ON YOUR SIDE: Missouri health leaders issue consumer advisory on Green Gorilla Root Juice

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Published: Dec. 19, 2020 at 5:02 PM CST
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a consumer advisory for Green Gorilla Root Juice.

The product is sold by Green Gorilla Root Juice, LLC in St. Louis.

According to laboratory tests conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the juice contains the substance Yohimbine. The substance has been associated with heart attacks, seizures, and other serious side effects. The FDA says it may also interact with other medications.

The FDA tests identified that the level of Yohimbine contained within the product was several times higher than what would normally be prescribed by a physician. This was discovered as part of a joint regulatory investigation by the Missouri DHSS and FDA.

Green Gorilla Root Juice has not been reviewed or approved by the FDA, nor has the FDA or DHSS been permitted to inspect the manufacturing of the product. Consumers are advised to discard any Green Gorilla Root Juice immediately if they have purchased it.

“Anyone who has experienced any adverse health effects after consuming Green Gorilla Root Juice should contact their healthcare provider and report their symptoms to their local health department,” said the Missouri DHSS in a statement.

Green Gorilla Root Juice is sold as a brown liquid in 16-ounce plastic bottles. The bottles have a green screw lid with white, black and green labeling. Yohimbine is not listed on the label as an ingredient.

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