This Coffee Reportedly Makes Sex Better…But It Might Also Kill You
As the name might suggest, Stiff Bull Coffee does more than open your eyes in the morning. Due to a secret recipe the company enhanced by the “herbs of Malaysia,” the company is touting their beverage as a virility solution as well. They claim that drinking this brand of coffee could have a man standing at “attention” for as long as three days (which sounds like it might be more than anyone bargained for).
But the drink may give users more than they bargained for. The coffee has come under fire from the FDA, which claims that in your efforts to “maintain an active relationship,” drinking this particular beverage could wind you up in the hospital. It turns out Stiff Bull Coffee contains an element that’s similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra.
Grubstreet is reporting:
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.
The brand has issued a response, which can be found on the following page.
The FDA has issued similar warnings for other, more overt sexual health supplements, including the ones that Lamar Odom was taking before he was hospitalized in a coma in 2015.
Uproxx reached out to the president of Sitting Bull, Keith Hanson, who maintains that the coffee is completely safe to drink and won’t end you up in the hospital. He states the traces of desmethyl carbodenafil, the ingredient similar to Viagra’s active compound, was never supposed to be there in the first place. He claims that the compound was found as a result of a manufacturer failing to properly clean their equipment. He says he’s cut ties with the manufacturer in question and is appealing the FDA’s finding.
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