April 18, 2014
There are some pretty wild claims floating around the male enhancement industry, but Vaso Ultra has some of the wildest.
Promising an increase in penis size from 2 to 5 inches, as well as a “more muscular looking penis that stands out from other penises,” Vaso Ultra advertising is pretty confident.
However, penile growth is a long-standing myth in the male enhancement industry that continues to deceive customers. You can’t increase your penis size permanently without undergoing surgery. Instead, natural supplements increase sex drive and may improve erection size by increasing blood flow to the penis.
Perhaps Vaso Ultra’s advertising is just a little overzealous and it really delivers in fundamental ways. To see if this is the case, I’ll examine the Vaso Ultra formula, its safety profile, and purchasing information.
The Vaso Ultra Formula
Research and Applied Science (RAS), the Vaso Ultra manufacturers, don’t tell us exactly what’s in Vaso Ultra. Instead, they give a list of their key ingredients in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of their website.
This makes it difficult to analyze effectiveness as we have no information on individual ingredient amounts or the blend’s total size.
Nevertheless, let’s start by looking at the ingredients in Vaso Ultra.
L-Arginine and L-Citrulline
Much of Vaso Ultra’s game plan depends on nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide widens blood vessels and increases blood flow, including to the penis. This enhances erection size and quality. To produce greater nitric oxide, RAS includes amino acids arginine and citrulline. Their ability to trigger nitric oxide has been studied and found effective several times, including in patients with septis and septic shock—conditions that traditionally lower nitric oxide levels .
Tribulus terrestris is an herbal extract said to increase testosterone production. With more testosterone, sexual performance improves through increased sex drive and greater physical endurance . However, these benefits have been primarily tested in rats. It would be more comforting to see them replicated in humans.
Testosterone doesn’t improve sexual performance on its own, however. To really be effective, testosterone needs to be “free testosterone.” To inhibit aromatase and increase free testosterone circulation, RAS includes eurycoma longifolia. Eurycoma is tested and proven effective. In one study, subjects taking eurycome increased total testosterone by 400%, with a 30% lower rate of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) .
If erectile dysfunction symptoms are your problem, you’ll be grateful for maca root. This ingredient boosts sex drive and even reverses signs of infertility. In a double-blind study, maca increased serotonin production, which improved sexual performance in men .
You may know this ingredient as wild oat. A natural mood booster, avena sativa relieves conditions like fatigue and stress that may affect stress drive. Additionally, avena sativa lowers SHBG to increase free testosterone circulation .
Rounding out the formula is Indian long pepper. This herbal extract increases sex drive and even reverses infertility symptoms in some users .
These ingredients wouldn’t be bad in a mid-range male enhancement supplement, provided they’re included in the right amounts. However, we don’t know if this is the case with Vaso Ultra.
Furthermore, this formula in no way matches up to the aims of Vaso Ultra’s advertising campaign. There’s nothing in here that increases penis size permanently, and most of the backing studies aren’t strictly related to sexual performance.
Another concerning aspect is that this formula is a carbon copy of Vaso-9, another male enhancement product from RAS. This product received poor reviews from customers who said Vaso-9 did nothing and RAS’s business practices left them frustrated and hundreds of dollars poorer.
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Possible Side Effects
Any product that relies on nitric oxide production will cause side effects in at least some users. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to say how powerful side effects will be without knowing exact ingredient doses.
For now, however, know that the following side effects are possible:
• Dizziness and lightheadedness
• Lack of energy
• Abdominal pain
The more severe side effects here are unlikely to occur, but are still a possibility—especially if you already suffer from low blood pressure.
The other ingredients in Vaso Ultra appear to be safe for use of up to 4 weeks, excluding some minor side effects like gas and bloating. Overall, there doesn’t seem to be too much to worry about with Vaso Ultra.
Purchasing Vaso Ultra
Vaso Ultra is a brand new product, so its availability is limited to Vaso-Ultra.com. Although RAS says Vaso Ultra is available from vitamin and supplement retailers throughout the world, I haven’t found any evidence this is the case.
On Vaso-Ultra.com, you have the following options:
• 1 bottle: $39.99
• 3 bottles: $79.98
• 5 bottles: $119.95
• 7 bottles: $159.92
This may not sound too bad for a male enhancement supplement, but the shipping sends it over the top. Shipping ranges from $10 to $50, with the default mode set at 3-day express shipping for $19.95. This $20 charge has surprised many customers and left them unhappy with the total cost of Vaso Ultra.
RAS does try to include some perks to offset the price, such as a free additional supplement and a 60-day money-back guarantee, but these fall flat as well. The bonus supplement is described as “herbal Viagra,” with no other information about what it is or what it does. Herbal Viagra doesn’t exist, so this is likely a marketing ploy to get you to spend more on shipping.
The money-back guarantee is also disappointing. There are no instructions on how to redeem it, and past customers have reported failure on RAS’s part to honor the guarantee. By and large, customers say RAS has been unhelpful, rude, and evasive on the subject of their guarantee. Most of the time, customers walk away with either a partial refund or nothing at all.
It doesn’t look like the ordering experience at Vaso-Ultra.com is a good one.
Let’s recap what we’ve learned about Vaso Ultra as you prepare to make a decision. Here’s what this product has going for it:
• Ingredients that boost free testosterone levels
• Long pepper for enhanced sex drive
• No serious side effects associated with the formula
• Increased savings the more bottles you buy
Unfortunately, there’s more to worry about than to celebrate with Vaso Ultra. Its drawbacks include:
• A manufacturer with a history of deceptive business practices
• Outrageous marketing claims based on wrong-headed science
• Ingredients included in a proprietary blend, which makes analysis impossible
• Poor reviews of former RAS products, including one with the same formula as Vaso Ultra
• An expensive price with shipping included
Making the Final Decision
Looking over the pros and cons, there’s no reason to try Vaso Ultra. In fact, considering RAS’s deceptive business practices, I’d avoid this product altogether.
Instead, look for a male enhancement supplement that claims attainable benefits and uses the right ingredients in the right amounts to get there.
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