Penis Enargement Pills and Supplements
"Penis enlargement pills", "penis patches" and ointments are commonly offered over the Internet. This is one of the most common topics for e-mail spam messages.
Analyses performed by Flora Research of California and by the University of Maryland have uncovered harmful contaminants in a number of "penis enlargement" pills. Contaminants found included mold, yeast, dangerous E. coli bacteria, pesticides, and lead.
Dr. Michael Donnenberg of the University of Maryland has described herbal pills marketed as having "heavy fecal contamination", possibly from animals grazing near the plants harvested for herbal ingredients.
Dr. Ira Sharlip, a spokesman for the American Urological Association, has said, "There is no such thing as a penis pill that works. These are all things that are sold for profit. There's no science or substance behind them."
A rising trend in penis enlargement is the use of amino acids L-arginine and L-Ornithine. These two amino acids are commonly taken as supplements by body builders to speed up recovery time and to improve endurance during training.
L-Arginine is produced naturally by the human body, however it can also be obtained from dietary sources. It plays a key role in tissue recovery and cardiovascular health.
It has also been shown to dilate blood vessels, allowing more blood to enter the penis, and while this doesn't guarantee any permanent enlargement it can assist with erectile dysfunction in some individuals.
Similar to body building, many people that practice penis enlargement exercises will take L-Arginine prior to the exercise to improve recovery of the tissue and improve blood flow. In addition to these effects, high levels of L-Arginine have been suggested to increase the body's production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
L-Ornithine is used by body builders to reduce physical fatigue; some believe that when combined with L-Arginine it can also improve the production of HGH.
These supplements are generally found in health food stores, although they can sometimes be found in pharmacies as well. In some individuals, supplementation of L-Arginine, L-Ornithine or HGH can have serious side effects including death