Supplements

FDA issues consumer warning on sports products that contain SARMs

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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer warning against supplement-like body building products that contain SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators.

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Unlabeled Ingredients in ‘Herbal’ Supplements (body-building, weight-loss products) Causes Liver Injury

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WASHINGTON — Herbal products and supplements are frequently mislabeled and may contain unlisted ingredients that are harmful to the liver, researchers said here.

Of 272 herbal dietary supplements analyzed, 51% had inaccurate labels in which some or all of the listed ingredients were not detected in the product, Victor Navarro, MD, of the department of transplantation at the Einstein Healthcare Network, in Philadelphia, and colleagues found.… Continue Reading...

Supplements: What is third party certification?

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Third-party certification organizations provide independent testing to evaluate supplements and their ingredients. Although this does not ensure the effectiveness of a product, certification programs do verify that a product is of high quality, consists of the ingredients listed on the label, and does not include any undeclared ingredients. Note that such testing is essentially a snapshot in time of a particular product and is no guarantee that future batches will be the same.… Continue Reading...

Diet of protein shakes and supplements contributed to female bodybuilder’s death

Ms Hefford’s mother says protein supplements need to be regulated better.

Meegan Hefford, a mother of two and bodybuilder, died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, supplements and protein-rich foods.

Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment in West Australia and was quickly transported to the hospital, where she was declared brain-dead.… Continue Reading...

Anabolic Steroid Derivatives Lead to Dietary Supplement Recall

Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules by Andropharm: Recall—contains derivatives of anabolic steroids.

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Andropharm is voluntarily recalling all lots of Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules to the consumer level because these products contain derivatives of anabolic steroids rendering them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established and therefore subject to recall.… Continue Reading...

Research tackles contaminated dietary supplements’ impact on athletes

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Contaminated dietary supplements may cause health problems in users and render athletes ineligible to play, according to a Clemson University professor.

Bryan Denham, Campbell Professor of Sports Communication and chair of Clemson’s communication department, writes in a series of journal articles that the problem often lies in the inclusion of methylhexaneamine, or DMAA, an amphetamine derivative banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).… Continue Reading...

Dietary supplement is recalled for banned substance

EZ Weight Loss TX is recalling all lots and all expiration dates for LaBri’s Body Health Atomic and LaBri’s Body Health Xplode weight loss capsules because they contain sibutramine, an appetite suppressant banned in the U.S. market since 2010.

As the FDA recall notice states, “Sibutramine is known to increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.… Continue Reading...

275,000 calls to poison control centers for dietary supplement exposures

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U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding dietary supplement exposures, according to a new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center, both at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The study, published online in the Journal of Medical Toxicology, found the rate of calls regarding dietary supplement exposures increased (46.1%) during 2000 to 2002, decreased (8.8%) during 2002 to 2005 and increased again (49.3%) from 2005 to 2012.

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Anabolic steroids cause workout supplement capsules to be recalled

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Four brands of workout supplement pills with anabolic steroid ingredients have been yanked from the market in mass recalls.

Andropharm recalled all lot numbers and expiration dates of Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules, sold in 60-count bottles in retail stores nationwide and online. Andropharm pushed both as helping enhance muscularity.… Continue Reading...

Supplements: If you have an adverse event, report it

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“Adverse events” are unfavorable or unusual reactions/effects/illnesses that can occur with the use of some dietary supplements, just as they can with over-the-counter and prescription medications. Examples of adverse events include anxiety, headaches, increased blood pressure, vision problems, and stroke. Such adverse events may be due to one supplement taken alone or to combinations of supplements or to interactions between drugs and supplements.… Continue Reading...