In a dietary supplement for men advertised by the manufacturer as natural and containing “herbal ingredients known for centuries”, tests detected substances that can only be found in medicines. The supplement is being withdrawn from the market.
It’s about the Boss Energy men’s supplement. It is a dietary supplement that is intended to help achieve an erection. And although it is advertised as natural and herbal, it turned out that it contains pharmacologically active substances used in drugs for erection problems, i.e. sildenafil and tadalafil, which were not declared on the label. The Chief Sanitary Inspector withdraws the product series from the market and appeals not to use the product indicated in the announcement.
Men’s supplement withdrawn
In its announcement, GIS provided details of the batch affected by the decision to withdraw the men’s supplement:
Product: BOSS Energy, Dietary supplement,
Lot number: 0934,
Date of minimum durability: 18/06/2025,
Manufacturer: Bio&Pharma, 207 Regent Street, 3rd Floor, London, W1B 3HH,
Distributor: Boss of Toys Sp. z o. o., Rumiana 34, 05-850 Ożarów Mazowiecki.
Men’s supplement and health risks
Dietary supplements, in accordance with applicable regulations, are treated as food. Therefore, they are not subject to such stringent tests as medicines. At the same time, dietary supplements cannot contain pharmacologically active substances such as sildenafil and tadalafil, which are common ingredients of erection medications.
“These substances cannot be present in food, including dietary supplements, due to their medical effects. Consumption of the product is associated with health risks, especially for people taking medications containing phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors or nitric oxide releasing agents. The origin, purity and dose of these substances in the product are unknown,” explains the Chief Sanitary Inspector in his warning.
According to GIS, the distributor agreed to inform all its customers about the product withdrawal from the market. At the same time, the State Sanitary Inspectorate is conducting an investigation into this matter.