Coffee recalled because it contains a Viagra-like ingredient

by Garry Watts July 22, 2017, 0:29
Coffee recalled because it contains a Viagra-like ingredient

Bestherbs Coffee is voluntarily recalling its product due to undeclared ingredients including desmethyl carbodenafil, which is structurally similar to the active ingredient in Viagra. Marketed as a male enhancement product, the coffee posed a particular risk to men who had diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, or those with heart disease.

It also contains an undeclared milk ingredient - which could be unsafe for people with allergies.

Although Viagra is an FDA-approved prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, the agency said it was concerned over the potential of desmethyl carbodenafil to lower blood pressure to "dangerous levels".

The coffee also contains undeclared milk which could be risky for people who are allergic to milk or have milk sensitivity. No illness has been reported to date. New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee was distributed nationwide to consumers via individuals or internet.

Customers with the product can return it by mail to the company, with the address of the company listed on the FDA recall notice. Such products can still be found on eBay sold by different manufacturers who seem to claim their product will "improve energy, sexual ability, and also increase vigor".

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The Grand Prairie coffee company is notifying customers through phone calls and the FDA advises consumers contact their doctors if they are experience any issues or side effects related to using Viagra.

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This is not the first time that coffee products containing Tongkat Ali have been recalled.

And earlier this year, Forbes reports two other coffees, Caverlo Natural Herbal Coffee and Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, earned recalls for containing the same ingredient as the one found in Bestherbs' instant drink.


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