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 very poorly.
Leading Edge Health claims that Erectin can help consumers “get bigger, harder erections” and “last longer” during sex.
But does the supplement contain research-backed ingredients proven to have these effects, or are these just marketing claims? Is Erectin proven in medical studies to work? Does the supplement have any unhealthy additive ingredients? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of this brand?
In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review the ingredients in Erectin based on medical research to give our take on whether or not the supplement is likely to be effective for improving erection quality and sexual function.
We’ll share our concerns with how the brand publishes ingredient information, as well as our concerns about the claims of a clinical trial. We’ll also share real, unsponsored user reviews of the brand.
Ingredient Review – Can Erectin Really Improve Erections?
Erectin has 11 ingredients, three of which are shown above in a graphic from the brand’s website.
Some of the ingredients in Erectin are shown in clinical studies to improve erection quality.
A clinical trial published in the Urology journal found that saw palmetto extract improved erectile function in animals. Erectin lists saw palmetto powder, not extract, which is a less potent version.
A 2013 clinical trial found that Tribulus terrestris extract can improve erectile function by increasing blood flow to the penis.
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.
Our issue with Erectin is that we cannot find the dose listed for the active ingredients anywhere on the brand’s website. Without dosage information, it’s impossible to assess whether a supplement is likely to be effective and safe or not.
If an ingredient is effective for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) at a 100 milligram (mg) dose, that doesn’t mean it will be effective at a 1 mg dose.
It’s very uncommon for a supplement company to not publish a Supplement Facts label on their website, and we hope Leading Edge Health more clearly publishes this on the Erectin site. Failing to do so is a consumer safety issue, because dosage information is necessary to ensure safety of each ingredient, and because consumers may be allergic or sensitive to the inactive ingredients (which we can’t find on the website either).
Overall we consider Erectin potentially effective for improving erections and sex drive, because some of its ingredients are research-backed to those effects, but we do not recommend taking any supplement without clearly published dosage information and without clearly published inactive ingredient information.
Highly Questionable Clinical Study Claims on Erectin Website
The Erectin website claims that their formula was tested in a clinical trial published in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal called BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
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.
There is no link to the clinical trial on the Clinical Studies page of Erectin’s site that contains these claims.
We searched the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 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.
We even searched for one of the ingredients “muira puama” and also found nothing.
We find it to be a huge red flag that the brand is making such bold health claims without providing any proof or evidence of such claims. If Erectin, or if the formula backing Erectin, was proven to be effective in a study in a legitimate medical journal, why not link to that study?
We urge Leading Edge Health to cite their sources when claiming that the formula is clinically proven to work, and we recommend that consumers entirely disregard claims of clinical efficacy published by brands that provide no proof of such claims.
Highly Questionable Health Claims on Erectin Website
There are a number of health claims on the Erectin website that we find highly questionable and that we disagree with.
The brand claims that their supplement “dissolves up to 5x faster” than standard supplements because it’s in a liquid gel cap, but provides no proof or citation of such claim.
The brand claims that there are two reasons why dietary supplements don’t work: stomach acids and malabsorption. This is illogical and highly unscientific. There are many other reasons why a dietary supplement may not work, the most obvious of which is if it’s formulated poorly.
If a brand sells a supplement for increasing testosterone and its only ingredient is vitamin C, that supplement won’t work, because vitamin C does not increase testosterone. This has nothing to do with stomach acids or malabsorption.
The brand’s homepage also claims that Erectin helps you “last longer” but provides no proof or citation of this claim. Even the Clinical Studies page makes no reference to the fact that the supplement can improve sexual endurance.
We recommend that consumers avoid supplements that make bold health claims without providing any citations for those claims.
Erectin Real Customer Reviews
We can’t find any reviews of Erectin on YouTube or TikTok but Erectin Gel is sold on Amazon, which is a more objective source for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.
It’s a gel sold with the same brand name that’s applied topically to the penis to stimulate erections.
The product has an unimpressive average review rating of 1.9 out of 5 stars.
The top review from a verified purchaser, written by a user named “wo gaines,” gives the product one star and states the following:
“Erectin claims a rock hard erection within minutes of application. Truth is, it does absolutely NOTHING! It's just a scented lotion. There's nothing in this product that could actually cause or maintain an erection. The only thing that works are the prescription pills or shots. Don't waste your time and money on this scam product.”
Can Ginseng Improve Erection Quality?
Panax ginseng has been studied in multiple clinical trials for its potential to naturally treat ED.
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.
Panax ginseng extract is actually included in Erectin but we can't determine the dose.
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.