FDA Issues Nationwide Poison Alert On Pills

A toxic plant has been discovered in dietary supplement goods distributed nationwide, leading to a recall of the products and a significant increase in the danger of poisoning to consumers.

Backstage Center is voluntarily recalling about 280 bottles of Alipotec Raiz de Tejocote.

The items have been sold on amazon.com since September 15, 2023. This decision was made after testing by the FDA revealed that the products contain hazardous yellow oleander instead of tejocote.

Unfavorable severe health consequences on the nervous, digestive, and cardiovascular systems may occur after consumption, as stated in the warning.

Severe or deadly symptoms may manifest as various issues, such as sickness, vomiting, lightheadedness, diarrhea, stomach ache, irregular heartbeat, and more. 

Quick medical intervention is required for anyone exhibiting these symptoms.

So far, the business has not heard of any product-related illnesses or injuries. Customers should stop using the product right now.

The manufacturer reported one case of gastrointestinal distress associated with H&NATURAL TejoRoot, including severe symptoms and internal bleeding.

The business has said consumers can get their money back for recalled items by calling them. According to the notification, people who have bought the recalled products should not use them and throw them away. Anyone who thinks the products might have caused them harm should talk to their doctor.

It follows a January warning from the FDA that some dietary supplements, which claim to contain tejocote (Crataegus mexicana) root or Brazil seed, are actually “adulterated” due to the substitution of yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana), a toxic plant native to Central America and Mexico, for the root.

This toxic plant originated in Central America and Mexico. Ingesting this plant can cause serious, potentially deadly, harmful effects on the nervous system, the digestive tract, and the cardiovascular system. Those who have been in touch with the plant may experience the following symptoms:

  • Feeling queasy
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Pain in the belly
  • Changes in the heart rhythm
  • Diarrhea

G.A. Mart has received one report of stomach ailment thus far. According to the patient, H&NATURAL TejoRoot caused unpleasant symptoms, including internal bleeding.