If you are a male enhancement newbie, you will find out that avoiding a scam of a product is as important as finding the right male enhancement supplement that will work for you. A number of manufacturers of male enhancement supplements think that the industry is a popularity contest and do not really care if they provide you with a high-quality product.
One classic example that popularity does not mean potency is Extenze. If you watch a lot of late night television, then you may have caught one of the old 30-minute Extenze and its claims to increase the size of your penis. LaShawn Merritt, the double Olympic gold medalist, was banned from competition for 21 months for failing a doping test, which he blamed on his use of Extenze. Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson and NASCAR driver Kevin Conway are the celebrities who were on the Extenze payroll, helping boost the popularity and sales of the controversial male enhancement supplement. It reportedly cost the manufacturer of Extenze half a million dollars to sign Johnson.
A Scam of a Male Enhancement Supplement
The Extenze infomercial features a certain Dr. Daniel Stein and paid actors who delivered positive testimonials. These supposed customers claimed that they experienced penis growth after using Extenze. The testimonials appeared legitimate and Stein passed himself off as a credible health professional. The manufacturer of Extenze even had an advertisement featuring the supposed top 12 male adult film stars of all time. But they did not fool the authorities and the public for long.
The Orange County District Attorney fined the manufacturer of Extenze $300,000 in July 2006 for making false male enhancement claims and was ordered to stop advertising that the supplement can help increase penis size by 27 percent because they do not have any scientific basis. Extenze was also found to contain high levels of lead.
Dr. Stein, the snake oil salesman of a doctor, wrote an article that appeared as a full-page advertisement in Stuff magazine. In the ad, Stein said that he has never endorsed any other male enhancement supplement before and claimed that he agreed to do the Extenze infomercial for free because he was so impressed with its ability to increase penis size. Stein actually endorsed a product called Alzare (which was also discovered as a scam) before he recommended Extenze. Like Extenze, Alzare was marketed as the best enlargement supplement available and used Stein to help spread its lies.
The only reason why Extenze was so popular was because of its successful television campaign, which paid dividends for the manufacturer before the product was exposed as a scam. There are other Extenzes and Dr. Steins out there so do your research carefully before buying any product.