Male Extra Review
Male Extra aims to give you bigger, harder erections as well as improving your libido and sexual performance. With a 3 pill rather than 2 pill serving you do get more for your money however it is a little pricey so although in my view the likes of Max Performer is better, Male Extra is still worth considering!
Last updated 6 July, 2023
Pros & Cons
- Free Shipping on all Orders
- Good ingredients but no Bioperine
- Old, Outdated Website
- 100 day money back guarantee
- 3 pills per day
- to per month
- to per daily serving
- Save 20% – Coupon on Official Website
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Male Extra is an all natural male enhancement pill that was originally launched back in 2009.
Back then it had around 10 different ingredients and also claimed to be a penis enlargement pill thanks to the inclusion of a now discontinued jelqing exercise program.
Fast forward to 2019 and the claims of penis enlargement have disappeared (along with the penile exercise system) and there now a more refined Male Extra formula (now containing just 7 ingredients).
Male Extra pills now claims to:
- Give you bigger, harder erections
- Make your erections last longer
- Improve the intensity of orgasms
- Supercharge your confidence and stamina
With claims like this we’re no doubt going to see ingredients that increase and improve blood flow, whilst also stimulating our energy levels and working to improve libido levels.
Backing up these claims, the website makes a very specific point of mentioning the fact that Male Extra has more than 150,000 satisfied customers and has sold more than 12 million male enhancement pills in total.
Given the fact there aren’t any testimonials on their website and that the claimed number of satisfied customers has been mentioned on their website for quite some years, I really am a little bit sceptical about those numbers.
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Pills & Packaging
Arriving in a discreet brown cardboard box with no identifying marks or logos, the Male Extra shipping box is as understated as you could possibly get and as discreet as we’ve come to expect from all products of this type.
Over the years the Male Extra product packaging has changed quite considerably – originally it was a large blue box with blister packs, this then changed to a thin blue bottle and in recent years we’ve seen the introduction of a black bottle to give Male Extra and almost adult feel – it definitely feels like it’s more for the “bedroom”.
The latest version does actually stand out as being rather different and unique appearance wise, as the majority of other products of this type are usually white and have a very clinical, clean feel to them.
The front of the product label features the Male Extra logo, the tagline “Bigger, Harder, Longer” as well as a mention to the quantity of pills in the bottle (90) and a splash of red colour drawing your attention to the fact that this version is a new and improved formula.
On the side and reverse of the product label you’ll find a fully transparent breakdown of the Male Extra formulation, confirmation of the serving size (3 pills), at what time of day Male Extra should be taken (with your breakfast or another main meal), and the usual obligatory list of warnings.
With the cap of the bottle removed there’s a paper seal to break through – proof that you’re getting a brand new bottle of Male Extra and the contents haven’t been tampered with.
The Male Extra pills themselves are light blue in colour and have a smooth, almost plastic texture to them that means they are completely taste and odour free. Break a pill in half and it’s a light brown powder with a few flecks of white.
At just under 2cms in length (around 3/4s of an inch) they aren’t as small as Max Performer pills but they still remain rather easy to swallow and consume remembering of course that at 90 pills per bottle, you’ll be needing to swallow 3 pills per serving.
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Thanks to the manufacturers of VigRX Plus, I’ve actually got my hands on the REAL product to test and review.
Don’t believe the fake reviews on the net that don’t have their own photos – many fake VigRX Plus reviews are based on generic product information and they’ve never seen, let alone tried the product.
Ingredients & Side Effects
The other 6 parts to the Male Extra blend i’ve seen in varying quantities within other male enhancement pills.
The one big missing ingredient that I’d really have liked to have seen in Male Extra (and is currently lacking) is Bioperine – a rather expensive ingredient made from the extract of black pepper that vastly improves and enhances absorption rates.
As with all products of this type although they do claim to be completely natural and totally side-effect free, there is still a chance that the ingredients in this formulation could cause side effects.
Even something as simple and small as the colouring used in the gel capsules could potentially irritate the stomach or if you’re allergic to something specific, cause a reaction.
Notably the small print on the bottle does mention vegetable capsules however seemingly there is no mention of how they get their sky blue colour (its got to be a colouring of some sort that isn’t seemingly mentioned on the label).
Obviously if you’re on any existing medications, or start seeing side effects once you start taking taking Male Extra pills, you should always discontinue use or in the first instance talk to your doctor or medical professional before you start taking this male enhancement supplement.
The manufacturer directs the user to take three capsules of the product daily with breakfast or any other main meal. The capsule formulation offers several advantages over the other popular form – a tablet.
The capsule coating protects the sensitive beneficial ingredients within and facilitates easier consumption as it is odorless and tasteless.
Capsules, in general, are easier to swallow and release their contents rapidly. The capsule coating can also reduce gastrointestinal irritation which can be a cause of concern for several users.
Male Extra Ingredients (English)
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving||% NRV|
|L-Arginine Hydrochloride||600 mg||*|
|Pomegranate 20:1 ext (40% ellagic acid)||500 mg||*|
|MSN (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)||100 mg||*|
|Zinc (as Citrate)||10 mg||100|
|Cordyceps Mushroom Powder||25 mg||*|
|Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)||19 mg||118|
- Origin: Amino Acid (Red Meat, Poultry, Fish & Dairy)
- Quantity: 600mg
- Aka: Arginine
Pomegranate 20:1 Extract (40% Ellagic Acid)
- Origin: Arabia, Afghanistan, India & China
- Quantity: 500mg
- Aka: Anardana, Dadim, Dadima, Delima
MSN (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
- Origin: Fruit, Vegetables, Grains, Milk
- Quantity: 100mg
- Aka: Methyl Sulfone, Dimethyl Sulfone
- Origin: Eggs, Meat, Fish
- Quantity: 100mg
- Aka: DL-Methionine, DL Methionine
Zinc (as Citrate)
- Origin: Worldwide
- Quantity: 10mg
- Aka: Zinc Murakab, Zinc Orotate, Zinc Oxide
- Also In:
Viasil, Semenax, Max Performer
Cordyceps Mushroom Powder
- Origin: China
- Quantity: 25mg
- Aka: Cs-4, Dong Chong Xia Cao, Ophiocordyceps Sinensis
Vitamins B3 (Nicotinamide)
- Origin: Red Meat & Fish
- Quantity: 19mg
- Aka: Niacin
Top of the ingredients list in terms of quantity (600mg), L-Arginine Hydrochloride (or HCI as it’s often shortened) is well known for its ability to produce nitric oxide by converting amino acids.
It does create free radicals which we don’t particularly like but on the flipside L-Arginine HCI allows your blood vessels to open wider and as a result help transport blood around your body – the knock on effect is thicker, harder and stronger erections which are a key sales point of Male Extra pills.
If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, or perhaps just have a little bit of anxiety or struggle in achieving an erection, the inclusion of L-Arginine should make quite a difference.
For those that don’t suffer from any degree of impotence, the inclusion of this ingredient simply means you’ll experience even better, stronger and likely longer erections.
Given the rather high dosage of 600mg you may see some potential side-effects starting to kick in especially if you take Male Extra for the long-term.
If you start experiencing bloating, abdominal pain, low blood pressure or diarrhoea (or in fact you start getting other symptoms that are persistent or unusual for you), you should always stop taking Male Extra and consult a medical professional or your doctor.
Due to the fact that L-Arginine increases blood flow, you might also start experiencing lightheadedness and dizziness – if you’re on medications (such as blood thinners or blood clotting agents) I’d definitely recommend discussing Male Extra with a medical expert before you start taking it as it could interact rather badly with some prescription medications.
The next big key ingredient in Male Extra is a powerhouse of an antioxidant which further helps to boost blood circulation.
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is, in this form taken from the seeds of the Pomegranate fruit, creating a powerful and focused 20:1 extract (500mg in total) which has a lot of the undesired elements of the plant removed (hence making it purer).
Interestingly pomegranate also contains a number of specific elements that our bodies need in order to function properly, these include vitamin C, sodium, calcium, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin some of which have been specifically included in other male enhancement supplements to give you an added boost.
As well as increasing your blood flow this anti-inflammatory is great for maintaining healthy skin and holding back the aging process.
Just like Pomegranate, MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) is a powerful anti-inflammatory and has been found to aid symptoms of arthritis, muscle recovery and joint pain making it a popular choice amongst men who focus on fitness or bodybuilding.
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, MSN is also exceptionally good for improving the health and strength of your nails, hair and skin – it is with this view that Male Extra has included this ingredient in their formulation as it will help to maintain and grow healthy new cells throughout your body but also specifically in the penis.
This ultimately means that you should see better penile health and, thanks to the improved circulation from the other ingredients, a stronger and more effective ability for your penis to adapt to the increase in blood flow resulting in stronger thicker, more engorged erections.
At 100mg, there is a rather small amount of MSN (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) in your daily serving of Male Extra so your unlikely to experience common side effects such as headaches, lacking concentration, nausea and fatigue.
For obvious reasons (and this doesn’t just apply to Male Extra but literally any male enhancement pill or supplement), if you start experiencing strange or unusual side effects or symptoms that you normally don’t have, you should always discontinue use and consult a medical professional.
L-Methionine is an amino acid and although we know it can help to produce proteins in our body (similar to L-Lysine and Pantothenic Acid) there’s no conclusive research or studies that really highlight its benefits for general health, let alone the health and function of your penis.
Methionine is very much one of those elements in our bodies that we need, but we need it at a correct and balanced amount – too little or too much, and this amino acid can have more of a negative rather than positive effect on our bodies.
It’s even been suggested that having a less of it in the body could potentially result in improved lifespans.
On the flip side though, having good Methionine levels can help your body detox, improve the health of your digestive tract, boost your immune system and improve raise your fertility levels (although if that is your focus you probably want to consider a product more like Semenax or VolumePills).
Male Extra’s reasoning for including L-Methionine is based on their view that it helps to block histamines (a form of neurotransmitters that sends signals to the brain) in the body.
It’s thought that the higher your levels of histamines, the faster you’re likely to ejaculate hence why histamines have been specifically linked in some research and studies to premature ejaculation. As such there is seemingly no conclusive evidence to support this.
Despite the potential advantages of increasing your bodies level of L-Methionine, I’m still a little uncertain as to why Male Extra have opted to include this specific ingredient.
The 100mg of L-Methionine could have perhaps been replaced with something else that has perhaps been studied and researched in more detail and is shown to specifically bring a benefit to men’s sexual health.
It’s also worth noting that although Methionine hasn’t got any specific side effects associated with it (at least not yet based on the limited amount of research), it can decrease your B12, B6 and folic acid levels so if you already have a deficiency this could further exacerbate your symptoms.
You can’t really go wrong with Zinc, and it’s a popular choice included in the likes of Max Performer and Semenax – it’s one of those staple ingredients that we see all too frequently in male enhancement pills thanks to its known benefits on the quality of sperm production.
The Zinc benefits for men lie in it’s rather critical role in regulating and producing testosterone. If your testosterone levels are too low your libido and sexual drive will suffer and on a more physical level, the motility and strength of semen can be impacted resulting in reduced fertility levels.
Zinc is notably very important to the health and function of our bones, kidney, muscles and liver however for men it also helps to maintain a healthy prostate gland. The prostate gland is what produces and releases some of the fluid that is found in semen.
It may only be the size of a walnut, but without good Zinc levels our testosterone levels suffer; in fact a study showed that by limiting Zinc in the diets of young men, their testosterone levels significantly decreased.
At the other end of the spectrum, by increasing Zinc levels in elderly men (over the course of 6 months), saw a marked improvement in testosterone levels which also had the knock on effect of helping reduce or resolve symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
We’ve seen Cordyceps included in other male enhancement pills – it’s that scary fungus that takes over the minds and bodies of small insects and encapsulates them in fungus however despite this Cordyceps have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine.
Thankfully technology has moved on and given the high demand chances are the Cordyseps in this and other products are more than likely mass produced in laboratories!
Although it is included in a rather tiny quantity in Male Extra (25mg compared to a whopping 1000mg in the hugely popular and effective Max Performer), it is still a very powerful ingredient to have in the formulation.
There are notably more than 400 different variants of Cordyceps although the two that have specifically been used in modern medicine are that of Cordyceps sinensis and Cordyceps militaris (although no mention is made on the ingredients as to which species has been used in Male Extra).
Cordyceps is generally used for one of two reasons – the treatment of kidney disorders or the resolution of male sexual health problems.
In the case of the latter, Cordyceps is a power antioxidant however in the male body it increases the strength of another antioxidant – Super Oxide Dismutase (or SOD as it’s abbreviated) which helps fight preamature aging.
Beyond that however, Cordyceps thins the blood improving circulation whilst also aiding the release of testosterone. In men this leads to more stamina, an increase in virility and most importantly the ability to improve erectile function (leading to stronger, harder erections).
Needless to say, if you’re on any existing medications that relate to clotting of the blood, you’ll most definitely want to consult your doctor or a medical expert before taking Male Extra or any other product containing Cordyceps as an ingredient.
Vitamin B3 naturally occurs in MSN (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) one of the other key ingredients in Male Extra whilst this 19mg dose gives you an added boost.
Nicotinamide is one of two types of Vitamin B3; each have their own uses, benefits and possible side effects whilst the primarily role of Nicotinamide (also known as Niacin) is to give you energy and help the cells in your body to undertake specific chemical reactions.
From a men’s sexual health point of view, improving the levels of Vitamin B3 helps to combat high cholesterol levels which, when lowered results in improved blood flow around the body.
Given that we need good blood circulation especially to the penis when we want to gain an erection, it’s no surprise that various medical studies have highlighted the positive impact that good or improved Vitamin B3 levels have on those that suffer from erectile dysfunction and is clearly part of the reason for Male Extra’s claim of bigger, harder erections.
You can take up to 35 mg per day of Niacin (so the 19mg in Male Extra is well within the required limits) whilst side effects wise there has been some indication that it kind cause headaches, an upset stomach and nausea.
Money Back Guarantee
Like so many products of this type on the market, Male Extra gives you plenty of time to try their pills out – the money back guarantee offered is for 100 days which is comparable to similar products on the market, although not as good as the lifetime guarantee offered on Performer8.
Knowing that you’ve got a means of getting your money back if this penis enhancement pill doesn’t work for you, does therefore provide you with added peace of mind and the confidence to place your order.
If you do want to take advantage of the money back guarantee you will get a full refund on the price you paid for the original purchase – don’t forget you’ll also have to pay for return shipping and I’d highly suggest using a courier with tracking so you have proof that your return has successfully been received.
I ended up digging a little bit deeper into their terms and conditions as when a 100 day guarantee is usually offered, the 1 month supplies are usually excluded.
Having spoken to their customer support team (via their websites Live Chat feature), they confirmed that the 100 day guarantee does indeed also apply to the smaller 1 month supply.
Their customer support team did specifically highlight that they recommend using the product for at least 2 months due to results varying person-to-person – some people seeing results within 60 days whilst others get results in 30 days or less.
Regardless of which package you choose (whether it’s the 1 month, 4 month or 6 month supplies), you’ll get the 100 day money back guarantee period to try the product and, as long as you return all the used and unopened bottles of Male Extra, there’s really no reason why you won’t get a full refund.
With free shipping on all international orders there are no hidden costs or fees that should be incurred whilst their warehouses in the US and UK means that all Male Extra customers from America, Australia, Canada and all countries in Europe shouldn’t experience any additional import fees or taxes.
If you live outside of these tier 1 countries, there is a chance that some additional fees may be charged by local customs enforcement when your order reaches the destination country.
Also bear in mind that stricter countries may potentially have specific ingredients or male enhancement specific products on a ban list and hence your Male Extra order could potentially get returned to sender.
You can see the pricing and a variety of other information in the pricing table below.
Male Extra Pricing (English)
|1 Mths||3 Mths||5 Mths||12 Mths|
|Pills Per Bottle||60||60||60||60|
|Pills Per Serving||2||2||2||2|
|Price Per Month|
|Price Per Pill|
|Price Per Serving|
It is worth remembering that unlike Max Performer, both the 4 and 6-month supplies of Male Extra include one or two bottles of erection gel – a nice little bonus for choosing the larger package sizes.
It’s really good to see that Male Extra has over the years improved their packaging, website and importantly their ingredients list and claims.
The ingredients have been refined, and the claims of what Male Extra can do for you have been toned down to focus more specifically on attaining harder erections that last longer whilst also giving you an enhanced libido with more stamina.
Personally I do find a specific section of their website rather misleading – the section talks specifically about results using Male Extra and seemingly illustrates that without any need for physical intervention (such as the use of a penis pump, penis extender or simple jelqing exercises), by taking Male Extra for 6 months, you can increase the length of your penis by up to 2.6 inches.
It’s a little far fetched!
Do I think that Male Extra can make your penis thicker and give you stronger erections? Yes but only for the short term on a temporary basis.
Could a temporary level of growth produce a visual improvement of 2.6 inches? No, and in no way would this translate into permanent gains. If you did jeqling exercises or some physical means of stretching, then it’s absolutely possible!
I think that Male Extra is a really good product – it’s competitively priced especially when you factor in the additional bonuses on the larger package sizes.
That said however, as I mentioned right at the beginning of my review the lack of Bioperine means the effectiveness of Male Extra is always going to under perform – it could be so much more effective and faster acting with the inclusion of this small (but expensive) additional ingredient.
For me, Male Extra simply can’t beat the main competition – Max Performer – so if i was getting my wallet out and about to part with my cash, i’d be having a good long think about whether or not Male Extra really is the best value for money but more importantly the best product for getting the result you’re looking for.
Put simply, Max Performer has the edge thanks to vastly improved absorption rates (thanks to Bioperine) and a slightly better, wider array of ingredients in my view but that’s not to say that Male Extra couldn’t still give you really good results over the long term.
Male Extra has a good set of ingredients, a couple of which are a little more unique to what you find in other competitor product. The pricing isn’t bad however the website does feel rather old and dated. If you’ve tried Max Performer or VigRX Plus and didn’t get the results you were hoping for, Male Extra is a good alternative choice especially with the 100 day money back guarantee.