Correspondent|The authorities in Zambia have banned an energy drink after male customers complained that they got more than they bargained for after taking it. The male customers said that instead of just getting an energy boost, they also experience prolonged elections which can last as long as 6 hours, a situation which has caused embarrassment for some males who unwittingly took the drink
The energy drink, Natural Power SX, is manufactured by Revin Zambia Limited, a company located in Ndola in the north of the country. The company’s General Manager, Vikas Kapoor, told the BBC’s Newsday programme that the energy drink did not contain any drugs as far as he was aware.
The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority, the Ndola City Council and the Zambia Bureau of Standards said they have instituted investigations into the matter and will release the findings to the public as soon as they are available. Part of a joint statement reads,
Officers from the three institutions are on the ground to collect samples of the raw materials and of the finished product for analytical tests that will determine if there is any truth to the claims being made. The outcome of this investigation will be communicated to the public as soon as results are released.
The drink is also being impounded by authorities in Uganda after a customer complained of constant sweating and an erection lasting nearly six hours.