Sorting fact from fiction in the search for New Zealand's best supplement
Here's a question for you:
Is stress, low energy, or a poor diet leaving you feeling like less of a man?
If so, you’re not alone!
According to Stuff.co.nz (1), as many as half of New Zealand men over the age of 40 experience erectile problems. What’s more is that only around 5% of men ever end up seeking help.
From virtual shopping baskets to store shelves, there’s an overwhelming number of lotions, potions, and tonics that all claim to ‘Restore your testosterone!’ and ‘Boost your sex drive, fast!’. With so many options, is it any wonder you throw your hands up in frustration?
Today we’re making your life easier by reviewing and comparing two of New Zealand’s most popular natural remedies: TESTO® and Herbal Ignite. So which supplement provides the best support for your lackluster sex drive? And what is it about these herbal erection pills that make them the go-to for Kiwi men looking to get back to business...if you catch our drift?
Keep reading to find out:
‘At A Glance’ Comparison Table
|Best Buy||$178 (3 Bottle Deal)||$269 (4 Bottle Deal)|
|Average Bottle Price||$59.33||$67.25|
|Cost Per Day||From $1.98||From $2.25|
|Capsules Per Day||2||3 - 6 (weight dependent)|
|Guarantee||90 Day 100% Money-Back Guarantee, full or empty.||90 Day Money-Back Guarantee on all unopened bottle/s and one opened.|
Horny Goat Weed
Horny Goat Weed
|Does it contain preservatives, sugars, milk, starch, wheat, or yeast derivatives?||No||No|
|Other Ingredients||Excipients and fillers||Excipients and fillers|
|Ordering||Discreet online ordering||Discreet online ordering|
|Safety?||GMP Certified||GMP Certified|
Addressing the Erectile Dysfunction elephant in the room
When you want to get busy in the bedroom, your body isn’t always your best friend.
Long-standing medical issues, illnesses, medications, as well as the various ways you’ve been (mis)treating your body via diet and exercise - or lack thereof - can leave you suffering from the early signs and symptoms of erectile dysfunction such as difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection.
Take note that this isn’t just a concern for your sexual health, either. A decrease in sexual performance between the sheets can point to far more pressing medical issues on the streets, including Cardiovascular (heart) problems, or even Diabetes.
So if you find relationship issues, medications, or the aging process has left you with a lack of energy or a lacklustre libido, kick those stubborn ways to the curb and seek out a solution. Otherwise you may just find your partner swiping right!...
Rummaging around for the ‘root’ cause
From medication to medical issues, a decline in your health or sexual performance can be caused by:
- Excessive alcohol consumption.
- The use of recreational drugs like marijuana or cocaine.
- Medications including antidepressants, hormones, and antipsychotics.
- High blood cholesterol levels leading to narrowed blood vessels.
- Psychological reasons including stress, depression, relationship problems, and performance anxiety.
Lackluster sex life? Don’t stress - Erectile Dysfunction can be treated
When you’re struggling in the bedroom, most anything can feel like bad news.
But here’s the good:
Erectile dysfunction doesn’t have to end in a life sentence of celibacy.
In fact, simple lifestyle changes such as adding libido-boosting foods to your meals can often be all you need to restore your sex drive and address the signs of erectile dysfunction. If not, however? Then don’t despair!
There are a raft of treatments on the market that address male sexual health issues, including:
- Patches, pills, and natural herbal supplements that lift testosterone and libido like TESTO®.
- Short-term erectile dysfunction medications such as Viagra, Silvasta, and Levitra.
- Mechanical treatments including penile surgery, injections, and vacuum pumps.
- Medical check-ups and treatments that address thyroid problems, diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, and other illnesses.
Natural supplements like TESTO® provide long-lasting support
Unlike on-the-spot sexy-time solutions like Viagra, over-the-counter dietary supplements dive deeper to address the…’root’...cause of erectile dysfunction.
Take TESTO®, for example: this herbal supplement is naturopathically formulated and manufactured right here in New Zealand using a 100% natural, scientifically researched blend of premium quality herbal extracts and minerals that work at cellular level to boost your libido, stamina, and sexual performance.
Natural supplements such as these are packed with optimal quantities of quality, active ingredients - backed by clinical trials - to provide you with more powerful erectile support.
Comparison: TESTO® vs Herbal Ignite
Have you received one of those shady Viagra emails recently?
We thought so!
You see, the Viagra market is increasingly plagued by second-rate suppliers and dodgy products. Unfortunately, the same can be said of herbal supplements. When you’re looking for a natural supplement, finding a brand - and a product - you trust is an absolute must.
Over-the-top promises and and same-day guarantees, for example, should be immediate red flags. If a supplier is claiming otherwise? Then you’d do well to steer clear. Unsubstantiated claims often point to unknown, potentially harmful drugs and ingredients.
Instead, you should search out natural supplements that manage to tick all of the boxes:
- What ingredients do they contain?
- What safety nets do they offer?
- What about the price?
TESTO® and Herbal Ignite are two such supplements...so which is better?
Join us for the answers to these questions and many more below:
How much are we talking here?
When it comes to price, you want the best band-for-your-buck in the bedroom.
- TESTO’s current Buy-2-Get-1-Free offer is just $178 for a 3 Month Supply of libido-boosting formula. That's $59.33 per 60 capsule bottle.
- Herbal Ignite’s Buy-2-Get-2-Free offer, on the other hand, sees you $269 out of pocket. That's $67.25 per 90 capsule bottle.
That’s a $91 premium for Herbal Ignite and while you get more capsules per bottle, you also need to consider the recommended daily dose required to maximise the benefits.
What’s the daily dosage?
Herbal Ignite’s Buy-2-Get-2-Free offer may seem like great value, but as you walk away with a higher capsule count, the daily recommended dosage is dependent on body weight, requiring anywhere from 3 to 6 capsules per day, as illustrated by their table below;
Take 1 capsule per 20-26 kg body weight. For example:
60-79kg - 3 caps daily
80-99kg - 4 caps daily
100-119kg - 5 caps daily
120-156kg - 6 caps daily
TESTO® is a 2 capsule per-day formulation.
Do they require a prescription?
No, neither TESTO® nor Herbal Ignite require a prescription. Either of the supplements can be safely and securely order via the phone or ordered online.
What kind of safety net do I have?
Just like the supplements themselves, not all return policies are created equal.
On the surface, TESTO® and Herbal Ignite appear to offer the same 90 Day Money Back Guarantee. Look a little closer, and you’ll find that only TESTO® offers a no-questions asked returns policy, whether the bottle/s is full, half-used, or completely empty.
Simply return the product within 90 days of purchase and you’ll receive a complete refund of your purchase credited back to your credit card.
On the other hand, Herbal Ignite offer a refund on all unopened bottles, provided they are suitable for resale, and only one opened bottle.
Are they Vegetarian or Vegan?
Yes! In fact, TESTO® is totally vegan with no animal products in the formulation, including the capsule. According to Herbal Ignite’s marketing, their formula is also vegetarian.
Can I order discreetly?
Both TESTO® and Herbal Ignite provide discreet, confidential delivery options that see your products delivered in plain packaging that makes no reference to the products inside.
What about the ingredients?
- Tribulus Terrestris
- Horny Goat Weed
- Avena Sativa
RESEARCH: A total of 60 patients presenting mild or mild to moderate ED were enrolled in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which the efficacies of KRG and a placebo were compared. The patients received either an optimal dose of Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) or a placebo. Results: The five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) score after the treatment was significantly higher in the KRG group compared with that before the treatment.
In contrast, there was no difference before and after the treatment in the placebo group. In the KRG group, 66.6% reported improved erection, significant in the global efficacy question; in the placebo group there was no significance. Scores on rigidity, penetration, and maintenance were significantly higher for KRG than those for the placebo when questions regarding the same were answered after 12 weeks of each treatment. (2)
RESEARCH: In a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial involving 120 healthy men between the ages of 43 and 70, an optimal dose of Fenugreek extract during a 12-week trial showed significant improvement in sexual function and serum testosterone as evidenced by the number of morning erections and frequency of sexual activity.
“Free testosterone levels were improved up to 46% in 90% of the study population….Majority of the subjects enrolled in the study demonstrated improvements in mental alertness and mood. Furthermore, cardiovascular health and libido were significantly improved.” (3)
Horny Goat Weed
Horny Goat Weed is a herb with a long history of use in China. Its use has been recorded as far back as 2000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as an aphrodisiac and sexual tonic.
TCM practitioners have found the herb to help support erectile problems, libido and sexual vitality in men. It got its rather unique name from goat farmers who noticed its effects on goats after eating the leaves of the plant.
Scientific research has found the plant to contain a flavonoid compound called icariin, which has been found to have pro erectile effects through two different metabolic pathways. Firstly, like the drug Viagra, icariin has been found to inhibit the selective PDE5 enzyme as well increasing nitric oxide, both these effects target blood flow into the penis supporting erection function.
Zinc is an extremely important trace element and is involved in many cellular reactions in the body as well as being a crucial nutrient needed as a cellular building block for tissue repair. It is important for growth and development, immunity, neurological function, reproduction and as an antioxidant.
For men it is necessary for the formation of sperm, the metabolism and synthesis of testosterone. Zinc deficiency is linked to erectile dysfunction. low testosterone or low sperm count.
Selenium is an essential trace element. Unfortunately, New Zealand soils typically contain low levels of this mineral.
Selenium’s main functions in the body includes antioxidant protection, cell protection, immune system and thyroid health. In regard to men’s health, selenium is needed for the synthesis of testosterone and supports healthy fertility by targeting sperm maturation and motility.
Optimal levels of selenium are associated with cardiovascular health, healthy mood and immune function and longevity.
How quickly do they work?
Unlike Viagra and other spur of the moment options, herbal supplements are a long-term treatment. So no, neither TESTO® or Herbal Ignite will work instantly. That said, many men report seeing results in a matter of days having incorporated TESTO® into their daily health routine as directed.
References and further reading
- Treating erectile dysfunction By Barbara Docherty for Stuff.co.nz, July 25th 2010
- Andrale E.et al. Study of the efficacy of Korean Red Ginseng in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Asian J Androl. 2007 9(2) 241-244
- Maheshwari A1, Verma N2, Swaroop A3, Bagchi M3, Preuss HG4, Tiwari K5, Bagchi D6. Efficacy of FurosapTM, a novel Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract, in Enhancing Testosterone Level and Improving Sperm Profile in Male Volunteers. Int J Med Sci. 2017 Jan 10;14(1):58-66. doi: 10.7150/ijms.17256. eCollection 2017.
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