Products containing controlled drug seized from Langley health food store

Health Canada advises anyone who has used products to consult healthcare practitioner

Three unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks were seized by Health Canada at Langley’s Well Beings Health & Nutrition Centre.

Health Canada’s website indicated the seizure took place on Tuesday at the store, located at Unit 202-22259 48 Ave.

The products in question are Progesta-Care Body Cream (Brand: Life-flo), DHEA 25 Age-Free (Brand: Body Performance), DHEA 50 Age-Free (Brand: Body Performance)

Health Canada says if you have used any of these products to consult your healthcare practitioner.

DHEA is a controlled drug that can cause higher than normal levels of female and male hormones in the body and could increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian, and other hormone-sensitive cancers, said Health Canada on its website.

Potential side effects include serious cardiovascular disease, changes in fertility and sperm production. DHEA should be avoided by individuals with a history of abnormal heart rhythms, blood clotting disorders, liver disease and those who are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Progesterone can be associated with serious side effects, in particular in certain vulnerable patients (i.e. patients at risk of blood clots). Health risks would likely arise after long term use.

Report health or safety concerns toll-free at 1-866-234-2345.

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