Thank you to forum poster fda for leading me to this story.
For any longtime forum lurkers, some of you may recall a long thread discussing Regenerect, the ingredients, price, and a few shootouts in regard to it being a scam, and more importantly; whether or not forum poster Watchdog was right about Regenerect's web site displaying an intentional spelling error. To explain more clearly, I'm including a copy/paste of Watchdog's original post:
Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra and Revatio
Tadalifil is the active ingredient in Cialis and Adcirca
Rardenafil is a made up word that exists nowhere on the Internet except on the Regeneca, Regenerect and RejoissNow ( apparently a division of Regeneca ) websites. Typo?
"Vardenifil" is the active ingredient in Levitra and Staxyn, the third leg of the erectile dysfunction medication tripod ( pun intended ).
Maybe someone can let them know about this typo, and ask specifically if Regenerect was tested for "Vardenafil" not "Rardenafil", unless Rardenafil is the new chemical name for powdered Rhino horn.") -Watchdog
For anyone still not clear on it, the Regenerect web site deliberately mistyped a word in order to avoid listing a complete description of the ingredients. Well that mistyped, misrepresented, and made up ingredient was basically a mask for the drug sulfoaildenafil, which is effective in combating erectile dysfunction, while also effective in causing heart attacks and strokes in people that aren't physiologically receptive to it. In short, Regeneca knowingly sold a product that was potentially fatal for some people, and they presented their product as if it were made from all natural ingredients. Its one thing to tell a lie, but its another to endanger the lives of people you're attempting to sell a product to. I personally would not give this company a penny, not now, and not ever. Now my opinion is that the company had intended to load all of its free samples up with sulfoaildenafil, just enough to get them circulated and get their name out there, then they were probably going to pull it eventually once enough people created a demand, I would be surprised if they intended on doing this forever, because it would be foolish to think they would get away with it forever.
The company conducting the recall is Ethos Environmental, and the original tests on Regenerect's products were performed by the FDA, and confirmed to contain Sulfoaildenafil, which is more or less a simplified version of Sildenafil, an ingredient that the company said was not present in its products. It goes without saying that Sildenafil could never be sold over the counter because it is a controlled substance. So not only has this company lied to the customers hence risking their lives, but they also broke the law. I can't stress enough the significance of that, and what this means for a company's image, though I am absolutely dying to know what their public response was, is or will be. I am still researching this as I write. The following snippet is from the FDA on why the drug is dangerous.
-According to the FDA, 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. FDA has advised that consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Further, ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance.-
And there you have it.