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Posted May 26, 2017

"Allergy" Supplement Containing Ephedra Recalled

On February 7, 2017, MusclMasster, LLC (DBA The Green Herb) of Wheat Ridge, CO issued a recall of all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules , a product promoted to help allergies, because they contain ephedra.

Ephedra is a stimulant which was promoted and sold in the past for weight loss, appetite suppression and as a decongestant. However, its alkaloids are associated with adverse effects such as elevated blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, nerve damage, muscle injury, stroke seizure and death. The FDA prohibits the sale of ephedra in dietary supplements.

Recalled Al-Er-G Capsules were distributed through the company's wellness center and retail store in Colorado. It may also have been sampled in six capsule packs from the wellness center, but no records were kept of who received the samples. One bottle each was also shipped to Wyoming, South Carolina and Washington between 2016 and 2017. 

Al-Er-G Capsules are packaged in white plastic bottle with white caps containing either 60 or 150 capsules. Each 650 mg capsule contains 180 mg of ephedra herb. 

Consumers who have purchased this product should return it for a full refund.

Consumers should contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program. 

See Related Warnings:

Herbal Supplement Found to Contain Ephedra Alkaloids Recalled

FDA to Prohibit Sales of Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedra

Energy, Fat Loss Supplement Recalled For Ephedrine Alkaloids

Twelve Dietary Herbal Supplements Recalled -- Possible Health Risk Associated with Ephedra, Aristolochic Acid and Human Placenta

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