Undeclared Ingredients Responsible For Workout Supplement Health Risks That Prompt Recalls

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.