WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof that over-the-counter sexual enhancement supplements for men work, and some are potentially dangerous, a new study reports.
Many men seeking medical help for sexual health issues report using dietary supplements. But with little regulation of dosage or ingredients, the health effects of these products are unknown, the researchers said in background notes.
And many of these products contain traces of an ingredient used in drugs like Viagra that can be dangerous to men with certain health problems, the researchers added.
The researchers identified top-selling male sexual-help supplements and analyzed the ingredients, including those in products marketed to enhance erections, desire and sexual performance.
"While certain natural supplements we reviewed show promise for improving mild sexual dysfunction, they lack robust human evidence," study senior author Dr. Ryan Terlecki, an associate professor of urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston, Salem, N.C., said in a center news release.
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