Erectin Review: Worst ED Supplement We've Reviewed

Erectin Review: Worst ED Supplement We've Reviewed

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Erectin is a dietary supplement for improved erections and sex drive, manufactured by a brand called Leading Edge Health. This same brand sells another men’s health supplement called ExtenZe which we reviewed poorly.

Leading Edge Health claims that Erectin can help consumers “get bigger, harder erections” and “last longer” during sex.

But does Erectin contain research-backed ingredients for improved erection quality? Is the supplement proven in clinical studies to work? Does Erectin have any unhealthy additive ingredients? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of this product?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Erectin to give our take on whether or not the supplement is likely to be effective for improving erection quality and sexual function in men.

We’ll share our concerns with how the brand publishes ingredient information, as well as our concerns about the brand's clinical and health claims.

We’ll also feature unsponsored customer reviews of the topical version of this product.

Highly Questionable Clinical Claims

Questionable Erectin clinical study claims

The Erectin website claims that their formula was tested in a clinical trial published in a peer-reviewed journal called the Journal of Urology.

The website states the following: “A recent clinical trial took place involving 78 men with mild to moderate erectile difficulties…The men who took the Erectin formula were having better sex and a lot more of it, too.”

We cannot find any evidence that this clinical trial ever occurred, nor is there any link to such study or citation on the Erectin website at the time of updating this article.

We searched the Journal of Urology website for the term “Erectin” and returned zero results. Here is a link to the journal’s website in case you want to try this yourself. There is a search feature that returns queries from articles in their journal.

When we initially published this article, Erectin's manufacturer claimed that the study was in a different journal titled BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

We consider it to be a huge red flag that the company is making clinical claims without any proof of such claims, and then changing the journal it claims the study exists in after we called out this claim in our initial review as likely misleading.

In light of this information, we recommend that consumers avoid all Leading Edge Health supplements entirely.

This type of marketing practice is seriously concerning in our opinion.

Highly Questionable Health Claims

There are a number of health claims on the Erectin website that we find highly questionable and that we disagree with.

Erectin questionable health claim 1

The brand claims that supplements don't work because "nutrients are destroyed by stomach acid."

This is false, unscientific and uncited. Nutrients in dietary supplements are subject to the same environmental pressures as foods.

The rate of absorption is determined by genetics and intestinal permeability, but the suggestion that all nutrients are "destroyed" by stomach acid is simply wrong.

Erectin questionable health claim 2

Leading Edge Health also claims that pharmaceutical prescriptions only work 50% of the time, which again is false and unscientific, and no citation is provided.

There are a variety of other health claims on the Leading Edge Health website we disagree with, but for the sake of brevity we decided to highlight two of the more ridiculous ones.

We urge both the FDA and FTC to investigate Leading Edge Health in light of these claims. 

Ingredient Analysis

Erectin ingredients

Erectin has 11 active ingredients.

Instead of clearly publishing a legible Supplement Facts label, the brand publishes marketing material about each ingredient and a Supplement Facts panel so small in the product images that it's impossible for us to make out doses of each ingredient.

Some of the ingredients in Erectin are shown in clinical studies to improve erection quality.

Saw palmetto extract was shown in a clinical trial published in the Urology journal to improve erectile function in animals.

Erectin lists saw palmetto powder, not extract, which is a less potent version.

Tribulus terrestris extract can improve erectile function by increasing blood flow to the penis, according to a 2013 clinical trial. 

Epimedium, more commonly referred to as horny goat weed, is shown in some clinical studies to help treat erectile dysfunction and improve sex drive as documented in the above-linked review.

Overall, while Erectin may be effective for supporting optimal erection quality, we cannot recommend this brand until the manufacturer clearly publishes a legible Supplement Facts panel on its website. 

Customers Rate Erectin

We consider Amazon to be a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand's website. 

Erectin's dietary supplement doesn't appear to be sold on Amazon at the time of updating this article, but Erectin Gel (a topical gel made by the same manufacturer) is.

Erectin Gel has been reviewed over 80 times, and currently has an average review rating of 2.6 out of 5 stars.

A top review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named "Jose M Alvarez" who gave the product a 5/5 rating, and claims it was effective for both them and their partner:

"Really good to use it as lubricant. It stimulated me but it also stimulates my partner. We use it 'to play' first. Maybe it does not works for everyone, but it did for me."

A top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named "Kindle Customer" who gave the product a 1/5 rating, and claims it caused discomfort for both them and their partner:

"I told my husband it was burning me...And shortly there after it began to burn him..And he had to wash it off"

Erectin Pros and Cons

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


  • Contains some research-backed active ingredients


  • Illegible Supplement Facts label on brand's website
  • Unclear what inactive ingredients are included
  • Brand makes questionable and uncited health claims
  • Brand makes questionable and uncited clinical claims
  • Mediocre Amazon reviews for topical version
  • Same manufacturer of another low-quality men's health supplement we reviewed negatively
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Erectin has some ingredients that are shown in clinical studies to improve erection quality, so the supplement may be effective for improving erection quality and helping with ED.

We do not currently recommend this supplement for a few reasons.

First, the Supplement Facts panel on the manufacturer's website is illegible at the time of updating this article.

Second, the manufacturer's website makes a number of uncited health claims that we consider highly questionable and even unscientific, including the suggestion that nutrients from supplements are destroyed by stomach acid, and thus ineffective.

Third, the manufacturer's website also claims this supplement is clinically proven to work, but fails to cite or link to the specific clinical trial, and actually changed the journal name they claim the study exists in since we initially called out this information in our first publication of this article.

In light of all of this information, we consider Erectin's manufacturer Leading Edge Health to be a low-quality and untrustworthy supplement manufacturer, and we recommend avoiding all supplements sold by this brand.