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More supplements found to be adulterated with drugs
Many dietary supplements, especially those that claim to enhance male sexual performance, are spiked with prescription drugs. That's one of the conclusions of our new report on 10 surprising dangers of vitamins and supplements.
Case in point: Mojo Nights, a sexual-enhancement product made by Evol Nutrition Associates, Inc. Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration said tests it conducted on samples of the supposedly "all-natural" product found that it actually contained sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredients in the prescription drugs Viagra and Cialis.
Those are just the latest in a stream of so-called "natural" products that have turned out to be spiked with powerful prescription drugs. Since 2008 more than 400 such products have been recalled, most of them marketed for bodybuilding, weight loss, and sexual enhancement.
An FDA laboratory analyses confirmed the supplements contain sibutramine, the active ingredient in weight-loss medication Meridia, previously found to substantially increase blood pressure and heart rate and also linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.