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Posted November 24, 2020

Recalled Vitamin D Contains Potentially Dangerous Ingredient

On November 22, 2020, Fusion Health and Vitality LLC recalled all 2020 lots of CORE Essential Nutrients and Immune Boost Sublingual Vitamin D3 because they are adulterated. CORE Essential Nutrients contains the unapproved food additive hordenine HCl.

Hordenine is sometimes sold as a weight loss ingredient because it may enhance metabolism. However, it may have stimulant effects and side effects such as rapid heart rate and high blood pressure. It is considered "possibly unsafe" by the FDA and is on the FDA's Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List.

CORE Essential Nutrients was sold as a powder and packaged in a dark-colored jar with the product name in big letters. Immune Boost came in a 2-ounce bottle with a sublingual use dropper. Both products can be viewed here.

Customers who have either recalled product should stop using it and return it to Fusion Health and Vitality. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Program.

See ConsumerLab's Vitamin D Supplements Review for tests of related products.

For more information, use the link below.

Fusion Health and Vitality Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Core Essential Nutrients and Immune Boost Sublingual Vitamin D3 Due to the Unapproved Use of a Food Additive and Unapproved Marketing Statements

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