FDA Warns of Supplement Containing Steroid

    December 26, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week warned consumers against a dietary supplement named Mass Destruction. The bodybuilding supplement has been found to contain a synthetic anabolic steroid.

The FDA warning came on the heels of a death that is being blamed on the product. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, a 28-year-old man was seriously injured by Mass Destruction. After using the supplement for what the FDA calls “several weeks” the man required a liver transplant due to liver failure.

According to the FDA, liver injury is a known possible side-effect of steroid use. Other side effects of steroid abuse include testicle shrinkage, infertility, breast enlargement, and increased risks for heart attack and stroke.

The FDA is advising anyone using Mass Destruction to stop doing so immediately. In addition, anyone believing they are experiencing side effects from the supplement is advised to see a doctor. Possible side effects include fatigue, abdominal pain, back pain, discolored urine, and unexplained health changes.

Though Mass Destruction is marketed by the Blunt Force Nutrition company, the manufacturer of the supplement has not yet been identified by the FDA. The agency is also continuing to analyze the supplement to determine its ingredients.

“Products marketed as supplements that contain anabolic steroids pose a real danger to consumers,” said Howard Sklamberg, director of the Office of Compliance at the FDA. “The FDA is committed to ensuring that products marketed as dietary supplements and vitamins do not pose harm to consumers.”

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    People really don’t think body builders and athletes get that well defined and huge naturally do they? Although, I believe a person should be able to do whatever they want with their body as long as it doesn’t harm another living soul. I should be able to eat a case of hot dogs if I want. I should be able to take steroids. I should be able to use all the drugs I want. My body is mine. My choices are mine alone. A long as I am not harming anyone else. Leave me alone.

    Where does all this regulation end? Will I one day not be able to think my own thoughts because they are not “acceptable” or they might be “harmful”?

    The crazy thing is we have people in prison right now for doing things that they choose to do to themselves. Think about that. We are going to protect a person from harming themselves by sending them to a place where they will definitely be harmed. This does not make sense. How in the world does that make anything better? It doesn’t. That is why prison are always full. But maybe that is what they want …. after all … prisons are listed on the NYSE (stock exchange).