Sunday 21 October 2018

Unapproved dietary supplements, less than half were recalled

According to the U.S. FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, from 2007 to 2016, there were unapproved drugs in 776 types of dietary supplements that were mainly used for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and muscle growth. However, despite the FDA’s warnings, only less than half were recalled. Furthermore, drugs banned by the FDA, such as

- Sibutramine and phenolphthalein, were found in weight-loss supplements

These have a potential for serious adverse health effects; sibutramine has the potential to increase blood pressure and the risk of stroke.

According to FDA, Phenolphthalein was an ingredient in some Over-the-Counter laxative products until 1999 when the FDA reclassified the drug as “not generally recognized as safe and effective” after studies indicated that phenolphthalein presented a potential carcinogenic risk. Phenolphthalein has also been found to be genotoxic in that it can damage or cause mutations to DNA.

- Steroids were found in muscle-building products

In addition to liver injury, anabolic steroids have been associated with serious reactions such as severe acne, hair loss, altered mood, irritability, increased aggression, and depression. They have also been associated with life-threatening reactions such as kidney damage, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs), and deep vein thrombosis (blood clots that occur in veins deep in the body).

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Choose Wholesome Super Food with excellent record on food safety over off the shelf.

Check what is the ingredients listed on the label.  Are they wholesome food or chemically made? Any preservatives and chemicals added to prolong shelf life? 

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