Penis Enlargement Pills & Products — Do They Work?

You’ve seen the advertisements: Get a bigger penis in just 7 days! This pill added an inch in less than a month! Use this enlargement cream for BIG results in bed! …Of course, don’t forget their unashamed usage of eggplant and muscle emojis. After seeing these products, again and again, it’s fair to wonder: Do these products actually work?

Let’s explore common penis enlargement products, how (and if) they work, their potential risks, and effective alternatives:

What are Penis Enlargement Pills?

There’s an endless number of over-the-counter penis enlargement products on the market. These primarily fall under two categories:

  • Pills and supplements
  • Topical enlargement creams and lotions

What is in Penis Enlargement Pills?

Penis enlargement pills are often packed with different vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Some advertise enhanced performance, others promise a bigger penis, and some even claim both. 

You’ll most often find these labeled as “male enhancement pills.”

Before you test them out, it’s important to know what you’re actually putting into your body. If you read the ingredients list, you’ll notice most penis enlargement pills contain substances such as:

  • Ginkgo Biloba extract
  • Yohimbine
  • Maca
  • Horny Goat Weed
  • Sildenafil
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Do They Work?

The short answer? No. If only it were that easy!
Yet, you might be wondering:

How can they make these claims if the pills don’t actually work?

Unfortunately, many dietary supplements and pills don’t have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. However, Canadian retailers are under stricter guidelines through Health Canada.

Still, most of the promises male enhancement pills make come from correlations and circumstantial assumptions, rather than causation and evidence.

For example, some evidence shows Ginkgo Biloba extract can help increase blood flow. As a result, this is believed to potentially boost your performance in bed. However, research shows no actual interaction between the extract and sexual performance or a bigger penis.

Risks of Penis Enlargement Pills

Just because they don’t work doesn’t mean they don’t have any effects.

Taking over-the-counter penis enlargement pills can have a massive impact — but not in the way you intended.

Research shows common male enhancement ingredients such as horny goat weed, maca, and yohimbine do not affect sexual performance. However, they can cause serious issues such as mood swings, anxiety, and hallucination. Most often, these symptoms occur when individuals are taking other medications that negatively interact with these ingredients:

  • Medication Interactions: Ginkgo Biloba Extract
    • Interacts with medications impacting the nervous system, such as clozapine, alprazolam, and olanzapine.
    • Interacts with fluoxetine and melatonin, potentially causing mood swings.
  • Medication interactions: Yohimbe
    • Counteracts the effectiveness of some antidepressants.
  • Medication Interactions: Sildenafil

Many male enhancement pills utilize natural herbs and vitamins, while others contain ingredients like sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in erectile dysfunction medication, such as Viagra. Without the direction of your doctor, taking sildenafil can be dangerous, especially for those with heart problems, low blood pressure, or taking blood pressure medications.

Side effects may include:

  • Dangerous drops in blood pressure.
  • Migraines and headaches.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness.
  • Cognitive problems.

Other potential side effects and interactions may not be listed above. Talk to your doctor before taking any male enhancement supplements.

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What are Penis Enlargement Creams and Lotions?

Well… Penis enlargement pills are out of the question. What about enlargement creams and lotions?

Enlargement creams are over-the-counter topical lotions and products advertised for a “bigger penis” and “better performance.” You can find them online, in drug stores, and men’s health aisles.

What is in Penis Enlargement Creams?

Enlargement creams often contain similar ingredients as pills and supplements, including:

  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Hawthorn Berry
  • Catuaba Bark extract
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
  • Panax Ginseng

Do They Work?

Again, the short answer is no.

The ingredients commonly used in enlargement creams do not have any significant evidence of promoting a bigger penis. Some ingredients may potentially support sexual health, but none are proven to increase penis size.

Risks of Penis Enlargement Creams and Lotions

Similarly, many of these ingredients can have serious side effects, especially when combined with other medications or if you have an existing health problem.

Hawthorn berry is shown to cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and nausea, while DHEA can negatively impact mental health, cholesterol, acne, and congestion. Both are found in some male enhancement pills and supplements, as well.

  • Medication Interactions: DHEA
    Interacts with insulin and diabetes medication.
  • Medication Interactions: Hawthorn Berry
    Interacts with some heart medications.

Other potential side effects and interactions may not be listed above. Talk to your doctor before applying any male enlargement creams.

So… How Can You Get a Bigger Penis?

While there is no “magic” pill or cream to grant you a bigger penis, there are safe, effective alternatives:

Effective Penis Enlargement Alternatives

  • Dermal Penis Fillers: Penis fillers are a safe, proven way to get a bigger penis instantly. Unlike pills and lotions, dermal fillers provide a clinical alternative for enlargement. During the non-invasive procedure, an experienced doctor will inject a hybrid filler formula into the penis, increasing girth at around 2-3 cm, or 1 inch. The procedure takes less than an hour, requires no downtime, and is virtually painless. Most patients enjoy results they can see and feel for 1.5-2 years. Check out before and after images here.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): PRP treatment is designed to improve sexual performance by supporting the regeneration of nerves and blood vessels in the penis. As a result, clients enjoy stronger erections, and in some cases, increased length. When combined with penis pumping and fillers, increased length and girth are especially common.

Pollock Clinic’s Innovative Enlargement Program

At Pollock Clinics, we continually prove effective enlargement can be achieved without harsh side effects, risks, or recovery.

You don’t have to endure invasive surgeries to get results — and you especially don’t have to try out potentially hazardous supplements and lotions, either.

With solutions like dermal fillers and PRP, our Enlargement Program is an evidence-
based breakthrough process created for men who are ready to experience a bigger, thicker version of themselves.

Want to learn more about our Enlargement Program? See if it’s right for you with an in-person or virtual consultation at Pollock Clinics.