects? Tribulus terrestris can cause sleep problems. Pregnant women should stay away from Tribulus terrestris as it can interfere with fetal development. It can also interact with heart and blood pressure medications and with diabetes medications.

The bottom line: So far, only animal studies show a positive effect on erectile function; human studies have not shown much of an effect. There’s also no evidence to support the idea that Tribulus terrestris is a muscle booster.

 

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Isn’t it pretty? Stan Shebs/Wikimedia

 

Avena Sativa

What is it? Avena sativa is just the scientific name for the common oat plant—like the oats in your oatmeal. Avena sativa is often referred to as the “wild oat.” But these days, it’s far from wild. Farmers commonly cultivate oats for livestock feed or human consumption. Various oat varieties are prized for their impact on human health (including sexual health) in folk medicine.

How much Avena sativa is in a serving of Virectin? 500 mg

What’s the evidence? Oats are generally considered a healthy food. They have lots of soluble fiber and thus can help lower cholesterol. But there’s pretty much no reliable evidence that Avena sativa will have any impact on sexual health. Additionally, the Virectin website describes their oat ingredient as “oat herb powder.” It’s unclear exactly what part(s) of the oat this includes, as the oat grain contains several parts.

Are there side effects? Unless you have a sensitivity to oats or oat products, you’re unlikely to experience any side effects.

The bottom line: Oats are generally harmless, but most likely ineffective for addressing sexual health issues.

 

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Oats are a delicious breakfast food, but a sexual superfood? Not so much.

 

L-Arginine

What is it? L-arginine is an amino acid (one of the building blocks of proteins). Meat, poultry, and fish are dietary sources of arginine.

How much L-arginine is in a serving of Virectin? 300 mg

What’s the evidence? L-arginine breaks down into Nitric Oxide (NO) in the body. NO aids blood flow. This means that having adequate NO in the body is important to erectile function. With that said, the evidence to support L-arginine supplementation as an ED treatment is pretty limited. A double-blind controlled trial found that L-arginine might improve subjective sexual functioning in men with unusually low NO levels in the blood, but had no objectively measurable effect. The Mayo Clinic gives L-arginine a “C” grade for the claim that it treats erectile dysfunction, meaning there’s no strong evidence for or against.

Are there side effects? L-arginine is safe for most people. However, it may cause gastrointestinal problems, gout, respiratory issues, and bleeding problems.

The bottom line: There’s not strong evidence to support L-arginine as a treatment for ED or for any other sexual health issue.

 

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Amino acids: collect them all!

 

Zinc

What is it? Zinc is a chemical element and an essential micronutrient that occurs naturally in most foods. It plays an important role in the immune system.

How much zinc is in a serving of Virectin? 30 mg (200% daily value)

What’s the evidence? There is some evidence that if you are zinc deficient that increasing zinc levels will also increase serum testosterone levels. Studies on men with renal failure who are on dialysis are conflicting: one trial showed no effect on sexual function, while another showed improvement. In the general population, more research is needed to assess the effects of zinc on sexual function.

Are there side effects? Zinc is an essential nutrient, so zinc deficiency is more likely to be a critical problem for people than an excess of zinc. With that said, zinc supplements can cause gastrointestinal distress, and higher doses (above 40 mg/day) may cause anemia. Additionally, extremely high doses can cause poisoning and even be fatal. Virectin has 30 mg/serving of zinc, which is 200% of the daily value. That’s within the typical range of zinc supplement dosage, but getting extra zinc beyond the daily value isn’t necessarily a positive.

The bottom line: If you are zinc-deficient, zinc supplementation may increase your testosterone levels. Otherwise, there’s no evidence of an impact on sexual function.

 

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Some zinc-rich foods. Keith Weller/Wikimedia

 

Tongkat Ali

What is it? Tongkat ali (scientific name Eurycoma longfolia) is a flowering shrub native to southeast Asia that has long been used in folk medicine. It’s become such a popular supplement that the plant is now a protected species.

How much tongkat ali is in a serving of Virectin? 200 mg

What’s the evidence? Studies with male rats and mice have shown an increase in sexual interest and improved sexual functioning. Research with humans indicates that E. longfolia may increase testosterone levels, improve muscle growth, and improve erectile function in more severe ED cases. All of this research is in very early stages, however, with small sample sizes. Thus, it’s premature to draw definitive conclusions about tongkat ali’s effects.

Are there side effects? It’s hard to find much information about any potential side effects of tongkat ali. One thing to note is that many tongkat ali supplements in Malaysia have been found to be contaminated with mercury, which is a potential concern with supplementation.

The bottom line: Evidence for tongkat ali’s effect on sexual function is limited, but so far more positive than negative. More research is needed for a definitive conclusion.

 

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Leafy tongkat ali. Mokkie/Wikimedia

 

Mucuna Pruriens

What is it? Mucuna pruriens, also known as the “velvet bean,” is a legume that grows naturally in Asia and Africa. It is a common folk medicine component.

How much Mucuna pruriens is in a serving of Virectin? 100 mg

What’s the evidence? Rat studies have shown that Mucuna pruriens improves sperm quality and increases sexual activity. Human studies are limited, but one study found that Mucuna pruriens supplementation improved sperm quality in men with fertility problems. There have been no human studies assessing its effect on sexual interest or ED in humans.

Are there side effects? Velvet bean causes intense itchiness on contact. The powdered preparation is “possibly safe” according to WebMD, indicating that its long-term safety is not particularly well-established. Reported side effects include gastrointestinal distress, insomnia, headache, and even symptoms of psychosis.

The bottom line: Mucuna pruriens may improve fertility in some men, but again, research is limited.

 

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Now you can see why it’s called a velvet bean. Shobha R/Wikimedia

 

Fenugreek Seed

What is it? Fenugreek is a plant grown throughout the Middle East and Asia. Its leaves and seeds are commonly used in cuisine. It has lots of touted benefits in natural medicine.

How much fenugreek is in a serving of Virectin? 100 mg

What’s the evidence? There is some limited evidence from small human studies that fenugreek supplements increase serum testosterone levels and aid in the development of strength and lean muscle mass. One pilot study without a comparison group found that fenugreek increased testosterone, libido, and sperm count; however, with no control group, findings must be considered preliminary. Another study found that fenugreek supplementation improved men’s self-reported perception of sexual well-being, but serum prolactin and testosterone did not show significant objective improvement. Note that all of these studies had participants take doses of 500-600 mg fenugreek/day, and the Virectin dosage only has 100 mg/serving.

Are there side effects? Fenugreek in food is considered safe. Fenugreek supplementation is considered “possibly safe” by WebMD. It can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. Some people are allergic to fenugreek.

The bottom line: Evidence of fenugreek’s posited muscle-building and sexual-enhancing effects on humans remain limited, but potentially positive. More research is needed for a definitive conclusion.

 

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That’s a lot of fenugreek.

 

Gingko Biloba

What is it? Gingko biloba is the oldest living tree species on earth. Its leaves and seeds are a common component of Chinese traditional medicine, and it is now an incredibly popular herbal supplement with many touted benefits.

How much Gingko biloba is in a serving of Virectin? 100 mg

What’s the evidence? Powdered ginkgo leaves or ginkgo extract may have some effectiveness in treating antidepressant-induced erectile dysfunction. Otherwise, it does not seem to have any impact on sexual function.

Are there side effects? Gingko can cause increased bleeding, which is the most common side effect. There are a number of other rare but potential side effects. Gingko also has a number of drug interactions, so be sure to check with your doctor before starting any supplement with ginkgo, like Virectin. Also, parts of the ginkgo plant are poisonous, so it should not be consumed raw; buy a supplement from a trusted source.

The bottom line: It might work for antidepressant-induced erectile dysfunction. Otherwise, it’s unlikely to do much for sexual function.

 

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The beautiful ginkgo tree is a popular herbal supplement.

 

Herba Epimedium

What is it? Epimedium, colloquially known as “horny goat weed,” is a genus of 65 species of flowering plants mostly native to China. Horny goat weed is a common component of Chinese traditional medicine.

How much Epimedium is in a serving of Virectin? 100 mg

What’s the evidence? The active agent in Epimedium is a compound called icariin. Studies using icariin and animal tissue have found some positive effects on animal erectile tissue and improved overall erectile function in rats; it appears to mimic testosterone. However, no human studies on its sexual health effects have been completed at this point. There’s not sufficient evidence to draw on conclusion on whether it has any effects on humans.

Are there side effects? Based on available evidence, it seems like horny goat weed is safe for short periods of time. However, long-term use of horny goat weed (or an extremely large dose) can potentially cause dizziness, thirst, dry mouth, vomiting, nosebleeds, and heart arrhythmia. Additionally, if you are taking medication for blood pressure or blood clotting, avoid horny goat weed.

The bottom line: There’s not really evidence that it works, but there’s also not really evidence that it doesn’t work. Long-term use may carry risks.

 

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I don’t know about horny goat weed, but here’s a horny goat.

 

Saw Palmetto

What is it? Saw palmetto is a small palm plant native to the southeastern United States. Some Native American nations have used saw palmetto in their traditional medicine for centuries.

How much saw palmetto is in a serving of Virectin? 100 mg

What’s the evidence? There is some evidence, although it’s mixed, about saw palmetto as a treatment for benign prostate enlargement (and the urinary symptoms associated with prostate enlargement). While the Mayo Clinic gives an “A” grade to the evidence that it works for this condition, a large controlled trial found it was little better than a placebo. So it’s not totally clear whether it works or not. However, while it may be effective for treating benign prostate enlargement, there’s not much evidence in favor of its other common uses, like treating hair loss, prostate cancer, prostate inflammation, or depressed libido.

Are there side effects? Saw palmetto generally causes no or only mild side effects, with very few serious incidents reported. It may cause gastrointestinal symptoms, dizziness, or headache. Saw palmetto also has several drug interactions; the most notable is that it may increase bleeding risks when taking other drugs that increase bleeding risk.

The bottom line: If you have benign prostate enlargement, saw palmetto may help, and it seems pretty safe. But it won’t help with any other issues related to sexual health or functioning.

 

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Like a tiny palm tree. Stephen Lea/Wikimedia

 

Maca Root Powder

What is it? A relative of the radish, the maca plant is native to Peru and grows up in the Andes mountains. The ancient Incans prized maca for its purported ability to sharpen the mind and heighten the libido. People use maca as a supplement for a huge number of conditions. It is one of the most popular herbal supplements currently available.

How much maca is in a serving of Virectin? 50 mg

What’s the evidence? Evidence for maca’s effects on sexual function is still limited, but overall supportive of the idea that maca may have some positive impacts on male sexual function. A small study provides some support for maca’s effectiveness in increasing sexual desire in men and improving athletic performance in endurance-based activities. Another found that it may relieve the symptoms of sexual dysfunction caused by SSRI treatment. One systematic review suggested that maca might improve sexual desire and help treat erectile dysfunction in men. Another systematic review concluded that maca may improve semen quality and therefore aid male fertility. However, maca does not appear to impact sex hormone levels in adult men.

Are there side effects? Maca does not have any reported widespread side effects. There are few documented drug interactions. Women with hormonal conditions (like uterine cancer) may want to avoid maca, as may individuals with thyroid conditions.

The bottom line: There’s some evidence that maca could increase sexual desire, alleviate erectile dysfunction, and potentially improve semen quality. However, more rigorous studies are needed to investigate maca’s effectiveness. Additionally, the Virectin dosage of maca (50 mg) is much, much less than a typical maca dose of 1000 mg+.

 

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Maca, artist’s rendition. Konstantin Silka/Wikimedia

 

Ashwagandha Root

What is it? Ashwagandha, or Withania somnifera, is a plant in the nightshade family native to India. It is a common ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine.

How much ashwagandha is in a serving of Virectin? 50 mg

What’s the evidence? The potential effects of ashwagandha on human sexual function have not been studied extensively, so there’s very little evidence to support its efficacy in this area. A small animal study in the Asian Journal of Andrology suggested that very large doses of ashwagandha were actually detrimental to the sexual function of male rats. So the limited evidence that does exist is not particularly promising.

Are there side effects? Large doses of ashwagandha can cause gastrointestinal upset. (However, Virectin only has 50 mg, a relatively small dose.) You should also avoid ashwagandha if you have diabetes, blood pressure issues, ulcers, an auto-immune condition, a thyroid disorder, or an impending surgery.

The bottom line: There’s no evidence to support the idea that ashwagandha improves sexual function or fertility.

 

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Ashwagandha in a pot. Cliff/Wikimedia

 

Cnidium Monnieri

What is it? Cnidium monnieri is a flowering plant native to Asia that has been used in Chinese traditional medicine for hundreds of years.

How much Cnidium monnieri is in a serving of Virectin? 30 mg

What’s the evidence? There’s very little information available on Cnidium monnieri as it has not really been studied in humans. Even animal studies have been extremely limited, although it did seem to have an effect on rabbit erectile tissue in one study. However, there’s definitely no currently available evidence to support that it has any impact on erectile function, libido, infertility, or muscle building, as is claimed.

Are there side effects? Unfortunately, there’s not really enough information available on the use of Cnidium monnieri to report on its side effects or drug interactions.

The bottom line: There’s no evidence that this works, and we don’t know definitively if it’s safe for long-term use.

 

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A Cnidium plant. H. Zell/Wikimedia

 

Damiana Leaf

What is it? Damiana is a flowering shrub native to warm climates of North, Central, and South America.

How much damiana is in a serving of Virectin? 50 mg

What’s the evidence? There are some animal studies with rats that suggest that damiana may improve sexual potency for impotent rats. However, there have been no studies assessing the impact in human males, so it is impossible to know if it has the same impact in men.

Are there side effects? While generally safe, damiana may cause convulsions, especially at high doses (200 g). Additionally, you should avoid damiana if you have diabetes or an upcoming surgery.

The bottom line: There’s not much evidence that damiana improves male sexual function in humans, but the existing animal evidence is somewhat promising.

 

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Another very pretty folk medicine plant! Nordschitz/Wikimedia

 

Xanthoparmelia Scabrosa

What is it? Xanthoparmelia scabrosa is a lichen species native to the United States often used to create sexual enhancement supplements.

How much Xanthoparmelia scabrosa is in a serving of Virectin? 30 mg

What’s the evidence? It was very difficult to dig up any scholarly evidence for using Xanthoparmelia scabrosa for erectile dysfunction or as an aphrodisiac or libido-enhancer. However, WebMD says there is “insufficient evidence” for these uses and also, alarmingly, that it might contain poisonous chemicals!

Are there side effects? WebMD reports that it might be “unsafe” for anyone.

The bottom line: There’s no evidence to support its use for male sexual function, and it might be toxic!

 

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Are you lichen at me?

 

In Summary: Virectin Evidence

The philosophy behind Virectin seems to be to throw every possible herbal treatment for male sexual function at the wall and see what sticks.

There’s some limited scientific support for the idea that select ingredients of Virectin, like niacin, zinc, ginkgo, and maca, could improve aspects of sexual functioning in some men under some circumstances. However, for the most part, Virectin only has very small doses of these ingredients—likely too small to show any effect.

Furthermore, Virectin is full of other ingredients that don’t have any evidence to support their use for improving sexual function, most of which can have unpleasant side effects (like gastrointestinal distress, bleeding risk, headache, dizziness, and insomnia) and interact with prescription medications. You should also avoid many of the ingredients of Virectin if you have a chronic health condition or are about to undergo surgery.

Additionally, and perhaps most alarmingly, based on the supplement facts, Virectin may contain Xanthoparmelia scabrosa, which might contain toxic chemicals.

Thus, if you’d like to try supplements for male sexual function, you’d be much better off supplementing with a smaller number of substances at higher doses under the guidance of your physician.

 

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The evidence for Virectin just doesn’t stack up.

 

Virectin Reviews: What People Say

The evidence suggests that Virectin probably doesn’t work. Additionally, there are some risks of Virectin side effects and drug interactions. But what do users say about their experiences with Virectin?

The main source of Virectin consumer reviews is Amazon. There are several different product listings, all with a different selection of reviews. You’ll note that for most of these listings, most of the reviews are either 5-star or 1-star. Most of the 5-star reviews report some variation on “this product works,” and most of the 1-star reviews report that it “didn’t do anything” or “didn’t work.”

You should probably take the positive Virectin reviews with a grain of salt.

This is for two reasons: first, people who do perceive a positive impact of Virectin are potentially experiencing the placebo effect. In a nutshell, the placebo effect means that people often experience an impact from totally ineffective treatments just because they believe the treatment will do something.

To demonstrate the effectiveness of new medications, drug companies must demonstrate that their treatment is more effective than a placebo (a “treatment” with no active ingredient). They do this by dividing people into two groups and having one group take the drug, and one group take a placebo. (Importantly, no one knows whether they are in the treatment or placebo group.) Researchers then compare treatment results.

But because herbal supplements aren’t considered drugs or medications, companies do not need to provide any evidence that their supplement works better than a placebo. So without controlled trials of Virectin, it’s impossible to know how much of Virectin’s impact is due to the placebo effect and how much might be due to a real, Virectin-caused effect.

The other reason you should be suspicious of Virectin reviews is because online products often have many fake reviews mixed in with the real ones. People who are affiliated with the company will sometimes write hundreds of fake positive reviews using made-up profiles to make the product look better.

Luckily, we can use Fakespot, a website that analyzes the text of online reviews and estimates how many are fake. When we evaluate Virectin Amazon reviews with Fakespot, we can see that all of the Virectin product listings have an “F” grade for authenticity of reviews. This means more than 50% of Virectin reviews are “low-quality” (meaning they are probably fake). You can’t trust these reviews!

 

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Look closely at Virectin reviews.

 

Do You Need Virectin?

Based on the limited evidence of its effectiveness, it’s pretty safe to say that no one “needs” Virectin. However, if you came to this article trying to learn about it, you’re probably interested in at least some of its supposed benefits for improving sexual function.

The truth is that a huge number of factors—psychological, physiological, emotional, and so on—impact sexual function. If you do feel that you are having issues with sexual function, your best bet is to talk to a trained medical professional. This doesn’t mean that you have to start taking Viagra or another prescription drug if you don’t want to. But a doctor will help you identify what could be causing your issues and provide you with some strategies to address it. Non-prescription, evidence-based treatments for ED range from stress management strategies (stress is a huge factor in sexual dysfunction) to pelvic floor exercises to cutting down on substances like alcohol that can impair sexual function.

Additionally, if you are interested in trying to supplement with some of the more reliable active ingredients from Virectin, a doctor can help you. A medical professional can help determine if these supplements are safe for you to take and what dose you should take them at.

 

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Don’t you want to see these friendly cartoon doctors about your concerns?

 

Where to Buy Virectin

If you’re still convinced that Virectin is what you need, and you’re wondering where to buy Virectin, there are a few places that sell it. You can buy Virectin directly from the manufacturer (a 90-capsule bottle is $45). You can also buy Virectin online from Amazon or Wal-Mart. It looks like there are currently two product listings live on Amazon: one 90-count bottle for about $57, and two 90-capsule bottles for about $113. Wal-Mart offers several listings at similar price points.

It doesn’t look like you can buy Virectin in stores. Even at Wal-Mart, it’s only available online.

As you can see, buying directly from the manufacturer is the most cost-effective option. Note that the manufacturer’s recommended Virectin dosage is three capsules a day, which means 90 capsules will only last you one month! If you took Virectin for a year, even if you bought it at the cheapest price available, you’d be spending $540 a year!

 

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That’s a big pile of cash.

 

The Bottom Line on Virectin

In this article on Virectin, we discussed the popular “male enhancement” supplement and reviewed the evidence of its effectiveness for improving male sexual function. The first thing to note is that dietary supplements are fraught with risk in general, because they aren’t regulated the same way as medications by the FDA. Additionally, many male enhancement “herbal” supplements contain huge amounts of Viagra and other ED prescription substances!

Looking at each of Virectin’s active ingredients, we can see that there are select ingredients in Virectin that might have some small effects on some men’s sexual functioning in some circumstances. For example, Niacin may help men who have both high cholesterol and ED, and ginkgo may work to treat SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction in men. But Virectin has very small amounts of most of these ingredients—less than you would typically take as a supplement—so it’s not likely to provide any benefit. Additionally, most of the active ingredients of Virectin don’t do anything for sexual function.

Furthermore, you should be suspicious of Virectin reviews, as many of them are fake.

If you are having issues with sexual function, your best bet is to see a medical professional. You do have options other than medication, and a trained clinician will be able to discuss these with you.

Finally, we discussed where to buy Virectin, although I can’t stress enough that I don’t recommend doing so. The evidence just isn’t there, and taking such a random cocktail of herbal supplements is risky in terms of Virectin side effects, drug interactions, and impact on chronic conditions.

 

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Are you sure you know what’s in those?

 

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