Denmark warns against Huperzin-A containing products

Denmark warns against Huperzin-A containing products

Food Administration warns against buying dietary supplements super pump 250, Vault Citrus Punch and MET-RX Thermal Infusion, on a number of websites are marketed as performance and muscle-enhancing drugs and slimming products.

Food Administration warns against buying dietary supplements super pump 250, Vault Citrus Punch and MET-RX Thermal Infusion, on a number of websites are marketed as performance and muscle-enhancing drugs and slimming products.

Products http://www.foedevarestyrelsen.dk/Nyheder/Pressemeddelelser/2011/Advarsel_mod_kosttilskud_med_Huperzin_A.htm

Hazardous substance

Those supplements containing the substance Huperzin A, which even in small doses affects the central nervous system and can cause acute muscle tremors and incontinence, as it can get the eyes to watering.  The substance found in plants as Huperzia serrata and Huperzia selago L, which also goes under names such as toothed club moss, trains-Shiba, fir club moss or northern fir-moss.

Foreign websites

Marketing of super pump 250, Vault Citrus Punch and MET-RX Thermal Infusion targeting Danish consumers, but is from foreign websites. Food Administration will brief the country authorities on marketing.

Advice for consumers

If you have purchased supplements containing the substance Huperzin A, you should throw them out or if possible return them to the company where you bought them. Food Administration has generally consumers to seek detailed information on dietary supplements if they are sold online and not sold in mainstream stores. If you want to make sure that a dietary supplement is subject to regulatory control sample, one can site altomkost.dk, http://www.altomkost.dk/Forside.htm check which supplements have been notified for marketing in Denmark.

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