Bioactive weight loss supplements can cause miscarriage

June 6, 2019  12:15

Bioactive supplements are known for helping people lose weight, but they may be dangerous for women’s health. According to the USFDA, herbal food supplements (HFS) containing vinpocetine may lead to miscarriage.

Herbal food supplements containing vinpocetine can improve memory and help control weight, but they are dangerous because active biological supplements are sold anywhere and without a doctor’s prescription.

Experiments with rodents have shown that even small doses of vincamine can reduce the mass weight of newborns and increase the risk of miscarriage. This is why the USFDA advises women of reproductive age and especially pregnant women to refuse to take herbal food supplements that contain alkaloid.

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