An increasing number of people in America are sipping coffee these days. And for a very good reason too. An instant herbal coffee containing ‘natural viagra’ is reportedly taking the American markets by storm.
According to a Daily Mail report, this concoction has its origins in the forests of Malaysia. Called the Stiff Bull coffee, it contains tongkat ali, maca root and guarana — herbs that are found in South America and Asian regions. Locals have apparently used these ingredients as natural stimulants since ages.
Unlike the performance-enhancing medicines and products available in the pharmacies and markets that give an instant erection, these herbs apparently enhance a man’s hormones naturally and stimulate a natural erection.
Stiff Bull, the American company manufacturing the beverage reportedly claims its coffee is a “relationship saver”, which is 100 per cent natural. The brand’s website states how these ingredients have been used by the people of Asia and South America to greatly improve sexual health, libido and overall wellness since centuries.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, warned that tests on the beverage showed it contains chemicals that could lower men’s heart rates fatally.
According to FDA, the coffee contains desmethyl carbodenafil, which is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. Reportedly, the agency further stated this ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and lower blood pressure to highly fatal levels. Men with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and/or heart diseases often take nitrates.
Well, those are some serious side effects to the coffee. The question is, would people think it’s worth it?
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