All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘dietary supplement’

Glucosamine Supplements: Possible Side Effects?

Whenever there is a new dietary supplement fad being raved about around the web or on health shows, many people become so fixated on the supposed benefits that they neglect to ask a very serious question: What are the possible side effects? Often those shopping for heavily buzzed about supplements assume that there are no side-effects or that if there …

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FDA Warns of Supplement Containing Steroid

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 …

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FDA Raid Nabs $2 Million in Banned Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it last week led a raid on Norcross, Georgia dietary supplement manufacturer Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. During the raid, U.S. Marshals seized more than 1,500 cases of weight loss products. The goods, along with more than 1,200 pounds of raw manufacturing materials and substances, have an estimated retail value of around $2 …

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More Herbal Supplements Recalled Over Sibutramine

Over the past several weeks, the U.S. FDA has announced the recalls of several herbal weight loss supplements over undeclared ingredients. Products branded “Best Slim” and several Bethel Nutritional Consulting pills were recalled for actually having an active ingredient – sibutramine. Sibutramine was removed from the U.S. market in 2010 over safety concerns for those with heart issues. The substance …

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More Weight Loss Pills Recalled by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week recalled Bethel Nutritional Consulting’s “herbal” weight loss supplements for actually containing drugs. The sort of drugs that could increase blood pressure or cause “serious gastrointestinal disturbances.” Now the FDA has recalled even more unapproved weight loss pills for containing undeclared ingredients. The latest recall concerns a product called “Best Slim,” …

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Weight Loss Supplements Recalled Over Banned Ingredients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Bethel Nutritional Consulting this week recalled the company’s “Quick Thin” and “Bethel Advance” products. The recall was issued due to the FDA finding banned substances inside the capsules. FDA tests on the products found that they contaned the substances Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. Sibutramine has been linked to an increase in blood pressure …

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Fish Oil May Increase Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Millions of Americans take a fish oil supplement daily in an attempt to avoid heart disease and other ailments, but doing so may have a major negative side-effect for men. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that having high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their system may create a higher risk of prostate …

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