Put Hindo lotus seed, eucommia bark, wolfberry, and other ingredients
into a tablet and you can sell the "all-natural herbal product," claiming
it can "enhance the sexual experience for both men and women." But if the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovers it contains sildenafil (Viagra),
then you can expect a recall notice and possible criminal investigations.
In early April, the FDA issued a class 1 recall for Vinarol tablets—a
product being marketed as a dietary supplement by Ultra Health Laboratories
Inc and Bionate International Inc of Phoenix, Ariz. The FDA describes a class
1 recall as "a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the
use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health
consequences or death."
Mitka M. FDA Issues Warning on "All-Natural" Herbal Product Found to Contain Viagra. JAMA. 2003;289(21):2786. doi:10.1001/jama.289.21.2786