Recalls & Warnings
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Posted January 4, 2014
Smoking Cessation and Anti-Inflammatory Supplements Contain Unapproved Ingredient
Anatabine is a chemical found in naturally in cauliflower, eggplant, potatoes, and tomatoes, but also in tobacco (tobacco and chemicals found in tobacco are specifically excluded from the definition of "dietary supplement", according to federal regulations. It is authorized as an investigational new drug and is also considered to be a new dietary ingredient, which is subject to premarket approval.
CigRx contains anatabine and yerba mate. It is promoted to help with smoking cessation.
Anatabloc contains anatabine, vitamin A and vitamin D, and is promoted as an anti-inflammatory supplement. It was also promoted to treat conditions like Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury with statements like "anatabine may be a useful treatment for Alzheimer's disease," and "supplementation with anatabine, the active ingredient in the Company's Anatabloc dietary supplement, has the potential to alleviate the negative consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI)."
Recently, the FDA warned consumers about the dangers of supplements promoted to treat brain injuries.
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To read the FDA's warning letter, use the link below.