It’s the start of a new week and this one brings with it news of a recall of a “male enhancement” scam marketed as Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement. Marketed as an “all natural” product, the remedy, which is distributed by a company called Marmex Corp, has actually been found to contain sildenafil.
Sildenafil is, of course, the not-so-natural active ingredient in drugs like Viagra. Sildenafil is supposed to be sold in the U.S. only with a doctor’s prescription.
As always, the main concern with Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement is that it could interact with certain prescription drugs, especially those prescribed for certain heart problems. And while Marmex says it has not received any reports of anyone actually being injured by the supplement, such an interaction can cause a rapid and life-threatening drop in blood pressure.
All production codes of Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement are covered by this order. In its press release about the recall, the company admits that the spiking was discovered during tests performed on the product by the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. It was not disclosed what, if anything, encouraged FDA to test the product in the first place.
Marmex says that Blue Pearl was sold nationwide and was still being distributed as recently as last month. Again, all expiration codes are affected by the recall.