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Semenax is an established brand in the semen enhancement niche where the choice of products to choose from is really rather limited – i could literally count the number of reputable, mainstream semen enhancers on one hand which is dwarfed by the hundreds if not thousands of male enhancement pill varieties out there.

It’s rather interesting that Semenax’s main competitor is (in my view) the VolumePills brand – both of which are owned and operated by the same company (Leading Edge Health).

Semenax Bottle and Pills
Semenax Bottle and Pills

To set the two products apart, Semenax has its own unique and transparent blend of entirely natural ingredients whilst their official website has a marginally different focus on what to expect in terms of results.

Semenax claims to:

  • Increase the duration of orgasms
  • Allow you to better control when you ejaculate (good for those that suffer from premature ejaculation)
  • Increase the volume of semen produced during ejaculation
  • Improve your virility – that’s your libido and energy levels

Strangely there is no real mention of improving erectile strength or arousal levels however a number of the ingredients are known for improving and increasing blood flow and have been shown to increase erection strength and even combat symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

What’s clear is that although some of the purchase packages of Semenax are even more expensive than the sister brand VolumePills, you do get more ingredients per serving and the specifically selected ingredients have been shown to produce the results that Semenax claims (and even some beyond them in my view).

The big question is, should you buy Semenax or are you more likely to see better results from using VolumePills or perhaps even a cheaper brand such as SemenRX instead?

Semenax Pills & Product Bottle

Semanax, as with other products owned by Leading Edge Health (such as VigRX Plus and direct competitor VolumePills), arrived in the discreet packaging we’ve come to expect from there full range of products.

Arriving in a completely plain cardboard box (along with a few other products I’d ordered at the time), Semenax doesn’t come in blister packs in a product box but instead in a clinical white bottle with blue label giving it a very medical feel and being immune from being crushed or damaged in transit.

The label does feel a little old and dated, it has the logo and number of capsules mentioned on the front, along with specific reference to Swedish Flower Pollen and Vitamin E – two core ingredients that are obviously of specific importance (perhaps as a result of an updated formula albeit not a recent change).

Semenax Pill Size and Bottle
Semenax Pill Size and Bottle

On the reverse of the label you’ll find the full ingredients list (with detailed quantities which we’ll go into in our ingredients and side effect section), as well as a few generic warnings and recommended dosage instructions.

With the cap removed, there is a safety seal to break through (proof that you have an unopened bottle) and inside you’ll find 120 capsules, providing you with a 1 month, 30 day supply – each serving consisting of 4 pills.

The Semenax pills don’t have any taste to them due to the gelatin type capsules however i did notice an almost oaty, rather healthy smell to them.

It’s rather strange that they have a notable smell given capsules are not only designed to reduce irritation of the digestive system, but should also be odourless.

The Semenax capsules are a manageable size to swallow, if a little long at 2.3cm in length (around 7/8ths of an inch) – it’s most definitely not the smallest pill i’ve reviewed and is comparable in size to the rather huge Viasil pills.

Semenax Product Photos

Take a look at what you get when ordering a supply of Semenax. Not only can you see the packaging/bottle the supplements come in but also the size of the pills – notably if you do struggle to swallow pills, the size of Semenax could potentially be a problem for you.

Semenax Ingredients & Side Effects

Semenax pills are crammed full of ingredients – there are 18 listed on the label so it’s no surprise that a daily serving consists of 4 capsules. Note that during 2020, Semenax updated not just the formula (adding Butea Superba root to the mix) but also the dosage amount, an increase of 3 pills to 4 pills per day.

There are a lot of antioxidants in this list, designed to focus your results on producing better quality and quantity of ejaculate however some ingredients offer secondary benefits such as improving the strength of your erection, giving you a little more energy, stamina or libido.

Semenax Ingredients Label
Semenax Ingredients Label

I think it’s worth noting that although Semenax focuses on your penile health and producing more semen, it will also invariably improve and help to give your body (beyond the sexual) the nutrients it needs in order to function that little bit better.

Although it’s not a claim Semenax specifically makes, based on the selection of ingredients, many are known to increase sperm quality and motility so there is a very strong chance (and this is only my personal opinion) that you will likely see an increase in fertility levels by taking this supplement, especially over the long term.

The ingredients label is concise and detailed – much better than competitor products such as SemenRX which doesn’t list the specific quantities of ingredients. That said, i am left wondering whether the effectiveness of Semenax is let down a little given the lack of Bioperine which could potentially improve results thanks to its ability to enhance absorption levels.

wdt_ID Ingredient Amount Per Serving % DV
1 Vitamin E (as dl-tocopherol acetate) 60 IU 200
2 Zinc Aspartate (20% elemental Zinc) 30 mg 40
3 Butea Superba (root) 500 mg *
4 L-Carnitine 500 mg *
5 Maca (root) 400 mg *
6 Pine Bark Extract 300 mg *
7 L-Arginine HCI 250 mg *
8 L-Lysine 250 mg *
9 Catuaba (bark) 200 mg *
10 Epimedium Sagittatum (leaf) 150 mg *
11 Muira Puama (bark) 100 mg *
12 Hawthorne (berry) 50 mg *
13 Cranberry Extract (seed) 50 mg *
14 Tribulus Terrestris (vine) 50 mg *
15 Avena Sativa extract (seed) 50 mg *
16 Sarsaparilla (root) 50 mg *
17 Swedish Flower (pollen) 50 mg *
18 Pumpkin (seed) 30 mg *

Despite containing all natural ingredients, you may and can experience side effects from some of the ingredients on this list – as with all supplement product reviews, i’ve highlighted any specific or common side effects that you may get from taking Semenax.

For those of you that are on prescription medications there are a couple of ingredients that I’ve flagged (such as L-Arginine), so it’s definitely worth discussing Semenax with your doctor before you start taking it just in case it has an adverse effect or impacts the effectiveness of any other medication you’re already taking.

A lot of you might not want to dig this deep into the specifics around each ingredient (perhaps your just happy knowing Semenax pills have the potential to do what they claims, and to be fair its a rather long list of ingredients), so if that’s the case, why not jump down to the next section in this Semenax review where i look in detail at the Money Back Guarantee that is offered.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Dr Shalaka Samant

Semenax is an all-natural herbal supplement designed to increase semen production. The manufacturers claim that it is a special climax-enhancing formula that is targeted at increasing the volume of semen produced during ejaculation thus improving orgasm intensity.

It includes eighteen all-natural ingredients, each of which is claimed to act on its own to improve sexual health and function. However, when combined, they are supposed to create a very strong and effective natural male enhancement supplement.

The user needs to consume 4 capsules per serving. Reviewed below are the properties of each of these active ingredients, based on independent literature, and their potential contribution towards enhancing semen volume and improving orgasms.

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Vitamin E (as dl-tocopherol acetate)

Vitamin E

It might sounds like this is a fancy version of Vitamin E (dl-tocopherol) however this is the only natural chemical form that meets human consumption requirements. The acetate mention simply means this version of Vitamin E has an extended shelf life and higher resistant to oxidation.

Vitamin E is absolutely essential for the production of healthy sperm – it’s an antioxidant and helps protect your body from organic molecules (or free radicals as they are also known).

Vitamin E antioxidants have been specifically shown in numerous clinical studies to improve not just the production of sperm but also it’s mobility as well.

Sperm abnormalities accounts for more than 80% of male infertility so by neutralizing free radicals and increasing your Vitamin E levels the quality and quantity of your semen production will ultimately improve and increase.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Vitamin E (as dl-tocopherol acetate) is present at a dose of 60 IU (international units) per serving of Semenax. Vitamin E treatment has been shown to address symptoms of age-associated symptoms of ED in animal studies.

Vitamin E also supports the biochemical pathways leading to NO release which is important for improving ED symptoms. Vitamin E supplementation should be limited to less than 400 IU per day because of potential adverse long-term health effects of higher doses.

Both vitamin E and zinc have proven anti-oxidant activity which could be an added advantage apart from their role in the maintenance of erectile function. However, there is no study which establishes a direct positive correlation between zinc and vitamin E and increased semen production.

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Zinc Aspartate (20% elemental Zinc)

ZincWe’ve already seen Zinc in the majority of other male enhancement pills (Max Performer being a good example) so it’s no surprise to see it featured in a supplement that promotes improved sperm production.

Zinc has the ability to increase testosterone levels and in clinical studies, when combined with folic acid has been shown to increase the sperm count in men that are suffering from fertility issues by up to 74%.

Let’s also not forget that Zinc is also a vital nutrients for our bodies, it helps us heal and also maintain our immune system.

If we don’t have enough Zinc in our bodies then it’s not just our penile health that will suffer. Not only will our ability to reproduce become more difficult but over the long-term you could potentially become impotent.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Zinc aspartate (20% elemental zinc) 30 mg is present per serving. Zinc (Zn) is the second most abundant trace element in humans and plays a vital role in a number of physiological processes especially in male fertility.

Studies have established a clear relationship between zinc and testosterone levels. Zinc deficiency can lead to a decrease in testosterone levels and reduced sexual performance. Rodent diet supplemented with 5 mg per day zinc has been shown to greatly improve sexual function.

Zinc deficiency can impede spermatogenesis and is a reason for sperm abnormalities and has a negative effect on serum testosterone concentration.

Inclusion of zinc in this product can have multi-fold benefits for the user such as improved sperm quality, address symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED), and impart antioxidant activity.

Upto 40 mg zinc taken daily by mouth is completely safe. So the recommended Semenax dose should not be responsible for any side effects. There are no drug interactions described for zinc in the literature.

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Butea Superba Extract

Butea Superba Extract (also known as Red Kwao Krua) is a popular traditional medicine that has been used for centuries to help men improve their sexual performance.

Studies have shown that treating sexual health issues with Butea Superba Extract, such as lowered sperm concentration and poor sperm motility, resulted in significant positive changes in both these areas when dosing for 6 months. Other research has concluded that this herbal extract can also help to improve erectile dysfunction, which is common amongst older men but can occur in men as young as thirty.

Butea Superba Extract was found to be safe in the studies carried out, but when higher doses are taken than advised then side effects can occur. This is why it is important to follow the dose instructions carefully on the supplement label.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Butea superba is commonly found in Thai deciduous forests and has the domestic name of “Red Kwao Krua”. Every four capsule serving delivers 500 mg of the B. superba root extract.

The plant tubers have long been consumed as a traditional medicine for the promotion of male sexual vigor. Animal studies showed that a 6-month treatment with B. superba extract resulted in significantly increased sperm concentration and prolonged sperm motility in vitro.

Treated animals also showed no sperm anomalies and testicular damage. The testis weight and sperm count also increased in these animals.

The ethanol extract of B. superba is effective in enhancing penile erection. High doses of this root extract (150 and 200 mg/kg BW/day) can lead to serum testosterone depletion and have serious adverse effects on male sexual function.

The 500 mg dose of B. superba in each serving of Semenax however, is very low compared to the toxic limit for this herb.

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L-CarnitineThis important amino acid helps our bodies to produce energy and, in clinical studies has been shown to be essential where maintaining male fertility is concerned.

L-Carnitine has been shown to not only give you energy for better stamina and performance in the bedroom, but will also help give you improved erection strength.

Just like Zinc, L-carnitine is also a very powerful antioxidant and as a result helps to get rid of those free radicals that can have a severely detrimental effect on the quality of your sperm.

Increasing the health and mobility of sperm, L-carnitine will not only stop any abnormal cells occurring in your semen, it’ll also give your ejaculate the strength to get to its destination (the womb) and fertilize an egg so it’s a great addition specially for those looking to improve fertility levels.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

L-carnitine is present at a dose of 500 mg per 4 capsules of Semenax. This is an amino acid derived from lysine and methionine, is involved in fat metabolism and exerts a beneficial effect by decreasing free radical production and improving blood flow.

Serum L-carnitine levels are low in patients suffering from ED. The favourable cardiovascular effects of this amino acid have led to studies testing its ability to address symptoms of ED.

The results of these studies suggest that it could possibly be used to treat ED. L-carnitine administered at 2 grams/day was more efficacious than testosterone at treating sexual dysfunction, fatigue, and depressed mood associated with aging. Therefore the recommended dose of L-carnitine for treatment of symptoms of ED is 2 grams per day.

Although, this dose is much higher than the Semenax dose, the ability of L-carnitine to improve blood flow could be beneficial for relieving symptoms of ED. Treatment with carnitine is known to enhance the efficacy of the popular ED drug, sildenafil, in restoring sexual potency following prostate surgery. Oral use of L-carnitine is considered generally safe.

There is a concern that propionyl-L-carnitine might make hypothyroidism worse and increase the incidence of seizures.

Caution should be exercised therefore by users with these symptoms. L-carnitine might increase the effects of warfarin (Coumadin) and increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. It may also increase the efficacy of a drug, Sintrom, used to delay clotting and products containing L-carnitine should be used with caution by patients taking Sintrom.

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Maca (root)

MacaAnother popular and common ingredient in many male enhancement pills is Maca root. Included in Semenax (albeit in much smaller quantities when compared to the likes of Max Performer), the 400mg per serving will still undoubtedly give you a boost.

The effectiveness of the Maca root will really depend on which type of Maca has been used – the Semenax pill label doesn’t specify whether its white, red or black Maca (the latter being the most expensive).

Even the cheapest version (white Maca) will help to aid your libido thanks to its strong aphrodisiac properties as well as its ability to combat mild impotence – a study from 2002 found if consumed daily, within 8-12 weeks, it improved sexual drive in approximately 40% of men that participated.

In terms of sperm production and fertility, a more recent 2016 study found that by consuming a high dose of Maca (more than is present in Semanax notably), there was a notable increase in sperm motility, sperm count per ejaculation and an increase in the amount of seminal volume (the volume of semen produced when you ejaculate).

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Maca root (400 mg) is present per serving of Semenax. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an Andean plant that belongs to the brassica (mustard) family. Maca has been used for centuries in the Andes to enhance fertility and sexual performance in humans and animals.

Traditionally, the herb is also known as an adaptogenic plant, ie, a plant that modulates the body’s response by supporting it in dealing with physiological, biochemical, and psychological stressors.

Maca research shows benefit in the production of sex hormones, enhanced sex drive, stimulation of body metabolism, control of body weight, and increased energy, stress reduction, antidepressant activity, and memory improvement.

Administration of a purified lipid extract from the plant enhanced sexual function in mice and rats as evidenced by an increase in their sexual behaviour. Oral administration of this same extract in in castrated rats showed a decrease in the latent period of erection.

In another study, a hexane maca extract was found to improve sexual performance in rats. Animal experiments suggest that Maca has spermatogenic and fertility-enhancing activities, which are likely due to the phytosterols or phytoestrogens present in the maca. Recent clinical trials have also suggested significant effects of maca for increasing sperm count and mobility and improving sexual function in humans.

Several in vivo studies have shown that maca may improve sexual behaviour and enhance androgen-like effects in rats. The potential bioactive ingredients in maca include macaridine, macamides, macaene, gluosinolates, maca alkaloid, and maca nutrients.

Doses up to 3 grams daily (much higher than the daily Semenax dose) seem to be safe when taken for up to 4 months. Currently there is not much information on adverse drug reactions of Maca and no specific dose is described in the literature.

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Pine Bark Extract

Pine Bark ExtractPine bark extract is another one of those really powerful antioxidants – it’s great for high blood pressure, reducing sore muscles (so it’s often used in exercise and muscle building supplements) as well as helping to treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Also known as Pycnogenol, Pine Bark Extract has been shown to work well in combination with L-Arginine (another ingredient in Semenax which we’ll discuss below).

A study out of Japan found that when these two ingredients worked in combination, there was a vast increase over the course of 8 to 16 weeks in symptoms of mild erectile dysfunction and sperm concentration.

Whilst pine bark is unlikely to have a direct impact on the quantity of sperm you produce, it has been shown to increase sperm quality (resulting in improved fertility).

Beyond this improvement in quality, Pycnogenol will also help you achieve stronger, harder erections especially for those of us that suffer from mild erectile dysfunction.

Containing 300mg, there is quite a generous quantity of Pine Bark Extract in Semenax – you ultimately only need around 200mg daily to see improvements in exercise capacity, combat allergies and combat poor blood circulation (a key reason for why it’s good for those suffering from impotence).

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Pine bark extract (300) and L-arginine HCl (250 mg) are also present in each serving of Semenax.

Clinical studies conducted in Europe and USA have confirmed that the proprietary, patented combination of Larginine aspartate and Pycnogenol ® French maritime pine bark extract can improve mild to moderate erectile dysfunction (ED) and increase quantity and quality of sperms.

It is not clear whether the pine bark extract used in Semenax is the same as the one used in clinical studies above. Moreover, the lowest dose used for this combination that still demonstrates a positive effect on sperm function and erectile function is 690 mg and 60 mg for L-arginine and Pycnogenol, respectively.

The Semenax dose is lower than this reported beneficial dose. Pycnogenol is safe when taken by mouth in doses of 50 mg to 450 mg daily for up to one year.

This substance may aggravate autoimmune disorders and bleeding disorders and caution is advised for such patients. Caution should also be exercised when using products containing this pine bark with diabetes medication and anticoagulants.

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L-Arginine HCI

L-ArginineA staple ingredient in numerous sexual health supplements (such as Male Extra), L-Arginine is all about producing proteins in the body and creating nitric oxide (which is notably a free radical which as we’ve highlighted previously, we ideally need to try and avoid).

Nitric oxide however is key to staving off the effects of erectile dysfunction – without it, your blood vessels won’t be as relaxed and there simply won’t be as much oxygen in your blood cells which aid blood flow around your body.

Given the fact that an erection forms because of increased blood flow to the penis, maintaining and improving your nitric oxide levels through the likes of L-Arginine is a core way to ensure you have thicker, stronger erections to the point that this specific amino acid has been studied extensively for its merits as a treatment for impotence.

Be warned however, L-Arginine does come with some potential side effects – it can cause an imbalance in potassium and blood sugar levels, decrease blood pressure and (as it increases blood flow) increase your chances of bleeding and the ability for blood to clot.

If you’re already on prescription medication such as blood thinners, I’d definitely recommend speaking to a doctor first just on the off chance that L-Arginine causes any side effects or interacts badly with any existing meds you’re on.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

L-arginine is an amino acid which gets converted in the body into a chemical called nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow and is essential for achieving an erection. It is therefore believed to have the potential to treat ED and is among the most popular ingredients in male sexual enhancement supplements.

Doses reported for oral administration to improve male sexual function are significantly higher than that supplied by consuming 4 pills of this product. However, there is some early evidence that taking low doses of L-arginine, with other proven ingredients, might improve its effectiveness.

L-arginine is possibly safe for most people for short-term oral administration. It can cause some side effects such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gout, allergies, worsening of asthma, and low blood pressure. Caution should be exercised while using arginine containing supplements along with anti-hypertensive medication, nitrates and sildenafil (Viagra).

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L-LysineThis amino acid is essential to human health however (unlike L-Arginine) the body cannot produce it naturally so as a result we have to get these building blocks of protein by consuming supplements or naturally specific foods such as pork, tuna, eggs, chicken, beef and lamb.

L-Lysine has been shown to increase libido and improve the quality of semen (both in terms of motility and sperm count) and whilst there are a lot of claims that Lysine can give you a bigger, harder erection and that if you have a deficiency it could contribute to symptoms of erectile dysfunction, there is no concrete medical research that can confirm this is the case.

Perhaps one key reason why Semenax contains a dose of L-Lysine is because L-Arginine (which is also an ingredient in the Semenax blend) has the ability to lower Lysine levels.

By including L-Lysine in Semenax it’s ultimately topping up your levels of this amino acid which will likely have been depleted due to the inclusion of L-Arginine.

One additional negative effect of combining L-Lysine and L-Arginine together is that on it’s own L-Lysine can be used for the treatment of cold sore, however in combination, this may potentially result in an outbreak!

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

L-lysine is present at a very high dose of 250 mg per serving of Semenax. Although several nutritional supplement manufacturers claim that lack of lysine causes impotence and supplementing with lysin increases penis volume, no credible research could be found that supports any role for lysine in sperm/semen production or maintenance of erectile function.

L-lysine when taken in combination with vitamin C may help reduce levels of lipoprotein-a (LPA). LPAs carry cholesterol in the blood and contribute to the build-up of plaques that can clog arteries, including the arteries supplying blood to the penis and may thus be contribute to ED. L-lysine is generally considered safe for oral consumption.

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Catuaba (bark)

Catuaba BarkCatuaba is what i’d describe as a “feel good” ingredient. It’ll really give your mood a boost giving what some people describe as a feeling of bliss and euphoria.

Whether it’s in the bedroom or just your general day to day life, if you suffer from anxiety you’ll likely find that Catuaba will likely take the edge off and make you feel more relaxed without making you feel drowsy.

Beyond making you a little less nervous in the bedroom, it has also been shown to improve virility (more sexual drive, strength and energy), whilst some research suggests it could potentially widen blood vessels which then leads to improved strength of erections.

Catuaba bark is unlikely to increase your volume of semen when you ejaculate and as such I’d view it as a secondary ingredient. That said, it will make you more relaxed whilst helping you get that little bit more aroused and energised which is always useful when your trying to reach climax.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

T. catigua is a species known as catuaba and used in folk medicine for the treatment of fatigue, stress, impotence and memory deficit.

European herbalists have found that Catuaba may have aphrodisiac properties and can be used to combat sexual weakness. Flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, saponins, among other phytochemical classes have been identified in the bark extracts of T. catigua.

Enhanced male sexual health has been attributed to a herbal mix containing T. catigua in animal studies. Catuaba use has been known to trigger side effects in some, including headaches, dizziness, and excessive sweating. No information on interactions with other drugs or transdermal dosing could be found.

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Epimedium Sagittatum (leaf)

Horny Goat WeedEpimedium Sagittatum is a popular ingredient and one we’ve seen in numerous other products (such as Max Performer) under the more recognisable name of Horny Goat Weed.

You only get a meagre 150mg of Epimedium Sagittatum but it should be enough to give a good increase in the amount of sperm you produce when you reach orgasm – you’ll also benefit from its properties as an aphrodisiac which will aid your libido whilst likely seeing an increase in testosterone levels as well.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Epimedium sagittatum leaf extract is present at 150 mg per serving of Semenax. Epimedium or horny goat weed, is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat fatigue, joint pain, and erectile dysfunction. The herb contains the active moiety icariin.

Lab studies have shown that icariin blocks the effects of the PDE5 enzyme that restricts blood flow to the penis. This activity is similar to that of other clinically used drugs for ED.

In addition to an erectogenic role, it has been suggested that icariin has testosterone-mimetic properties. These effects lend credence to the use of horny goat weed for the management of sexual problems. Early research suggests that it may have properties that can keep bones strong, protect the nerves, and support the immune system.

At this time, there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for horny goat weed. Products containing this herb should be used with caution if the user is taking anti-hypertensive or anti-coagulant medication.

Safety of the horny goat weed extract has been demonstrated following oral consumption up to a six-month period. Long-term use of horny goat weed might cause dizziness, vomiting, dry mouth, thirst, and nosebleed.

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Muira Puama (bark)

Muira PuamaUsed by both men and women, Muira Puama helps curb a range of different ailments such as joint pain and upset stomach, whilst it can also make you more focused when your awake and help your quality of sleep as well.

From a purely sexual standing, Muira Puama is often described as the “Viagra of the Amazon” – for men it increases testosterone levels helping to prevent infertility.

Beyond our fertility levels it can also reduce stress levels, improve physical performance and stimulate our libidos helping us to achieve stronger erections and overcoming the likes of mild erectile dysfunction and (on the other end of the spectrum), premature ejaculation.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Muira puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides) bark is present at 100 mg per serving in Semenax. Although used in Asia, this ‘potency wood’ is actually the best known Amazonian folk medicine which increases libido and penile hardness. It acts as a nerve stimulant to heighten receptiveness to sexual stimuli as well as physical sensation of sex.

Rich in sterols e.g., sitosterol, campesterol and lupol it activates the body’s receptors for hormones like testosterone to heighten libido and enhance performance. Also present are volatile oils like champor which helps restore sex drive and inner depth of libido and mental ability to be aroused.

Clinical studies have shown muira puama to be effective in improving libido and treating ED. Muira puama extracts have also been reported to have adaptogenic, anti-fatigue, anti-stress, and have beneficial effects on the central nervous system.

Traditionally the roots and stem of this plant have been used to treat neuromuscular disorders, such as paralysis, too. No scientific information on side-effects, interactions or dosing is available for this herb.

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Hawthorn (berry)

Hawthorne BerryVarious parts of the Hawthorn can be used to produce medicine – rather than using the leaves and flowers, Semenax uses the berries (of which there are very few clinical studies).

These dried fruit are often used for digestive health and have long been a part of traditionally Chinese medicine. In modern medicine their benefits for improving blood pressure and maintaining a healthy heart are well known however containing just 50mg I’m a little unsure what direct benefit (if any) the inclusion of Hawthorn berry will have.

Despite the fact that Hawthorne berry can reduce blood pressure, it can also increase blood flow and although Hawthorn has been mentioned as a plant that could potentially decrease the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, there’s no clear or direct evidence that suggests this is the case.

There’s definitely no evidence here to suggest that the inclusion of this ingredient, especially at its low 50mg dosage is going to help increase the production of seminal fluid however it might give you a marginal increase in erection strength.

The fact that this berry is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, does point to the fact that it could (potentially) promote improved production and health of sperm however again there is nothing conclusive from the medical community to confirm this.

Although unlikely, the most common type of side effect associated with the consumption of Hawthorne is that of dizziness and vertigo.

It’s also very important that you check with a medical expert before taking this drug simply because it could interact with medications designed to increase blood flow. If you suffer from heart problems then you definitely want to check with a doctor first!

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Crataegus laevigata or hawthorn berries are present at 50 mg per serving of Semenax. Hawthorn berries, leaves and flowers are used primarily as a tonic to the heart, blood vessels and circulatory system to promote and protect their overall health and to improve or reverse degenerative changes in the heart, blood vessels and circulatory system as we age.

The chief heart and circulatory conditions where Hawthorn can be useful include angina, congestive heart failure, poor heart performance and output, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, high serum cholesterol and triglycerides, and atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.

In addition, Hawthorn is a hepatoprotective herb that improves bile flow and metabolism, and hence lipid and cholesterol metabolism by the liver. As a mild sedative, Hawthorn is of value in the treatment of nervousness and anxiety, as well as mild cases of insomnia.

Hawthorn berries also stimulate the bile and the gastric secretions, thereby having a digestive effect that helps to digest and remove accumulations of stagnant food in the digestive tract, especially high fat and/or high protein foods.

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Cranberry Extract (seed)

Cranberry Extract SeedCranberries have long been known for their ability to combat urinary tract infections whilst cranberry extract provides a condensed, focused version in pill form.

Containing a wide variety of antioxidants and nutrients that not only boost overall health but also fight infections, Cranberry extract (like Hawthorn berry) is known for his benefits where improving and maintaining a healthy heart are concerned.

Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, despite only containing a rather small 50mg dose, cranberry extract could help to combat those nasty free radicals in our bodies and as a result produce stronger, larger quantities of semen.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Cranberry seed extract is present at 50 mg per serving. Cranberries have proven efficacy in the prevention and treatment of lower urinary tract infections in men.

The abundance of phenolic compounds in this fruit makes it useful as an antioxidant. Some in vitro studies show that cranberries may have a penile relaxant effect. Although the mechanism of action is not clear this could represent an alternate treatment for ED.

Some forms of ED arise due to accumulation of oxidative products in the erectile tissue and the antioxidant potential of cranberries might prove useful to such patients. Oral use of cranberry extract is generally considered safe.

Cranberries can also precipitate the formation of kidney stones and patients with a history of kidney stones should use products containing cranberries/cranberry extracts with caution. Cranberries might also interfere with the action of certain blood clotting medication.

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Tribulus Terrestris (vine)

Tribulus TerrestrisUnfortunately, despite some rather mislead views online, Tribulus Terrestris doesn’t increase testosterone levels. There is some evidence to support its benefits as a means of enhancing libido levels however in research studies the benefits on men with erectile dysfunction produced highly varied results.

Beyond its potential benefits for increasing arousal levels and for combating erectile dysfunction, there is some conflicting research as to Tribulus Terrestris’ benefits where infertility is concerned.

Some research shows that it can improve sperm count in men, whilst another study showed that it had the ability to increase sperm movement, concentration and showed signs of improving ejaculation volume.

At just 50mg per dose, on its own this amount of Tribulus Terrestris isn’t going to have that much of an impact but will, when paired with the other ingredients within the Semenax blend help you to achieve stronger erections, better semen quality whilst also giving your libido a boost.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Tribulus terrestris (vine) is present at 50 mg per serving of Semenax.

T. terrestris, commonly known as Gokshur or Gokharu or puncture vine, has been used for a long time in both the Indian and Chinese systems of medicine.

Its various parts contain a variety of chemical constituents which are medicinally important, such as flavonoids, flavonol glycosides, steroidal saponins, and alkaloids.

It has diuretic, aphrodisiac, immunomodulatory, antidiabetic, absorption enhancing, hypolipidemic, cardiotonic, central nervous system, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, anticancer, antibacterial, anthelmintic, larvicidal, and anticariogenic activities.

T. terrestris has been used for hundreds of years in traditional systems of medicine to treat impotence, venereal diseases, and sexual debility. Its steroidal saponins make it a potent stimulator of testosterone production.

It has been shown to be a sexual enhancer in the management of sexual dysfunction in males. Early research also shows that taking tribulus can improve sexual satisfaction in men with erectile dysfunction.

Side effects are usually mild and uncommon but might include stomach pain, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, excitation, difficulty sleeping. Products containing this herb should be used with caution by patients taking diabetes medication as it is known to reduce blood sugar levels.

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Avena Sativa extract (seed)

Avena Sativa OatsPaired with and known to work well with the likes of Tribulus Terrestris (above), Avena Sativa (also known as wild oats due to this long known aphrodisiac qualities) has the ability to improve erectile function as well as helping you maintain and increase your testosterone levels (thanks to increasing luteinizing hormone levels).

Over the years it’s been referred to as “Nature’s Viagra” as not only will it increase sexual desire (notably in both men and women), it also has the ability to help maintain and support your nervous system whilst improving blood flow – needless to say, improved blood flow (as we well know) leads to increased arousal levels and erection strength.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Avena sativa extract is present in Semenax at 50 mg per serving. Oat straw extract comes from the stems and leaves of the unripened plant and is high in iron, manganese, and zinc.

Oat straw is widely marketed for enhancing male sexual function. It has been claimed that oat straw works by increasing the amount of free testosterone in the blood.

All that said however, no concrete research was found to substantiate this claim. Its inclusion in this formula might stem from its antioxidant potential. Oral consumption of this extract at the dose present in Semenax should have no side effects.

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Sarsaparilla (root)

SarsaparillaSarsaparilla (also known as Smilax glabra) is a great supplement for arthritis, kidney disease and treating skin diseases such as psoriasis.

Sexual health wise, Sarsaparilla is known as a rather powerful and potent aphrodisiac and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries whilst also used to treat syphilis and other genital infections (needless to say modern medicine has moved on a little since then).

As well as seeing an increase in libido whilst increasing your sex drive, Sarsaparilla will also help detox your body, lower inflammation and boost your immune system.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Sarsaparilla root (Smilax officinalis) is present at a dose of 50 mg per serving of Semenax. The Chinese refer to this herb as ‘khao yen’ and believe strongly in its abilities to act as an aphrodisiac and a sexual stimulant.

It is reported to have a testosterone-like anabolic effect. There are warnings in the literature of gastric irritation and temporary kidney impairment and potential drug interactions with hypnotics, digitalis glycosides, and bismuth.

There are many studies substantiating the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of this herb, but not many supporting its use to cure impotence and improve sex drive.

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Swedish Flower (pollen)

Swedish Flower PollenAlthough far down the list in terms of quantity (just 50mg) Swedish flower pollen is featured on the front of the product label indicating it’s quite an important and recent addition with the last updated formulation of Semenax.

It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and has been shown to reduce and in some cases even eliminate prostate inflammation which in turn will also help achieve and maintain a healthy urinary tract.

The prostate is a very important part of your body – it produces prostate fluid (which is a third of the fluid in semen) and the gland itself helps you to ejaculate during orgasm.

The inclusion of Swedish Flower pollen in Semenax pills will definitely be due to its ability to produce a greater volume of fluid during climax but also to make those orgasms even stronger and more intense.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Swedish flower pollen is present at a dose of 50 mg per serving of Semenax. Swedish flower pollen promotes healthy urine flow and helps maintain normal prostate cell function.

No literature was found to support its role in semen production or treatment of ED. There is not a large body of evidence to determine safety and adverse reaction profile for swedish flower pollen.

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Pumpkin (seed)

Pumpkin SeedJust like various nuts and seeds, pumpkin seeds are known for their ability to increase libido and contain a selection of vitamins and fatty acids which are essential for general health and well-being.

In terms of sexual health, thanks to their high levels of Zinc, Pumpkin seeds help to balance your testosterone levels (especially for those with a deficiency) whilst also improving and increasing sperm production.

Added benefits of pumpkin seeds also include improving sleep, lowering your blood sugar levels, improving both prostate and bladder health and even in some cases being linked to the reduced risk of specific types of cancer.

Dr Shalaka Samant Says…

Pumpkin seed is present at 30 mg per serving of Semenax. Men can benefit from the zinc found in pumpkin seeds. Reduced sperm quality and even infertility in men may be associated with low zinc levels. Some reports also suggest that pumpkin seeds might help with lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate hyperplasia. Dose used in these studies was several fold higher than that found in Semenax. Certain pumpkin seeds (fluted pumpkin seeds) also lead to androgen insufficiency and might have an antispermatogenic activity. The nature of pumpkin seeds used in Semenax is unclear from the label.

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Counterfeit Product Warning

In 2017 counterfeit Semenax pills were seized by the Australian Department of Health [source] entering Australia.

The product bottle looked identical to that supplied by the official Semenax website however the pills were found to contain an undeclared substance – Yohimbine.

There are a vast number of counterfeit products through the likes of Ebay and other fake websites so please ensure that if you buy Semenax, you purchase directly from the official Semenax website which i have independently verified.

To confirm, legitimate authentic Semenax pills do NOT contain Yohimbine.

Semenax Money Back Guarantee

Semenax does offer a money back guarantee however it is worth noting that you need to order a 3 month supply (or larger) in order to qualify – the guarantee does not apply to the 1 month supply of Semenax.

The guarantee is for a 67 day period so this gives you time to try Semenax for 2 months with an additional one-week window in order to return the product.

Based on the ingredients and the fact we’re talking about a daily serving of this supplement that will gradually build up and become more effective the longer you take it, you should be seeing some notably results within 4-6 weeks of being on Semenax.

This is likely part of the reason why the guarantee doesn’t apply to the 1 month supply (you simply need to take it for a few weeks longer to start seeing notably results).

Remember if you have tried Semenax, regardless of whether you’ve had a good or bad experience with the product or have tried to return your purchase using their refund policy, we’d love to hear your thoughts, so make sure to provide us with a review of Semenax at the bottom of this page.

You will notably have to return all your Semenax bottles, unopened or otherwise, so make sure you don’t throw the empty bottles away. They are very, very strict with their return policy – even if your 1 day outside of the 67 day grace period you won’t be able to get a refund.

Semenax Money Back Guarantee
Semenax Money Back Guarantee

You should also be aware that whilst you have to pay return shipping, the original shipping or handling fees that applied at time of purchase aren’t covered and aren’t refundable.

What i would suggest, especially if you bought the larger 6 or 12 month supplies and end up deciding to take advantage of the return and refund policy, is that you double check the timescales for the shipping provider your using to return the bottles to ensure they arrive in time!

You might also want to opt for tracked return shipping so you have proof of the item being sent and received.

Ultimately the Semenax money back guarantee is pretty standard across the industry and there aren’t any nasty surprises – for example some supplement providers add an additional stock refill fee which can be anywhere up to 20% of the original order value – so in comparison, the Semenax return and refund policy is pretty straightforward and transparent.

How Much Does Semenax Cost?

Semenax capsules are a rather expensive product and even with an exclusive 10% discount if you use our unique code PER10 at the checkout, depending on the quantity you buy (available in 1, 3, 6 and 12 month supplies), you’re looking at between dropping to per serving, per day.

You can definitely get a good deal if your located in the United States and buy the 6 or 12 month supply as you’ll not only free shipping but the price per month supply is as little as .

If your outside the US, even on those larger six and twelve month packages your unfortunately going to have to pay for delivery, whilst Semenax also makes a point of highlighting (in the small print), that international customers are responsible for any and all additional taxes, tariffs and duties that might be incurred when shipping an order outside the the US.

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If we compare Semenax vs Volume Pills in terms of cost (which you can also notably get a 10% discount on using code PER10 at the checkout), Semenax does work out marginally cheaper on the 1 and 3 month supplies, but not on the 6 and 12 month packages.

Yes, your getting more in terms of number of pills per serving and as a result a wider selection of ingredients however the trade off is that VolumePills is a little cheaper on the bigger packages and you also get a selection of bonuses (such as a free box of Prosolutions Pills) which Semenax lacks.

If your serious about using Semenax for the long term, you’re going to be paying considerably more per year overall however on the flipside you are getting 33% more in your daily dose, with a wider selection of ingredients which could, for you, mean better results.

Does Semenax Work? My Verdict!

Good IconSemenax contains a great selection of ingredients based on a rather long standing and proven history of Chinese medicine.

The manufacturer of Semenax has squeezed in a wide variety of ingredients and although I think some of them are perhaps included in too smaller quantity (hence likely not have that much of an impact in terms of results if they were individually taken), a lot of the ingredients work in harmony to produce the same end result.

It’s disappointing to not see a more up to date formulation that includes Bioperine (which would ultimately increase absorption rates) however thanks to 4 capsules per serving they really are trying to cram in a lot compared to the competition.

Bioperine might be expensive but if Semenax were to add this to the formulation then the results would likely be even better – based on my testing, i saw a notably increase in libido quite quickly (around 2-3 weeks) however the increase in semen volume and intensity took a good few months.

Although I can’t attest to it, I also believe based on the variety of ingredients that Semenax has some great potential where fertility levels are concerned – combine together a large portion of the ingredients should theoretically increase the quality of sperm, as well as motility so for those looking to conceive, at least trying Semenax could potentially be a good first step before exploring more expensive fertility options.

Semenax Reviews

Have you tried Semenax? What did you think? How did you get on? Did Semenax work for you?

If you’ve tried Semenax, regardless of whether your experience was positive or negative, we’d love to hear what you think!

Simply provide us with your own unique and unbiased review of this product and we’ll post your Semenax review below for all our other visitors to see!

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Should I Buy Semenax?

Maybe IconMaybe! Don’t get me wrong, Semenax is a really good product in terms of the ingredients and the rather large daily serving size you get of 4 capsules.

Each ingredient is going to provide a lot of benefit in terms of not just increasing sperm production so your volume increases (which is kinda the point of the product), but also in making you a little more relaxed, making it easier to get aroused and even combating potential symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

I think it’s also really important to highlight the rather under emphasised fact that Semenax is likely going to increase your fertility – improving not just the quantity of semen you produce but the quality and mobility of your sperm as well.

It really does feel as though Semenax is understating and avoiding this potential benefit however i think this is largely impart to the legality of making such a claim whilst the core benefits that Semenax focuses on are very much the “perform like a stallion” rather than the “increase your fertility and ability to conceive” type claims.

Semenax Bottle & Group of Pills
Semenax Bottle & Group of Pills

If you also factor in how the product has been priced, it does feel as though Semenax has been specifically positioned to take #2 position behind VolumePills which is not only cheaper on larger packages but also includes a number of additional bonuses and the advanced absorption rates thanks to the inclusion of Bioperine.

The final decision is really down to you! Some may find that the larger, wider variety of ingredients are more potent and effective, but that lack of bonuses and higher price point could be just a little too hard to stomach over the long term.

Regardless, Semenax is a great product and i think that if your not only looking to increase the volume of semen you produce but also potentially your fertility levels as well, it really is worth buying a 3 month supply or greater, especially given the flexibility and assurance provided from the 67 day money back guarantee.


Semenax Questions & Answers

If you’re not sure if Semenax is the right semen enhancer for you or you have a specific question about this product before you purchase, please post your question below and I’ll provide you with a reply based on my own unbiased views and knowledge.


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    1. Yes you can however I would suggest trying one product on its own to start with, then adding the secondary product just in case there are any negative side effects. Click here to buy VigRX Plus and get 10% off your order. You can also click here to buy Semenax and get 10% off also!

  1. The pills are too big to swallow – can i mix them into a smoothie and drink or will any ingredients cause irritation in the throat or stomach?

    1. The ingredients are unlikely to cause any irritation however the use of the capsule is more so the product gets digested and consumed later in the digestive tract hence allowing the ingredients to be absorbed more effectively. If you decide to take the Semenax powder in a drink, you’ll likely see much weaker results so I’d suggest, if you can, that you get a big glass of water and just try chugging that – that’s what I’ve done in the past when a pill is a little too big to swallow. Just drink, drink, drink!

  2. I have a heart stent and I have medication for my heart. Do you think is OK if I’m taking Semenax? I know its all herbal etc but I don’t wanna get heart attack and die 🙂 Thank you

    1. Semenax does have herbal ingredients yes, but at the same time those herbal ingredients can still affect your body. A number of the ingredients are included because they improve blood flow and as a result improve erection strength. These could affect or thin the blood which in term could result in an impact on your health or other medications or medical conditions you suffer from. My general rule of thumb where anything truly medical is concerned is to consult a medical professional.

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