What Am I Taking?: ExtenZe Pill Coating
Sex is pretty awesome. It's fun, satisfying, and can give you one hell of a workout. However, sometimes you need a little extra “umph” when it comes to getting started. That's where ExtenZe comes into play. But does it really work? What is it made of? Is it safe to take?
The short answers to 1 and 3 are ‘yes'. As long as you're healthy enough for sex and your doctor has approved of you taking these sorts of supplements, you should be fine (and experience some pretty amazing results).
For number 2, we're going to dive into each ingredient to ensure you know what you're taking. In this series, we'll cover each ingredient, but in this article, we're going to tackle the ingredients that make up the Eztenze Pill Coating.
While we are going in-depth, we'll try to keep the details of each ingredient concise and entertaining. (Well, as entertaining as it can be!)
Typically used as “artificial tears”, it is known for its lubrication properties. It is derived from cellulose and is labeled as GRAS or “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA. When used as an eye lubricant, some have reported eye-related side effects such as blurred vision and eye irritation, but for these purposes, we think you're pretty safe!
No stranger to coatings, this bad boy has been used to make everything from papers to textiles, and (you guessed it!) coatings. It is considered safe based on a few factors, such as:
– its toxicity rate is very low at LD(50)s at 15-20 g/kg.
– when taken orally, it isn't absorbed very well in the gastrointestinal tract.
– when taken orally, it does not accumulate in the body.
– it is neither a clastogenic or mutagenic.
– it was tested in a “2-generation reproduction study” and found to be a-okay for supplemental and pharmaceutical products!
Most recently used as a gentle laxative in children, you can bet it's safe. (And no, it won't give you the runs. This is a very small amount in the coating!) The FDA has also given this guy their GRAS stamp, and have allowed its use in food, cosmetics, drugs, and flavorings.
You may have heard of the asbestos scare with talc. It's true that natural deposits can contain asbestos, however, cosmetic talc powder has been free of asbestos since the '70s (according to the American Cancer Society). While you probably shouldn't go huffing talc anytime soon, it is seen as safe and commonly used in many products.
Unless you decide to denigrate a large amount of titanium dioxide and inhale it, you're good. It's typically used as a big part of sunscreen, lubrication, whitening, and thickening. It is typically less than 1% of any supplement, and the FDA has given it a safety rating and allowed for its use as a food coloring agent (typically in pills).
FD&C Yellow #6
You may have guessed that this is part of the coloring. You'd be correct. This “sunset yellow” hue has been approved by for use as a colorant in both cosmetics and drugs. It is a monoazo dye which is water-soluble. Though some have raised concerns about this particular shade of yellow and its “dangers”, the FDA has and still does approve of its usage.
Ah, red #40, every mom's nightmare. For years, people have claimed that red #40 can cause hyperactivity in children. But considering you're taking ExtenZe, we're going to assume that you are at least the legal age to have sex and that you are not a child. Contrary to popular belief, this is not made from bugs but is a synthetic dye. Again, this dye is approved for use by the FDA.
Mica is often used in cosmetics and drugs due to its pearly sheen. It's not the best for you to inhale, but that hasn't stopped women from rubbing it all over the faces for decades. In a solid form (say, as in the coating of a pill), it is completely safe to take.
This is another very low-end toxin that won't cause you any harm in such a small dosage. If you were to take it straight, this “mild to moderate” toxin would give you a case of the runs and maybe some eye irritation. The FDA has approved its use in many products, particularly in the drug and cosmetics fields. It's typically used as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and solubilizer.
So there you have it. Hopefully, you feel more informed and at ease about the Eztenze Pill Coating. Here's to you, ExtenZe, and many good times in the future!
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.