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Review Article

Sexual Enhancement Products for Sale Online: Raising Awareness of the Psychoactive Effects of Yohimbine, Maca, Horny Goat Weed, and Ginkgo biloba

Table 2

Subjective reports of forums’ users about sexual enhancers side effects.

Gingko biloba(i) Head rush
(ii) Anxiety
(iii) Feeling of blood flowing through skin/feeling blood warming
(iv) Tinnitus
(i) Increased heart rate
(ii) Dizziness
(iii) Chest pain
(iv) Phosphenes

Anxiety and nausea (Ginkgo tea consumption while assuming clomipramine)

Maca(i) Altered menstrual cycle (length modifications, anovulatory cycles)
(ii) Painful intestinal cramps
(iii) Severe gastritis
(iv) Increased blood pressure
(v) Moodiness
(i) Increased heart rate
(ii) Insomnia
(iii) Depression/anxiety
(iv) Worse premenstrual syndrome symptoms
(v) Acne breakout

Mood swings

Horny goat weed(i) Fever
(ii) Increased heart rate
(iii) Aggressiveness
(iv) Irritability

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