FDA issues warning about supplements

FDA Warns Against Supplement Found to Cause Miscarriages.The FDA has issued a warning for a supplement that may cause miscarriage or harm developing fetuses.Vinpocetine, used for cognitive performance, is also known as "vinca minor extract," "lesser periwinkle extract" or "common periwinkle extract.".When tested on mice, vinpocetine decreased fetal weight and increased the chances of a miscarriage.These findings are particularly concerning since products containing vinpocetine are widely available for use by women of childbearing age, FDA statement, via CNN.That’s why today we’re advising pregnant women and women who could become pregnant not to take vinpocetine, FDA statement, via CNN.The FDA also advised manufacturers to include label warnings for women who may become pregnant.