Recall: Allergy Supplement Found to Contain Ephedra

Al-Er-G was marketed as a supplement for the relief of allergies
Al-Er-G was marketed as a supplement for the relief of allergies

MusclMasster, LLC announced a recall of all bottles of Al-Er-G capsules after they were found to contain the banned ingredient, ephedra herb.

While Al-Er-G was marketed as a supplement for the relief of allergies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes the safety risks associated with consuming ephedrine alkaloids "are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use."

The recalled product has Lot #314 and does not contain UPC codes or expiration dates. The product was distributed from the MusclMasster wellness center in Colorado and in retail stores; it was not sold on the internet. The Company has stopped production and distribution of Al-Er-G; all of the banned product has been destroyed.

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Al-Er-G is supplied as 650mg strength capsules in 60- or 150-count bottles; each capsule contains 180mg ephedra herb. Individuals who may have purchased Al-Er-G should return the product to New Genesis Health for a refund. No adverse events have been reported to date.

Healthcare professionals and patients can report adverse events related to product use to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

For more information visit FDA.gov.