The US Food and Drug Administration is today repeating its warning over sexual enhancement supplements bought over the internet. In 2004 the FDA released a list of some of the products sold on the internet which had the ability to cause serious health problems because of their ingredients. They were not in line with FDA compliance and were breaking federal law because they withheld ingredient information.
The following are just a few of the ‘supplements’ that were found to be in nreach of FDA compliance; Super Shangai, Strong Testis, Shangai Ultra, Shangai Ultra X, Lady Shangai, Shangai Regular, also marketed as Shangai Chaojimengnan, Hero, Naturalë.
You can see the full list of illegal products on the FDA’s website. They are promoted as a pill to enhance sexual performance or treat erectile dysfunction. However if you are taking another prescription drug or use some herbal remedies you may be at serious health risks.
on the internet and in some retail outlets you can buy a product call Stiff Nights which the FDA has recently warned consumers against. It is sold as a dietary supplement although there are ingredients in the pills that consumers are not told about. The FDAs compliance regulations over the marketing of drugs is being breached by the company behind Stiff Night. It is the law that every ingredient should be listed because they can interact with prescription drugs and have serious health consequences.
Those men who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease are especially at risk. This is because the active ingredient in stiff nights is sulfoaildenafil, the same chemical that is in the legal drug Viagra. When this comes into contact with some nitrate drugs, a person’s blood pressure can dramatically fall to dangerous levels. Men who suffer from the above conditions are often on prescription medicine which includes nitrates, and erectile dysfunction can be a side-effect.
Because the product is advertised as ‘all natural’, many unsuspecting men are taking the drug without knowing that it could seriously damage their health. The FDA was tipped off about Stiff Nights through a customer complaint. This was followed by an investigation during which the FDA decided to release this consumer warning.
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