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Of course, all of these claims are superseded by the standard Food and Drug Administration response of “This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease”.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

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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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By Jay,  Mar 21, 2015

I'm 43, and in reasonably good health, but have had a low or undependable sex drive for a few years now. I've got an upcoming "date" with a lady friend, and will very likely be engaging in sexual activity together, so I'm using Libido Max.


That being said, I'm not wanting to take any chances, and ruin anyone's good time, so I am relying on this product.

I spent 10 bucks on the starter pack that contains 30 gel-caps and started off taking 2 caps. I didn't feel much different after 40 minutes or so, so I foolishly took a third for good measure.

The first impression was that it gives you a very weird "speedy" sort of buzz.


Increased heart rate, but nothing terrible, a bit of stomach discomfort, and a few chills.

Erection was achieved with very very little prompting and was a lot harder than usual for the first 10 minutes or so, then decreased slightly. As this was a test run and not a live fire situation, self-pleasure went on for about an hour until I finally decided to orgasm and get on with the day.


The orgasm was extremely intense. I wasn't expecting that part.

Two hours later, I wasn't as buzzy, but still very much awake and alert.


Still, it's kinda a weird feeling that I wasn't crazy about. One would have to weigh out the pros and cons there.


At this 2 hour mark, 5 hours after ingesting, erections were still easily attainable with little manual prompting. I didn't bother with finishing the job.

All in all, for the ten dollars spent with no hassle, it's not a terrible investment if you're on the fence with ED or low sex drive.


It's the next morning, and my stomach doesn't feel too great, but nothing like was described by the main review or others. No hot flashes, but a bit of sleeplessness and stomach discomfort.


I will do another test in the next day or so, but with only two capsules to minimize side effects. Your results may vary.


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By Joe Jabroni,  Feb 15, 2013

What a bummer! I'm 40 and don't even have real ED problems, the last two times my wife and I had sex I was good to go with zero supplements.


The only problem is we start bareback and then I pull out to put the condom on. Sometimes during that time out I lose a little firmness in the erection.


Also, my normal erection isn't as rock hard as the "morning wood" type I wake up with so I was looking to get top-notch ones on demand.

I saw an ad for Libido Max in the Walgreens ad and figured I'd give it a shot. I never used it before and 1 hour before bed (on Valentine's night no less) I took 4 of these on a somewhat empty stomach.


Taking this many pills at a time was a big mistake! When it came time to perform I couldn't even get a semi-chubby nothing!


I just had a limp noodle.

Since this doesn't happen often, my wife just laughed it off and said maybe tomorrow night. Outside of completely dead wood, there was some minor side effect.


My heart was racing a little, I feel anxious, I had to pee twice in 20 minutes and my stomach was fluttery plus growling even after eating some food. I'm writing this just a couple hours later and I'm wondering how well I'll be able to sleep.


I may try it again in lower dosages since I already paid for it...we'll see.

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By ben harmon,  Apr 17, 2013

I love Libido Max. I absolutely love it.


Taking 4 pills give me the shakes, however, 3 pills appear to be fine. I found that taking 2 pills gives a subtle fine response.


There is nothing wrong with the product in my opinion. Guys, however, want results fast. we want results we can really feel.


This product does do that, but you really only need 2 pills and some patience. Turn off the guy mode and trust it will do the job.


It may take even 2 hours to really feel, but all of a sudden you'll be wondering why you're touching yourself.

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By Dave,  Sep 6, 2012

I picked this product up at the local Wally world tonight. I'm 29in decent shape with an already high sex drive but looking to spice things up a bit with the wife, which is why I chose Libido Max.


I do achieve rather sizable erections naturally but wanted to see if it were possible to get that every time. Well, I took three tonight alone just to test it out, and I will say, wow.


I was at my best until I felt my heart racing a million miles a minute. I had to slow down for a breather to let myself calm down.


I can't do that in bed! So I'll try one pill next in a few days and see how that does.


I'm impressed but didn't read this page until after the fact. I should have started slower.


Also, I took this on a full stomach, as I have always been told to do with any kind of dietary supplement. We will see how I react to this pill in the future.


Other than being really warm to the touch now with my fan on full blast, my first experience wasn't a near death one but I will definately be careful in the future.

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By Zion,  Oct 1, 2013

I'm 18 years old and there is not really anything wrong with me as far as my penis. I'm about 7 inches, so I'd say about average size, but my girlfriend and I figured we would try something new today, so I took Libido Max.


Anyways, I took 4 pills about two hours ago. While waiting for it to kick in, I felt completely fine, even a little energized while waiting.


We went into bed about 15 minutes before the hour was up, and I started feeling very VERY hot, sweaty and jittery. My pulse was racing, I couldn't get hard, I felt dizzy and I almost threw up.


That obviously would've ruined the mood a bit. Because of this, we stopped and I had to lay down for about 20 minutes.


Everything is clear now, although I definitely wish I would have done my research before hand. I already bought it, so I'm going to try a smaller dosage based on what I've seen here, and definitely need to take it with water and a meal.


I'll come back in a few days and post my results I guess.

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By justin,  May 1, 2013

Im 20 years old and I wanted to see if I could last longer, so I took Libido Max. I'm not for sure if I lasted longer but I felt so hard I thought it was going to explode, and, that was after taking 2 pills.


Yes, it makes a rapid heartbeat sometimes, but I would not count it out. Orgasms were much more powerful if you really want help try taking a testosterone booster.


You will want to work out and have sex constantly.

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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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