The hawkers of CaverFlo Natural Herbal Coffee promise in great big red letters that the “male enhancement” drink is “an absolutely all herbal beverage” but we now know that was a lie. In a press release issued yesterday, CaverFlo admitted that tests done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, found 2 prescription ED medications in it.
CaverFlo may also, says the company, contain a milk ingredient that is not declared on the packaging.
This recall appears to have been prompted by the death of a CaverFlo user. No details about the apparent victim were released other than the company had received a report of someone dying after consuming the coffee.
The primary fear with tainted products like CaverFlo is always that men who know they are not candidates for erectile dysfunction medications like Tadalafil or Sildenafil will turn to “herbal” alternatives, believing them to be safe, natural substitutes. But if those products are contaminated–as the sellers of CaverFlo admit it was–the men using them can experience the same reactions and side effects as men taking the actual medications. And if men are also taking certain other drugs, like those containing nitrates, a sudden and dangerous drop in blood pressure can result.
And, of course, the presence of the milk ingredient means that consumers allergic to dairy ingredients are also at risk of an allergic reaction.
The company did not provide photos of CaverFlo I can share with you but I pulled this from the product’s official website:
If you have any of this on hand you are encouraged to stop using it. The company says it is notifying customers about the product, which was on the market from around August 2016 to February 2017. There was no mention of a refund but customers wanting more information can call the company at 214-803-4652 during regular business hours.
And, as always, anyone who uses any “natural” or “herbal” product for sexual enhancement and experiences a suspected adverse reaction is urged to report the incident to the FDA’s MedWatch program.
As of my most recent visit to CaverFlo.com, the product was still being shown on the website but is not actually available for purchase. As far as I can tell, there is no recall notice posted on the site.