ED Treatments – Natural or Pharmaceutical Treatments
In the last 10 years, sales of Erectile Dysfunction products have increased exponentially. With the introduction of Viagra, followed by Levitra and Cialis, male enhancement has quickly become a multi-billion dollar industry. In 2004 total sales of impotence drugs topped 2.7 billion dollars, and it has grown every year since then.
In addition to the prescription drug industry, the popularity of herbal treatments continues to grow. Indeed, although it’s hard to get researchers to pin down exact numbers, some industry insiders estimate that worldwide total sales of herbal products for erectile function are up to 25 market share for “first time” doctor prescriptions among impotence drugs. Cialis was introduced in 2005 and has not yet become a major player in the ED treatment industry.
Although many men might be surprised to know that herbal erection enhancers currently outsell prescription medications, there are many reasons that men are showing a preference for herbal products over pharmaceutical drugs:
1 – Ease of purchase. Herbal erection capsules are available without a prescription and without a visit to the doctor’s office. Many man are embarrassed about small penis problems or inability to attain an erection. Herbal products are easily ordered online, and can be shipped to the home with no hassle.
2 – Safety – Although it varies from product to product – overall, natural ED remedies are much safer and gentler on the body. Prescription drugs like Viagra and Levitra can have significant drug interactions and are not recommended for men with heart problems and many other health issues.
3 – Side effects – Herbal products usually have no side effects, whereas prescription drugs like Viagra can have several unpleasant side effects including vision problems, nausea, diahrrea, headache, flushing, and urinary tract infection.
4 – Cost – While prescription medications can cost several dollars per pill, most herbal erection supplements can be purchased for much less, usually about 1/8 the cost of pharmaceutical drugs.
5 – Getting what you pay for. Many studies have shown that ordering generic medications online can be a very tricky business. Up to 80% of generic medications ordered from online pharmacies were found to not contain what was advertised. Sometimes this means not getting the actual drug you requested, and sometimes it means getting a lower dose of the drug than you paid for.
Herbal or pharmaceutical? Which is the best way to go when considering a male sexual enhancer? This is not an easy question to answer, as everyone is different and is seeking different things when looking for a solution to various sexual dysfunction issues.
Whatever you decide, it’s recommended that you do your homework and whether you prefer an herbal or pharmaceutical ED treatment, when ordering online – always make sure the company you order from has a good reputation and has been around for a long time. The emergence of the internet and the popularity of online retailing has made it easy for many companies to throw together a website and claim to have been in business for years, when in fact they’ve been around a few short months.
There are many excellent products available to treat erectile problems, and when you research it online, you’ll no doubt see the names of certain companies and products mentioned again and again. If you have any doubts about the suitability of a certain product for your situation, be sure to consult your doctor and get their opinion.
Remember, never order pharmaceutical medication online without a genuine prescription from your own doctor. Internet pharmacies may or may not have a real doctor examine your history, and that’s a chance that you cannot afford to take. Whether you choose a prescription drug or a natural enhancement treatment, safety should always be your number one concern.