FDA says Rockhard Weekend may be a Dangerous Getaway. People who purchased RockHard Weekend, which was marketed as a sexual enhancement supplement, may have gotten much more than they bargained for.
As seen on ConsumerReports.org
- Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium) – A supplement that used to remedy erectile dysfunction (ED), Horny goat weed is sold over the counter. The active ingredient is icariin, the extract of a Epimedium plant. Icariin allows blood to fill the arteries and the three cylinders in the penis and create an erection. It works similar to he prescription medication sildenafil (Viagra). Horny goat weed has not been tested by the FDA and there has been limited scientific studies. Side effects may include nosebleeds, dizziness, and rapid heartbeat. Large amounts taken at once can result in spasms and breathing problems.
- Rutaecarpine – Rutaecarpine is an alkaloid found in certain herbs including Evodia rutaecarpa, a well-known Chinese herb called Wu-Chu-Yu. It has been shown to induce hypotension and vasorelaxation.
- Mac Root Extract – Chemical research has demonstrated that Maca Root contains a chemical called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which has reputed aphrodisiac properties.
- Tonkgat Ali – A flowering plant native to Indonesia that boosts libido. Side effects include insomnia, increased body temperature, facial flushing, and increased testosterone, and mood swings.
Reported by the Washington Post, the FDA has cracked down on the manufacturers of Rockhard Weekend for their claims of making a 100% all natural herbal supplement. Laboratory tests have come back showing that a suspicious and potentially dangerous ingredient had been found in their product and not disclosed to consumers. This ingredient is an analoge to sildenafil citrate – the active ingredient in Viagra.
Use of these products may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
Taken without a doctor’s prescription it can cause a sudden and potentially dangerous drop in blood pressure if taken with medication that include nitrates; nitroglycerin. Ingredients found in Rock Hard Weekend come from China, a country notorious for using mislabeled, illegal, and dangerous products. Their is very little oversight in the manufacturing of these products.
RockHard Weekend may be the most impressive name for a male sexual stimulant that we have ever encountered. The products embrace of a cool sexy lifestyle is also interesting. As much as we appreciate the apparel, blog, and other lifestyle elements of the brand, it seems that more attention has been put towards these areas than on creating a formula that can live up to such an incredible name.