Archive for January, 2016

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

Latest Tainted Diet/Weight-Loss Pill Recalls and Bans

Below is a list of risky/tainted weight-loss/diet pills that have been recalled due to potential user danger. And although the warnings came from the FDA (USA focused) - International users will also need to hear this as many of these risky/tainted supplements can be purchased globally because of internet availability.
tainted and recalled diet pill weight loss supplements

On December 22, 2015, Bee Extremely Amazed LLC issued a voluntary recall of all lots of the following weight loss supplements, which were found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein:

- Asset Bold - Asset Extreme Plus - Evolve - Infinity - Jenesis - La Trim Plus - Oasis - Prime - Slim X-15 - Slim Trim U - Ultimate Formula - Xcel - Xcel Advanced - Zi Xiu Tang Sibutramine, the active ingredient in the obesity drug Meridia, was removed from the U.S. market in October of 2010 because it can substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate in some individuals, and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. The drug may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with other medications a consumer may be taking. Phenolphthalein, once an ingredient in some over-the-counter laxative products, was reclassified by the FDA in 1999 as "NOT generally recognized as safe and effective." The FDA warned consumers not to buy or use Oasis Bee Pollen and Evolve Bee Pollen several days before this recall was issued. Consumers who have purchased these supplements should not use them, and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program If you feel you need "extra help" in your fat-loss efforts - and you already have a good fitness/exercise routine in place, with good nutrition habits - then adding help from a GMP certified, 3rd party tested source is the smart way to go about it. The non-stimulant Metabo379 from BioTrust (read details here) is one worth considering. The dangerous choice of using cheaper, non-tested, non-certified products, with outrageous & unrealistic claims is way too risky for anyone to attempt. And keep in mind, the FDA, and other global watchdog organizations do the best they can to watch over the supplement landscape - but the fact is the sea is way to large for them to be aware of everything that is on the market - and anything new coming into the market. So it falls on us to be wise in our searches and even wiser in how we make our choices of products we might want to include in our health and fitness lifestyles. Please do share this post with anyone you know who could benefit from knowing about the recalls and bans above. Looking out for you... Your trainer for life, Joey Atlas