Supplements

AdvoCare fined $150 million as FTC calls it a pyramid scheme

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AdvoCare International, a multi-level marketing company known for endorsements by professional athletes and other celebrities, will pay $150 million to settle government claims it’s an illegal pyramid scheme where most of those selling its products earned nothing or lost money. 

The Plano, Texas-based provider of diet supplements and energy drinks offered consumers the chance to “earn unlimited income, attain financial freedom, and quit their regular job,” according to the Federal Trade Commission.… Continue Reading...

Woman Nearly Dies After Drinking Popular Soda

he liver is located in the upper right portion of the belly under the ribs, it is the heaviest organ in the body and one of the largest. The liver primarily processes nutrients from food, makes bile, removes toxins from the body and builds proteins. Some of the habits that damage the liver includes, taking alcohol, bad choice of diet, withholding urine etc.

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Younger Guys ‘Bulking Up’ May Face Dangers of Disordered Eating

Young adults who see themselves as scrawny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California- San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

These behaviors include one or more of the following: eating more or differently to gain weight or bulk up and/or using dietary supplements or anabolic steroids to achieve the same goal.… Continue Reading...

Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks

Cardiovascular Complications of Energy Drinks

John P. Higgins 1,*, Santi Yarlagadda 2,† and Benjamin Yang 3,†
1 Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute, Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, LBJ General Hospital, 5656 Kelley St, UT Annex-Room 104, Houston, TX 77026-1967, USA 2 Division of Cardiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA; E-Mail: Santi.Yarlagadda@uth.tmc.edu 3 Division of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA; E-Mail: Benjamin.Yang@uth.tmc.edu
† These authors contributed equally to this work.… Continue Reading...

The military’s obsession with energy drinks is contributing to PTSD

Getting adequate sleep is increasingly rare among the active duty military population, as frequent deviations from the body’s natural circadian rhythms due to a demanding operational tempo pit personnel in an ongoing struggle against the ever-persistent sandman.

To combat the sleep deprivation unique to this demographic, service members often turn to energy drinks, a prominent component of combat deployments that has become as paramount to mission success as any piece of protective gear or weaponry.

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Deaths due to tainted herbal medicine under-recorded

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A University of Adelaide forensic pathologist is warning that potentially harmful substances found in herbal medicines may be playing a bigger role in deaths of ‘health tourists’ than previously thought.

Professor Roger Byard is calling for closer checks during post-mortems for the presence of drugs and adulterants that originate from herbal remedies.

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Unregulated Dietary Supplement Could Damage Your Heart

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New research suggests many “natural” weight loss and athletic supplements aren’t worth the risk, including higenamine, which is actually banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency

Ten years ago, Dr. Pieter Cohen noticed some of his patients were becoming ill because of the weight loss pills they were taking.

Cohen, an internist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard University, had some of those supplements tested and found that some of the pills and powders contained substances his patients didn’t even know were in there.… Continue Reading...

The Dangers of Taking Kratom

The popular herb may act like a prescription opioid, and could be addictive

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A new report from the Food and Drug Administration says that the popular herbal substance kratom acts like a prescription-strength opioid. What’s more, the FDA says, kratom has been responsible for at least one death and is suspected of contributing to many others.

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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...