Viasil offers a set of individually effective ingredients in relatively low-impact doses. Find out if it’s strong enough to make a difference.
Nearly 1 in 5 men experiences erectile dysfunction at some point. It can feel embarrassing in the heat of the moment, but there’s nothing to be ashamed of. And if you’re a man over 70 or take SSRIs for depression, the odds are even higher that you’ll develop symptoms like low libido or difficulty maintaining an erection.
The good news is that there’s plenty of help out there. The better news is that lots of those potential remedies — like Viasil — don’t even require a prescription.
In this review, we’ll do a deep dive into this natural supplement by Swiss Research Labs. You’ll learn what’s in it, how it all works, and whether or not Viasil can bring a little heat back to your bedroom.
Viasil’s tablets are worth trying if you’re looking for a natural way to treat performance issues without taking ED meds like Viagra. The 100-day money-back guarantee and lack of negative reviews are strong signs that they may work for you. However, you might want to pass on the scientifically unproven Instant Erection Gel.
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How Viasil works
Viasil is a men’s performance-enhancing supplement taken in tablet form. It works by promoting better blood flow, increasing nitric oxide production (the main compound responsible for erections), and combating low libido caused by aging or SSRIs. Rather than treating the condition with a drug like Viagra, Cialis, or one of the generics on the market, Viasil lets you use natural ingredients.
Viasil tablets are once-per-day pills designed to optimize your body’s natural nitric oxide production and blood flow, encouraging sexual health in men. To see how each ingredient works to achieve this goal, let’s look at them all below. And remember to speak with your doctor whenever you’re adding a new supplement to your regime.
Actiful (700 mg)
Actiful is the main component of Viasil’s capsules. It’s the name given to a supplement created in 2019 that combines citrus sinensis (extracted from oranges) and punica granatum complex (extracted from pomegranates). It was originally created to supplement energy, mental well-being, and improved blood flow in people 55 and older. The only existing clinical study, funded by the company that created Actiful, found a significant increase in endurance and strength.
A clinical study on the effects of pomegranate juice showed a modest result in improving erections. Twenty-five of 42 men reported an improvement, which is statistically insignificant but indicates some potential.
And a citrus sinensis animal study gave rats a 50 mg/kg extract of orange peels to reduce ED symptoms induced by SSRIs (Paxil in this case). There was a significant decrease in sexual behavior, but some improvement in ED symptoms among the Paxil-treated rats.
Zinc (1.5 mg)
Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a part in many vital functions. It helps maintain cell health, plays a role in protein synthesis, and fuels 100 enzymatic functions — but your body can’t make it on its own. So getting a slight boost like this helps you avoid an unwanted deficiency. This clinical study also found a direct correlation between zinc and testosterone levels. Supplementation improved T counts significantly after six weeks.
Horny Goat Weed 10:1 Extract (100 mg)
Even though it’s a well-known supplement used for ED and low libido for decades now, very little dedicated clinical research exists about horny goat weed. According to this clinical review, the active ingredient, icariin, has successfully treated aged, diabetic, and castrated animals. But similar results have yet to be reported in humans. In animals, doses of up to 750 mg/kg of weight have been used without adverse side effects. But similar servings taken long-term have not been studied in humans. Try to avoid horny goat weed if you’re taking blood pressure meds. Horny goat weed naturally lowers blood pressure and can amplify some prescription drug effects.
Tribulus Terrestris 12:1 Extract (25 mg)
Tribulus terrestris is a plant that’s been used as a folk remedy for low libido. Improved sexual satisfaction is one benefit backed up by this clinical study. The study gave 90 men 750 mg per day over 12 weeks and found significant improvements in erections and satisfaction. But a conflicting study found no difference between a placebo group and a tribulus terrestris group over 30 days.
Panax Ginseng Extract (20 mg)
Panax ginseng (a.k.a. Korean or red ginseng) is a popular herbal supplement for its reported benefits in mental acuity and sexual performance. One comprehensive review showed improvements in seven studies among nearly 400 men according to several metrics vs. a placebo. Dosages ranged from 600-1,000 mg three times per day. The small dosage included in Viasil leaves some questions about whether or not it’s enough to be effective. And while red ginseng is safe for most people, it has a long list of potential interactions with prescription drugs.
Ginkgo Biloba 50:1 Extract (4.8 mg)
Ginkgo Biloba comes from one of the oldest living trees on earth with a history of use for preventing mental health conditions like Alzheimer’s and anxiety. One clinical study found that both men and women reported more satisfaction at every stage of sexual experiences (arousal, orgasm, afterglow). In this study, women found more success than men (91% vs. 76% respectively).