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Posted September 13, 2010

ExtenZe Enhancement Supplements Seized in Canada

On August 19, 2010, Health Canada (Canada's health ministry) seized the sexual enhancement supplements "Male Enhancement ExtenZe" and "Women ExtenZe" which were imported from the U.S. Although legal and widely sold in the U.S., these products list ingredients that legally require a prescription in Canada and can cause side effects that may require monitoring by a health care practitioner.

The labels of each of these unauthorized products list pregnenolone (a prescription drug in Canada) and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone -- a controlled drug in Canada). These products can cause higher than normal levels of female and male hormones in the bodyand could increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian, and other hormone-sensitive cancers. DHEA should be avoided by individuals with a history of abnormal heart rhythms, blood clotting disorders and liver disease while pregnenolone should be avoided by individuals who suffer from epileptic seizures or who are taking anti-seizure medications.

The "Male Enhancement ExtenZe Nutritional Supplements" also list the ingredient yohimbe extract (bark). Yohimbe products contain the prescription medication yohimbine which has been associated with anxiety, dizziness, increased blood pressure, fast heart rate and may result in serious adverse reactions particularly in people with high blood pressure, heart, kidney or liver disease.

To date, Health Canada has not received any reports of adverse reactions in Canada associated with the use of "ExtenZe" products.

According to their labels, these products are manufactured for Biotab Nutraceuticals, Inc., in Morovia, California, USA. Health Canada is working with the Canada Border Services Agency to stop the importation of any shipments of unauthorized ExtenZe products from entering Canada.

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