Vigor-25 which is sold as a natural dietary supplement for enhanced male sexual performance has been found to contain slidenafil, commonly known as the drug Viagra. The FDA has issued a warning that this supplement should not be purchased or used do to the Viagra compound.
Numerous interactions with prescription medications including nitroglycerin, can occur and also could lower blood pressure to a very dangerous rate.
The FDA is in the process of investing a death of a 26 year old man that is probably linked to the supplement slidenafil.
The supplement is sold by the manufacturer Piston, Corporation, and can be located for sale on numerous places on the internet and could also be available for purchase in some retail stores.
Director Deborah M. Autor, from the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, stated this product claims to contain only natural ingredients but is dangerous due to the fact it does contain a prescription drug ingredient. Products which are tainted causes risk of injury and death to consumers especially if they have underlying medical conditions.
Within the last few years the FDA discovered numerous products which were sold as dietary supplements for male sexual performance that were deemed dangerous due to the fact they had contained active ingredients which were in FDA approved drugs or alternatives of the ingredients.
Those products for sexual enhancement that promote fast effects such as working in just a couple of minutes or enduring effects of 24 to 72 hours are more than likely contaminated with an active prescription ingredient.
Currently, the FDA is recommending to consumers if they have had any negative side effects from any male enhancement products to immediately stop using the product and contact healthcare practitioner and to dispose of product properly.
The FDA is also requesting consumers if they suspect criminal activity concerning these products which include Vigor-25 to make a report at the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations, which can be done online at the OCI website. The waring of this supplement also appears on the FDA website.
On the Vigor-25 website they promote this product as “all natural without any harsh or unsafe chemicals”.
The ingredient list includes the following:
Rhodiola also known as golden root. Stating studies had shown the herb increases sexual libido and aides erectile dysfunction.
Poria an old Chinese herb which can also decrease blood sugar levels.
Lycium which is an antioxidant.
More than four million of this so called herbal supplement was sold even at some health food stores.
In 2007, the FDA had requested a recall of three dietary supplements also market as all natural male enhancement products after a discovery lead to the finding of the ingredient slidenfil. Those supplements were True Man Sexual Energy Nutrient Capsules, Energy Max Supplement Men’s Formula Capsules and Encore Tablets.
There are alternative treatments which can be used safely and effectively. These alternative treatments are used for sexual dysfunction when they are caused by anxiety, depression, decreased circulation and hormonal imbalance.
Below are some alternative noted by medical professions that can be used by men and women unless it is other stated.
Vitamin C aides in increased blood flow and a few studies have shown it to be effective to increase the sexual desire in women. Dosage recommended is 250 to 500mg one or two times a day.
Vitamin B complex 50 to 100mg a day will aide in decreasing stress levels.
Flax seed meal two to four tablespoons take daily ground up. Flax seed oil at one tablespoon may also be used.
Selenium taken at 200mcg each day.
Herbs are mostly safe and effective. However, before using any herbs be sure to check with health care practitioner as some herbs can cause negative effects when used with certain medications.
Herbs for men
Ginkgo does increase circulation has been noted it may be beneficial to improve sexual function. Dosage is 50 to 100mg daily. If you do take blood thinning medications check with practitioner before using this herb. It has been noted to increase the effects of certain blood thinning medications.
Saw Palmetto may aide in sexual performance provided it is not caused by a prostate disease. Dosage is 160mg twice daily.
Damiana commonly used by tradition as an aphrodisiac used for numerous dysfunctions.
Muira puama used for erectile dysfunction and low libido.
Herbs for women
Ginkgo and ginseng in one study conducted did prove to be effective.
Contrast Sitz Baths
For this treatment two basins are needed so one can sit comfortably with water filled up to naval so pelvis is submerged. Sit in one filled with hot water for three minutes. Then sit in one filled with cold water for one minute. Do one set which consists of hot and cold alternating three times. Do two sets each day for three or four times each week. If you have malignancies or prostate cancer do not use this treatment.
Acupuncture has been shown to aide men with sexual enhancement. Practitioner will first diagnose patient to see if acupuncture, herbal medicine or both would help. Sessions usually run about ten or twenty each week.
Acupuncture has worked for many men if treatment is sought early upon noticing problems. Acupuncture is based on the of 14 main energy pathways which run from the head to toe in the body. When the symptoms appear it is due to an imbalance in the pathways. The points used are usually on the extremities, abdomen and back have proven effective to resolve the problem.
The nervous system controls and synchronizes all of the many functions of the body including reproductive system. Sexual performance is dependent upon proper blood flow and activity of the sex organs. Any interruption in the nerves communicating to the organs and body tissues result in irregular function. The nerve roots that maintain the reproductive organs depart the spine in the lower lumbar area. This is the most usual place of back pain and dysfunction. Through manipulations chiropractic treatments restore the nerve function and communication. This in turn allows the body to once again function normally.
Consume whole, fresh, unrefined and unprocessed foods. Consumption of fruit such as berries.
Whole grains, nuts, olive oil and especially fish such as cold water type such as mackerel and salmon.
Avoid sugar, junk food, caffeine and dairy products.
These exercises are not only for women in men they can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles which affect among other things sexual function.
How to do exercises for men:
To late correct pelvic floor muscles, very tightly squeeze the muscles which prevent gas from passing or urine while you are using the bathroom.
Once you have the correct muscle first make sure bladder is empty than lay down on floor. Contract the muscles holding for three seconds, then relax for three seconds. Do this just a couple times in a row.
For optimal results concentrate on tightening these muscles only and not your abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Breathe normally through these exercises.
Try and do three sets of ten each day. Results should be noticed in three to six weeks.
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