{"id":556588466249,"title":"VigorNow Review: Can A Supplement Increase Penis Size?","created_at":"2022-06-20T14:31:28-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"VigorNow Review: Can A Supplement Increase Penis Size?\",\n \"keywords\": \"vigornow, vigornow review, vigornow reviews, vigornow male enhancement\",\n \"description\": \"Our MD and research team review the ingredients in VigorNow based on medical studies to determine if it can actually improve sexual function and penis size. 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We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to male enhancement supplements.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eV\u003c\/span\u003eigorNow is a male enhancement supplement. The brand claims that their product both enhances sex drive and libido and increases penis length and girth. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll review some of the health claims made by VigorNow based on published medical research to determine if they’re likely to be accurate, as well as review the ingredients in their formulation to determine if the product is likely to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eUnscientific Health Claims\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\/VigorNow_Health_Claims_Optimized.png?v=1655750560\" alt=\"VigorNow health 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;\"\u003eVigorNow makes a number of health claims on their website which are entirely uncited and which we find to be unscientific and misleading. The brand claims “A small penis is the cause of 76% female infidelities” with no citation. They further claim that the “best-proven product is VigorNow” and that “experiments have shown that the penis increases by at least 5 or even 7 centimeters.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no link to these “experiments” that they reference, and we can’t find a medical citation for a single health claim the brand is making on their site. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s a huge red flag that consumers should be aware of when a supplement brand makes health claims without citations. This company is engaging in fear-based marketing in our opinion, which is unscientific and unethical. They’re seeking to make a certain subset of male consumers feel inadequate so they can sell them a product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we mentioned in our review of another popular male enhancement supplement called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/cialix-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCialix\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, there is no medical research suggesting that any herbal supplement (or even any oral pharmaceutical medication) can permanently increase penis size.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eNo Public Team\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no team or “About Us” page on VigorNow’s website. This is another red flag of a low-quality brand. We urge consumers to ask themselves why they would be willing to consume an oral supplement that the founders aren’t even publicly associating with.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost high-quality supplement brands will feature information about the founders because they are proud to associate with the brand. They will often feature information about the scientists and researchers involved with the formulation of the supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the benefits of staying anonymous and not publicizing the team is that it makes it harder for a consumer to sue both the company and the individual team members, which is why so many low-quality and unethical businesses engage in this practice.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe strongly recommend avoiding any supplement without clear information about the company’s team on their website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVigorNow fails to publish the ingredients of their supplement on their website. This is another red flag of a poor-quality supplement. Ingredient information is necessary for consumers to make informed purchase decisions. As an example, if a consumer has an allergy to a specific ingredient, and the supplement manufacturer fails to publish an ingredients list but their product contains that ingredient, the consumer’s health would be at risk.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor our ingredient review, we’ll be using an \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.amazon.com\/Vigornow-Vigor-Matrix-Supplement-Capsules\/dp\/B09H3P6GW7\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon supplement\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e with the same name and design. We cannot guarantee that this is the same supplement with the same ingredients as on VigorNow’s website (which we will not link to because we don’t want to promote their product), but it appears to be.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Amazon product contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehorny goat weed extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e as the first-listed ingredient. As we referenced in our \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/horny-goat-weed-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ehorny goat weed review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e article, this herb may enhance libido and improve erectile dysfunction (ED) in men, but there’s no evidence it increases penis size.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe second active ingredient is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003etongkat ali powder\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/28259255\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e of this botanical compound published in 2017 found that it improved male sexual health in early research studies. Specifically, it appears to be effective in ameliorating symptoms of ED.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eSaw palmetto extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the next-listed ingredient, and while this herb is included in many male sexual health formulations due to its proposed aphrodisiac effects, medical research \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/34933534\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003esuggests\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e that it causes no improvements in sexual function compared to placebo. Thus we will consider this an ineffective ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t locate any medical research suggesting that the remaining botanical ingredients (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003enettle extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ewild yam extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003esarsparilla\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e) improve sexual function, and one of them may be actively dangerous. Wild yam extract was found in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18662738\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal to induce chronic kidney injury.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend this supplement. We find that it may slightly improve libido, but even that cannot be guaranteed because the manufacturer doesn’t publish dosage of each individual ingredient on the Supplement Facts label. None of these ingredients increases penis length or girth, and one of them may be harmful to kidneys.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eVigorNow User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe VigorNow Amazon supplement has a 3.2 out of 5 star rating which is relatively poor. The most popular positive review from a verified purchaser is from an anonymous “Amazon Customer” and the review simply states:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Amazing results!” \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis doesn’t look like a legitimate review in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe most popular negative review from a verified purchaser is from a user named “Fred B.” who claims the product was ineffective for them. They called the product a “Dud” and claim:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Didn't do diddley-squat.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t trust reviews or testimonials on the website of low-quality brands such as VigorNow, because they’re easily manipulated.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhy We Don’t Recommend Sexual Enhancement Supplements\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. published a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fda.gov\/drugs\/medication-health-fraud\/tainted-sexual-enhancement-products\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ereport\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e recently about tainted sexual enhancement products. The report claims that consumers “should use caution” when purchasing this category of supplement because they’re frequently tainted with contaminants or illicit material.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor this reason, we typically recommend avoiding sexual enhancement supplements with a proprietary (prop) formulation unless the product has been tested in legitimate medical research. There are so many desperate consumers in this category and companies are economically incentivized to include harmful ingredients such as anabolic steroids which may provide seemingly incredibly short-term results.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTaking single herbs for enhanced sexual function would likely be a safer approach.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eBetter Alternative\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are no herbs or supplements on the market that will increase penis size permanently, but we believe there are compounds which are safer options for enhancing libido (sex drive) than VigorNow.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMaca\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a root native to the Andes which has been studied extensively in legitimate medical trials and found to improve sex drive in men. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC2928177\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in 2010 analyzed results from individual medical trials on maca and sexual function, and cited 26 individual medical studies on the topic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe study authors noted that maca had “positive effects” on ED, and “significant positive effects” on sexual desire.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend gelatinized maca over raw maca, which can be difficult to digest. Maca is mostly indigestible fibrous material, so gelatinized maca reduces the chance for stomach upset. It’s actually a whole food and not a dietary supplement.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGelatinized maca can be found \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3On4TQe\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Amazon\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, and we typically recommend the Navitas Organics brand linked above.\u003c\/span\u003e\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;\"\u003eWe strongly recommend that consumers avoid VigorNow. The brand makes uncited and unscientific health claims. There are no supplements or pharmaceutical medications which are proven to enhance penis size permanently. The only method of achieving this based on current technology is surgery, which comes with significant risk of health complications.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVigorNow may improve sexual desire, but we cannot guarantee that because the brand doesn’t publish ingredients on their website, and it’s unclear if the Amazon product by the same name and with the same branding is actually sold by the VigorNow manufacturer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe would recommend gelatinized maca as a whole foods herbal alternative for enhancing sexual function and desire. It’s proven to do so in medical research, and we find it to be a much safer alternative to this supplement, which is also lower-priced.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe recommend that consumers avoid any health supplement which makes health claims without any citations.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-06-20T14:48:13-04:00","updated_at":"2022-10-23T02:07:07-04:00","summary_html":"We review the ingredients in male enhancement supplement VigorNow based on medical studies to determine if it can actually improve sexual function and penis size. We highlight some unscientific health claims the brand makes and overview what real users are saying about the supplement.","template_suffix":"","handle":"vigornow-review","tags":"_related:men's-health, _related:sex-drive"}

VigorNow Review: Can A Supplement Increase Penis Size?

VigorNow Review: Can A Supplement Increase Penis Size?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s) and published for informational purposes only. We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to male enhancement supplements.

VigorNow is a male enhancement supplement. The brand claims that their product both enhances sex drive and libido and increases penis length and girth. 

In this article we’ll review some of the health claims made by VigorNow based on published medical research to determine if they’re likely to be accurate, as well as review the ingredients in their formulation to determine if the product is likely to be effective.

Unscientific Health Claims

VigorNow health claims

VigorNow makes a number of health claims on their website which are entirely uncited and which we find to be unscientific and misleading. The brand claims “A small penis is the cause of 76% female infidelities” with no citation. They further claim that the “best-proven product is VigorNow” and that “experiments have shown that the penis increases by at least 5 or even 7 centimeters.”

There is no link to these “experiments” that they reference, and we can’t find a medical citation for a single health claim the brand is making on their site. 

It’s a huge red flag that consumers should be aware of when a supplement brand makes health claims without citations. This company is engaging in fear-based marketing in our opinion, which is unscientific and unethical. They’re seeking to make a certain subset of male consumers feel inadequate so they can sell them a product.

As we mentioned in our review of another popular male enhancement supplement called Cialix, there is no medical research suggesting that any herbal supplement (or even any oral pharmaceutical medication) can permanently increase penis size.

No Public Team

There is no team or “About Us” page on VigorNow’s website. This is another red flag of a low-quality brand. We urge consumers to ask themselves why they would be willing to consume an oral supplement that the founders aren’t even publicly associating with.

Most high-quality supplement brands will feature information about the founders because they are proud to associate with the brand. They will often feature information about the scientists and researchers involved with the formulation of the supplement.

One of the benefits of staying anonymous and not publicizing the team is that it makes it harder for a consumer to sue both the company and the individual team members, which is why so many low-quality and unethical businesses engage in this practice.

We strongly recommend avoiding any supplement without clear information about the company’s team on their website.

Ingredient Review

VigorNow fails to publish the ingredients of their supplement on their website. This is another red flag of a poor-quality supplement. Ingredient information is necessary for consumers to make informed purchase decisions. As an example, if a consumer has an allergy to a specific ingredient, and the supplement manufacturer fails to publish an ingredients list but their product contains that ingredient, the consumer’s health would be at risk.

For our ingredient review, we’ll be using an Amazon supplement with the same name and design. We cannot guarantee that this is the same supplement with the same ingredients as on VigorNow’s website (which we will not link to because we don’t want to promote their product), but it appears to be.

The Amazon product contains horny goat weed extract as the first-listed ingredient. As we referenced in our horny goat weed review article, this herb may enhance libido and improve erectile dysfunction (ED) in men, but there’s no evidence it increases penis size.

The second active ingredient is tongkat ali powder. A medical review of this botanical compound published in 2017 found that it improved male sexual health in early research studies. Specifically, it appears to be effective in ameliorating symptoms of ED.

Saw palmetto extract is the next-listed ingredient, and while this herb is included in many male sexual health formulations due to its proposed aphrodisiac effects, medical research suggests that it causes no improvements in sexual function compared to placebo. Thus we will consider this an ineffective ingredient.

We can’t locate any medical research suggesting that the remaining botanical ingredients (nettle extract, wild yam extract and sarsparilla) improve sexual function, and one of them may be actively dangerous. Wild yam extract was found in a medical trial published in the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal to induce chronic kidney injury.

We do not recommend this supplement. We find that it may slightly improve libido, but even that cannot be guaranteed because the manufacturer doesn’t publish dosage of each individual ingredient on the Supplement Facts label. None of these ingredients increases penis length or girth, and one of them may be harmful to kidneys.

VigorNow User Reviews

The VigorNow Amazon supplement has a 3.2 out of 5 star rating which is relatively poor. The most popular positive review from a verified purchaser is from an anonymous “Amazon Customer” and the review simply states:

“Amazing results!” 

This doesn’t look like a legitimate review in our opinion.

The most popular negative review from a verified purchaser is from a user named “Fred B.” who claims the product was ineffective for them. They called the product a “Dud” and claim:

“Didn't do diddley-squat.”

We don’t trust reviews or testimonials on the website of low-quality brands such as VigorNow, because they’re easily manipulated.

Why We Don’t Recommend Sexual Enhancement Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. published a report recently about tainted sexual enhancement products. The report claims that consumers “should use caution” when purchasing this category of supplement because they’re frequently tainted with contaminants or illicit material.

For this reason, we typically recommend avoiding sexual enhancement supplements with a proprietary (prop) formulation unless the product has been tested in legitimate medical research. There are so many desperate consumers in this category and companies are economically incentivized to include harmful ingredients such as anabolic steroids which may provide seemingly incredibly short-term results.

Taking single herbs for enhanced sexual function would likely be a safer approach.

Better Alternative

There are no herbs or supplements on the market that will increase penis size permanently, but we believe there are compounds which are safer options for enhancing libido (sex drive) than VigorNow.

Maca is a root native to the Andes which has been studied extensively in legitimate medical trials and found to improve sex drive in men. A meta-study published in 2010 analyzed results from individual medical trials on maca and sexual function, and cited 26 individual medical studies on the topic.

The study authors noted that maca had “positive effects” on ED, and “significant positive effects” on sexual desire.

We recommend gelatinized maca over raw maca, which can be difficult to digest. Maca is mostly indigestible fibrous material, so gelatinized maca reduces the chance for stomach upset. It’s actually a whole food and not a dietary supplement.

Gelatinized maca can be found on Amazon, and we typically recommend the Navitas Organics brand linked above.

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Conclusion

We strongly recommend that consumers avoid VigorNow. The brand makes uncited and unscientific health claims. There are no supplements or pharmaceutical medications which are proven to enhance penis size permanently. The only method of achieving this based on current technology is surgery, which comes with significant risk of health complications.

VigorNow may improve sexual desire, but we cannot guarantee that because the brand doesn’t publish ingredients on their website, and it’s unclear if the Amazon product by the same name and with the same branding is actually sold by the VigorNow manufacturer.

We would recommend gelatinized maca as a whole foods herbal alternative for enhancing sexual function and desire. It’s proven to do so in medical research, and we find it to be a much safer alternative to this supplement, which is also lower-priced.

We recommend that consumers avoid any health supplement which makes health claims without any citations.




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