Virectin Review: Natural Male Enhancement or Scam?

Virectin Review: Natural Male Enhancement or Scam?


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Virectin, also referred to as Virectin Loaded, is a male enhancement supplement manufactured by a company called Gentopia Laboratories. The brand claims that their product " optimizes testosterone (T) levels to restore sex drive and libido, while increasing blood flow to the penis to help achieve rock-hard erections"

But does Virectin contain ingredients proven to have these effects in clinical studies, or are these just marketing claims? Does the supplement have any unhealthy additives? Are the brand's health claims legit? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Virectin?

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

We'll also share our concerns about some of the health claims on the brand's website, and document some potentially fake customer success stories.

We'll feature unsponsored customer reviews of Virectin, and document where to find the best price on the supplement.

Questionable Health Claims

There are a number of health claims on the Virectin website which we consider highly questionable from a scientific standpoint.

Virectin website questionable health claim 1

The brand claims that their proprietary formulation supports "maximum tissue expansion" with an accompanying graphic.

We don't know how the brand can support this specific health claim if Virectin hasn't been shown to be effective in any clinical trials.

The Virectin site also suggests that 95% of users experience increased T levels:

Virectin questionable health claim 2

However, the citation states that this claim is based on a "subjective survey," as shown below:

Virection questionable health claim 2 citation

How can T levels be measured "subjectively?" This is a test that needs to be conducted at a doctor's office. This statement makes no sense in the context of the health claim above.

Ingredient Analysis

Virectin ingredients

Virectin's Supplement Facts label is shown above.

Niacin, zinc and selenium are a blend of vitamins and minerals, and we can't find any evidence that these compounds improve sexual function at their stated doses.

A clinical trial found that in patients with cholesterol issues, niacin was effective at improving erectile dysfunction (ED), but the dose used in the trial was 1,500 milligrams (mg), or 60x the amount in Virectin.

Tribulus fruit extract was shown in a clinical trial published in the Maturitas journal to significantly improve intercourse satisfaction, orgasmic function and sexual desire.

We consider this ingredient to be effectively dosed in Virectin.

L-arginine is an amino acid that may be underdosed in this supplement.

As we discussed in our Semenax review, arginine is clinically shown to improve some parameters of sperm function, but we can only find research proving so at much higher doses than the 300 mg in Virecin.

Eurycoma Longifolia root powder has impressive early research on its ability to treat ED and male infertility. However, Virectin uses a raw root powder while nearly all of the clinical trials in the above-linked review used extracts (which are much more concentrated).

Fenugreek seed powder was shown in a medical review to be an effective aphrodisiac at a 200 mg dose, while the dose in Virectin is only 100 mg. 

Maca root powder may also be significantly underdosed.

The dosage in Virectin is only 50 mg. A meta-study on maca for libido, published in the BMC Alternative Medicine and Therapies journal, analyzed a number of clinical trials on the topic. The lowest dose used in any of the trials was 1,500 mg daily.

We cannot find evidence that any of the remaining active ingredients are effective at their stated doses.

The inactive ingredients in this supplement should be safe and non-toxic which is a good thing.

We consider Virectin to be potentially effective for improving erectile function and sexual performance, given that it contains several research-backed ingredients, and two at doses we consider potentially effective based on clinical studies.

Does Virectin Fake Customer Testimonials?

Virectin fake testimonial 1

Virectin may have used stock images for some of the testimonials on their website.

The above image is from Virectin’s site. Here is a link to the exact same person on Adobe Stock images.

You can also copy the image address and perform a reverse image search using a tool like Tineye and see that this is not a unique image; it exists on various websites (as do many stock images).

This suggests that Virectin may be using fake customer testimonials which would be a huge red flag about the legitimacy of the brand.

Virectin fake testimonial 2

Their second testimonial image, shown above, furthers this point.

The exact same image can be found on Adobe Stock, but the man is holding a cup of coffee. It appears that Virectin may have used image editing software like Photoshop to edit their bottle in the place of the coffee from a stock image. 

The brand now does state, in a footnote, that real customer images are not used to protect customer anonymity. However we consider this to be an highly questionable way to market a product given that these images are under a bold header of "Real Success, Real Incredible Results!"

Our Clean Men's Health Picks

Bulletproof Magnesium is our top overall testosterone support pick.

Magnesium is a mineral that is clinically shown to increase free and total testosterone in athletes and in sedentary individuals.

Momentous Tongkat Ali is our top herbal testosterone support pick.

A 2022 meta-study concluded that "A significant improvement in total testosterone levels after [tongkat ali] treatment was mostly reported in both healthy volunteers and hypogonadal men." 

MBG Omega-3 Potency+ is our top erection quality pick.

Omega-3 fatty acids were described as "critical for men with ED who are under age 60 years" in a 2012 medical review.

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of additive ingredients that we consider unhealthy.

Customers Rate Virectin

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.

At the time of updating this article, Virectin's most-reviewed product on Amazon is a 2-pack that has been reviewed over 100 times, and currently has an average review rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

A top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by an anonymous Amazon Customer who gave the product a 5/5 rating, and claims the following:

"My husband purchased these and all I can say is that I noticed an improvement in his stamina and gerth."

A top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “roderick” who gave the product a 1/5 rating, and claims it was ineffective:

"The shipping of the product was great but this is a waste of money it doesn't work at all"

Where to Get the Best Price

Virectin is sold at a variety of online retailers. 

Here's a price breakdown for a one-time purchase at the time of updating this article:

Amazon: $69.95 (free shipping, third-party seller, link to Amazon listing)

Walmart: $64.95 (free shipping, third-party seller, link)

Brand website: $59.99 (free shipping, link)

Virectin is currently at least 8% cheaper at the manufacturer's official website than at other third-party retailers.

The brand's website also offers a free vibrating ring with a purchase.

Given that Virectin is sold by third-party sellers (not the brand itself) on Walmart and Amazon, it may be safest for consumers to purchase this supplement directly from the manufacturer.

Virectin Pros and Cons

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

Pros:

  • Some research-backed active ingredients
  • Two active ingredients we consider effectively dosed
  • No harmful additive ingredients
  • May improve sexual function in men
  • Free shipping from brand's website
  • Brand's website offers free vibrating ring with purchase

Cons:

  • We consider most active ingredients to be underdosed
  • Questionable and often uncited health claims
  • Potentially fake testimonials 
  • Mediocre Amazon review score
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Conclusion

We consider Virectin to be potentially effective for improving symptoms of ED and improving sexual function in men, given that the supplement contains several research-backed ingredients.

We don't currently recommend the supplement overall because we consider the majority of its active ingredients to be underdosed, and because we consider some of the brand's marketing claims to be unscientific.

We're also concerned about Virectin's potential use of stock images associated with customer testimonials, as we disagree ethically with that practice, and even though the brand added a disclaimer since we called this behavior out, it still may confuse consumers.

At the time of updating this article, the official Virectin website has a better price on the supplement than third-party retailers like Amazon and Walmart.