Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to keep or maintain a firm erection and it’s affected about 30 million men in the US, according to the Urology Care Foundation.
There are many causes of ED, some of which are:
- Too much alcohol
- Increased age
Many dietary supplements in the market claim to be effective in treating ED and one of them is bluechew. Bluechew writes prescriptions of its drugs online and sells at a cost lower than Viagra or Cialis.
The market hype surrounding bluechew is remarkable — or, if you will, too good to be true. So, we’ll take a look at what it is, and if it’s worth the hype.
What is Bluechew?
Bluechew is a chewable drug for erectile dysfunction and is made in the US.
Its service is done completely online and offers customers subscription plans to its different packages — with prescriptions from its doctors.
Bluechew has two chewable options: sildnafil and tadanafil.
What is sildnafil and tadanafil?
Sildnafil is a prescription drug, better known as Viagra, and is used to treat ED. Sildnafil can help you maintain or keep an erection for up to 4 – 6 hours when you’re sexually aroused either emotionally or through physical stimulation. It does not cure ED, however.
Sildnafil was patented by Pfitzer in 1966 and was approved two years later by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This protected sildnafil (later brand named as Viagra) from being produced or sold by any other brand or company.
Tadanafil works pretty much like sildnafil, they both help to increase blood flow to the penis and aid erection. Tadanafil lasts longer in the body system, up to 36 hours.
Eli Lilly patented Tadanafil (better known as Cialis) but the patent expired years ago, after which Viagra’s patent too expired, though recently.
Sildnafil should be used when you know for sure when you’re going to have sex, and Tadanafil, when you’re not sure but want your gun prepped for battle.
As you would have guessed, the expiration of the patents gave room for companies like Bluechew to cash in on the opportunity.
So how’s bluechew any different?
There isn’t much of a difference between Bluechew and Viagra or Cialis, except that it works faster, within 20 – 30 minutes.
Chewables are known to work faster than tablets as they break down easily and quickly in the mouth and are absorbed faster in the stomach. They save you the nauseous feeling that comes with traditional tablets.
What you should know about bluechew
Viagra and Cialis, that contained sildnafil and tadanafil respectively, are FDA-approved. Does that mean Bluechew is too? No.
To assert this, the bluechew website states, “BLUECHEW™’s treatments use only FDA-approved active ingredients for erectile dysfunction, but the tablets themselves are compounded by partnering compounding pharmacies. Compounded treatments are not FDA approved.”
With that in mind, we took a ride to the FDA’s cozy website and found that “FDA continues to warn consumers that medications purchased from unapproved and/or unlicensed sources may be dangerous as they can be counterfeit, contaminated, improperly stored and transported, ineffective, and/or unsafe.”
So, one thing is for sure, bluechew is not FDA-approved in its entirety and may fall on FDA’s warning list but it does contain the said approved ingredients, and the only problem with that is, there’s no way to be entirely certain bluechew contains what it says it contains other than to take bluechew’s word for it.
So, should you really take bluechew’s word for it?
Bluechew has been receiving lots of thumbs-ups from its consumers — the reviews on the website are convincing — and the FAQ section seems to contain the answers to all the most-likely-to-be-asked questions a customer would have.
The bluechew manufacturers did well to ensure consumers get first-hand info on bluechew that they may want to find out before they subscribe, including the fact that it is not approved by the FDA.
As long as the customers are happy with the results, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about, right?
Well, it seems that’s the case with bluechew.
The hype surrounding it may be due to the fact that it is not as expensive as Viagra, which is sold at about $60, and still have “affiliated providers (that) will write your prescription (if eligible) after completion of your medical profile and remaining registration.”
What that means is that, unlike over-the-counter products, bluechew has doctors that will write your prescription based on the information provided in your questionnaire during registration. The doctors are known to be based in Chicago.
If you’re going to use bluechew, ensure to fill the questionnaire honestly to prevent unforeseen health complications.
Be aware that bluechew is only available in the US and is also not available in Alabama, Idaho, North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Carolina. This may change in the future.
Bluechew is $20, though you can upgrade to a higher subscription plan.
What are the side effects?
Sildnafil and Tadanafil have side effects but side effects are not common. If you stuck to the prescription given to you, you shouldn’t observe most of the side effects. However, drugs affect people differently, so, here are the side effects you might experience:
- Stomach upset
- An erection lasting longer than normal
Most times, these effects go away within a few days but if they don’t go away or become more severe than normal, call your doc.
If you’re on medication or have a health condition, ensure that you seek your doctor’s opinion before taking bluechew.
What we think
After much digging, we’ve come to the conclusion that if you’d prefer a less-expensive version of Viagra, bluechew is for you. There isn’t any sort of rumor to discredit its efficacy, however, we advise that you seek your doctor’s opinion first before taking any supplement or drug.