Diamond Shroomz products recalled after reports of multiple people being hospitalised


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of all Diamond Shrooms brand products after the company's “microdosing” sweets reportedly sickened dozens of people in recent weeks.

In a statement released Friday, the FDA said Prophet Premium Blends, the distributor of Diamond Shrooms products, recalled the company's products on Thursday.

“According to the firm, these products contain a chemical called muscimol, a chemical found in certain mushrooms, which may be a potential cause of symptoms similar to some of the symptoms seen in individuals who became ill after consuming Diamond Shroomz-brand products,” the FDA's press release states. “FDA is evaluating this information.”

The FDA also revealed that chemical tests of two Diamond Shroomz products found the presence of a psychoactive drug called O-acetylpsilosin, or psilocin. Both the company's dark chocolate bar and the Birthday Cake chocolate bar reportedly contained the substance.

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The FDA is warning consumers not to eat Diamond Shrooms chocolate bars. (iStock/FDA/iStock)

Diamond Shrimps dark chocolate bars also contained desmethoxyangonine, dihydrokavain, and kavain. The FDA revealed that the investigation into these products is still ongoing.

“Medical officers from the FDA and CDC are interpreting these test results to understand the health risks from exposure to these chemicals and to determine appropriate next steps,” the FDA said.

So far, 39 illnesses have been reported linked to these products, with 23 people having to be hospitalised. These sweets have reportedly caused symptoms ranging from seizures to nausea.

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“People who became ill after eating Diamond Shroomz brand microdosing chocolate bars experienced a variety of serious symptoms, including seizures, central nervous system depression (loss of consciousness, confusion, sleepiness), agitation, abnormal heart rhythm, hyper/hypotension, nausea, and vomiting,” the FDA reported.

Sick man next to microdosing products

The FDA reported that nearly two dozen people were hospitalized after consuming Diamond Shrooms products. (iStock/FDA/iStock)

According to the Diamond Shroomz website, “microdosing” products are not intended to be psychedelic and do not contain psilocybin. “Microdosing” generally means taking very small amounts of psychedelic drugs.

The company claims it “does not contain psilocybin, amanita or any scheduled drugs, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.” “Rest assured, our treatments are not only free of psychedelic substances, but our carefully formulated ingredients still provide an experience.”

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On its website, Diamond Shroomz says its chocolates and candies help consumers achieve “a subtle, luxurious experience and a more creative state of mind.”

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Many people have experienced a variety of medical symptoms due to chocolate, including nausea. (iStock / iStock)

“We're talking savory confections,” the brand says. “So if you love mushroom chocolate bars and want to mix it up with some microdosing, check us out. We might just change the way you see the world.”

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