The name “RockHard Weekend” is definitely the type of name for a sexual stimulant that gets men chuckling and gives them a sense of hope. Created by RockHard Laboratories, the company claim it’s designed to be used as an on demand, natural aphrodisiac.
Unlike clinically tested products, Rockhard Weekend has been come under fire by the FDA for failing to disclose hidden and potentially dangerous ingredients. If treating erectile dysfunction without prescription drugs was easy, then Pﬁzer wouldn’t be making more than a billion dollars a year selling Viagra. In short, helping men get hard is a very proﬁtable area of medicine to be in.
FDA Investigation For Fraud
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.
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.
This ingredient is an analoge to sildenafil citrate – the active ingredient in Viagra.
Viagra is the trademarked brand name for a compound called Sildenaﬁl. It was discovered by researchers in Kent, England, in the early 1990s — originally as a potential treatment for high blood pressure and angina.
During early clinical trials, sildenaﬁl was discovered to have a very unexpected side effect. The men who’d been taking it — many of whom suffered from erectile dysfunction due to their poor heart health – reported more frequent and harder erections.
Almost immediately, research shifted from creating another boring heart medication to marketing sildenaﬁl as something much more exciting — a pill to help men get erections. Pﬁzer patented the compound in 1996, and two years later had the drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
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.
Rockhard Weekend can also be dangerous if you have liver disease that is severe or kidney disease that needs dialysis.
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. Rockhard weekend should not be taken with any drug that contains nitrate. Nitrates are in drugs that are used to treat chest pain and other heart problems.
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.
You should visit the doctor if you experience the following Heart attack, chest pain and irregular heart beat, kidney or liver problem, stroke, high blood pressure, stomach ulcer, disease or penis deformity.
Horny Goat Weed
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 an Epimedium plant. Icariin allows blood to fill the arteries and the three cylinders in the penis and create an erection. It works similar to the 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.
Tribulus Terrestris belongs to the Zygophyllaceae family. It is a ﬂowering plant disseminated in warm tropical regions like Australia, the southern part of Europe and Asia and all throughout Africa. Erectile dysfunction is treated in accordance with its cause. In hormonal deﬁciency cases, Tribulus Terrestris proves to improve the condition by accelerating and enhancing the production of testosterone.
A number of acceptable clinical studies approve of Tribulus Terrestris’ ability to naturally increase testosterone by increasing luteinizing hormone to as much as seventy percent. Tribulus, while known as a testosterone-boosting herb, does not offer the benefits related to strength, muscle, or recovery.
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. Evodia is used for digestion problems including diarrhea, dysentery, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), stomach ulcers, and lack of appetite.
It is also used for obesity, headache, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure(CHF), infections caused by viruses, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and fluid retention.
Maca Root Extract
Chemical research has demonstrated that Maca Root contains a chemical called p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which has reputed aphrodisiac properties and other benefits. Maca serves great nutritional value and it is one of the rich sources of minerals.
It also contains amino acids, energy vitamins (B-12) and enzymes. It has significant value in remineralization of body. Maca assists in maintaining hormonal balance in the system and keeps hormonal ﬂuctuation under control.
Maca root is herbal plant that is in the trend as beneﬁcial in improving sexual performance. Medical research has also claimed to be effective among fertility affected people. In Spanish it is popular as maca-maca. Maca root is not a newly discovered root plant; in 1843 it was first brought into notice by Gerhard Walpers.
A flowering plant native to Indonesia that boosts libido. In recent years, Tongkat Ali has become increasingly popular in the West because of its many benefits amongst which it helps to combat ageing, reduces stress and increases testosterone levels, a libido-enhancer and energy booster, and acclaimed as an anti-malarial and anti-bacterial agent.
The bio-active ingredient in Tongkat Ali is present in trace quantities in its roots and the effectiveness is therefore in its root extract. Side effects include insomnia, increased body temperature, facial flushing, and increased testosterone, and mood swings.
Huanarpo Macho Bark
Huanarpo Macho is a plant indigenous to Peru, were found in abundance in the departments of Ancash, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Huanuco, Lima and La Libertad. Huanarpo Macho Bark reduces the effect of hormones that constrict blood flow to the penis while boosting the production of norepinephrine, which helps maintain erectile function.
Found in the Amazon rain forest, traditional use and health benefits include reliving tiredness, pain-relief, and boosting libido. Natives of the Amazon rainforest have been using chuchuhuasi bark medicinally since pre-Columbian times.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Studies have shown that Vitamin B3 can improve erection strength, particularly in men with high cholesterol. Niacin increases blood flow to the penis while reducing inflammation which is one of the underlying causes of both high cholesterol and erectile dysfunction. Vitamin B3 is also used to make sex hormones and other important chemical-signal molecules.
Is It Worth It?
Rockhard Weekend marketing embraces a cool sexy lifestyle. However, independent reviews appear to be split with many users agreeing that the side effects are intolerable even if the product works. It seems that more attention has been put on marketing than on creating a safe and proven formula.