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FDA warns about toxic ingredient in dietary supplements


Jan 12, 2024

U.S Food and Drug Administration has informed that several dietary supplements labeled as tejocote (Crataegus mexicana) root sold on online third-party platforms were found to be adulterated by substitution with the toxic substance yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia).

The investigation follows a report published in September 2023 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The FDA has also warned about the fact that products marketed with other names such as Crataegus mexicana, Raiz de Tejocote, and Mexican Hawthorn may also contain yellow oleander, whose consumption can cause severe adverse health effects and be potentially fatal.

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