Product Recall: Protein shake linked to nerve damage
A protein shake has been recalled, thanks to high levels of selenium. Taking too much of that particular compound can cause a pretty nasty condition called selenosis. Basically, it means that your nervous system is affected, and it might make you feel oddly tired, or irritable.
Selenosis can also cause peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to the nerves found through your whole body, and can prevent nerve endings in your tissues from communicating with your spinal cord and brain properly. It can also make you feel really weak.
A batch of USN Diet Fuel Ultralean (vanilla cream flavour) Nutrition Shake has been withdrawn by USN UK Limited thanks to high levels of selenium, and the risks that they may pose to consumers.
A statement from the Belgian manufacturer read: "While occasional consumption would not be of concern, longer-term consumption of this product could result in selenosis and should be avoided."
Selenium is found naturally in Brazil nuts, so if you've been hammering those into like they're going out of style, you should remember the maxim 'everything in moderation'.
USN UK Limited has confirmed that no other flavours manufactured at the plant are affected.
If you have bought the above product, do not consume it. Instead, return the product to your retailer or to USN UK Limited. The company's contact details can be found below: