Hungarian authorities pull more supplements due to banned substances

By Nathan Gray

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Hungarian authorities pull more supplements due to banned substances

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Two brands of dietary supplements imported from China have been withdrawn from sale in Hungary after banned pharmaceutical substances were found.

According to the Hungarian, The National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), the two Chinese made supplements were found to contain forbidden pharmaceutical ingredients including Sildenafil and its analogues Thioaildenafil and Tadalafil.

All three active pharmaceuticals are banned from use in food products, including dietary supplements, and are the main ingredient(s) in pharmaceutical products to treat erectile dysfunction.

The two products, Ingenium Nutritional and SPX - Nutritional Supplement, were removed from sale by Hungarian authorities and an immediate recall was made for the dietary supplements that had already been supplied to  customers.

“The presence of drug agents can only be tolerated in medicinal products that are produced under controlled and controlled conditions. The use of these substances in food, including dietary supplements, is strictly forbidden!”​ said the NÉBIH

“In the absence of medical expertise and supervision, drug agents in the human body may cause circulatory or neurological problems,” it​ added.

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