Xantho 5x

xantho 5x

Xantho 5x is a male enhancement pill formulated to enhance erection quality and size by increasing blood flow to the penis.

A third party advertisement addresses Xantho 5x’s effectiveness, “If you want a product that works well towards improvement of sexual functions and pleasure this one does that and more.”

But with only vitamin B3 and 117 mg proprietary blend, is this ingredient profile strong enough to support its advertised claims?

A Closer Look At the Ingredients

There are several ingredients in Xantho 5x. While we aren’t given individual ingredient dose amounts by the manufacturer, we are able to see ingredients with higher amounts listed in descending order. Here is a look at some of the more weighty ingredients.

Niacin (Vitamin B3) (45 mg)
Niacin is an important vitamin for ameliorating cholesterol levels. According to one health professional, vitamin B3 boosts good cholesterol levels (HDL) and lowers bad levels (LDL). [1]

Niacin also is used to treat hardening arteries and evidence reveals it may lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Men should consume around 16 mg a day. The maximum daily intake for adults is 35 mg a day. Niacin amounts in Xantho 5x exceed maximum recommended doses, which may result in gastrointestinal problems, liver damage, or glucose intolerance. [1]

Proprietary Xantho 5x Complex (117 mg)

Xanthoparmelia Scabrosa

Xanthoparmelia scabrosa is widely hailed for its sexual benefits and is found in other male enhancement supplements. However, medical authorities indicate there is insufficient evidence supporting its sexual dysfunction benefits, such as improving erectile dysfunction and increasing sexual desire. [2]

L-Arginine
Arginine converts to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide enhances blood circulation to the penis as well as other vital organs.

The dose studied for treating erectile dysfunction is 5 g per day. [3]

L-Citrulline
This ingredient is converted into L-arginine and “might also help open up veins and arteries to improve blood flow…”

Evidence surrounding its circulatory benefits is lacking, however. [4]

Cnidium Monnieri Extract
Cnidium monnieri contains osthole, a compound studied for its ability to positively affect the walls of the penis. One animal study shows osthole administration in a dose dependent manner relaxed the corpos cavernosal tissues surrounding the penis. [5]

Taurine
Taurine protects male reproductive system from oxidative stress, and one animal study shows it prevented degeneration of germ cells. [6]

Doses between 500 – 2,000 mg have been shown to be effective. [7]

Maca Root
Maca root improved sexual desire in men aged 21-56 when administered in either 1,500 mg or 3,000 mg per day during a 12-week study. These improvements were independent of testosterone levels. [8]

Saw Palmetto
This ingredient shrinks inner linings of enlarged prostate to relieve pressure on urinary tubes. It is shown to offer benefits and relief from enlarged prostates when administered in 320 mg per day. [9]

Are Users Satisfied?

There are not many user reviews available. The only reviews I was able to find were on EnhancementScience.com. The official website, Xantho5x.com, is down for an indefinite maintenance period but redirects users to EnhancementScience.com.

User reviews on the website are positive.

“This stuff is the BOMB!!” exclaims GatorDan. He was skeptical of its legitimacy when he saw it was advertised to enhance size while retailing for $40.00. “I figured $40 in exchange for possible getting bigger was worth the gamble. And boy oh boy did it pay off.”

DanTheMan hasn’t taken Xantho 5x yet, but he ordered it and said it has a funny smell.

PistolePete offers his support. “I owe you guys my life!!!! No kidding. I have always been small. I still don’t feel huge. But what difference an extra inch makes!”

Lastly, Daniel says he is a solid 2 inches bigger.

What’s the Best Way to Take Xantho 5x?

Xantho 5x is a pill that is taken daily. Users need to take 2 pills a day. The company doesn’t specify whether the pills need to be taken separate or together.

The company says maximum results are seen after 6 months use.

Do not exceed 2 pills in a 24 hour period.

To assess tolerance, take only 1 pill a day for the first couple days. After assessing its effects, bump the dose up to 2 pills a day. To avoid stomach sensitivity, take Xantho 5x with meals.

How Safe Is It?

There are no reported side effects associated with Xantho 5x use.

But, xanthoparmelia scabrosa is said to be possibly unsafe by medical authorities. This ingredient contains toxic chemicals that negatively affect healthy cells. [2]

Arginine sometimes causes bloating, blood abnormalities, allergies, low blood pressure, and abdominal pain. [3] But, the proprietary blend containing arginine in Xantho 5x is small. Consequently, I don’t think users will experience arginine side effects.

Where Are the Best Deals?

Due to the official website being down for maintenance issues, the only website that sells Xantho 5x I could find is EnhancementScience.com. It retails for $40.00 per bottle. Each bottle contains 60 pills and provides 30 servings, roughly one month’s use.

EnhancementScience.com does not auto ship or auto bill any products and offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.

To find out more about this third party retailer, users can call 1-800-570-5572.

Do Xantho 5x Benefits Outweigh the Small Proprietary Blend?

It is modestly priced for its serving content, which is something that may catch potential buyers’ attention. Competing male enhancement supplement prices per bottle tend to be around $60.00 – $85.00.

However, the proprietary blend is small. Consequently, I don’t think Xantho 5x is the strongest male enhancement supplement. But, for mild cases of erectile dysfunction, it may prove effective.

Due to its inclusion of xanthoparmelia scabrosa, Xantho 5x may not be for everyone. If you are interested, contact your physician about the ingredients before purchasing.

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References

[1] “Niacin (Vitamin B3).” WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-niacin

[2] “Xanthoparmelia.” WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1144-XANTHOPARMELIA.aspx?activeIngredientId=1144&activeIngredientName=XANTHOPARMELIA

[3] “L-Arginine.” WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-875-L-ARGININE.aspx?activeIngredientId=875&activeIngredientName=L-ARGININE#vit_dosing

[4] “Impotence.” NYU Langone Medical Center. Available from: http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21720

[5] Chen J, et al. “Effect of the plant-extract osthole on the relaxation of rabbit corpus cavernosum tissue in vitro.” J Urol 2000 Jun;163(6):1975-80. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10799242

[6] Jana K, Samanta PK, De DK. “Nicotine diminishes testicular gametogenesis, steroidogenesis, and steroidogenic acute regulatory protein expression in adult albino rats: possible influence on pituitary gonadotropins and alteration of testicular antioxidant status.” Toxicol Sci. 2010 Aug;116(2):647-59. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfq149. Epub 2010 May 24

[7] “Taurine.” Available from: http://examine.com/supplements/Taurine/

[8] Gonzales GF, Cordova A, Vega K, Chung A, Villena A, Gonez C, Castillo S. Effect of Lepidium meyenii (MACA) on sexual desire and its absent relationship with serum testosterone levels in adult healthy men.Andrologia. 2002;34(6):367–372. doi: 10.1046/j.1439-0272.2002.00519.x. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12472620

[9] “Saw Palmetto.” WebMD. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-971-SAW%20PALMETTO.aspx?activeIngredientId=971&activeIngredientName=SAW%20PALMETTO

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