Male Enhancement Pills Recalled for Actually Enhancing Male Performance

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In one of the more counterintuitive product recalls we've seen, a dietary supplement that promises to enhance male sexual performance is being recalled for containing a drug that enhances male sexual performance.

New Jersey-based Freedom Trading announced last week that it was issuing a voluntary recall of Super Power, an "all-natural herbal extract" that promises enhanced libido and a "powerful erection," among other benefits. Independent laboratory tests determined that the pills contained small amounts of an ingredient not listed on the label: Sildenafil, the generic name of the drug best known as Viagra.

That's a problem for a couple of reasons. Sildenafil has its share of side effects, as anyone who has ever watched a Viagra commercial knows. Most critically, patients who take nitrates for chest pain or heart disease could experience a drop in blood pressure if they take Sildenafil -- a risk that those patients won't know they're taking if it's not on the label. Fortunately, the company says it hasn't received any reports of adverse effects from taking the supplement.
But it isn't just a labeling issue: As a dietary supplement, Super Power simply isn't allowed to have any actual drugs in it. As an FDA spokesperson explained, dietary supplements aren't regulated in the same way that pharmaceuticals are, and supplement companies don't need to get FDA approval before marketing and selling their wares in the U.S. Such products can be easily identified by the standard disclaimer they are all required to make: that they are "not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease" and that their health claims haven't been evaluated by the FDA.

Super Power clearly falls into that dietary supplement category. Super Power's list of ingredients includes a bunch of Asian herbs like "semen ziziphi spinosae" and "cortex cinnamomi cassaie" -- none of which, as far as we can tell, have ever been proven to have any impact on male sexual performance. And that would have been fine if those were the only ingredients in the pills: Since the FDA isn't evaluating the claims, the company is free to throw in any combination of herbs it wants to, and then claim that they'll improve your sex life (or help you "ride through the night," as the label declares). Freedom Trading's only mistake was including a pharmaceutical ingredient that actually delivers on those claims.

The recalled pills were sold between August 2012 and January 2013, and can be returned at the point of purchase, or directly to the company. For details, call Freedom Trading at (866) 780-6474 during normal business hours.

Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at Matt.Brownell@teamaol.com, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.

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Paul Smith

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May 30 2013 at 7:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike McConnell

That's interesting, I also heard a story about a company getting sued after a guy fractured his penis or something during sex while on some pill, OWWWW. This is why I always stick to the product i've been using the past 3 months and haven't had any issues, it's Invigorate for men. On another note, it's crazy that this company didn't get sued for breaking any patent laws and codes with the FDA.

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April 12 2013 at 2:10 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Puppino

Love the horse pics On the Package thats fricken cool!!

January 31 2013 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hi ya Dale!

Reminds me of the Reumofan recall. This stuff from Mexico cut my osteoarthritis pain in my shoulders by about 75%. Took it for several months but the FDA pulled it from the market for having about 4 types of prescription drugs in them including cortisone. Had to cut back little by little and then stop. Had some strange side effects too. Just another example of something that's over the counter, works but gets recalled. Now I can see why.

January 31 2013 at 2:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
viking9343

Viagra is for guys with fat wives/girl friends. My moto is, "You are only as young as the women you feel".

January 31 2013 at 10:21 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
zygi & paris

Whenever something works that is inexpensive, the government always steps in to make sure they get their share. GREED is what it's known as.

January 31 2013 at 10:11 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
Darin

Of course their going to get shut down..Why would the government want you to purchase a pill that is about $3 when they want you to spend $20 on 1 viagra! It's all about the kickbacks!

January 31 2013 at 6:58 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Joe

So if I bought some of this stuff and it actually works, they actually think I am going to return it? Yeah sure.

January 31 2013 at 1:59 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
fgworth

If Super Power had been smart, they'd have set up shop in Chicago and simply rigged elections.

January 30 2013 at 10:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply