Prolixus is one of the many penis enlargement pills flooding the market. According to their website Prolixus contains a herbal formula designed to deliver a greater percentage of herbal supplements that are supposed to thicken and widen the penis.
Most, if not all supplements have some side effects and many herbal supplements should not be combined with prescription medications. Some supplements can increase or decrease the effectiveness of the prescription medications and cause an increased risk of side effects.
* It is always recommended that you speak with your doctor before adding any new supplements to your daily routine, especially when under medical care for chronic heath concerns.
The main ingredients in Prolixus include:
Ginseng – The recommended dosage for Ginseng supplementation is 200 mg/ day based on a standardized dose. Side effects of ginseng include nervousness, agitation, insomnia, diarrhea, headaches, high blood pressure and heart palpitations.
Ginseng has been known to increase the effectiveness of blood thinners such as coumadin, heparin and aspirin. Ginseng has also been known to increase side effects from many prescription medications and should never be used by individuals under a doctor’s care for heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Ginko Biloba – Ginko biloba is perhaps one of the most widely studied supplements. Ginko biloba has been found safe and effective for many conditions when used in recommended amounts. There have been wide reports of bleeding when used by individuals on anticoagulant therapy or undergoing oral surgery. For this reason, individuals under treatment for blood disorders should not take ginko biloba without consulting with their doctor.
Epimedium Sagitatum – Also known as Horny Goat Weed, this supplement has been used in Chinese medicines for years. There is no recommended safe dosage though most people tolerate epimedium sagitatum in medicinal doses when in combination with other treatments.
The most commonly known side effects of epimedium sagitatum include nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. For individuals with coronary diseases it may cause tachycardia (rapid heart beat), low blood pressure or respiratory arrest when used in high doses or for extended periods of time.
Niacin – Niacin (vitamin B3) is a water-soluble vitamin. Recommended dosage for men is 16 mg a day and most of that is easily available through a healthy diet. Niacin is not stored in the body, it is eliminated through urine. Excessive doses of vitamin B3 taken over an extended period of time can cause liver damage, peptic ulcers and skin rashes. Some individuals with a sensitivity to niacin may experience an overall flushing sensation with or without a rash noted.
The Prolixus website does not offer a list of active ingredients, nor does it post any dosage amounts or warnings concerning potential side effects. Without a full listing of ingredients it is hard if not impossible to tell what combination of supplements is included as well as in what concentrations.
While most individuals can safely use herbal supplements in moderation, there is a concern about unforeseen side effects concerning allergies or unexpected drug interactions related to the ingredients listed above.
- Ginseng. Alternative Health. About.Com
- Ginko Biloba. Mayo Clinic.Com
- Epimedium Sagitatum. HealthLine.Com
- Niacin. Medline Plus