Herbal stimulants for men go off shelves in UAE


Herbal stimulants for men go off shelves in UAE

Dubai - UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention bans three food supplements for men


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Published: Sun 20 Nov 2016, 6:09 PM

Three 'food supplements' for men have been withdrawn from the market after laboratory tests found them to be dangerous for health.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHP) has issued three circulars to warn against the use of these products promoted to be used to relieve headache, weight loss, and as sexual stimulants for men.
The ministry has ordered the authorities concerned to withdraw the said products from shelves, and ban them from being sold in the country.
Banned products
Side Head Regulator TT: It's made by a Chinese company Ton Shen health/Life rising. This product is promoted to be a Chinese herbal product that is prescribed to lessen headache. However, the laboratory tests showed that when the product was used by children under 18 years, an increase in the lead level above the normal rate has been reported in children.
Ultimate body tox: It is promoted as being a herbal product that can help lose one's weight. Yet, the laboratory examination showed that the product contains undisclosed medicinal substance, Sibutramine, which can cause hypertension, heartbeat disorder and stroke.
Vimax: It is advertised to be used as a food supplement and sexual stimulant for men. But, once subject to a laboratory test, the product was said to have contained an undisclosed substance, Tadalafil, which can cause an acute drop in blood pressure to a serious level.

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