FDA Warns Against Taking Dietary Supplement Vita Breath

The Food and Drug Administration stated that consumers ought to avoid taking the dietary supplement Vita Breath as the product may contain hazardous levels of lead.
The agency also recommended that anyone who has taken Vita Breath ought to talk to their doctors with regard to getting a blood test which can detect lead poisoning.
The supplement is marketed to adults and children who have asthma for support of their respiratory system.
An analysis of Vita Breath showed that it contained 1,100 parts per million of lead, a level which is 10,000 times higher than FDA’s maximum recommended level for lead in candy. The FDA stated that is analysing its own Vita Breath samples.
Vita Breath is made by American Herbal Lab Inc. of Rosemead, Calif., and is available on the Internet as well as at health fairs.
The FDA stated that individuals with high blood levels of lead show no symptoms, However, the condition can cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Children are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning.
Individuals who have acute lead poisoning can experience various symptoms, including stomach pain, nausea, muscle weakness, vomiting, weight loss, diarrhoea, and bloody or reduced urinary output.
The FDA stated that is working with state officials in New York and California to further investigate Vita Breath.
The company’s website lists the ingredients of Vita Breath as astragalus root, atractylodes ovata rhizome, cordyceps, jujube, apricot kernel, fritillaria bulb, gingo nut, white fungus, lycium berry, tangerine peel and cinnamon bark.

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