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  • The FDA has issued a warning that an ingredient in dietary supplements may cause a miscarriage or harm fetal development. 1 / 6

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  • The ingredient is called vinpocetine, marketed for weight loss, energy and brain and memory function. 2 / 6

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  • It is often listed as "vinca minor extract," "lesser periwinkle extract" or "common periwinkle extract." 3 / 6

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  • Vinpocetine decreased fetal weight and increased the chances of a miscarriage in test animals. 4 / 6

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  • A new tool is now available - the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List - to more quickly alert the public of unlawful ingredients. 5 / 6

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