Coffee Recalled for Containing Viagra-Like Ingredient

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The coffee products contains an ingredient similar to a Viagra component

Bestherbs Coffee LLS, a coffee-producing company from Texas, issued a recall on one of its products. The recall comes after the FDA discovered one of its ingredients has a similar effect to Viagra. This ingredient wasn’t mentioned on the label, and might lead to several health problems for some people.

The coffee product contained an ingredient similar to Viagra

The subject of the recall is the product marketed under the name “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee”. After the investigation, the FDA discovered it contained desmethyl carbodenafil. The problem with this ingredient is that it structurally resembles sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, so it might lead to the same effect as the drug.

Besides, desmethyl carbodenafil might interfere with other substances. If drinkers are on prescription drugs with nitrates, their blood pressure might get extremely low. Nitrate medicine is usually prescribed to people who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

Customers will receive refunds if they return the product unused

The FDA also discovered traces of milk in the coffee product which aren’t specified on the label either. This is also dangerous, as some people might suffer a severe allergic response to milk. So far, there were no complaints of adverse reactions to this product. However, people are advised to go see a doctor immediately if they feel ill after drinking the coffee.

This coffee has been advertised as a male enhancement supplement, and was produced between July 2014 and June 2016. After the recall was declared, the company said it would offer refunds to all customers who return unused products.

This is not the first case of undisclosed desmethyl carbodenafil in male enhancement coffee. A different company, Stiff Bull, blamed the presence of the substance in the coffee on the Malaysian manufacturer. It claimed the manufacturer had replaced Maca Root and other substances with the Viagra-like ingredient to reduce costs.
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