Supplements used in weight loss and bodybuilding linked to death in US

first_imgPeople are taking a serious risk by taking these products. We know that OxyELITE Pro has, in the past, contained another unsafe ingredient and is now linked as a possible cause of acute hepatitis.Weight loss supplementsJohn Lynchof the IMB has advised anyone who may have consumed these products and has concerns about their health should to seek medical advice:We believe people are seeking these products for a number of reasons including weight loss, energy boosting and muscle building. We seriously urge people not to buy or consume these as they can cause a significant risk to your health.Read: Clinics told to stop advertising ‘weight loss’ fertility drug >Read: Pharmacists dispute health warnings over meal replacement products > CERTAIN FOOD SUPPLEMENTS being sold in the Irish market contain an ingredient that is being investigated for causing at least one fatality in the US.Consumers are being warned not to take four products in the OxyELITE range: OxyELITE Pro Super Thermo capsules; OxyELITE Pro Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules; OxyELITE Pro Super Thermo powder and VERSA-1.The Food Safety Authority Ireland (FSAI) and the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) today jointly said that these products contain an ingredient called aegeline and are being investigated in the US where a large number of cases of non-viral hepatitis have been reported leading to people requiring liver transplants and a fatality.The products mentioned above have been identified for sale in the Irish retail sector and through online sources.The FSAI it telling retailers to immediately remove these products from sale and has told anyone who has these products at home not to consume them and to dispose of them.“Outlets, such as gyms, sports supplement retailers and businesses selling supplements from websites are being asked to remove these products from sale and to clearly display a point-of-sale notice if they sold the products in the past,” said the FSAI’s Ray Ellard.last_img

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