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Canada: Important Safety Information: Unauthorized health products that may pose health risks removed from sale by Health Canada
Two unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks were removed from sale by Health Canada. These products, "MRM DHEA" and "Altimate Fat Burner Maximum Burn" were being sold by Nature's Source, Unit #7, 2943 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, Ontario. MRM DHEA 50 mg 90 capsules were labelled to contain DHEA, and Altimate Fat Burner Maximum Burn 120 capsules were labelled to contain DHEA, yohimbe, caffeine and ephedrine.

DHEA is a controlled drug that can cause higher than normal levels of female and male hormones in the body and could increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian, and other hormone-sensitive cancers. Yohimbine is a prescription drug and the use of drugs containing yohimbine (either as yohimbine hydrochloride or yohimbe bark extract) may result in serious adverse reactions, particularly in people with high blood pressure, heart, kidney or liver disease. Ephedrine and caffeine, when combined, may cause serious and possibly fatal adverse effects. Symptoms range from dizziness, tremors, headaches and irregularities in heart rate to seizures, psychosis, heart attacks and stroke.

Consumers are advised to consult with your doctor if you have used these products and have health concerns.

Please refer to the following website in Health Canada for details:

In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products.

Ends/ Monday, February 16, 2015
Issued at HKT 13:00
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