Two Chinese supplements found to contain undeclared substances: Australian regulator

By Gary Scattergood

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The supplements contain sildenafil and paracetamol.
The supplements contain sildenafil and paracetamol.
Australian regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says two supposedly herbal supplements have been found to contain undeclared substances, and has urged consumers not to take them.

The supplements — Jing Pin Heijin Gang and V8 — both originate in China and claim to improve male sexual performance.

TGA tests revealed that Jing Pin Heijin Gang contained the undeclared substances sildenafil and paracetamol. V8 also contained sildenafil, which is a prescription-only substance in Australia.

The supply of Jing Pin Heijin Gang tablets containing undisclosed sildenafil and paracetamol is illegal,”​ said the TGA. “Investigations have shown that a number of people in Australia may have bought the product online.”

Future shipments

Consumers have been urged to take any remaining tablets to a pharmacy for safe disposal.

“The TGA is working with the Australian Border Force (ABF) to help stop future shipments from entering Australia,”​ added the regulator.

“If these tablets are found at the border by the ABF, they will be seized and destroyed.”

Both supplements claim to be “purely herbal” ​and made of a number of traditional Chinese ingredients such as wolfberry, gingko leaf and ginseng.

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