It is one thing to decide that you need to enhance your sexual ability. It’s a completely different story to figure out how you can do that. The science of supplement labeling is a balancing act between a company’s perceived right to “market” their product based on half-truths and deception and the public’s right to know what they are consuming.
Government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, regulate the safety of the ingredients that go into supplements, and they also set the standards for the type of labeling that appears on products.
Knowing exactly what is in male supplements should not be a negotiable right, but government regulations are often the result of warring pressures between consumer groups and lobbyists for very large, very rich companies whose mandates highlight sales rather than ethics.
The result is a labeling system that falls somewhere in between the consumer ideal (truth) and the capitalist ideal (sales). That means that government agencies make certain concessions to companies who wish to promote their products with catch-phrases like “lite” or “all-natural” let them do so with some slippage in accuracy.
Read a guide to buying male supplement if you decide to take supplement for enhancing your sex life.
Supplement Facts First
A few introductory words on the “Supplement Facts” that you find on the labels of supplement. The ingredient list is mandated by government agencies and contain a certain amount of standard nutritional information: usually ingredients, serving size, and the nutrients that are found in the product (per serving).
The first thing to note is that the serving size does not necessarily include the entire contents of the package. Serving sizes are made to be uniform across product categories so that they are easier to compare. This means that if you have a package that contains 100g of a product, but the serving size is only for 25g, if you polish off the entire package, you’ll need to multiply all of the nutritional contents by 4 (e.g. if it’s 50 calories per serving, you actually consumed 200 calories).
Aside from the amount of nutrients like vitamins, fibre, carbohydrates, and fats, labels should also give you the percentage of your daily value (%DV). This tells you how much of the daily recommended intake of a certain nutrient that male supplement provides.