27 May '11, 2am

Thyroid product pulled off shelves: PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY A COMPLEMENTARY health product, said to enh...

Thyroid product pulled off shelves: PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY A COMPLEMENTARY health product, said to enh...

When consumed without medical supervision, Metabolic Advantage can cause side effects such as headaches and anxiety. -- PHOTO: HEALTH SCIENCES AUTHORITY A COMPLEMENTARY health product, said to enhance thyroid health and support weight loss, has been banned here. This comes after the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) found earlier this month that the United States-made Metabolic Advantage contained thyroid gland and thyroid hormones. Both are controlled substances under the Poisons Act and should be prescribed only by a doctor. In a press statement on Thursday, the HSA warned that the substances can cause side effects such as headaches, anxiety, palpitations and increased blood pressure when consumed without medical supervision. Sold at popular stores like Robinsons, FairPrice, Guardian and Watsons, the supplement costs between $20 and $30 for a bottle of 100 capsules and has...

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