The ‘herbal’ brew contains
a number of naturally-derived ingredients, including Guarana, Maca Root and
Tongkat Ali, a Malaysian plant said to have Viagra-like
There was even an ABC news documentary about it, which is available on
the Stiff Bullwebsite.
Chris Keelan, the guide,
Will it work
as quickly? No. But it also won’t cause potential heart attacks, stroke;
potential deafness or blindness.
Seems safe, and surely
it's been approved by the relevant food regulatory bodies?
The Stiff Bull website
dietary supplement is ‘approved’ by the FDA. They are, however, stringently
regulated and must comply with the provisions of the Dietary Supplement Health
and Education Act of 1994 as regulated by the
Moreover, the FDA examined
an international shipment of the coffee.
laboratory analysis confirmed that Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee contains desmethyl
carbodenafil. Desmethyl carbodenafil is structurally similar to sildenafil, the
active ingredient in Viagra.
undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription
drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often
Keith Hanson of
Stiff Bull told indy100:
is a combination of things – one, the manufacturer of the coffee, located in
Malaysia, had lots of different formulas, and he’d been importing his coffee in
the US for 10 years. There were never any substances
However Hanson claims that
the manufacturer began to add desmethyl carbodenafil to cut the cost of the Maca
Root and the Tongkat Ali, without his knowledge.
He also said that of the
20 boxes that had been stopped by the FDA, only five had contained the ‘trace
manufacturers a month ago. None of the consumers will get the tainted
It is an
alternative to Viagra. Our focus and mission is to stay clear of that. [We have
had] no complaints from customers and no side-affects associated with