{"id":604544500018,"title":"Erectin Review: Do Erection Pills Work?","created_at":"2022-12-24T03:59:21-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Erectin Review: Do Erection Pills Work?\",\n \"keywords\": \"erectin, erectin review, erectin reviews, erectin customer reviews, erectin ingredients, erectin gel reviews, erectin gel, does erectin really work\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews the ingredients in Erectin based on clinical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to improve erections or if it's a waste of money. 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This same brand sells another men’s health supplement called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/extenze-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eExtenZe\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which we reviewed very poorly.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLeading Edge Health claims that Erectin can help consumers “get bigger, harder erections” and “last longer” during sex.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut 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?\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 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review – Can Erectin Really Improve Erections?\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\/Erectin_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1671872038\" alt=\"Erectin 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;\"\u003eErectin has 11 ingredients, three of which are shown above in a graphic from the brand’s website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome of the ingredients in Erectin are shown in clinical studies to improve erection quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23622773\/\"\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;\"\u003eUrology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal found that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003esaw palmetto extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e improved erectile function in animals. Erectin lists saw palmetto powder, not extract, which is a less potent version.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2013 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3604572\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eTribulus terrestris\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e can improve erectile function by increasing blood flow to the penis.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eEpimedium\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, more commonly referred to as \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/horny-goat-weed-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ehorny goat weed\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, is shown in some clinical studies to help treat erectile dysfunction and improve sex drive as documented in the above-linked review.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur 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.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIf 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’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).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHighly Questionable Clinical Study Claims on Erectin Website\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\/Erectin_Clinical_Study_Claims_Optimized.png?v=1671872065\" alt=\"Questionable Erectin clinical study claims\" 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 Erectin website claims that their formula was tested in a clinical trial published in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe 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.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe cannot find any evidence that this clinical trial ever occurred.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no link to the clinical trial on the Clinical Studies page of Erectin’s site that contains these claims.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe searched the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine website for the term “erectin” and returned zero results. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bmccomplementmedtherapies.biomedcentral.com\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere is a link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe even searched for one of the ingredients “muira puama” and also found nothing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe 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?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHighly Questionable Health Claims on Erectin Website \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are a number of health claims on the Erectin website that we find highly questionable and 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\/Erectin_Questionable_Health_Claim_1_Optimized.png?v=1671872130\" alt=\"Erectin 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 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.\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\/Erectin_Questionable_Health_Claim_2_Optimized.png?v=1671872151\" alt=\"Erectin questionable health claim 2\" 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 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIf 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.\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\/Erectin_Questionable_Health_Claim_3_Optimized.png?v=1671872173\" alt=\"Erectin 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 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend that consumers avoid supplements that make bold health claims without providing any citations for those claims.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eErectin Real Customer Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s a gel sold with the same brand name that’s applied topically to the penis to stimulate erections.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe product has an unimpressive average review rating of 1.9 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top review from a verified purchaser, written by a user named “wo gaines,” gives the product one star and states the following:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“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.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCan Ginseng Improve Erection Quality?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ginseng_Image.png?v=1672046103\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePanax ginseng has been studied in multiple clinical trials for its potential to naturally treat ED.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA\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 \u003c\/span\u003efound that after eight weeks of treatment, \u003cstrong\u003eerectile function scores were \"significantly higher\" in the ginseng group than the group taking placebo pills.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnother\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/8750052\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efound that 60% of patients supplementing with panax ginseng had improvements to ED.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003epanax ginseng extract supplement\u003c\/a\u003e which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePanax ginseng extract is actually included in Erectin but we can't determine the dose.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eInterested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eon a subscription basis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eErectin has some ingredients that are shown in clinical studies to improve erection quality, so the supplement may be effective, but we don’t recommend it overall for a few reasons.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find the full ingredient list including inactive ingredients anywhere on the manufacturer’s site, and we can’t find a Supplement Facts label with dosage information for each ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWithout dosage information, it’s impossible to determine whether or not a supplement is safe and effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Erectin website makes a number of uncited health claims that we consider highly questionable, and we hope that the manufacturer either provides proof of those claims or removes them from the website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eErectin isn’t currently sold on Amazon, but the reviews for Erectin Gel on Amazon are overwhelmingly negative.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-12-24T04:06:37-05:00","updated_at":"2022-12-26T04:15:31-05:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in Erectin based on clinical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to improve erections or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns about the manufacturer and the ingredient doses.","template_suffix":"","handle":"erectin-review","tags":"_related:erectile-dysfunction, _related:men's-health"}

Erectin Review: Do Erection Pills Work?

Erectin Review: Do Erection Pills Work?


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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 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 ingredients

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

Questionable Erectin clinical study claims

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.

Erectin questionable health claim 1

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.

Erectin questionable health claim 2

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.

Erectin questionable health claim 3

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.

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Conclusion

Erectin has some ingredients that are shown in clinical studies to improve erection quality, so the supplement may be effective, but we don’t recommend it overall for a few reasons.

We can’t find the full ingredient list including inactive ingredients anywhere on the manufacturer’s site, and we can’t find a Supplement Facts label with dosage information for each ingredient.

Without dosage information, it’s impossible to determine whether or not a supplement is safe and effective.

The Erectin website makes a number of uncited health claims that we consider highly questionable, and we hope that the manufacturer either provides proof of those claims or removes them from the website.

Erectin isn’t currently sold on Amazon, but the reviews for Erectin Gel on Amazon are overwhelmingly negative.




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