Navigation Links
PA Department of Health Warns Consumers About Adverse Reactions From Dietary Supplements
Date:4/14/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is warning consumers not to drink two dietary supplements produced by an Atlanta company.

Due to excess amounts of selenium and chromium, the eight- and 32-ounce bottles of "Total Body Formula" dietary supplement (in tropical orange and peach nectar flavors) and the 32-ounce bottles of "Total Body Mega Formula" (in orange/tangerine flavor), are not to be consumed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and state health departments are investigating more than a hundred cases of acute poisoning nationwide, including some in Pennsylvania.

The products have been voluntarily recalled by Total Body Essential Nutrition of Atlanta.

The Food and Drug Administration analyzed the product and found extremely high levels of selenium -- up to 40,800 micrograms per recommended serving, or more than 200 times the amount of selenium per serving (i.e., 200 micrograms) indicated on the products' labels. Selenium and chromium are trace minerals needed only in small amounts for good health.

People may develop adverse reactions, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, joint pain and fatigue, after five to 10 days of daily ingestion of the product. The symptoms can be followed by hair loss, nail brittleness and neurological abnormalities (such as numbness and other odd sensations in the hands, arms, legs or feet), as well as kidney and liver dysfunction.

The recalled products were distributed to retailers or sold via direct mail order to stores and customers in at least 15 states, including Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is working with the FDA, CDC, and other state health departments to contact distributors identified by the manufacturer. However, it is possible some individual purchasers of these products are not aware of the recall.

Consumers should stop
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. PA Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Perry County Dairy
2. Justice Department to Hold Media Event to Demonstrate New Database for Matching Unidentified Remains and Missing Persons Information
3. Loma Linda University Medical Center Selects Beryl to Manage Call Center Interactions for Womens Services Programs and Departments
4. PA Department of Public Welfare Begins Outreach to Medical Assistance Consumers Following Burglary at State Office Building
5. PA Health Department Survey Shows Impact of Income, Gender, Other Factors on Health and Access to Health Care
6. Pennsylvania Department of Aging Receives Grant to Improve Alzheimers Support
7. Health Department Marks Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day
8. Partnership for a Drug-Free America and Colorado Springs Police Department Introduce Methamphetamine Prevention Program to Colorado Law Enforcement
9. Verathon Inc. Introduces GlideScope(R) Ranger Single Use Video Laryngoscope for Emergency Departments, EMS and Military; Enables Fast Intubations and Eliminates Time-Consuming Disinfection
10. Stryker Announces Resolution Related to March 2005 U.S. Department of Justice Subpoena
11. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Launches Effort in Five Michigan Cities with Department of Community Health to Enroll Uninsured Children in MIChild
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, ... men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems ... a new study suggests. , , The therapy in question is ... to reduce levels of male hormones to prevent the growth ... current research, this hormone therapy was linked to triple the ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 Home Care Assistance ... provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is weighing in ... brain health. , The study, performed by the University ... 60 and 78 over a week-long period and observed ... daily physical activity. By examining the structural soundness of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 Global prebiotics market ... according to a new study by Grand View Research, ... demand for sugar and fat free products owing to ... demand for prebiotics over the forecast period. , View ... , Food & beverage was the largest application segment ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... South Carolina (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... and should be more vigorously exercised to help maintain ... recently authored the book ‘Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory ... book uses counterintuitive reasoning and sometimes conflicting attitudes to ... course for the mind, a reader must decipher the ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Sound Telecom, a leader in the call ... people any time they wonder, “Should I use an answering ... leading them through a series of yes or no questions ... , There are many considerations and scenarios that come into ... answering service . This decision infographic serves as a bit ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients 2Health News:Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients 3Health News:Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region, a Top Provider of In-Home Care, Responds to Study Linking Exercise to Healthier Senior Brains 2Health News:Home Care Assistance – Halton/Peel Region, a Top Provider of In-Home Care, Responds to Study Linking Exercise to Healthier Senior Brains 3Health News:Prebiotics Market Is Expected To Grow At A CAGR Of 9.3% From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Prebiotics Market Is Expected To Grow At A CAGR Of 9.3% From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:Prebiotics Market Is Expected To Grow At A CAGR Of 9.3% From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4Health News:Prebiotics Market Is Expected To Grow At A CAGR Of 9.3% From 2014 To 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 5Health News:‘Dementia Express’ Offers Contradictory and Sometimes Reverse Thinking, All to Keep its Reader on Their Toes With an Active Mind. 2Health News:Sound Telecom Produces Decision Infographic to Aid Businesses 2
... stop tumor growth without harmful therapies, study suggests , ... moving scientists closer to their goal of treating pancreatic ... , The researchers, who were scheduled to report their ... Oct. 11-15 in Chicago, have created a bioengineered "construct" ...
... Oct. 14 Choyce Peterson, Inc. ( www.choycepeterson.com ... firm, announced that its client, Visiting Nurse & Hospice ... headquarters after an extensive year-long search in the Stamford ... organization, selected a 13,000-square-foot headquarters at Soundview Plaza at ...
... 14 Healthy Advice Networks , the nation,s ... groundbreaking measurement program to track consumer purchase behavior, not ... In order to grow their revenue and justify investments ... measure the correlation of their health messages to purchase ...
... ... in the emerging medical tourism industry, announced the addition of certain providers of Sistemas Medicos ... ... Satori World Medical , a global health care company in the emerging medical tourism ...
... to educate, inform, and empower the people of Chicago, ... its 25-minute live call-in show, "Community Health," on ... at 6:00 PM on Channel 21. , ... Health Clinics with Erin Buckley, FNP-C, Certified Family Nurse ...
... HARBIN, China, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/-- SOKO Fitness ... of fitness centers,and beauty salons and spas in Northeast China, ... Officer Yu Xia, and,Corporate Secretary Jiang Judy will host a ... 9 am EDT on Oct. 16. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Stem Cells Being Tested to Fight Pancreatic Cancer 2Health News:Choyce Peterson Goes the Extra Mile for Visiting Nurses 2Health News:Healthy Advice Networks Now Able to Track Consumer Purchase Behavior 2Health News:Healthy Advice Networks Now Able to Track Consumer Purchase Behavior 3Health News:SIMNSA is added to the Satori Global Network™ in Mexico to Offer U.S. Employers Cross Border Health Benefit Options 2Health News:Retail Health Clinics - The Real Story 2Health News:SOKO Fitness & Spa Group, Inc. to Hold FY 2010 Q1 Earnings Call on Oct. 16 2Health News:SOKO Fitness & Spa Group, Inc. to Hold FY 2010 Q1 Earnings Call on Oct. 16 3
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Extensiv ... Aufbau von Kuhmilchverträglichkeit     Kuhmilchproteinallergie (KMPA) ... Säuglingen und Kleinkindern. Der bisher übliche Umgang ... der Babys bzw. deren stillenden Mütter Milchproteine ... sich bei einer beträchtlichen Anzahl von Kindern ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Today, DripDrop, the first ... it was awarded a two-year contract, effective Sept. ... that serves the more than 100,000 members and ... and Provista.  DripDrop also received ... member hospitals who attended the recent Novation 2014 ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 29, 2014 The global newborn ... test type, technology, product, and geography. The mass ... growth rate in the newborn screening market by ... is attributed to various nations opting for expanded ... instrument used for expanded newborn screening. Furthermore, various ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Experten präsentieren neuste Forschungsergebnisse auf dem Allergy Day 2Experten präsentieren neuste Forschungsergebnisse auf dem Allergy Day 3DripDrop Partners With Novation To Help Hospitals Address I.V. Saline Solution Shortages; ORS Product Used For Ebola Outbreak 2DripDrop Partners With Novation To Help Hospitals Address I.V. Saline Solution Shortages; ORS Product Used For Ebola Outbreak 3DripDrop Partners With Novation To Help Hospitals Address I.V. Saline Solution Shortages; ORS Product Used For Ebola Outbreak 4NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to 2019 2NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to 2019 3
... latest developments in molecular diagnostics, personalized medicine, and genetics ... pathologists gather at the Gaylord Texan on September 11 ... College of American Pathologists (CAP). CAP ... in digital imaging related to laboratory medicine with a ...
... 2011 Leatt Corporation, a Nevada corporation (OTC MARKETS: ... Neck Brace System designed to help prevent potentially devastating ... well as other products, today announced that the U.S. ... Commerce issued a patent for the Leatt Neck Brace ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pathologists Gather to Focus on Advances in Molecular Testing, Digital Imaging, and Biospecimens 2Pathologists Gather to Focus on Advances in Molecular Testing, Digital Imaging, and Biospecimens 3U.S. Patent for Leatt Neck Brace System Issued 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: