Viagra In Coffee? Think twice!

Viagra In Coffee? Think twice!

You’ve heard the joke about Viagra in coffee? No? It goes like this:

An elderly lady went to the doctor and asked his help in reviving her husband’s sex drive. “Why don’t you give him Viagra?” the doctor asks.

“Oh, no,” the woman replies. “I can’t even get him to take an aspirin for a headache.”

“That’s not a problem,” the doctor tells her. “Just crush up the pill and slip it into his coffee. He’ll never even know.”

Several days later, the old woman returns to the doctor, and he asks her if his suggestions worked.

“Oh, Doctor!” she exclaims. “It was horrible! I did just as you said and as soon as he finished his coffee, he jumped up from the table, ripped off my clothes and took me right there on the table!”

“And that was horrible?” the doctor asked, puzzled.

“Oh, the sex was wonderful,” the old woman admits. “But I can never show my face in Starbucks again!”

Obviously, we’d never recommend that you dose someone with Viagra without their knowledge, but apparently a bunch of coffee merchants in Kuala Lumpur didn’t get the memo. Health authorities have removed as many as nine coffee brands from the market because they contained illegal chemicals – in this case, sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra.

The brands boast that they can boost your sex life, and were being openly sold in markets and in restaurants, say Malaysian officials, but suspicions were raised by a number of complaints and by the considerably higher price for those coffees. Health officials bought samples and sent them for laboratory analysis and found that many of the brands contained high, if not toxic, levels of sildenafil.

The brands that were pulled from store shelves included Kopi Pahlawan, Coffee Hari2-mau Power X2, Jamu Tenaga Lelaki, Bio Trim BTB and Kopi Tenaga Tok Lebai Plus. These brands tested with high levels of sildenafil. In addition, three brands of coffee powder contained both sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis, another drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

The coffee brands in question advertised that they increased energy and stamina. Unfortunately, they also can increase the incidence of dangerous side effects like high blood pressure and can lead to death. The Malaysian health officials issued the warning that drinking the viagra coffee daily could lead to dangerous side effects.

The news reports of the discovery of sildenafil in coffee prompted one office worker to quip, “If you add Viagra to the coffee, will it keep you up all night?”

It may not, but there is an Asian coffee product that suggests it may. Tongkat Ali coffee is made with coffee, ginseng, tongkat ali and other exotic ingredients that are said to increase sexual potency and stamina. And a study released in 2006 suggested that coffee just might be the female equivalent of viagra. If nothing else, a cup of coffee has become the first step in the standard dating ritual. Cup of coffee, anyone?