Ton Shen Health/Life Rising Corporation of Chicago is expanding its recall of DHZC-2 Tablets for elevated lead levels to include all lots purchased before August 24, 2016. There have been six cases of adverse effects involving individuals taking the dietary supplement.
Lead is a toxic substance that can cause lead poisoning. Tiny amounts of lead won’t hurt you, but in larger quantities, this heavy metal can cause cancer, developmental delays, Lead builds up in your body over a period of months or years. At very high levels of the metal, lead poisoning is fatal.
The symptoms of lead poisoning in children include developmental delays, learning problems, irritability, loss of appetite, weight loss, sluggishness and fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and hearing loss. The symptoms of lead poisoning in adults include abdominal pain, constipation, join pain, muscle pain, numbness of tingling of the extremities, headache, memory loss, mood disorders, and miscarriage and premature birth in pregnant women.
The sales of these tablets has been suspended while the FDA conducts an investigation. The FDA is looking at other products made and distributed by the company to see if they have the same problem. In fact, on the FDA page warning about this dietary supplement, a warning states, “Consumers should not purchase or consume these products out of an abundance of caution.”
If you purchased DHZC-2 tablets, do not take them. Return them to the place of purchase or discard them according to your community’s laws for disposing of hazardous waste. If you have experienced problems while taking this supplement, see your doctor and submit a report to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Events Reporting Program.