Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice. All statements are merely the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to male enhancement supplements.
Cialix is a male enhancement supplement that claims not only to increase testosterone but also to increase penis size. The brand is only sold online and is composed of "natural ingredients."
But does Cialix contain ingredients proven in medical research to be effective for increasing testosterone and sex drive? Is it possible for an oral supplement to increase penis size? And who's behind this company?
In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Cialix based on medical studies to give our take on whether or not the supplement is likely to be effective.
We'll explain whether or not a dietary supplement can really increase penis size, give our take on whether Cialix is likely to cause side effects, and share our concerns about the brand generally.
The ingredients in Cialix male enhancement pills are shown above.
The supplement contains a proprietary (prop) blend with a total dosage of 1,489 mg. As we explained in our review of Alpha Brain ingredients, prop blends only publish the total dose rather than the individual dose of each ingredient, which makes it challenging to assess the safety and efficacy of a supplement.
Epimedium extract, more commonly known as horny goat weed, is the first-listed ingredient. This botanical compound was shown in animal studies to increase testosterone levels, but we can't find any human trials proving the same.
Eurycoma longfolia was shown in a 2017 medical review to improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED).
Saw palmetto extract was shown in a clinical trial published in the Urology journal to improve erectile function in animals.
Bovine orchic susbtance is derived from the testicles of cows. We can't find any clinical evidence of its efficacy.
We are unable to source any medical studies suggesting the remaining active ingredients are effective for improving any aspect of male sexuality.
Cialix also fails to publish an inactive ingredients list, as you can see in the Supplement Facts label shown above. Inactive ingredients include capsule material, any fillers, preservatives or flavoring compounds. It's impossible to make an informed purchase decision without the full list of both active and inactive ingredients.
Overall, Cialix does contain some research-backed ingredients, but because the brand fails to publish the individual ingredient doses, we can't determine whether or not this supplement is likely to be effective for improving testosterone levels.
But can it increase penis size? We'll examine that claim in the next section.
Can a Supplement Increase Penis Size?
We find Cialix's health claim about increased penis size to be highly questionable. The brand fails to cite any research or provide any proof of this claim, and we haven't come across any medical studies suggesting that oral supplements can permanently increase penis size.
As we explained in our VigorNow review article on another supplement for penis size, it seems logically impossible for an oral supplement to alter the length and girth of the penis. The penis is an appendage, just like the fingers. There is no biological mechanism for its permanent growth beyond puberty.
Some supplements can increase the size of an erection by improving blood flow or arousal, but only to a maximum determined by the existing size of the penis.
Will Cialix Cause Side Effects?
Cialix doesn't appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, so it's impossible to say for certain whether or not the supplement is likely to cause side effects. However, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.
The active ingredients in Cialix are mostly safe and well-studied, however, the fact that the brand fails to publish the individual ingredient dosage increases the risk of side effects in our opinion.
Side effect risk is intractably tied to dosage. An active ingredient may not cause side effects at a dose of 200 milligrams (mg), but it may cause side effects at a 400 mg dose. Without knowing the individual ingredient doses, we can't establish whether or not those doses are in a safe range.
For this reason, we generally recommend avoiding supplements containing prop blends that aren't studied in clinical trials, because it's very challenging to assess their safety or risk of side effects.
Who's Behind Cialix?
There is no mention anywhere on the Cialix website of the team behind this product, which we consider to be a red flag. Supplement companies with legitimate scientists and medical experts tend to highlight these associations on their website, because it adds legitimacy to the brand.
If a supplement brand fails to publish any information about any member of their team, it suggests that their team may not have any relevant medical experts on staff.
We can't even find any information about the founder of Cialix, and if even the founder doesn't want to be associated with a supplement, is it really something you want to be regularly ingesting?
Can Ginseng Improve Sexual Function in Men?
Panax ginseng has been studied in multiple clinical trials for its potential to naturally treat ED and improve male sexual function.
A clinical trial published in The Journal of Urology found that after eight weeks of treatment, erectile function scores were "significantly higher" in the ginseng group than the group taking placebo pills.
Another clinical trial found that 60% of patients supplementing with panax ginseng had improvements to ED.
Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract supplement which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.
Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract at this link to the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only $15 on a subscription basis.
For consumers who prefer food products to supplements, Apothékary sells a ginseng powder that can be added to drinks or used as a culinary spice.
Interested consumers can check out Apothékary Ginseng Powder at this link to its product page on the official brand website.
For those concerned about sexual performance issues, it may be worthwhile to book a virtual consult with a doctor that can discuss treatment options and run tests to get more information about the potential cause. We recommend Sesame's online sexual health services, as this is one of the largest telehealth companies in the U.S. and offers a wide range of virtual sexual health services including consults with specialized doctors that can be done from the comfort of your home.
Pros and Cons of Cialix
Here are the pros and cons of Cialix in our opinion:
- Some effective ingredients
- Well-studied ingredients
- Questionable health claims
- Failure to publish inactive ingredients
- No public team
- Uses prop blend
- Unclear manufacturer
- Unclear where to purchase