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Some Dietary Supplements Found To Contain Viagra Ingredient

Are those supplements natural?

Is that supplement natural?

You are happy. That supplement seems to be working, perhaps even a little too well. Better still, you don’t expect the side effects associated with drugs because it is made with natural ingredients and therefore safe, right? Well, things may not be quite as they look like.

While there are some manufactures that make quality products with natural ingredients, there are also some that may be playing fast and loose with the ingredients. Chinese researchers have reportedly developed a method to detect certain undeclared ingredients in nutritional supplements and herbs.

Among these substances are sibutramine and sildenafil, the latter of which is the main ingredient of the drug viagra. Not surprisingly, there have been recalls of sex enhancement supplements containing some of these substances.

Sibutramine had previously been approved for weight loss but was withdrawn due to concerns that it could increase risk of heart.

The researchers tested over 100 types of supplements including tablets and syrups claimed to aid in blood pressure reduction and sexual performance.

Among the most “guilty” conditions or interests for which supplements have been found adulterated include those used for weight loss, sexual performance, and muscle building. Of course, those seeking these often want fast results with minimum effort. (See the original story).

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