{"id":604884828466,"title":"Drachen Review: Can Oral Spray Fix ED?","created_at":"2023-02-24T22:57:36-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Drachen Review: Can Oral Spray Fix ED?\",\n \"keywords\": \"drachen, drachen review, drachen reviews, drachen male enhancement amazon, drachen amazon, drachen male enhancement, does drachen work, drachen spray, drachen supplement\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Drachen based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to improve ED and sexual health or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns about the ingredient doses.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/drachen-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand’s website describes this product as “The World’s First Male Growth Activator,” that can improve erection quality and sexual health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Drachen contain research-backed ingredients for improving erections and sex, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? Where is it sold for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Drachen?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Drachen based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also share our concerns about the ingredient doses and feature real, unsponsored Drachen customer reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Drachen_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1677297149\" alt=\"Drachen ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eT\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ehe ingredients in Drachen are shown above. Some of these ingredients have been shown in clinical studies to improve erections.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eL-arginine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an amino acid which was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30770070\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Journal of Sexual Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to “significantly” improve erection quality. This is because it increases nitric oxide levels in the body, which widens blood vessels and reduces blood pressure.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGABA\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was indirectly shown to cause erections in an \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/7862903\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eanimal study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in 1994. We can’t find any trials proving its effectiveness in humans.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eMucuna pruriens\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown to have favorable effects on erection quality in a 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/29447059\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on rats. However, an extract was used in the trial while the less potent, non-extracted version is used in Drachen.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are two inactive ingredients in this formulation that we consider questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePotassium sorbate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a synthetic preservative which was described as “clearly seen to be genotoxic” in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20036729\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eToxicology in Vitro\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal. This suggests that it may be damaging to human DNA.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNatural flavors\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a broad category term that fails to describe the specific flavoring agents used. As we documented in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/nugenix-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNugenix GH Boost reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article on another male enhancement supplement, clinical studies have shown that some natural flavoring compounds may be harmful to human health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider Drachen to be potentially effective for improving erection quality and treating erectile dysfunction (ED), given that it has a few research-backed ingredients. However, the ingredient doses are where we have an issue, as we’ll discuss in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Dose Disclosure Issues\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDrachen fails to clearly publish ingredient doses for any of their ingredients either on their website or Amazon listing. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eWithout ingredient doses, it’s impossible to know if any ingredient is likely to be effective or if it’s safe.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA supplement ingredient may be effective at 200 milligrams (mg) but ineffective at 20 mg. It also may be unsafe at 1,000 mg. It’s a consumer safety issue for a brand to fail to clearly publish ingredient doses, and a red flag of a low-quality brand. We recommend that consumers avoid supplement companies that fail to publish active ingredient doses.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is also a different ingredient list between the Drachen website and Drachen Amazon listing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs shown below, Drachen’s website lists “moomiyo” and l-dopa as active ingredients:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Drachen_Website_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1677297182\" alt=\"Drachen website ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eNeither of these ingredients are included in the ingredient list on Amazon\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which we featured in the previous section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is another serious consumer safety issue which we urge the brand to immediately rectify. Consumers may be allergic or sensitive to certain ingredients, and it’s a risk to their health to publish inaccurate ingredient lists.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHighly Questionable Health Claims\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are a number of uncited and unscientific health claims on Drachen’s website that we disagree with.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Drachen_Questionable_Health_Claim_1_Optimized.png?v=1677297318\" alt=\"Drachen questionable health claim 1\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand refers to a “trial” which suggests that their supplement has been studied in a clinical trial. However we can’t find any evidence that Drachen has been studied in a clinical trial, nor does the brand appear to link to any on their website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Drachen_Questionable_Health_Claim_2_Optimized.png?v=1677297340\" alt=\"Drachen questionable health claim 2\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eDrachen claims that their supplement can help users “strengthen your penile muscles” without providing any proof or explanation as to how.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e Erectile supplements typically work by increasing blood flow to the penis. We haven’t seen any clinical evidence that supplements can improve penile muscle function.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Drachen_Questionable_Health_Claim_3_Optimized.png?v=1677297361\" alt=\"Drachen questionable health claim 3\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe website also claims that Drachen contains “12 natural ingredients,” which is an extremely strange claim given that the ingredient section above only showcases six ingredients, and the Amazon listing only shows 9 ingredients. What are the additional ingredients referenced here?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe consider it to be a red flag of a low-quality supplement brand when a brand makes bold health claims without providing any proof of those claims.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Drachen\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDrachen is sold on Amazon, which is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. The supplement has been reviewed over 100 times with an unimpressive average review rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Austin” who claims it improved sperm output:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I haven't exactly measured myself, I'm pretty sure I would've noticed a difference in regard to size. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat I have noticed however is the consistency afterwards, there was indeed quite a bit of difference in relation to thickness and brightness.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Larry W.” who claims it’s a scam:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I have tried almost every male enhancement product on this site none of them do anything to help you at all. The seller is ripping us off through our ignorance to the product. I will never buy another product like this again. It's all one big scam.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Clean Men's Health Picks\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ginseng_Image.png?v=1672046103\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cem\u003ePanax ginseng\u003c\/em\u003e was shown in a\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12394711\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Journal of Urology\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eto increase \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eerectile function scores were \"significantly\" compared to participants taking placebo pills.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003ePanax Ginseng Extract supplement\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e which is third-party tested, and costs only \u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e on a subscription basis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/y2gMNb\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eBulletproof Magnesium\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eis our top overall testosterone support pick, because\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003emagnesium is a mineral that is\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20352370\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto increase free and total testosterone in athletes and in sedentary individuals.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBulletproof Magnesium costs\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eunder $17\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eat the time of updating this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/www.livemomentous.com\/en-ca\/products\/tongkat?utm_campaign=squaredance\u0026amp;sqdid=pBwaCejYrGnzerbLkCiPwpkJ3OgVf0vBD-fc3BfUoG_zXbGl05qEl3eaAe81uObu%2F%2F%2F\u0026amp;utm_medium=394421\"\u003eMomentous Tongkat Ali\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top herbal testosterone support pick, and costs\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eunder $20\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eat the time of updating this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTongkat ali's effects on testosterone were reviewed in a 2022\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/pmid\/36013514\/\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/a\u003e, and the researchers concluded that\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003eA significant improvement in total testosterone levels after [tongkat ali] treatment was mostly reported in both healthy volunteers and hypogonadal men.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Get the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDrachen is sold on the brand’s website and on Amazon. Here’s the price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website: $69 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/getdrachen.com\/#order\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAmazon: $37.95 (\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3IxUZu1\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDrachen is currently 45% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website. We want to note that we can’t verify for certain if the Amazon listing is sold by the same company due to the ingredient discrepancy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDrachen Pros and Cons\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Drachen in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePros:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnlikely to be harmful\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome effective ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCons:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains natural flavors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains a preservative\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFailure to publish full ingredient list on website\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNegative online reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eQuestionable health claims on website\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDrachen is one of the worst male enhancement supplements we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, and we do not recommend this supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile Drachen does contain some ingredients shown in clinical studies to be effective for improving erection quality, the manufacturer fails to publish the ingredient doses. The brand’s website doesn’t even have a clearly-published full ingredient list, instead only featuring six of the 12 active ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are a number of questionable and entirely uncited health claims on the Drachen website, including that the supplement can improve penile muscle function.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing Drachen, it’s currently cheaper on Amazon although it’s unclear if it’s the same supplement as being sold on the brand’s website due to the ingredient discrepancy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-02-24T23:07:26-05:00","updated_at":"2024-02-22T01:38:37-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Drachen based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to improve ED and sexual health or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns about the ingredient doses.","template_suffix":"","handle":"drachen-review","tags":"_related:erectile-dysfunction, _related:men's-health"}

Drachen Review: Can Oral Spray Fix ED?

Drachen Review: Can Oral Spray Fix ED?


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Drachen is a male enhancement supplement in the form of an oral spray that’s sold on Amazon and on the brand’s website. The brand’s website describes this product as “The World’s First Male Growth Activator,” that can improve erection quality and sexual health.

But does Drachen contain research-backed ingredients for improving erections and sex, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? Where is it sold for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Drachen?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Drachen based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll also share our concerns about the ingredient doses and feature real, unsponsored Drachen customer reviews.

Ingredient Analysis

Drachen ingredients

The ingredients in Drachen are shown above. Some of these ingredients have been shown in clinical studies to improve erections.

L-arginine is an amino acid which was shown in a medical review published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine to “significantly” improve erection quality. This is because it increases nitric oxide levels in the body, which widens blood vessels and reduces blood pressure.

GABA was indirectly shown to cause erections in an animal study published in 1994. We can’t find any trials proving its effectiveness in humans.

Mucuna pruriens was shown to have favorable effects on erection quality in a 2020 clinical trial on rats. However, an extract was used in the trial while the less potent, non-extracted version is used in Drachen.

There are two inactive ingredients in this formulation that we consider questionable from a health perspective.

Potassium sorbate is a synthetic preservative which was described as “clearly seen to be genotoxic” in a clinical trial published in the Toxicology in Vitro journal. This suggests that it may be damaging to human DNA.

Natural flavors is a broad category term that fails to describe the specific flavoring agents used. As we documented in our Nugenix GH Boost reviews article on another male enhancement supplement, clinical studies have shown that some natural flavoring compounds may be harmful to human health.

Overall we consider Drachen to be potentially effective for improving erection quality and treating erectile dysfunction (ED), given that it has a few research-backed ingredients. However, the ingredient doses are where we have an issue, as we’ll discuss in the next section.

Ingredient Dose Disclosure Issues

Drachen fails to clearly publish ingredient doses for any of their ingredients either on their website or Amazon listing. Without ingredient doses, it’s impossible to know if any ingredient is likely to be effective or if it’s safe.

A supplement ingredient may be effective at 200 milligrams (mg) but ineffective at 20 mg. It also may be unsafe at 1,000 mg. It’s a consumer safety issue for a brand to fail to clearly publish ingredient doses, and a red flag of a low-quality brand. We recommend that consumers avoid supplement companies that fail to publish active ingredient doses.

There is also a different ingredient list between the Drachen website and Drachen Amazon listing.

As shown below, Drachen’s website lists “moomiyo” and l-dopa as active ingredients:

Drachen website ingredients

Neither of these ingredients are included in the ingredient list on Amazon, which we featured in the previous section.

This is another serious consumer safety issue which we urge the brand to immediately rectify. Consumers may be allergic or sensitive to certain ingredients, and it’s a risk to their health to publish inaccurate ingredient lists.

Highly Questionable Health Claims

There are a number of uncited and unscientific health claims on Drachen’s website that we disagree with.

Drachen questionable health claim 1

The brand refers to a “trial” which suggests that their supplement has been studied in a clinical trial. However we can’t find any evidence that Drachen has been studied in a clinical trial, nor does the brand appear to link to any on their website.

Drachen questionable health claim 2

Drachen claims that their supplement can help users “strengthen your penile muscles” without providing any proof or explanation as to how. Erectile supplements typically work by increasing blood flow to the penis. We haven’t seen any clinical evidence that supplements can improve penile muscle function.

Drachen questionable health claim 3

The website also claims that Drachen contains “12 natural ingredients,” which is an extremely strange claim given that the ingredient section above only showcases six ingredients, and the Amazon listing only shows 9 ingredients. What are the additional ingredients referenced here?

We consider it to be a red flag of a low-quality supplement brand when a brand makes bold health claims without providing any proof of those claims.

Real Customers Review Drachen

Drachen is sold on Amazon, which is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. The supplement has been reviewed over 100 times with an unimpressive average review rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Austin” who claims it improved sperm output:

“I haven't exactly measured myself, I'm pretty sure I would've noticed a difference in regard to size. What I have noticed however is the consistency afterwards, there was indeed quite a bit of difference in relation to thickness and brightness.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Larry W.” who claims it’s a scam:

“I have tried almost every male enhancement product on this site none of them do anything to help you at all. The seller is ripping us off through our ignorance to the product. I will never buy another product like this again. It's all one big scam.”

Our Clean Men's Health Picks

Panax ginseng was shown in a clinical trial published in The Journal of Urology to increase erectile function scores were "significantly" compared to participants taking placebo pills.

Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract supplement which is third-party tested, and costs only $15 on a subscription basis.

Bulletproof Magnesium is our top overall testosterone support pick, because magnesium is a mineral that is clinically shown to increase free and total testosterone in athletes and in sedentary individuals.

Bulletproof Magnesium costs under $17 at the time of updating this article.

Momentous Tongkat Ali is our top herbal testosterone support pick, and costs under $20 at the time of updating this article.

Tongkat ali's effects on testosterone were reviewed in a 2022 meta-study, and the researchers concluded that "A significant improvement in total testosterone levels after [tongkat ali] treatment was mostly reported in both healthy volunteers and hypogonadal men."

Where to Get the Best Price

Drachen is sold on the brand’s website and on Amazon. Here’s the price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:

Brand website: $69 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $37.95 (link to official Amazon listing)

Drachen is currently 45% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s website. We want to note that we can’t verify for certain if the Amazon listing is sold by the same company due to the ingredient discrepancy.

Drachen Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Drachen in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Unlikely to be harmful
  • Some effective ingredients

Cons:

  • Contains natural flavors
  • Contains a preservative
  • Failure to publish full ingredient list on website
  • Negative online reviews
  • Questionable health claims on website
Stay up-to-date on our research reviews

Conclusion

Drachen is one of the worst male enhancement supplements we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health, and we do not recommend this supplement.

While Drachen does contain some ingredients shown in clinical studies to be effective for improving erection quality, the manufacturer fails to publish the ingredient doses. The brand’s website doesn’t even have a clearly-published full ingredient list, instead only featuring six of the 12 active ingredients.

There are a number of questionable and entirely uncited health claims on the Drachen website, including that the supplement can improve penile muscle function.

For consumers intent on purchasing Drachen, it’s currently cheaper on Amazon although it’s unclear if it’s the same supplement as being sold on the brand’s website due to the ingredient discrepancy.