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Certain vitamin B-50 brand contains dangerous steroids

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Federal regulators have issued a warning about a brand of vitamin B that could be potentially harmful.

The Food and Drug Administration says preliminary lab tests on the product "Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50" shows it contains anabolic steroids.  

Regulators have received 29 complaints, so far, about side effects connected with taking the vitamin.

The complaints include fatigue, muscle pain and cramps, along with liver and thyroid problems.

Women also reported unusual hair growth and missed periods.  Men reported impotence and low testosterone.

Officials say some people were hospitalized but there's been no deaths reported.

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