Diamond Shruumz Microdosing Chocolate Bars make 8 people sick

The bars, which include mushrooms, have caused a range of diseases in Arizona, Nevada, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Reported symptoms include seizures and loss of consciousness, the FDA says.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about a brand of microdosing chocolate edibles linked to some users having bad reactions including seizures, loss of consciousness and vomiting.

Eight people in four states have reported illnesses after eating Diamond Shruumz brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars, the FDA said Friday. All reported seeking medical attention and six were hospitalized, the agency said.

No deaths have been reported, the agency said.

The microdosing chocolate bars can be purchased online and nationwide from retailers that sell products made with hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC). The full list of retailers is currently unknown, the FDA said.

The edibles are made with soy, milk and Diamond’s “proprietary blend of nootropic and functional mushrooms,” according to the company’s website.

It is unclear why the chocolate bars make people feel nauseous and the research is still ongoing.

In which states did people live who became ill from eating microdosing products?

The FDA says the eight people live in Arizona (four), Indiana (two), Nevada (one) and Pennsylvania (one). The most recent illness occurred on Monday, June 3.

All eight became ill after eating the edibles. Symptoms included seizures, central nervous system depression (loss of consciousness, confusion, drowsiness), agitation, abnormal heart rate, high and low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, the FDA said.

The FDA recommends that people not purchase or consume any flavor of Diamond Shruumz brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars in stores or online locations at this time.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other state and local officials are assisting in the investigation.

Health officials are concerned about children consuming edibles

The FDA warned parents and caregivers that the chocolate bars could be attractive to children and teens because they resemble candy — similar to gummies and other edibles made with cannabis.

“Parents and caregivers should consider discussing the information in this advisory with their children and use extra caution to prevent this product from being consumed by younger people,” the agency said in the alert.

What to do if edibles make you sick

If you become ill from consuming these chocolate bars (or any other substance) please contact your healthcare provider or call the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Let them know if you have recently consumed Diamond Shruumz brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars, the FDA said.

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