Hair Supplement Linked To Cases Of Severe Hepatitis In France
France's ANSES warns women using oral contraceptives not to use a supplement marketed by UK firm Hairburst after linking the product's consumption to two cases of severe acute hepatitis.
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Hairburst’s hair-growth and hair-loss prevention claims on cosmetic products are inadequately substantiated, and many of the health claims it uses to promote food supplements are unauthorized, the Advertising Standards Authority says in a 14 Aug. decision.
With around half the French population vitamin D deficient, a group of medical experts say mass supplementation is a low cost and low risk intervention which could save lives and curb the spread of COVID-19.