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U.S. supplement contains aphrodisiac

Posted January. 04, 2001 12:20,   


It was found that American health products that customers enjoy contain aphrodisiac that cannot be used for foodstuffs.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday that it has discovered that H Sports Trading in Mapo-Ku and eight other companies have been selling illegally imported health foods through U.S. Army PX or overseas travelers and informed local authorities.

The FDA reported that H Sports Trading has marketed 63 million won worth of Megameth 4000, a health food produced by Wide Co. of the United States, between May and December last year by advertising them as medication to gain weight or to build up muscle.

Also, O firm, a retailer of health products, sold 12 million won worth of health foods that are illegally imported such as Creatin Monohydrate of Pro Lab of the United States.

Creatin causes harmful side effects of muscle rigidity and generating fever, and Yohimbine is a kind of an aphrodisiac that is banned for use as material for foodstuffs in Korea.

Chung Seong-Hee shchung@donga.com