FDA Warning: Adulterated Fat Loss Supplements

FDA Warning: Adulterated Fat Loss Supplements

Hot off the presses…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers nationwide not to purchase or consume more than 25 different products marketed for weight loss because they contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may put consumers’ health at risk.

…An FDA analysis found that the undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients in some of these products include sibutramine (a controlled substance), rimonabant (a drug not approved for marketing in the United States), phenytoin (an anti-seizure medication), and phenolphthalein (a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer causing agent). Some of the amounts of active pharmaceutical ingredients far exceeded the FDA-recommended levels, putting consumers’ health at risk.

While they don’t mention it in the FDA warning, phenolphthalein used to be the main ingredient in Ex Lax – as it has laxative effects.  And phenytoin is a known teratogen (i.e., it can affect fetal development) – not good.

These are the products:

Fatloss Slimming 2 Day Diet      3x Slimming Power
Japan Lingzhi  24 Hours Diet 5x Imelda Perfect Slimming 3 Day Diet
7 Day Herbal Slim 8 Factor Diet 7 Diet Day/Night Formula
999 Fitness Essence Extrim Plus GMP
Imelda Perfect Slim Lida DaiDaihua Miaozi Slim Capsules
Perfect Slim Perfect Slim 5x Phyto Shape
ProSlim Plus Royal Slimming Formula Slim 3 in 1
Slim Express 360 Slimtech Somotrim
Superslim TripleSlim Zhen de Shou
Venom Hyperdrive 3.

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

1 Comment

  1. So in summary, the main diets go like this:
    Japan Lingzhi 24 Hours Diet
    2 Day Diet
    3 Day Diet
    7 Diet Day/Night Formula
    8 Factor Diet

    Somebody needs to invent the 4,5,6 day versions now : – )

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