The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently published lists with male enhancement products that are commercialised as “natural” although they contain pharmaceutical substances and particularly sildenafil, which is the main substance of Viagra, the most commonly prescribed and approved by the FDA drug for treating erectile dysfunction (ED). What’s more, these products usually contain other, unknown and untested ingredients which can be harmful. As it is mentioned in FDA’s website, such hidden ingredients are increasingly becoming a problem in products promoted for sexual enhancement¹. This type of pills are often advertised as having outstanding benefits and remarkable results to conditions, which can be treated only via medical therapies.
The FDA’s laboratory analysis confirmed that “Stiff Nights”, “Herb Viagra”, “La Pepa Negra”, “Black Ant King”, “African Superman”, “Black Mamba Premium” and “Bigger Longer More Time More Sperms” products, contain sildenafil, the active ingredient of Viagra. As the FDA announced “this undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.” A full list of these products can be viewed here.
It is worth to pay attention on how these products are advertised. In Herb Enhancements.com for example, a website declaring that sells only natural products, “Stiff Nights” is promoted as a 100% natural product. Continuing reading the product’s details, it is mentioned that “Stiff Nights is a natural nutritional supplement designed to increase sexual libido, desire, staying power, erection time and erection firmness. It is mentioned that only the finest ingredients have been used in the formulation of Stiff Nights and it works using natural ingredients to stimulate blood vessels, increase blood flow to the genitals. It is also worth to take a look at the “miracles” this product promises to offer.
- Provides ejaculation control to last as long as you want.
- Maintains your hardest erection, even after orgasm.
- Its all-natural formula increases the blood flow in the tissue of the corpora cavernosa.
- Increases your penis in length and girth strengthen and hardens your erection to achieve more thrusting ability.
- The natural herbs, free of toxicity and side-effects, are harmless
According to the FDA there are more than 300 dangerous products, and these products are usually promoted for weight loss, sexual enhancement as well as bodybuilding. These products contain prescription drugs, their generic equivalents, or other ingredients such as steroids or amphetamines.
As FDA warns, consumers should be extremely careful, especially when the products’ advertisements are as extraordinary and out-of-the-way as the above.
Lastly, if you experience any sexual problem, such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and/or loss of libido it is highly advisable to consult an andrologist-urologist before consuming any enhancement supplements.