Penis enlargement pills, also known as size increase pills and male enhancement pills are formulated to increase the size of the penis.
These over-the-counter products are considered as dietary supplements, although they make the claim that they increase penis size such as length and girth, better penis erections in both duration and hardness, and improve sexual performance.
Do penis enlargement pills work? Yes, according to scientific and anecdotal evidence with majority of users achieving as much as a 3-inch increase in length in addition to an increase in girth.
Individual results will vary depending on age, physical condition, and use of the pills as well as the brand of the pills.
The Anatomy Of The Penis
To understand their effectiveness, it is essential to understand the anatomy of the penis.
The male sexual organ consists of the following parts:
- The corpora cavernosa, are two cylinder-shaped chambers running the length of the penis and containing plenty of cavities and blood vessels.
- The erectile tissue, the two main arteries as well as several veins and nerves within the corpora cavernosa
- The shaft, the penis’ longest part
- The head, known as the glans and located at the shaft’s end
- The urethra, the channel where urine and sperm flow albeit not at the same time, located underneath the corpora cavernosa
- The meatus, the opening at the penis’ head where urine and semen are discharged
Male enhancement pills largely work on the corpora cavernosa because it is the area where erections happen.
In men, an erection refers to the state wherein the penis becomes firmer, engorged and enlarged during stimulation, which can be either physical (i.e., direct stimulation of the organ) or psychological (i.e., fantasy, smell, sight) or both in nature.
Indeed, an erection starts in the brain and culminates in the penis!
Stimulation causes the nerves in the brain to transmit chemical messages to the penile nerves that, in turn, directs the penile blood vessels to relax. Blood can then flow freely into the penis, which results in high pressure trapping the blood within the corpora cavernosa.
The penis then expands and lengthens so an erection can be achieved and sustained until ejaculation (i.e., climax).
The corpora cavernosa plays a crucial role in achieving and sustaining larger, firmer and longer-lasting erections. Manufacturers of size enlargement pills then formulate their products to encourage more blood flow into the corpora cavernosa with each ingredient acting together.
The Effective Ingredients
The following are just a few of the most effective ingredients and their effects on the penis in male enhancement pills. Many of these ingredients are herbs while a few are proprietary blends by manufacturers with the herbs being available to average consumers.
The secret lies in the blending of these ingredients for the highest level of efficacy.
- Korean ginseng
Significantly increases penile blood flow, thus, its aphrodisiac uses particularly in the improvement of rigidity, thickness, and length
- Blutea superba
Improves sexual function including libido levels.
Boosts sex drive, erection quality, and erection duration, thus, explaining its traditional use as an aphrodisiac
Is a proprietary blend containing L-dopa, a dopamine precursor, which enhances feelings of sexual desire
Is also a trademarked blend containing protodioscin, a substances proven to boost testosterone levels and increase nitric oxide levels, both of which are crucial in better erections
Many male enhancement pills also contain a wide range of well-known vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to boost overall health, which can help the body to function. Keep in mind that a healthier mind and body contributes to healthier sexual function and enjoyment.