2 April 2020, Thursday | 11:27pm

Millions are consuming Viagra but with inherent health risks, are there better alternatives?

2020-02-10

Viagra (sildenafil) has been around in the market for more than 20 years and one cannot deny the fact that Viagra has helped millions of men in dealing with Erectile Dsyfunctions (ED) or to improve libido.

However, U.S. sales of “the little blue pill” reported a significant decline of 73 percent year on year from $789 million in 2017 to $217 million in 2018.

Could health risks have sparked concerns over the safety of Viagra?

In the UK, there has been more than 2,500 Viagra-related cases reported by the UK Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – which include cases related to several side-effects such as:

  • Cardiac disorders – 292 cases
  • Nervous system disorders – 324 cases
  • Eye disorders – 193 cases
  • Gastrointenstinal disorders – 131 cases

According to Skin Cancer Foundation, research showed there has been 1,000 lawsuit cases against Viagra (sildenafil) have been filed in the US – mainly on cases related to melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

In line with the growth in herbal sales in the US, we found a steady growth of people seeking for alternative herbal remedies such as Tongkat Ali, Panax Ginseng, Maca, Horny Goat Weed or even Yohimbine to improve libido and treat ED.

The potential health benefits of herbs continue to attract scientists around the world to validate its health benefits and safety. We found that the primary mechanism of action from herbs such as Tongkat Ali works by increasing testosterone hormones levels in our body – a key hormone that is responsible on improving libido and other sexual organs.

Herbal brands such as AKARALI™ is changing the herbal supplement landscape by providing quality products through handpicked Tongkat Ali directly from source and patented freeze-dried herbal extraction technology.

This change of consumer landscape may have caused by health risks, affordability and effectiveness of Viagra. With rapid advancement of research and technology, consumers are now presented with a wide range of options to choose from.

However, at the end, the responsibility lies on consumers to access credible information and verify the authenticity of the herbal products before making that purchase.

If you are in doubt, please consult your doctor!

 

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