Magic Power Coffee Packs Dangerous Side Effect

Cynthia Dermody
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cup of coffee close-up"You've never had coffee like this before!" the slogan on Magic Power Coffee's website reads. How true that is. The FDA says the "passion coffee" sold on the Internet as a sex enhancer for both men and women is extremely dangerous.

The instant coffee contains a number of so-called natural sex boosters including horny goat weed, goji berry, and ginseng, but also an undeclared, unapproved Viagra-type chemical called ... get ready ... hydroxythiohomosildenafil.

That's a mouthful to say, and when taken by mouth, safety experts say it dangerously lowers blood pressure, depriving your brain of blood and leading to dizziness or lightheadedness. When combined with certain other drugs, it could be fatal. Talk about ruining your night of passion.

The company markets this thing as a "dietary supplement," but as is widely known, dietary supplements are not always synonymous with "safe." Because supplements are not considered drugs, they don't have to undergo the same rigorous safety trials that medications do.

As of right now, these risks are considered "potential." The FDA isn't aware of anyone being hurt by the product ... yet. But it doesn't want to find out, either.

According to the website, Magic Power Coffee can increase more than, um, certain things. It can even increase your wealth. The brand, which you will not find next to Maxwell House in the coffee aisle, is sold largely through independent distributors on the web and in online auctions.

Not sure how much it goes for, but it's safe to say that whatever it is, it's not worth it. If you happen to own it, toss it and treat yourself to a Starbucks.

 

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