Health Canada says it has seized unauthorized health products from a Toronto adult shop.
The agency says three of the seized products are so-called poppers, which it says can be dangerous if inhaled or ingested. It says "poppers" is a slang term for products that contain alkyl nitrites -- labelled for use as leather cleaners, room odourizers or liquid incense -- that can be inhaled or ingested by consumers for recreational purposes.
Since it is difficult to control how much is inhaled, Health Canada says people can accidentally overdose.
Health Canada says the other seized products are promoted for sexual enhancement and labelled to contain drugs -- DHEA, pregnenolone, and yohimbe/yohimbine -- that it says may pose serious health risks.
Health Canada says the affected products are Rush, Ram, The Original Jungle Juice Platinum, 7K, Extenze Male Supplement, Gun Oil High Caliber Performance, Herbal Viva, Herbal Vivid, LipsTenZen, Max Desire, Max Stamina, Passion Classic, Red Lips Premium 1 capsule, Rock On, Rodeo Fantasy, and Wet XXX. Health Canada said they were seized from 24 Hour Adult Mart in Toronto.
Health Canada says consumers should stop using these products and consult with a health-care professional if they have used any of these products and have health concerns.
DHEA is a controlled drug 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, Health Canada says in a release. It says potential side effects include serious cardiovascular disease, as well as changes in fertility and sperm production.
Pregnenolone is a prescription drug 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, says Health Canada.
It says yohimbine is a prescription drug and should be used only under the supervision of a health care professional. Its use may result in serious adverse reactions, particularly in people with high blood pressure, or heart, kidney or liver disease, says Health Canada.
Source: WWWN, HWN AFRICA.
: 2017-01-25 06:08:53 | : 690