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Published on June 20, 2024
ALERT ISSUED! Diamond Shruumz 'Magic' Treats Spark 10 Hospitalizations, FDA Warns Against Microdosing SnacksSource: Unsplash/Tetiana Bykovets

The Arizona Department of Health Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have put out a health alert for consumers to not eat or consume Diamond Shruumz-brand chocolate bars, cones, or gummies after multiple reports of severe illness across eight states. The affected products are linked to symptoms such as seizures, hallucinations, and loss of consciousness, according to FOX 10 Phoenix. The health officials have received numerous cases requiring emergency response, with six such cases in Arizona prompting the department to issue the warning.

Initially, eight illnesses were reported from four states, but the FDA has now identified a total of 12 reported cases with 10 hospitalizations across eight states, as detailed by Redding.com. The products, which are also sold nationwide online and in select retail locations, are purported to contain a mix of nootropic and functional mushrooms. These 'microdosing' treats, advertised to include ingredients like cannabidiol (CBD) or delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC), are not FDA-approved. The agency has also emphasized that the products should be quickly and safely disposed of, as their ingredients could potentially be inaccurately listed, which may seriously compromise consumer health.

In their report, Redding.com listed the diverse symptoms associated with the consumption of Diamond Shruumz products. Apart from seizures and central nervous system depression, patients have reported experiencing agitation, abnormal heart rates, hypertension, hypotension, nausea, and vomiting. While no deaths have been tied to the products to date, the FDA advises anyone who becomes ill to immediately seek medical care and to contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.