Workout Supplement Injury Lawyer

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 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.