OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada seized "21stCentury DHEA" because it is labelled to contain dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a controlled substance that may pose serious health risks. "21st Century DHEA " is an unauthorized health product promoted to provide "support for the immune system,
The product was seized from Alternate Root Organics (16 Athabasca Street West) in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Who is affected
What consumers should do
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada seized the unauthorized product. Health Canada will take additional action if further unauthorized products or suppliers are identified, including informing consumers as needed.
BackgroundDehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a controlled substance 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. Potential side effects include serious cardiovascular disease, changes in fertility and sperm production. DHEA should be avoided by individuals with a history of abnormal heart rhythms, blood clotting disorders, liver disease and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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