A Maryland company called Stiff Bull has invented an “all-natural herbs coffee” that it claims can improve men’s libido and sexual performance. The coffee is, ahem, “enhanced” with herbs from the jungles of Malaysia like guarana, maca root, and tongkat ali. If you’re not sure it’s right for you, Stiff Bull’s team says it’s great for adults who want “to maintain an active relationship” and promises the “awesome effect” will last two or even three days. Sounds time-consuming! Also, it’s probably not something you should drink.
The FDA recently added the concoction, which is produced in Malaysia, to its list of Tainted Sexual Enhancement Products. Laboratory testing done by the agency confirmed the coffee contained an unlisted ingredient in desmethyl carbodenafil, which is similar to the active ingredient, sildenafil, used in Viagra. Problematically for consumers, desmethyl carbodenafil may interact with nitrates, which are found in certain prescription drugs and taken by men with diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions. It can also lower blood-pressure levels to, the agency writes, “dangerous levels.” Stiff Bull’s Keith Hanson tells Indy 100 that desmethyl carbodenafil was never part of Stiff Bull’s brew, and it was added by a cheap manufacturer looking to cut down on costs.