Can Grapefruit Juice Help To Increase Penis Size?
A certain website (which shall remain nameless here), has been advocating the use of grapefruit juice to help increase penis size, and we wanted to explore whether this option is actually true.
Ever since the dawn of mankind, there have been several “home remedies” out there which promise to increase penis size, ranging from the absolutely ridiculous to the possibly effective. We all know that grapefruit juice is good for you, but can it really help you grow a
bigger penis? Let’s find out.
So What’s The Deal? Does it REALLY Work?
Back to the purveyors of the story. The theory goes like this; if you’re taking a male enhancement pill (none is specified), by drinking grapefruit juice you are enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients, very similar to the way Bioperine does it. This same site also talks about topics such as “7 major mistakes you must avoid if you want to make your penis bigger”, as well as why penises are so much bigger today than 20 years ago. So how does it do this? Well, the secret is that
As a pill makes it way through your body, there is something called the “first pass” effect, which is a fancy term for the amount of a drug/nutrient that gets blocked through the liver and gut wall. Because of this “first pass” effect and the metabolism that is broken down, the concentration of a pills ingredients are broken down and “blocked” from reaching your system, thereby eliminating some of the effects.
What grapefruit juice does is it inhibits the cytochrome P450 CYP3A4 enzyme, which allows for more of the drug/nutrient to pass through the metabolic process. This allows you to essentially get “more” out of a pill than if you had not drank any grapefruit juice.
In some cases, this can be a bad thing (even fatal), allowing too much of a drug to be absorbed, but this normally only occurs with certain medications. So, how would something like this increase penis size? Well, because grapefruit juice is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A4, if you are taking a supplement you will be getting greater effects from the supplement than if you weren’t drinking it.
But therein lays the problem, there is no clinical research to suggest that it will increase the bioavailability of non-synthetic ingredients. Furthermore, getting too much of something may actually increase the risk of side effects, or even potentially make it less effective.
The Health Benefits of Grapefruit Juice
While I personally don’t like the taste of grapefruit, there is no doubt that it can produce a wide variety of benefits. Since it is packed with Vitamin C, it is know as a very potent antioxidant, which helps to protect against immune deficiencies, help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, and even shorten the duration of the common cold.
There are literally THOUSANDS of supplements that contain Vitamin C, and the National Institute of health recommends a daily allowance of 500 mg. The average glass of grapefruit juice (8 oz) contains 92 mg of Vitamin C, so in essence you would need to consume 1.25 quarts of grapefruit juice to meet the daily allowance. That’s alot of Grapefruit juice!
Of course, you get Vitamin C from several other foods that you eat throughout the day, although it is pretty difficult to meet the 500 mg daily allowance just by eating foods. It is suggested that you take a multi vitamin to do this, or even a Vitamin C supplement.
Grapefruit juice also contains other elements, including a healthy dose of calcium, potassium, and folic acid, among others. There is no doubt that grapefruit juice is healthy for you, but can it really increase penis size?
The Bottom line
It may be worth testing out this theory on your own, and we will begin experimenting with this as well to see if it can be proven on our end. As to the idea that grapefruit juice alone will help to grow your penis, of course it won’t. But, there is some truth to the fact that it will help increase the bioavailability of a nutrient. Keep in mind that if you do decide to try a male enhancement supplement and drink grapefruit juice with it, that you probably should start out with the lowest dosage possible, to see what kind of effect you get from it. At the very least it will give you a boost in Vitamin C, and help you lead an overal healthier life.