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Officials Warning Consumers of Workout Supplement Health Risks

by Staff Blogger | October 27th, 2015

Workout supplements can be an effective way to enhance your athletic performance. However, consuming these types of products can also present serious health risks.

For instance, products containing a substance called dimethylamylamine (DMAA), otherwise known geranium extract, can present users with workout supplement health risks, such as adverse cardiac events and organ failure. Use of products containing DMAA has been linked to at least two deaths and several other serious injuries.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered products containing DMAA off the market several years ago, but new research shows this dangerous chemical is still found in many workout supplements available online today.

According to USA Today, investigators with the Defense Department’s Human Performance Resource Center found nearly 40 supplements containing DMAA that could be purchased online by Americans. A company based in Georgia, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, made roughly 25 percent of those products.

Officials are warning consumers of workout supplements to thoroughly check the labels on products to ensure they are safe and free of DMAA.

Protecting the health and safety of all citizens is just one of the goals at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough. That’s why our drug injury lawyers are here to help if you’ve been seriously harmed as the result of using a workout supplement that contained DMAA. We’re available to speak with you about your questions and case anytime by calling (800) 210-8503.


FDA Announces Recall of Contaminated Workout Supplement

by Staff Blogger | November 26th, 2013

November 26, 2013

Workout supplements can provide athletes and those looking to improve their bodies the edge they need to achieve their goals. However, certain types of these supplements could put users’ health in serious danger. The Workout Supplement Lawyers with the law firm of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain such risks recently led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalling all OxyElite Pro products from the market.

According to an FDA Press Release, the move came after the agency had uncovered dozens of cases of illness associated with contamination of the product, including several users who had contracted forms of hepatitis and suffered acute liver failure. Officials believe the problems with the product stem from an undeclared ingredient, called aegeline, which was discovered in samples that were tested. Earlier this year, lots of OxyElite Pro were destroyed because they contained another undeclared ingredient called dimethylamylamine, or DMAA. The compound has been found to cause consumers to suffer from heart attacks and seizures that could potentially lead to death.

Officials are calling for all stockpiles of the product to be destroyed and are encouraging anyone who is in possession of the affected product to halt its use and dispose of it immediately.

Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough and their team of Drug Injury Lawyers recognize the risks that are associated with taking certain workout supplements and are here to help anyone who has been harmed as the result of consuming such a product.