The Kraken is a mythological sea monster of epic proportions so it is not surprising that scammers have taken that name for a totally phony erectile disfunction (ED)  supplement that the scammers represent as being  as being the equivalent of legitimate ED treatments Cialis and Viagra.  The scammers advertise the worthless supplements primarily on social media and contain totally false representations that the supplements were endorsed by Clint Eastwood, Dr. Phil and Fox News.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers to avoid approximately fifty male enhancement and weight loss products found to contain hidden ingredients that pose serious health risks.  Here are links to lists of the specific products that make up this most recent warning. and  It is important to note that merely because a particular product does not appear on this list does not mean that it is legitimate or safe.  Indeed many of these products are not only ineffective, but are harmful to your health.


Anyone considering using over-the-counter products for sexual enhancement, weight loss, bodybuilding or pain relief  should always check with their primary care physician before buying and using these products.  Some of these products may merely be ineffective and a waste of money, however, other of these products may contain ingredients that negatively interact with medications you may be taking.   Always be wary of advertising of such supplements and medicines and particularly wary when the products are only sold online.

Remember my motto, B.S.  Be skeptical.  Merely because a product appears to be endorsed by celebrity does not mean that the celebrity has actually endorsed the product.  For example, Clint Eastwood won a 6.1 million dollar lawsuit against a company that falsely implied he endorsed their products.

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