The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to five companies currently marketing dietary supplements containing cesium chloride in letters posted on Tuesday. The FDA has previously warned consumers and health care professionals against using supplements containing cesium salts after the health agency found significant safety risks associated with it being used in compounded drugs.
“The FDA will continue to take action against dietary supplements that contain cesium chloride because of significant safety concerns – including heart toxicity and potential death – associated with this ingredient,” Steven Tave, director of the office of dietary supplement programs in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said. “We take very seriously our role to protect the public from dangerous dietary supplements.”
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The regulatory agency requires companies