Libido Max Reviews, Side Effects, Ingredients, and More

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Imagine if there was a pill on the market that claimed to make you a stud in the bedroom.

Or even better:

What if there was a sexual aid that worked fast, was relatively cheap, and didn’t cause any side effects…

You’d probably be pumped to try it, right?

Lucky for you, such a product exists. It’s called Libido Max, and I just finished testing it out personally.

Let’s jump right in to the review.

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What is Libido Max?

Made by a company called Irwin Naturals, they call LibidoMax a “power extending formula” that claims 3 benefits:

  • Enhanced Drive and Desire
  • Increase blood flow
  • Longer performance and stamina

Of course, all of these claims are superseded by the standard Food and Drug Administration response of “This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease”.

One thing we noted right off the bat is that Libido Maxdidn’t come on too strong.

Unlike King Size Male Enhancement or Rock Hard male enhancement, they didn’t promise that men would double in size.

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What Rock Hard long and strong promises.

Or that you’ll be walking around with a boner throughout the day, even in places where you least expect it.

Instead, they did something different.

They promised just what most men seeking these supplements want: an effective way to boost libido.

What are the ingredients in Libido Max?

The full ingredients list is broken down into 4 different blends, which include:

Stamina and Extending Blend

This blend is intended to help you last longer, allowing for increase control over your erection quality and timing.

It’s comprised of the following ingredients:

This blend contains 760 mg of these ingredients, but we’re unsure exactly how much of each ingredient Libido max contains.

Libido Boosting Blend

The product contains a blend known as the “libido boosting blend”.

This blend, unsurprising, is formulated to help increase your overall libido.

It’s made up of the following ingredients:

  • Horny Goat Weed
  • Tribulus Terrestris
  • Yohimbe extract
  • L-Tyrosine

I’ve used all of these ingredients with success in the past, which I’ll talk about a little later on.

This blend contains 740 mg of these ingredients, although the exact breakdown isn’t known.

Power Max Blend

This blend is used to help power you through your sexual encounters, allowing for increased blood flow and erection quality.

It’s made up of the following:

  • L-Arginine
  • NADH

One of the main ingredients in Libido Maxand the one that seems to provide the most benefit, is L-Arginine. It is a fairly common ingredient in over the counter viagra-like supplements, but we have found that Libido Maxoffers a purer and more effective form of it. There are also a large number of herbs in the product such as yohimbe, ginger root, and ashwagandha that are proven to have major effects on libido in the formulation used in this product.

However, their are some MAJOR side effects that come with the use of yohimbe, as you will read more about later. Before stating whether or not we would really recommend this to others, however, we needed to know what users thought.

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User Reviews of Libido Max

Finding reviews on this product was easy, which is surprising given that there is not a specific product website. It can be found at many online retailers with varying prices, including Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Amazon.

Reviews on Walgreens

If you look at the 25 Libido Maxreviews on Walgreens, they’re literally all over the place.

Reviews on Amazon

The reviews on Amazon also echo a similar sentiment, where the average star rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

average star rating on Amazon

One guy said it was literally the best supplement he ever tried, even going so far as to say it works better than Viagra: content/uploads/2011/07/review2

Another guy took the time out of his day to absolutely BLAST the supplement, saying it gave him a ridiculous stomach ache (I can attest to this, as you’ll see in my review)

libido max review on Amazon

With all of these raving reviews, I knew I had to try it out myself.

My Personal Review

Libido Maxwas actually one of the first sexual enhancement supplements I have used, so I went in with no expectations. Now, the label states that you can take 2 – 4 capsules 45 minutes prior to having sex. Since I was taking it for the first time, I decided to go with the lowest dose possible which was 2 gel caps. I think I took it on an empty stomach, but to be honest it was so long ago that I really don’t remember.

libido max reviewI didn’t feel anything for the first 15 min. or so, but then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Honestly, I have never been so horny and so sick at the same time. It was the WEIRDEST feeling ever. Imagine you have a stomach bug, and are forced to watch the hottest girl in the world do a lap dance on you and you will get the idea.

I tried “pleasuring” myself, but whenever I came close to climax I felt like I was gonna ralph. It was almost comical! When I finally did climax, I felt the rush go away and tried laying down to take a nap. Fat chance of that happening! My heart was racing, and sounded like it was going to beat through my chest. On top of that I had this weird sensation that I had to spit, alot. I found myself getting up every few minutes to walk to the sink and spit out built up mucous, which seemed to just keep flowing and flowing (disgusting, I know).

Unfortunately, I felt like this for several hours afterward, and it finally started to subside about 2 hours before bed. I can’t even IMAGINE how I would have felt if I took 4 capsules at once!

So what caused this?

Well, it turns out that yohimbe was the culprit.

I talk about that a bit below, but here’s a quick snapshot of some of the most common side effects associated with yohimbe.

yohimbe side effects infographic

Libido Max Adverse Reactions

I have personally used Libido Max, and can attest to its effectiveness. Unfortunately, it also has the ability to produce some nasty side effects, and has even caused a few deaths. (Source)

The full list of potential Libido Max side effects includes:

  • Transient Gastralgia
  • Excitation
  • Dizziness
  • Increase Anxiety
  • Hypertension
  • Tachycardia
  • Drooling
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Nausea

Most (if not all) of these are caused by the following ingredients in Libido Max:

  • Yohimbe: I have personally taken close to 25 products containing Yohimbe, and can tell you from experience that it can cause a wide variety of issues. (Source)
  • L-Arginine: This ingredient causes a process called vasodilation, which is a widening of the artery walls. When this happens, blood can flow more freely, causing an unsafe drop in blood pressure for those already taking hypertensive medications. (Source)
  • Tribulus Terrestris: Although it’s relatively uncommon, supplements containing tribulus have been shown to cause insomnia. It’s rare, but it does happen. (Source)
  • Maca extract: Most maca supplements are safe to take, however, they have been shown to cause thyroid problems in some individuals. (Source)

It would have been nice to know this information sooner, but that’s the price you pay for not doing your research. You can read some of the user reviews that have been submitted to our site below, and see some other side effects others have gotten from Libido Max.

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Where Can You Buy It?

Unlike alot of other sexual enhancement products we come across, Libido max is readily available in a wide variety of stores. Walgreens sells it or $17, and I know GNC used to carry it for around the same price, but it doesn’t appear to be for sale their now. Many other stores like Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, and CVS also carry it for $17 as well. The cheapest place I could find it was on the Pharmapacks website, and it was $8.26 for a pack of 30 softgel capsules.

Libido Max For Women

Seeing a demand for female sexual enhancement products, Applied Nutrition (the makers of the original Libido Max) came out with a female version of their product a few years back.Not surprisingly, this supplement is called Libido Max for Women.

Unlike the male version, this supplement is designed to produce a “warming sensation” throughout the body, as well as helping to relief anxiety and keep you relaxed and calm.

This sensual warming blend is made of up ingredients such as maca powder, schisandra, velvet bean extract, asian ginseng extract, l-theanine (the calming ingredient), and a number of others.

So does it work?

Just like its male counterpart, Libido Max for women has mixed reviews.

Some women have straight up said it makes them ridiculously horny, while others report no effect at all.

I found an interesting video posting by a woman claiming she’s been using it for a couple of weeks, check it out below:

female libido max

If you can get past the annoying car alarm going off outside her apartment, followed by the distracting background music, she finally get’s to her results around 1:42. Apparently, it hasn’t done anything for her at all. I haven’t had any member of our staff test this out yet, but I plan on doing so soon.

Libido Max for women can be found for sale online at Amazon, CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens, with an average price of $18 for a box of 40 capsules. If you’re interested in a good female enhancement product, check out a supplement called HerSolution. My girlfriend has used it in the past and got GREAT results from it.

You can read her full HerSolution pills review here.

Update 9/8/2017

It looks like Libido Max for women is no longer for sale. Instead, it appears that they’ve developed a more updated version called Libido Max Pink.

libido max pink

This new and improved version appears to have many of the same ingredients as the original, but now they’ve included a patented ingredient called Sensoril.

Sensoril is basically a fancy term for Ashwagandha root extract, an herb that’s used to help balance hormones and reduce the detrimental effects of stress. (Source)

Using Libido Max Red With The Original

libido max red reviewsI recently had someone email me about a new product they are recommending you take in conjunction with their original formula, called Libido Max Red.

Apparently they are selling it on the shelf alongside the original in a few select retailers, including Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, and Vitamin Shoppe.

I never tried Libido Max red, but after taking a quick look it looks like a Nitric Oxide boosting supplement, and it contains L-Arginine.

L-Arginine causes vasodilation, which is basically when the smooth muscle tissue surrounding the muscles relaxes and allows for increased blood flow. This can help you get a bigger erection / help you stay harder longer.

Why they are recommending it along with the original Libido Max is beyond me…the original formula already contains L-Arginine, taking more L-Arginine doesn’t necessarily make it any better.

L-Arginine can also help for your workouts, giving you a more vascular appearance. As far as having any effect on size, though, I don’t think it can give you any noticeable results.

Click Here to read our full review of Libido Max Red.

Libido Max Vs. Extenze

I’ve had a few guys ask me about the differences between Libido Max and Extenze, and I can understand why.

Ingredients: If you look at the ingredient labels for each, you’ll find a lot of similarities. They both contain yohimbe, L-Arginine, and black pepper extract.

However, Extenze contains a TON more ingredients. content/uploads/2015/06/extenze plus

For example, they also include powerful aphrodisiacs like Korean Ginseng, Tongkat ali, Damiana extract, Muira Puama, and Astragalus.

Results: For me, Extenze and Libido Max work very similarly in terms of erection quality and stamina.

libido max vs extenze

However, there is 1 key difference between the two.

With Libido Max, the side effects are definitely NOT worth it.

I think they are pumping a TON more yohimbe into their formula, which can give you a great boner, but make you sick as a dog.

This does NOT happen with Extenze.

Extenze seems to produce a very reliable increased erection, without the adverse effects.

Price wise, Libido Max has a big advantage.

It’s only like $11 for a box of 30 capsules, vs. $29 for 15 capsules at CVS.

Of course you’ll find different prices at different retailers.

At Walmart:

Libido Max: $21.70
Extenze: No longer for sale.


Libido Max: $10.99
Extenze: $28.99

At Walgreens:

Libido Max: $10.49
Extenze: $47.99


Libido Max: No longer for sale.
Extenze: $54.99

As you can see, Libido Max is WAY cheaper than Extenze.

However, in my personal experience, it’s worth the price difference.


Recommended. In short, we certainly recommend Libido Max for anyone struggling with a low sex drive.Out of the dozens of enhancement pills I’ve tried over the years, I would definitely place it in my top 5.

As noted above in my review, I’m not alone. There’s plenty of guys out there that said they’ve used it, with incredible results.

What’s more, they don’t make any claims that you’ll magically grow bigger in size.

My final advice would be to start with ONE capsule at first, and gradually take more as you see fit.

I’ve seen plenty of people commenting below that they took the full 4 capsules all at once, and experience VERY bad side effects as a result.

By taking just one capsule you will greatly reduce any side effects you may receive, and will be better able to assess your own tolerance.

If you’re seeing this advice too late(i.e. already took a full dose) and are experiencing some nasty side effects, DON’T PANIC.

Yohimbe will stick around in our system for a few hours, and you’ll gradually start feeling the effects subside over time.

If you’re blood pressure / heart rate are through the roof, I would strongly suggest you call 911 and have them come out and monitor you.

In almost ALL cases, you should be perfectly fine.

However, it’s not worth risking your life over it.

If you want to avoid all of this, you might want to check out a testosterone booster like Testofuel or Prime Male.

While you won’t get an immediate response like you would with Libido Max, the effects will gradually build up over time.

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User Reviews

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New gf but no prostate

By john b,  Sep 25, 2014

I'm 59 and I just met a new woman. 8 years ago my prostate was removed due to cancer and I couldn't maintain an erection for more then a few seconds, if at all.

Libido max must have a build-up effect because it did not help with my problem for the first few days, but on the third day, there was a noticeable effect on the fourth day my problem was gone. I'm 1000% certain it works to improve blood.flow and increase desire.

The only side effect I've experienced is the shakes, but that is very minimal.


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By Lea,  Mar 25, 2013

Stay away from this product! My husband purchased this at a local super market to try.


At 32 he's young and in great shape. He thought this might actually help him not only with workouts at the gym, but also help bring him a little more stamina in our private life.


Taking Libido Max was a big mistake. He took as directed on the bottle an hour before he started to have involuntary spasm's and a shocking feeling from head to toes, he was having hot flashes so bad he dumped cold ice water on himself.

It only got worse as minutes went by.


I've never heard a man scream in so much agony as he dropped to the floor. At first he didn't want me calling an ambulance.


I could see if I didn't he could have went into shock or cardiac arrest based on what I was witnessing. He's pretty tough and can take a lot of pain, and discomfort but this was something right out of an episode of House.

He thought he was having a heart attack on top of those other horrific symptoms he was having.


I was scared thinking I was going to lose him before help arrived. He was already trying to tell me his last peace and asking to let his family know how much he loved them.


He thought this was the end for him, and kept repeating it combined with "this isn't good" and "I'm dying". Luckily the ER was able to give him a medication to slow his heart, and counteract the supplement.


I wouldn't advise this to anyone. Be aware this product is dangerous.


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By Randy Turner,  May 31, 2013

I tried Libido Max . I am a 47-year-old man.


I never had a problem getting erect but "busted" fast. I lasted 3 minutes tops.


I purchased this product about 4 days ago and I have been lasting 10-12 min. I love it, and so does my wife. I'm sure a lot of it is in my head (no pun intended).


I needed all the help I could get.

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By Jim,  Dec 7, 2014

I took Libido Max and I had weird hot flashes, my stomach twisted and no increased anything but the need to puke. Shut this company down for false claims, false advertising, and human harm.


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By william from NC,  Sep 2, 2012

After a definite decline in my testosterone levels at age 44, and problems gaining and keeping erections, I decided to do something about it. I had experienced a loss of muscle tone, even though I do very physical labor.


After trying several bodybuilding supplements sold in many stores and online, I decided to try Libido Max because it was much cheaper than the other supplements I had tried.

This stuff works! It seems to have the same ingredients as all the other supplements I have tried, but they must be better quality or included in a more useful fashion.


I feel more like a man in general since taking them. I don't have to take E.D. meds anymore, which were an absolute necessity for almost two years.


I have much better muscle definition as well. I am a little more "edgy" which should be expected with an increase in testosterone levels.


I initially took 1 to 2 a day but found that the best results are coming from about 8 a day, spaced out over the day.

In my opinion, this supplement is much better than Synthetic Test. supplements because it causes your own body to produce more testosterone. and does not as the synthetics do, and cause your body to stop producing completely. Libido max is the real deal!


I am very impressed, as is my fiancee.

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User Questions and Answers

How fast does Libido Max show your increased size? -jiair banks

Libido Max won't increase the size of your penis. No pill will. It's a performance enhancement that boosts libido and improves erections. Those results can be seen within about an hour.- Rob

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Can you mix alcohol with Libido Max? -Jose

There's no warning against it on the label, so alcohol in moderation is probably okay.- Rob

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How many mg is in Libido Max? -Richard Scherrer

One serving of 4 soft gels contains 760 mg of the Stamina & Extending Blend, 740 mg of the Libido Boosting Blend, 341 mg of the Power Max Blend, and 10 mg of the Bioperine Complex.- Rob

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I took an mv7 pill. Is it bad if I take a painkiller of 400mg or 500mg for any reason? Could I take one that same day or a day after? -Hector

I haven't checked out MV7 at all. I wouldn't mix it with any prescription medication though without checking with a doctor.- Rob

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My boyfriend took Libido Max and mamba is a hero is he going to be okay? -Laura

It's probably not a good idea to double up on fast acting supplements. He should stop taking it, and drink plenty of water.- Rob

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