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Japan Issues Warning Over Nutritional Supplements Linked to Adverse Health Effects

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Avoid using red rice yeast in nutritional supplements

Last night, the Ministry of Health in Japan issued a warning to the public not to use nutritional supplements produced by the Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Company. This came after reports of five people who had died or been hospitalized after taking the supplements. The Ministry ordered a wholesale recall of the company’s supplements last week due to a potential link between them and these adverse events.

The company’s headquarters in Osaka received thousands of complaints from consumers who experienced health issues following use of the supplements. Symptoms reported included changes in urine color, swollen limbs, fatigue, and exhaustion, with some consumers even developing kidney problems. In addition to the recalled supplements, other products containing red rice yeast as an ingredient were also pulled from shelves.

However, it’s important to note that red rice yeast extract is not approved for use in dietary supplements in Israel. Importers must obtain approval from the National Food Service of the Ministry of Health before they can sell such products in Israel. There have been no reports of adverse effects from consumers who purchased supplements from overseas websites in Israel.

This incident highlights how important it is for consumers to be cautious when choosing and consuming dietary supplements. It’s crucial to follow regulations and guidelines to ensure product safety and compliance.

By Samantha Nguyen

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