Santi Bovine, Cattle Capsule, and Happy King, dubbed as Love Drugs or Chinese Viagra here in the Philippines were featured last night on GMA Network’s Imbestigador.
The pills, which are sold even in shopping malls are not registered with the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD). The people of Imbestigador brought some samples of the said pills to CHEMPRO Analytical Services Laboratories, Inc., to test it for heavy metals. Chemist Donie Ray Aragoza reported that the pills contain lead and cadmium. Lead is a poisonous metal that can damage nervous connections and cause blood and brain disorders. Long term exposure to lead can cause nephropathy, and colic-like abdominal pains. So think twice before using those pills.