We see the tv commercials, here the radio ads, and our spam box is filled with them. I’m talking about ads for male enhancement / erectile dysfunction products, and there is no doubt there has been a few times where you have said to yourself, “I wonder if they really work?”. Whether you are looking to gain size, or just want to be able to perform in bed, there is no doubt that you have thought about taking these products before. The next logical question is, should you take a prescription medication or something natural? The truth is, there are advantages and disadvantages to both, and the purpose of this article is to give you the honest truth about each.
Advantages of Prescription Medications
If you visit your doctor and he diagnoses you with Erectile Dysfunction, then he will undoubtedly prescribe you some sort of medication. It will most likely be the Big V or Big C (can’t use the official terms), and the majority of these medications are covered by insurance companies. The good things about prescription medications are:
- They have been clinically studied and proven to work
- They are endorsed by licensed physicians
- They are backed by large corporations
Advantages of All Natural Male Enhancement Supplements
If you visit a homeopathic doctor, he will probably prescribe you some sort of a natural regiment of foods and perhaps exercise to help you with your problem. If you decide not to visit a doctor, men generally turn to the internet for advice (think anonymity), to find a product that is right for them.
What’s also nice about these products is that there is such a wide variety to choose from. Sometimes this is a bad thing, but the more variety the more likely you will find something that will work for you. Several advantages of Herbal Male Enhancement Supplements include:
- All Natural Ingredients
- Very Few Side Effects
- Readily Available Without A Prescription
- Delivered Discreetly To Your Door
Disadvantages of All Natural Male Enhancement Supplements
In my years of researching the various male enhancement pills on the market, there has been a flood of misinformation about how these products work. Some of the information I see on sites is downright dangerous, and it can be difficult for the average consumer to discern the truth.
- Often Unknown Ingredients
- Source of Ingredients can be dangerous (see dangers of cheap male enhancement pills)
- Some Products Can Be Harmful (see dangerous male enhancement supplements)
- Some products make unreliable claims (think grow 4 inches in a month)
- Often Expensive for Quality Products
- Not FDA Tested
Disadvantages of Prescription Erectile Dysfunction Medications
However, with every good thing about prescription erectile drugs, there are a few downside’s as well. For instance, think about the last time you heard an ad for a prescription ED medication, and then towards the end of the ad they list the possible side effects of the drug. Yeah…here is a PORTION of the side effects associated with the Big V:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
- chest pain
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- memory loss
- numbness of an arm or leg
- one-sided weakness
- painful or prolonged erection
There is also the obvious other disadvantages to prescription medications, most notably the embarrassment of having to tell your doctor about your problem. I can’t tell me how many guys have come to me and said there are afraid and embarrassed to speak with their doctors about their problems. I understand completely how they feel, and it is never easy to talk about such a private matter.
Prescription ED Medication Side Effects
Pharmaceutical companies get away with allowing their product to be sold because essentially the FDA has determined that the benefits outweigh the risks associated with consuming the drug. I was recently watching a documentary called “Food Matters” which said that the FDA allows serious side effects (even deaths!) to occur during late clinical trials, and they still approve the release of the drug. Imagine if that happened with an all natural male enhancement pill!
So Which One Is Better?
Well, the obvious answer to this is, “it depends”. Every man will respond differently to various types of therapy, in the same way that some men experience side effects while others get absolutely nothing from the product. There really is no way to tell for sure which product will work best for you, but if you are in good health, it may be prudent for you to do some personal testing on your own. If you are interested in all natural therapy, you can take a look a few of the products we have tested and have had the most success with in our top picks for male enhancement.
Whichever therapy you choose, be sure to start off slow, and never take more than the recommended dosage. And as always, it is best to check with your doctor whether you decide on prescription medications or all natural male enhancement pills.