Is Joymode sexual performance booster any good?
In this article, I’m going to do a breakdown of each ingredient and discuss if it’s a good ingredient or not and if they used the right dose or not.
Let’s dive in.
Joymode sexual performance enhancer ingredients
Vitamin C is mainly added as an anti-oxidant to protect nitric oxide.
Vitamin C can help erections by:
- Sparing folate (used for NO production)
- Sparing BH4 (used for NO production)
- Preventing NO destruction, thus enhancing its bioavailability
- Improving eNOS function (so that it produces more NO)
- Increasing oxytocin
Full article: How vitamin C improves erectile dysfunction
Vitamin C hasn’t been directly studied for erectile dysfunction, so it’s not clear if the dose of 100mg will be enough or not.
It also hasn’t been compared to other antioxidant compounds that can improve erections, such as propionyl-L-carnitine or pycnogenol.
Citrulline is the precursor to arginine, which is the precursor to nitric oxide (NO). Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) uses arginine to create NO.
Citrulline is better at increasing arginine in the body than arginine itself.
Men with ED have lower levels of citrulline and arginine compared to men without ED (R). And supplementing citrulline can dramatically improve the ability to get erections (R).
Joymode contains a dose of 4g which is spot on.
Arginine nitrate is the amino acid arginine combined with nitrate. Nitrate enhances the bioavailability of arginine and nitrate can also be converted to NO.
The is no research on arginine nitrate for ED, but there is on arginine and nitrite separately for ED.
This meta-analysis shows that arginine supplements with dosages ranging from 1,500 to 5,000 mg significantly improved ED compared with placebo or no treatment (R), with higher doses better than lower doses (R).
This study compared L-arginine and tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4; the cofactor used for NO synthesis) with sodium nitrite on erectile function. They found that arginine and BH4 were effective, but sodium nitrite wasn’t (R).
Additionally, injecting sodium nitroprusside into the penis can facilitate erections, and sodium nitrite is 1000-fold less potent than sodium nitroprusside (R).
It’s likely that arginine itself is doing most of the heavy lifting, whereas nitrate is not very effective.
In summary, since the citrulline in the product is enough to increase arginine and NO, I don’t see much value in the added arginine nitrate.
Panax ginseng root extract
Ginseng is commonly used to increase energy and stamina as well as enhance libido and erections. It’s a popular root that has been used for various conditions in East Asian countries for at least two to five thousand years
Ginseng is generally classified in three different ways, depending on how it is processed: fresh ginseng (less than four years old); white ginseng (four to six years old and dried after peeling); and red ginseng (harvested when six years old, steamed and dried).
What matters most is the ginsenoside content. Ginsenosides, also known as steroid-like saponins, are unique to ginseng species. There are more than 100 ginsenosides.
Ginseng might help with erections by:
- Promoting endothelial nitric oxide (NO) release
- Improving cardiovascular risk factors that include hypertension, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia, thus improving vascular health
- Increasing sexual arousal
- Exerting anti‐fatigue and anti-stress effects
However, despite its potential benefit, it might not be very effective in humans.
This 2021 meta-analysis looked at 9 of the highest-quality studies investigating ginseng for ED and found that ginseng appears to have a trivial effect on ED when compared to placebo.
In those 9 studies, most of them used a ginseng dose of 3000 mg or less, which is less than the dose typically recommended by manufacturers.
Joymode includes only 300mg ginseng standardized for 7% ginsenosides.
Of the different parts of the ginseng plant, the total ginsenoside content of the leaf (3,538.71 mg) is significantly higher than that of the main root (292.87 mg) and the root hair (1,186.72 mg) (R).
Even though it’s a 7% extract, since they used the root, the ginsenoside content is significantly lower compared to if they were to use a 7% leaf extract.
Better ginseng options would be:
- GS15-4 extract (clinically proven to provide 15 times increased absorption, 4 times faster absorption and 4 times more consistent absorption)
- Ginseng leaf extract (40% ginsenoside minimum)
This isn’t a bad product and will definitely help with enhanced blood flow due to the citrulline. It might also have a slight energizing effect due to the ginseng, even though the dose is quite low.
Personally, I would not buy this as it’s $50 for 10 doses, which is overpriced for its poor effectiveness.
I’d rather buy more potent ingredients that will actually improve erectile function, and not just boost circulation.
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