Virectin Review – 3 Reasons It’s NOT Worth It

By: Rob Miller
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If you’ve spent any time looking into taking a daily supplement for male enhancement, chances are you’ve come across Virectin.

The official Virectin website claims that by adding in this simple supplement to your daily diet, you will find yourself with an array of sexual performance-based benefits including:

  • Harder, longer-lasting erections.
  • Increased energy and endurance.
  • Improved sexual desire.
  • Greater control over when you ejaculate.
  • More explosive and intense orgasms.

Bold claims, I know, and really they are not unlike any number of similar male enhancement supplements boasting insane results.


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For men, performance in the bedroom is one area that cannot be left to chance.

The research team at Virectin has provided you with a sure fire list of libido boosting ingredients, or at least that’s the impression that is given. Let’s review the ingredients of this product to see if it’s the real deal and worth your time and money.


Ingredients and How It Works
Potential Side Effects
Pros and Cons
Customer Reviews
My Results
Will Virectin Make Me Bigger?
Virectin Vs. Vigrx Plus
Where To Buy

Virectin Ingredients and How They Work

One of the great features about the Virectin website is that it allows instant access to the list of ingredients used within the product.

You’ll immediately notice the long list of ingredients within the supplement and the reasonable dosage available within each serving.

This is a great initial impression of the product as I’ve run into trouble plenty of times attempting to know what is in a performance enhancing supplement.

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Virectin is made up of a supposedly safe proprietary blend of many herbal remedies.

All of which have been used in a number of supplements due to their libido boosting properties.

One of the great things about the product is that it contains no chemically generated compounds, fillers or artificial additives.

Here is the breakdown of what is in Virectin:


  • Otherwise known as Vitamin B3, Niacin plays an important role in a number of human processes including: enhancing the healing process, increasing energy, and dilating the blood vessels. Opening up the blood vessels is important for nutrient delivery and better erections. (Source)


  • Zinc is one of the most important nutrients out there.

    Regardless of your reason, you should be taking Zinc on the day-to-day.

    When it comes to male performance, Zinc plays a proven role in testosterone production.

    Testosterone is a sex hormone, crucial for libido and performance. (Source)


  • A powerful antioxidant that has been suggested to improve sperm quality and quantity. (Source)

Tribulus Terrestris

  • Although no clinical study has proven the claims of its testosterone boosting effects, Tribulus Terrestris has been shown to improve your libido. (Source) You’ll find Tribulus terrestris in literally 1,000’s of over the counter testosterone boosters and male enhancement products, including Alpha King and Nugenix.

Avena Sativa

  • Just a fancy name for wild oats, this breakfast classic has been shown in several clinical studies to free up testosterone, allowing your body to utilize more of it. (Source) Again, testosterone plays a very important role in sexual function, performance, and libido.


  • Found in many pre-workout supplements, L-Arginine has been shown to increase nitric oxide production to improve blood flow and support your erection. (Source)

Tongkat Ali

  • One of the few proven testosterone boosters on the market, Tongkat Ali helps to release bound up testosterone, making it available for use by the body. (Source)

Mucuna Pruriens

  • A tropical legume, Mucuna Pruriens is a natural aphrodisiac and supposed Human Growth Hormone booster. (Source) While the latter is still awaiting clinical trials, the former has been shown to be true.

Fenugreek Extract

  • One of the most debated supplements on the market, Fenugreek has been reported to provide a number of health benefits for men and women alike.

    For men, it is a supposed testosterone booster.

    For women, it can apparently increase your breast size.

    Obviously, these two benefits do not mix.

    You cannot have one while having the other.

    No clinical trials exist to prove either of these claims.

    The more you look into Fenugreek, the more you realize many of the benefits are aimed towards women such as improving lactation. While it may be a libido booster, as a man, this is one supplement that I would not be so quick to start taking.

Ginkgo Biloba

  • A traditional herbal remedy in many Eastern countries, Ginkgo Biloba has been shown to provide energy, increase mental clarity, and a relief from tension. (Source)


  • Just another name for Horny Goat Weed, Epimedium is taken as a libido booster as it is suggested to increase blood flow to the penis and improve sexual function. (Source)

Saw Palmetto

  • Saw Palmetto has been used by thousands of men as a natural remedy to relive pressure on the prostate and boost prostate health.
    (Source) The problem with Saw Palmetto is that a potential side effect is decreased libido and erectile dysfunction, which are two things you are trying to avoid.

    It has also been reported to decrease testosterone production.

    Another ingredient that I would not recommend taking unless specifically directed by your doctor.

Maca Root Powder

  • Known for its energy boosting properties, Maca Root Powder is also an ancient Peruvian aphrodisiac.

Ashwagandha Root

  • A few studies have reported that Ashwagandha Root has been successful in helpingwith fertility problems in men and women, and helping to increase sexual desire. (Source)


  • A reported aphrodisiac, Damiana is a natural remedy used to cure a number of sexual dysfunctions such as low libido and erectile dysfunction. (Source)

Cnidium Monnieri

  • This supplement has been shown to enhance the release of nitric oxide.

    As we mentioned above, nitric oxide is important for dilating the blood vessels for a better erection. (Source)

The recommended dose is 3 capsules per day on an empty stomach. Click Here to see a photo of the label.

Does Virectin Have Any Side Effects?

Although the official website claims that there are no side effects due to the natural make-up of the supplement, everyone responds differently when it comes to supplements.

Virectin could cause the following side effects:

  • Facial flushing
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Anxiety

Other Warnings

Many people cannot take Niacin due to the famous “flush feeling” associated with it.

As powerful as Zinc is, it can also be quite tricky to digest on an empty stomach.

Many people complain of nausea when taking Zinc without food.

Again, although these ingredients are all natural, be sure to thoroughly evaluate the label for any possible complications.

It goes without saying that if you are currently taking any type of prescription medication, it is strongly recommended that you contact your primary care physician to discuss taking Virectin.

This is extremely important if you are on any type of blood pressure medication as Virectin may influence this condition.

While not a side effect, it should be noted that you should not drink alcohol when taking this supplement.

Alcohol may counteract the benefits of Virectin, leaving you right back where you started.

Typically this is caused by a reduction in testosterone levels, which is often associated with chronic alcohol consumption.

Virectin Pros and Cons


  • Virectin offers an all-natural line-up of ingredients, many of which have been proven to boost libido, increase testosterone, and amplify sexual desire.
  • No need to take right before sex.

    Take it any time of day.
  • There’s a money back guarantee as I explain below.


  • May interact with certain medications
  • May require the use of Vazogel to optimize effects (According to the Virectin website)
  • May interact with alcohol, making it useless

Product Reviews and Complaints

There are many extreme reviews when it comes to Virectin.

On one hand, you have the obviously sponsored testimonials that rave about the product.

For example, this site ranks it 5 out of 5 stars.

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Suspiciously enough, if you take a look at the Terms and Conditions of use page for that site, you’ll see that it’s located in India. content/uploads/2013/12/located in

Not necessarily a big deal, until you look at another site that rates Virectin as 5 out of 5 stars that looks virtually identical to the one above. content/uploads/2013/12/hna virectin

And wouldn’t you know it, they are located in exactly the same city in India. content/uploads/2013/12/also located in

I see a direct correlation between these 2 sites in various places other than the fact they’re located in the same city and country.

For example, at the very bottom of the page where it says “Where To Find It?”, for both sites you will see the same Virectin coupon code, free pulsating penis ring, and a free ebook titled “Putting A Boost Back In The Bedroom”.

It’s no surprise that each of these reviews look exactly the same.

Even if you look on Amazon, you’ll see that the positive reviews are not verified purchases, causing you to instantly dismiss them.

Then you have the opposite side of the reviews.

The ones claiming extreme side effects to the point that one has to raise an eyebrow.

As you sift through the few middle ground reviews, Virectin suddenly looks to be an average, run of the mill male enhancement supplement.

Not great but not terrible either.

Related: How to spot a fake review on Amazon

If you are sensitive to herbal remedies, or if you are currently using a prescription medication, you may want to take caution with Virectin.

The following is a review that was common during the search for true testimonials:

My Personal Results

virectin reviewsI’ve had a bottle of Virectin sitting in my closet for the last year or so, and to be honest, I completely forgot about it. I was rummaging through my many boxes of supplements about 2 weeks ago, and sort of stumbled across it.

Since it was within the expiration date range, I decided to give it a go for about a week and I have to say I am a bit UN-impressed.

There were no directions on the label saying how I should take it, but it does say that a starting dose is 3 capsules.

As usual, I started with the lowest possible dose (in this case 1 capsule) to assess my tolerance and limit any side effects (which thankfully there weren’t any).

The first thing I noticed was it took a few days for it to “kick in”, albeit not in a good way.

What were the results?

Well, not much to say the least. I didn’t feel hornier, didn’t notice any effect on size or performance, and certainly didn’t have any effect on premature ejaculation issues.

The official Virectin site calls it the “#1 rated male performance product”, but when I put it to the test, I didn’t see any change in my performance whatsoever.

The only thing I did notice was I had this weird, slight urge like I had to pee all of the time.

I’m not sure if it was the Virectin that was causing it, but frankly it was kind of annoying.

This lasted for a few days, and by the end of the week after not seeing any results I decided to discontinue testing.

As far as comparing Virectin to prescription meds like Viagra / Cialis, unfortunately (but not surprisingly) it came up a bit short in that area.

Virectin Vs. Vigrx Plus

A lot of guys have been asking me what the similarities and differences are between my top choice, Vigrx Plus, and Virectin, so I figured I’d write this quick blurb.

virectin vs vigrx plusFor one, I personally prefer Vigrx Plus for a few reasons:

  1. It doesn’t contain any Niacin, which for me causes redness in my face.
  2. Vigrx Plus took longer to kick in, but the effects were MUCH better.
  3. It contains one KEY ingredient that Virectin doesn’t (more on that later)

Now, Now Vigrx Plus is a bit more expensive than Virectin is, coming in at $77 for a one month supply. That’s obviously not cheap, but the effects in my opinion are worth the price.

They both contain a very similar ingredients profile, but Virectin is missing one ABSOLUTELY key ingredient.

That ingredient is called Bioperine.

If you’ve never heard of bioperine, it’s an ingredient derived from black pepper, AND has been shown to increase the absorption of ingredients.

Basically what this means is you get more out of the supplement than you would have otherwise.

This is what sets Vigrx Plus apart in a BIG way.

Click Here to read my full review of Vigrx Plus.

Where to Buy

You can purchase Virectin through the official website, or Amazon.A single 90-count bottle will last for 30 days and costs $44.95. Discounts are available when you buy multiple bottles at once. Virectin has a 100% guarantee.If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with Virectin, simply return the package within 60 days from the date of your order and receive a full refund.

Simply request a return authorization number and send back your bottles.

3 Reasons It’s NOT Worth Trying

  1. I got virtually no results from it, aside from some minor side effects.
  2. There are literally 100’s of other negative reviews and complaints from TRUSTED 3rd party resources, and the positive Virectin reviews are suspect.
  3. The marketing behind this product is VERY shady.


At first glance, Virectin appears to be a decent, comprehensive daily male enhancement supplement.

However, after voluntarily testing it out myself, I’m a bit disappointed to say the least.

I’ve tested probably close to 70 different male enhancement supplements over the years, and I don’t even think I would rank this in my Top 50, if I even had a top 50.

Sure, it’s got all the necessary ingredients that can help with libido, sexual performance, and even premature ejaculation.

But they must be filling had of these capsules up with sugar or other fillers, because I literally didn’t feel anything.

Sometimes, the right ingredients do not necessarily mean the right results as many times manufacturers will load their capsules and tablets with filler that negates any possible good effects.

The price is a little outrageous as well, considering the lack of results.

When you look at Vigrx Plus, you see an insane price tag, especially when stacked up against Virectin.

BUT, at least it works…

This is not the case with Virectin.

Couple this with the fact that there are a TON of piss poor reviews out there, and the lack of CREDIBLE, 3rd party websites that have actually tested the stuff successfully, and we say take a PASS.

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User Reviews

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By marino,  Dec 9, 2016

It simply does not work. I used up the entire bottle as directed and nothing.  I am beginning to believe there is nothing on the market short of prescription drugs that will help with ED.

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By darrell,  Dec 6, 2016

I tried Virectin for six weeks with no results!

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By Tim,  Feb 28, 2017

I followed the directions. I took three pills daily on an empty stomach.  After one bottle nothing got harder, but my wallet did get softer.

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By austin,  Apr 14, 2017

Virectin doesn't work. Don't waste your money.  They do have a 60-day money back guarantee but, if you buy more than one bottle the rest have to be unopened to get your refund on them. ( You buy two bottles the second bottle can't be opened to a refund on it.) Also, they require that you send it back by certified, insured mail.

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By Austin,  Apr 14, 2017

Don't waste your money. They do have 60-day money back guarantee but, if you buy more than one bottle the rest have to be unopened to get your refund on them.  You buy two bottles the second bottle can't be opened to a refund on it. Also, they require that you send it back by certified, insured mail.

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User Questions and Answers

How long does it usually take to see results from Virectin? -Derrell

Generally speaking you should start feeling the initial effects in about 30 - 45 minutes.- Rob

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What's the dosage for Virectin? How many am I supposed to take to feel something? -Ted

The recommended dose is 3 capsules per day on an empty stomach.- Rob

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Do you think Virectin will work if you are in your mid-20s? -Derrell

Yeah theoretically it should work for men of all ages.  It's not really intended for older men specifically.- Rob

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Where can I buy Virectin? -Victor

Their official website is  You can also buy it on Amazon.- Rob

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Are there any side effects of Virectin? -John

As with any supplement (including Virectin), side effects are always possible.  Although if it helps I didn't experience any when I tested it.- Rob

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17 comments on “Virectin Review – 3 Reasons It’s NOT Worth It”

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  1. This product is a scam! Forget it.

    I took it for 6 months at 3 caps per day, then I double it to 6 per day and it did nothing!. Don’t waste your money or your time.

    In fact, any capsule claiming to be capable of increasing your testosterone (thus sex drive or libido) is a scam. The only medication taken orally that does work is viagra, Cialis or various other PDE5 inhibitors, but these do nothing to increase libido.

    They only ‘artificially’ cause an erection to occur. These drugs do nothing for your sexual ‘desire’ (which is born in the brain, not your penis).

    The problem is anything you take orally, has to pass through your digestive tract then before being passed into the bloodstream (where sufficient testosterone needs to be present), it has to be ‘filtered’ by your liver.

    The liver eliminates almost everything that might increase testosterone production.
    Hormone supplements such as actual testosterone hormones must, therefore, be passed directly to the bloodstream, intravenously (via injections), or by osmosis through the skin as in gels and patches.

    If you want to really increase your libido because your testosterone is low, ask your Doctor to refer you to an Endocrinologist who will most likely prescribe TRT (Testosterone Replacement Treatment). That could be injections or with testosterone gels or patches.

    Gels are the easiest to administer but are not cheap and they do take time to start working.
  2. Hi Rob,

    Thanks for the honest review. I have a question.

    Have you ever heard of or tried Yong Gang or Yu Nan. I picked up a small package of Yunan in Kuwait Intl. airport while passing through.

    I have to admit, it made me feel 19 again. Haven’t been able to locate it since.

    Any assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.
    Yong Gang can be bought from Chinese markets only. The quality is a gamble.

    First order was awesome then the next 3 were “Meh”. I got one more good order and then no orders since 2016 have been worth the shipping cost.

    Just wondering if you’ve come across these. I would love to find a Yunan supplier

    Thanks again

    1. Hey Shawn,

      I haven’t checked either of them out, but I did a quick search and couldn’t find any information for Yunan.
  3. bonjour
    auriez-vous la gentillesse de me dire quelle est
    le meilleur produit sur le marcher concernant “la prostate”
    merci de répondre
  4. What is honestly hands down the best testosterone supplement on the market? What should I purchase for serious results?

    1. Hey Reggie,
      Sorry for the late reply, your comment slipped through the cracks! Check out a supplement called Testofuel. It’s by far the best T booster I’ve ever tested, and I’ve tested literally dozens of these products. Here’s my review:

      Also, for your convenience, I’m sending you my free “How To Boost Testosterone Naturally” eBook, as well as some bonuses. It’s packed with tons of tips on diet and exercise to help encourage your body to produce more of its own testosterone and give you great results.
    2. Hey Reggie,

      Just sent you an email.

      For anyone else looking for the free ebook, click here to sign up for your free ebook.

  5. It says take on an empty stomach, so how long should you wait before you eat after taking it, Is there a better time to take it than another. I usually take my supplements in the morning right before breakfast.

    Just wondering.
    Thanks, John

    1. Hey John,

      There’s really no best time, just try to take them around the same time each day. As for the empty stomach, either take them an hour before eating or wait till two hours after.

  6. Rob, I would like a bigger penis, and stronger stamina. The truth is I have high blood pressure and take amlodipine for it.

    Is there anything for someone in my situation, who could benefit from a sexual enhancement product? There are a lot of us guys out there.

    Of course, it should be under a doctor’s advice. Chris

  7. I have tried the Rhino 7 pill and it worked perfectly for 2 to 3 times then it’s like my body got used to it. I then tried Zytenz.

    After 3 months I was able to have intercourse 1 time. I then tried Vigrz plus was able to have intercourse two times in six months.

    I have then since stopped taking Vigrz plus. Is there anything that can help me sustain an erection?

  8. If you take 3 pills per day as they state then you are well over the recommended dosage of the first two ingredients alone!! Niacin and Zinc are the first two and if you take 3 of these pills per day then you are well over your daily suggested limit of just these 2 ingredients, I stopped looking after that and plan to throw the bottle away. That sounds way too dangerous for me.

    1. Jason, you may have been misreading the label. The label states the amounts are for the total of 3 pills. You also may not be familiar with what is described as the recommended daily values (DV). Those are daily MINIMUMS based on a 2000 calorie diet for average adults. Those values vary quite dramatically from the recommended upper limits (UL) for those ingredients.

      You mentioned niacin and zinc. The daily value for zinc is 15 mg. Remember this is the recommended minimum, not a maximum. The recommended maximum upper limit (UL) (as shown on is 40mg. Taking these 3 pills is nowhere near the maximum. I have seen other upper limit amounts of 200mg for zinc.

      The amount of niacin in 3 pills is 25mg which is 125% of the RD amount of 20. The recommended UL for niacin is 35mg which again is lower than the UL for this vitamin.

      That being said, don’t throw out the pills if they might work for you.

      I found these numbers in a table at the end of an article on Webmd. Here is the address:

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