FDA Workout Supplement Warning

Undeclared Ingredients Responsible For Workout Supplement Health Risks That Prompt Recalls

by Staff Blogger | January 7th, 2014

January 7, 2014

In order to boost performance and health, athletes often use workout supplements. Using these products can sometimes result in consumers being harmed though. The Drug Injury Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain one of the most common causes of injury to users is a product that contains undeclared ingredients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a string of notifications regarding recalls that had been launched on approximately nine different products that contained unknown or undeclared ingredients. One of the press releases stated that a supposed all-natural sexual enhancement product actually contained undeclared forms of the drug Viagra®. Officials state that patients taking prescribed medications containing nitrates may experience Workout Supplement Health Risks caused by interactions with the undeclared ingredients in the sexual enhancement product. Adverse health events could include dangerous drops in blood pressure.

On the other end of the spectrum, an herbal weight loss product was found to actually contain a substance that was banned in 2010 due to patients suffering dangerous increases in blood pressure after taking a product containing the particular ingredient.

Such problems leave many individuals wondering how they should determine if a workout supplement is safe for use. The team of attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough suggest staying safe by discussing any new products you are considering consuming with your doctor first.

FDA Warns of Workout Supplement Health Risks Associated With Certain Products

by Staff Blogger | November 5th, 2013

November 5, 2013

While dietary supplements can be a great way to get the amounts of nutrients the body needs, these products can sometimes put users health at serious risk. Attorneys with the law firm of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain many of these products contain undeclared ingredients that can cause users to suffer Workout Supplement Health Risks.

Take, for instance, a warning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued to a Dallas, Texas, company that manufactures the dietary supplement, OxyElite Pro and VERSA-1. According to an FDA Press Release, an investigation into the company’s facilities uncovered the products may actually contain a compound known as aegeline.

The warning went on to say that the compound was considered an undeclared ingredient in the product, meaning it is not listed on the label, and that marketing of the product should be halted immediately.

These findings were announced after the FDA associated use of the product to several cases of consumers developing acute non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii.

The FDA went on to warn customers to halt use of the product and to report any adverse health events associated with the drug to the agency immediately.

The Drug Injury Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough recognize the devastating effect using a product that has unknown ingredients can be. That is why the firm would also suggest anyone who has been harmed by a product containing undeclared ingredients speaking to an attorney regarding their legal options immediately.