If you’ve found yourself, ahem, a little too excited about certain honey products, here might be the reason. Laboratory tests performed by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found tadalafil and sildenafil hidden in some honey products from four different companies. If you don’t know what tadalafil and sildenafil are, they are the active ingredients in Cialis and Viagra, respectively, that are FDA-approved as prescription drugs to treat erectile dysfunction. And these ingredients are not like hot sauce or mustard. You can’t just spray them with whatever you want. Instead, you should first discuss the possibility with the FDA of obtaining formal approval to add such ingredients to your products. And even after getting FDA approval, you then have to tell customers that such ingredients are there.
As a result, the FDA sent warning letters to the following four companies:
- Thirtyrun LLC (also known as US Royal Honey LLC): after finding tadalafil in Etumax Royal Honey for Him and Dose Vital Honey for Men products and sildenafil in Secret Miracle Royal Honey product purchased through their websites www.thirstyrun .com and www.usroyalhoney. com
- MKS Enterprise LLC: after finding tadalafil in Vital Honey product purchased from www.wholesaleonline1.com
- Shopaax.com: after finding sildenafil in the Royal Honey for Him product purchased from their website
- 1am USA Incorporated dba Pleasure Products USA: after finding tadalafil in X RATED HONEY FOR MEN purchased from www.pleasureproductsusa.com.
Oh darling. Here is a tweet from the FDA about those letters:
You may have to hide your love while the Beatles sang, but you can’t just hide erectile dysfunction drug ingredients in a product. In all these cases, the companies did not specify that these ingredients were in the products. Not knowing that you took erectile dysfunction drugs like Cialis or Viagra can be a big deal in more ways than one. Obviously, it is better to be warned and prepared for any permanent effects that may arise.
Difficult times are not the only risk. Erectile dysfunction drugs like tadalafil and sildenafil can also interact with other drugs. For example, combining the effects of such ingredients with those of nitrate drugs such as nitroglycerin can cause your blood pressure to drop to dangerously low levels. This is one of the reasons why you really shouldn’t take such prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction without the supervision of a properly licensed medical professional. It means a real medical professional like a doctor and not just someone who says “call me doctor”.
The four companies must provide written responses to these letters within 15 working days. And the answers can’t just be like, “Thank you for the letters. The weather was quite warm. How is your family? YOLO.” They will need to detail the specific steps they have taken to address each violation and prevent any recurrence of violations and be accompanied by relevant documentation.
So, before taking any honey products, check the packaging, i.e. the box, container or whatever contains the product, to make sure that the product is not one of those mentioned above included in FDA warning letters. This isn’t the first time the FDA has warned of such tainted love. Before you take anything to energize yourself, so to speak, before sex, it’s a good idea to double-check the “Contaminated Sexual Enhancement Products» webpage that includes a list of products that have had something to hide. This list is by no means exhaustive, as the FDA cannot monitor and test all dietary supplements, foods, and other so-called sexual enhancement products. Beware of any honey product that makes unsubstantiated claims about improving your sex life. Just because sex is about birds and bees doesn’t mean honey has to be involved.