Authorities warn against slimming coffee with Viagra active ingredient
The Rhineland-Palatinate State Examination Office (LUA) warns against slimming coffee with sexual enhancer. The product is offered on the Internet under the name "Brazil Potent Slimming Coffee". The authority points out the high health risk of the active ingredient combination contained therein.
Slimming coffee with potency poses a high health risk. The idea of losing weight while at the same time gaining potency may seem tempting, but the LUA strongly advises against the consumption of such products. In this specific case, Customs Germersheim had seized packages of the “Brazil Potent Slimming Coffee”. As it turned out, the coffee powder contains the active ingredients phenolphthalein and sildenafil. Phenolphthalein has a laxative effect and should therefore help you lose weight quickly. Since it is suspected to cause cancer, the substance was banned. "Products with sildenafil, on the other hand, are subject to approval and prescription in Germany and are used under the supervision of a doctor to treat erectile dysfunction. ‘Brazil Potent Slimming Coffee’ obviously doesn’t have such approval, ”says the LUA. “The highly effective sildenafil can cause side effects such as headache, facial flushing, dizziness and stomach upset. When taking a number of cardiac medications at the same time, there are sometimes life-threatening interactions. "
In Germany, the trade in such slimming and potency products is a criminal offense under the Medicines Act. Nevertheless, relevant products are discovered by the authorities again and again.
The "Brazil Potent Slimming Coffee" can be recognized by its striking packaging. “A steaming cup of coffee and the silhouette of a slim, naked woman are depicted on the sachets. The packaging is printed with presumably Thai characters. At the same time, the bold assertion in English is that the coffee is Brazilian-made and is a 100 percent natural product, ”says the LUA. (ag)