OTTAWA, Aug. 10, 2017 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada is advising Canadians thatthe unauthorized pre-workout supplement "Psychotic" by "Insane Labz" may pose serious health risks. Health Canada laboratory testing found high levels of caffeine and other stimulant ingredients (hordenine, huperzine
Who is affected
What consumers should do
BackgroundHigh levels of caffeine and the other stimulant ingredients found in the product (hordenine, huperzine and arecoline) can cause serious side effects ranging from dizziness, tremors, headaches and irregularities in heart rate to seizures, psychosis, heart attacks and stroke. In addition, caffeine consumption by pregnant women is linked to a variety of negative birth outcomes such as spontaneous abortion, pre-term delivery, birth defects, and delayed fetal growth or delayed development following birth.
What Health Canada is doingAt Health Canada's request, the distributor, Nutri-Genics, has confirmed that it has stopped selling the product. Health Canada requested that the company initiate a recall. Should additional retailers or distributors be identified, Health Canada will take appropriate action and inform Canadians as necessary.
Related LinksHealth Canada is advising Canadians about safe levels of caffeine consumption
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