Maxoderm is a topical erection enhancer produced by Barmensen Labs. Maxoderm is widely marketed online by a group of affiliate marketers known as Leading Edge Cash. Interestingly enough, the same marketers are responsible for VigRx Oil. In our opinion, Maxoderm is a better product.
The formula is primarily a water-based cream that contains botanicals, L-Arginine and vitamins. According to the details available on the Maxoderm website, despite the fact that Maxoderm is water-based, it should not be used in conjunction with condoms. Tests to determine Maxoderm's effects on condom strength have not been performed.
Maxoderm is one of the first erection enhancers to be widely advertised. Maxoderm ads can be found in just about every men's magazine, from Men's Health to Playboy. Maxoderm has created a forum for men to explore issues of erection quality. There are a multitude of drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, but, until recently, there as been very little for a man who needs no more than an improvement in erectile quality.
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The Maxoderm formula produces a feeling of warmth similar to that produced by sore muscle liniments. This is most likely due to the levels of methyl nicotinate and methyl salicylate. The feeling of warmth may be a side effect of the active ingredients or it may be deliberate. In either event, the sensation of warmth may cause discomfort depending on the user's sensitivity.
There is a second concern regarding the Maxoderm formulation: the smell. Maxoderm has a very distinct peppermint smell -- again, the traditional smell of liniments. Some may be reminded of locker rooms and sports injuries rather than sexual intimacy, but again this reaction will vary from man to man.
Maxoderm did produce positive results, increasing the firmness and duration of erection. We noted that the Maxoderm formula (below) uses the same form of transdermal delivery as the top-rated product.
Overall, Maxoderm received a tentative buy recommendation.
Maxoderm contains L-Arginine, the amino acid that acts as a precursor to the production of nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide is a vasorelaxant, causing blood vessels to relax and boosting blood flow to affected areas of the body. L-arginine is an ingredient in many other performance enhancers.
Maxoderm includes white nettle extract. Nettle is a well-known irritant but also acts to dilate capillaries, which aids in the body's absorption of the active ingredients in the product.
Methyl nicotinate also figures prominently in the Maxoderm formula. Methyl nicotinate also helps active ingredients to pass through the skin and into the bloodstream. One side effect of this is a cool, tingling sensation, similar to menthol.
Methyl Salicylate, L-Arginine, White Nettle Extract, Catauba Extract, Maca Extract, Saw Palmetto Extract, Zinc Oxide, Muira Puama, Panax Ginseng, Methyl Nicotinate, Deionized Water, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Soybean Oil, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sunflower Oil, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbedensis Extract, Green Tea Extract, Fragrance, Methyl Paraben, Rosemary Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Propyl Paraben, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E).