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Deadly Cholesterol Supplements: Japan’s Health Scare and the Dangers of Cross-Border Imports

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Avoid using red rice yeast in nutritional supplements

In Japan, a health scare has emerged after reports of the death of five individuals who took nutritional supplements to lower cholesterol. The company responsible for producing these supplements, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Company, has been ordered to recall their products by the Ministry of Health in Japan. This warning was issued last night after the ministry received thousands of complaints from consumers who experienced adverse health effects after using the supplements. Symptoms reported included changes in urine color, swollen limbs, fatigue and exhaustion with some consumers even developing kidney problems.

The red rice yeast extract used as an ingredient in these supplements is not approved for use in dietary supplements in Israel. Importers of nutritional supplements to Israel must obtain approval from the National Food Service of the Ministry of Health, providing evidence of product safety and compliance with food legislation. However, there have been no reports of adverse effects from consumers who purchased the supplements from overseas websites in Israel.

This incident serves as a reminder that it is important to be cautious when choosing and consuming dietary supplements and to follow regulations and guidelines to ensure product safety and compliance. Consumers should always research products thoroughly before making a purchase and seek medical advice if they experience any adverse effects after taking a supplement.

By Samantha Jones

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