Why Power Natural High Energy Drink SX is banned in Zambia

Why Power Natural High Energy Drink SX is banned in Zambia

Why Power Natural High Energy Drink SX is banned in Zambia

Authorities in Zambia have banned Power Natural High Energy Drink SX, an energy drink, after it was discovered that it contains an ingredient that’s used in the anti-impotence drug Viagra.

At the end of last year a consumer in Uganda complained of a prolonged erection after drinking Power Natural High Energy Drink SX, which is manufactured in Zambia.

The Ugandan health authorities investigated and found that it contained Sildenafil Citrata – the active ingredient in Viagra.

Zambia said it would also investigate.

“Results from both Zimbabwe and South Africa correlated with those obtained from the Foods and Drugs Laboratory that indicated a positive presence of Sildenafil Citrate,” a statement from the Zambian authorities quoted by Reuters said.

The manufacturer, Revin Zambia, has not commented.

In January, the company’s General Manager, Vikas Kapoor, told the BBC’s Newsday programme that to the best of his knowledge the energy drink does not contain any drugs.

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Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on editorkingsuba@gmail.com. I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles

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