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This dietary supplement could cause a miscarriage, FDA warns

Posted: 11:15 AM, Jun 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-05 14:41:59-04
This dietary supplement could cause a miscarriage, FDA warns

If you're pregnant or hoping to become pregnant, you need to learn about this new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

This warning surrounds dietary supplements containing vinpocetine.

According to new research by the FDA, this ingredient can harm your unborn baby or even cause a miscarriage.

If you have any supplements in the house right now, this is what you need to look for on the labels. Vinpocetine can be sold by itself or combined with other ingredients. Vinpocetine can also be referred to as:

*Vinca Minor Extract

*Lesser Periwinkle Extract

*Common Periwinkle Extract

So what is the synthetically produced compound used for? According to health officials, vinpocetine is often marketed for uses such as enhanced memory, focus, increased energy and weight loss.

To read the full report by the FDA, click here .