Penis Enlargement Pills
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Anonymous
Posted on: March 28, 2004

I am 19 years of age and I attend college at Colorado State University. I used to be sexually active before I came to college. The last girl made me think of the size of my penis. Back home it didn’t matter too much because most of the girls I was active with didn’t care too much. Now I do care. I also care about how long I can last. I have been researching these both trying to find answers on how I can be longer and also last longer. I am not just a kid trying to be funny. I have heard that there are certain hormones that are needed in puberty. Since I am already through puberty, and that is the time for penis growth. I was wondering if there were certain herbs that contained vitamins or nutrients, that helped with one or both of my issues. I am asking mercifully from you to help. You are the experts. There are a lot of penis enlargement pills out on the market today that say they are 100% guaranteed. They also say that they are 100% herbal. I was just wondering what is in these pills, what can I take.

There are many companies selling penis enlargement pills, especially on the Internet. Penis enlargement is one of the most common topics of spam email today, to the unfortunate extent that this serious and sensitive issue has become trivialized. The almost axiomatic conclusion that people make today is that these pills don’t work and that poor males are being taken for a ride for their money.

The pills may well be a rip-off. I am not aware of any that are proved to be effective, but my guess is that most do not work as advertised. Some of the claims made for penis enlargement pills seem to me to be improbable. Nothing can alter genetic limitations on penis size which is why there is much skepticism and even ridicule of these pills. But that doesn’t mean that penis dysfunction or poor performance cannot be treated with herbs. If the penis is not reaching its full size, herbs may be able to help.

The supply of blood to the penis is important for penis performance. It is not the only factor, but it is a critical factor. When the flow of blood is impeded then the penis cannot become fully erect. For a variety of reasons, men today often have inadequate blood flow to the penis. Poor diet and too much fat and cholesterol, lack of exercise and excessive weight, inadequate rest, etc., are some of the reasons for poor blood flow to the penis.

It is instructive to note that the anti-impotence pill, Viagra, works by dilating the blood vessels in the penis thus allowing more blood to enter the penis. In fact, some of the herbs used traditionally for the treatment of impotence also dilate the blood vessels and increase blood flow. I have written about these herbs in my article "In Search of a Herbal Viagra" in the Magazine Rack section of our website.

The herb Ginkgo biloba is known to increase the flow of blood. It is commonly taken by those who want improve the functioning of the brain. But it also improves the supply of blood to the penis. A six month study showed that ginkgo can improve erections in men. Other herbs that are known to help include ginseng, damiana, yohimbe, and tribulus.

It is important to note that Viagra only works while the drug is present in the blood. It is not a cure because, as the body excretes or metabolizes the drug, the erectile effect wears off. A cure depends on a permanent correction to the blood flow problem. What’s needed is credible research for a permanent cure but I am not aware of any. I do know of at least one traditional herbal remedy from Africa that does seem to provide longer term improvement to penis function, by improving the blood circulation, probably. This remedy takes months to take effect and once the effect kicks in it remains effective even after the treatment is stopped. Unfortunately, it is not available in North America; but I suspect that there are other traditional cures that work the same way, and it will be just a matter of time before some of these proved clinically and made available here.

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