The companies that market so-called “natural” sexual health supplements make a lot of promises, especially when they’re pitching more frequent and harder erections. But do the herbs they put in those pills actually, y’know… work?
Last month, a group of urologists from the Wake Forest School of Medicine checked for you. They surveyed the 30 best-selling male sexual health “nutraceuticals” and combed through the published literature looking for medical research on the most frequently used ingredients.
Here’s what they learned about the science behind the 5 most frequently used herbs on the list.
Red Bull may give you wings, but at what cost? To some, energy drinks are dangerous elixirs, while others consider them magic potions of vitality? The truth about how they affect your body is not so black and white.
There’s something about “natural” medicine that makes us want to believe it works, even if there’s very little evidence to support it. I’ll admit that I’m guilty of trying every single one of the natural remedies in this gallery. And, with cold and flu season around the corner, I’ll likely give each of these a try again. Sometimes science is wrong, right?
Click through the gallery above to see if your natural cold and flu fighter actually works – or if it’s all in your head.
One approach I’ve used when faced with severe nasal congestion is spicy food. Maybe not the best idea if you’re running a fever already, but can provide the ability to breathe through your nose (if not briefly).