The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that United States Marshals have seized more than 207,000 units of dietary supplements and bulk dietary ingredients that either contain or are solely kratom. Kratom, a tropical tree native to SouthEast Asia, contains compounds that cause psychotropic mind-altering effects. While it is not fully illegal, it is illegal in Florida, and it has serious health effects like seizures and hallucinations. Some have even reported symptoms of psychosis after using kratom. There are no FDA-approved uses of kratom.
The dietary supplements were manufactured by Atofil, LLC, a subsidiary of Premier Manufacturing Products, located in Fort Myers, Florida.
The FDA says of the use of kratom in dietary supplements, “There is substantial concern regarding the safety of kratom…The FDA will continue to exercise our full authority under the law to take action against these adulterated dietary supplements as part of our ongoing commitment to protect the health of the American people.”
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