Detection of synthetic pharmaceutical compounds in herbal "male-enhancement" products available to the US market

The The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified an emerging trend where non-prescription products, which are represented as dietary supplements, contain undisclosed active ingredients that could be harmful when consumed. Although the supplement industry brings in nearly $32 billion a year, the FDA doesn’t require the supplement manufacturers to reveal their ingredients unless there is a complaint and an investigation is performed. Consumers may, therefore, unknowingly take products that are laced with potentially untested and unstudied prescription drugs, as well as controlled substances. These “hidden” ingredients are increasingly becoming a problem in products that are promoted for sexual enhancement. 

Download our detection of synthetic pharmaceutical compounds in herbal "male enhancement" products available to the US market white paper to find out more about:

  • the risk of contamination and inadvertent consumption 
  • synthetic male enhancement compounds and their analogues 
  • high resolution accurate mass (HRAM) LC-MS approach


LGC Male Enhancement White Paper


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