ExtenZe, an herbal nutritional supplement, is marketed by manufactured by Dish Direct Incorporated, AKA Maximizer Health Products Incorporated, as a "natural male enhancement" product.http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/25/local/me-extenze25 While many of the related product claims are related to penis enlargement, few definitive claims are stated in the product's marketing materials. Promotional efforts instead promise a "better" sexual experience. Independent websites marketing the product do detail more definitive claims including the product's alleged enlargement effects. The enlarging effects are described as temporary, implying that they take effect for the duration of an erection. Early product infomercials for ExtenZe pill featured porn star Ron "The Hedgehog" Jeremy addressing a studio audience.http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A49328-2004Sep25?language%3Dprint
ExtenZe Criticism and Controversy
Extenze is an herbal male enhancement product that is sometimes used to treat erectile dysfunction when its primary cause is decreased blood flow to the penis. The primary ingredients are known to cause occasional side effects, which can include anxiety, heart attacks and nausea.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y5A5mFUl78
In 2006, the Orange County, California district attorneyâ€™s office cited the manufactuers of ExtenZe for unfair business practices and false advertising regarding their claim that the pills cause users' penises to grow 27%. Dish Direct Incorporated, AKA Maximizer Health Products Incorporated paid $300,000 in civil penalties as a result.http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/25/local/me-extenze25
In unrelated complaints, customers from Laguna Beach, California complained of nausea while taking ExtenZe to the Better Business Bureau. An investigation determined this was related to lead content higher than the legal limit.http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/25/local/me-extenze25
Dr. Ira Sharlip, an American Urological Association spokespeson, released a statement concerning the effectiveness of penis enlargement products stating, "There is no such thing as a penis pill that works. These are all things that are sold for profit. There's no science or substance behind them."http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/newsday/access/345405781.html?dids=345405781:345405781&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jun+10%2C+2003&author=Dawn+Wotapka.+STAFF+WRITER&pub=Newsday+%28Combined+editions%29&desc=%27No+Science%27+Behind+Male+Pill%27s+Claims+%2F+Best+bet%3F+Deal+with+it&pqatl=google
Featured Video: Extenze Side Effects
Extenze is an herbal male enhancement product used to treat erectile dysfunction when its primary cause is decreased blood flow to the penis. Sex therapist Carol Clark, Ph.D. discusses the potential side effects related to extenze, which can include anxiety, heart attacks and nausea.