Male Extra

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Male Extra boasts a doctor’s recommendation and no prescription required. Unfortunately, so do several other male enhancement supplements. So how do you know what to expect from Male Extra? Here’s a full product review with some things to keep in mind when shopping for Male Extra:

What Ingredients Does Male Extra Feature?

It was nice to see the Male Extra website provides individual ingredient amounts next to their descriptions.

L-Arginine (600mg). This amino acid is converted to nitric oxide, which improves circulation and blood flow. It also relaxes messengers in the corpus cavernosum, which creates and sustains better erections. [1]

Taking 5 g arginine by mouth daily is recommended for erectile dysfunction.[2] Since this is a lot less arginine than the recommended amount, it’s impossible to say whether it makes a difference.

Pomegranate (500 mg 40% ellagic). Research is not strong enough to say for certain what conditions, if any, can be treated with pomegranate. [3]

Creatine. I couldn’t find specifics about what type and what amount of creatine was used, but when it comes to creatine research, creatine monohydrate is the most researched form.
Studies show it effectively improves ATP replenishment, which naturally increases strength and endurance when dosed at 5-10 g a day. [4]

Cordyceps (25 mg). Reputed cordyceps benefits include improving sexual function and reducing high cholesterol. However, there is insufficient research to support this use.[5]

MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) (100mg). MSM is frequently combined with glutamine, as they have a synergistic relationship for effectively treating osteoarthritis. One study found a dosage of 500 mg MSM and 500 mg glucosamine to be effective. [6]

With only 100 mg MSM, it doesn’t appear Male Extra has enough to make a significant difference.

Zinc (45 mg). Research shows zinc supplementation plays an important role in maintaining healthy testosterone levels in men. [7] The recommended daily zinc allowance for men 19 and above is 11mg. [8]

This much zinc is potentially dangerous as it exceeds the 40mg tolerable upper intake level. [8]

How To Use Male Extra For Best Results

The frequently asked questions section on Male Extra’s website suggests taking 3 pills a day. Unfortunately, the site doesn’t specify whether the pills should be taken at the same time, with food, or on an empty stomach.

How Much Does Male Extra Cost?

The official Male Extra store sells a 1 month supply for $62.95 and a 2 month supply for $126.95. If you’re looking to save money and plan on using Male Extra long-term, you can get 1 month’s supply free when you buy 3 for $197.95 or 2 months’ supply free when you buy 4 for $229.90.

Both the 3 and 4 month supplies come with free Vit5 Multi-Vitamin tablets and a free Performer5 box. Vit5 works together with Performer5 to increase semen volume and produce more powerful ejaculations.

Is Male Extra Dangerous?

Although Male Extra manufacturers maintain it is safe and causes no side effects, some ingredients such as zinc and arginine produce side effects if taken in excess. Zinc side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, metallic taste, and stomach damage.[9]

Arginine side effects include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gout, low blood pressure, and blood abnormalities. [10]

What Hidden Fees Are In the Money-Back Guarantee?

Male Extra’s website mentions a 60 day money-back guarantee, but I didn’t see any information about it. Most guarantees of this nature charge for shipping and handling as well as restocking fees.
Furthermore, these guarantees are typically good for one bottle only. Additional bottles are expected to be unopened and in saleable condition.

Should You Buy Male Extra?

If you have the money and don’t mind the shipping and handling charges, Male Extra has a 60 day money-back guarantee, which relieves buying pressure. Everyone responds a little differently to supplements, and this lets you test it for yourself.

Otherwise, it might be better to wait until reliable customer reviews surface to confirm the ingredients significantly improve male enhancement.

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[1] Corbin JD. Mechanisms of action of PDE5 inhibition in erectile dysfunction Int J Impot Res. 2004 Jun;16 Suppl 1:S4-7

[2] The Mayo Clinic Arginine Dosing Available At:

[3] University of Maryland Medical Center “Pomegranate”

[4] Tarnopolsky M, Martin J < Creatine monohydrate increases strength in patients with neuromuscular disease Neurology. 1999 Mar 10;52(4):854-7

[5] NYU Langone Medical Center “Cordyceps” Available at:

[6]Usha PR, Naidu MU Randomised, Double-Blind, Parallel, Placebo-Controlled Study of Oral Glucosamine, Methylsulfonylmethane and their Combination in Osteoarthritis Clin Drug Investig. 2004;24(6):353-63

[7] Prasad AS, Mantzoros CS, Beck FW, Hess JW, Brewer GJ. Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults Nutrition. 1996 May;12(5):344-8.

[8] Office of Dietary Supplements National Institutes of Health “Zinc” Available at:

[9] Barceloux DG. Zinc. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 1999;37:279-92

[10] Bednarz B, Jaxa-Chamiec T, Maciejewski P, et al. Efficacy and safety of oral l-arginine in acute myocardial infarction. Results of the multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ARAMI pilot trial. Kardiol Pol 2005;62:421-7

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