Today, I would like to talk about an emerging issue of over-the-counter supplements promising to boost men’s sexual performance or even treat erectile dysfunction.
Such supplements are often sold in local convenience stores and gas stations and are advertised as “all-natural” or “herbal” supplements. Misled by this advertising, men use these supplements thinking that they couldn’t be dangerous to their health.
NuMale Medical Center Founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christopher Asandra, has recently discussed this issue with Orlando Sentinel reporter Naseem S. Miller. “The biggest harm in taking these over-the-counter supplements for erectile dysfunction is that we don’t know what’s in there and they’re not FDA approved,” said Dr. Asandra.
It is important to understand that unless a supplement is approved by the FDA, there really is no way of knowing whether the advertised ingredients are truly stated on the label. Men taking these unverified supplements expose themselves to serious health risks that may even lead to a heart attack.
I completely agree with Dr. Asandra, who says that he absolutely doesn’t recommend taking these over-the-counter supplements and advises to have yourself checked out by a professional physician who can prescribe proper FDA-approved medication.
So please beware and stay away from supplements that do not require a prescription, have foreign language labels, are advertised through spam emails and promise instant results. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.