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Supplements recalled due to allergy concerns

Progressive Laboratories Inc., is recalling four dietary supplements because they contain milk, which is not listed on the product’s label and could cause serious or life-threatening allergic reactions to people who are allergic to or have a severe sensitivity to milk. To date, no illnesses or complaints have been reported regarding this issue. Affected products include Testosterzone, Thyroid Resilience, Xenestra Nuvive Men’s, and Xenesta Nuvive Women’s dietary supplements. The products were distributed nationwide through health care professionals, mail orders, and authorized website customers. Testosterzone 180 count bottle is in an amber plastic bottle with black cap, Lot # 2072237. Thyroid ... Read More

Kratom linked to reports of Salmonella infections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing its crackdown on the herbal supplement kratom announcing this week that it, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and local officials are investigating a multi-state breakout of Salmonella infections linked to products reportedly containing kratom. Because of this health risk, the FDA is advising consumers to avoid kratom and kratom-containing products. Salmonella infections cause symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Most people recover without treatment, but the diarrhea may be so severe for some people that they need to be hospitalized. In some ... Read More

Woman claims silver supplement turned her skin blue

A South Dakota woman is suing Nevada-based Beneficial Solutions, maker of the silver-based dietary supplement NutraSilver, alleging the product turned her skin a grayish blue. Sandra Chrans says she began using the NutraSilver supplement in 2011 to treat skin conditions. In 2016, she noticed that her face, neck, arms and hands started to turn blue-gray. In September of that year, she consulted with a plastic surgeon who advised her to immediately stop taking the supplement because the doctor believed it was causing her strange discoloration. She was diagnosed with argyria, a condition caused by excessive exposure to chemical compounds of ... Read More

Supplement maker accused of selling ‘toxic’ drink

A group of consumers filed a lawsuit against several dietary supplement manufacturers and their executives alleging they used deceptive marketing techniques to sell supplements that contained toxic ingredients. Charles Copley, Humberto Garcia, and Luz Angelina Garcia are among the plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Named in the lawsuit are Bactolac Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Naturmed Inc., doing business as Institute for Vibrant Living; Independent Vital Life LLC; HKW Capital Partners III LP; and William D Ruble. The lawsuit alleges the companies and Ruble violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act, among ... Read More

Supplement CEO arrested for violating parole

More bad news for dietary supplement distributor Enhanced Athlete Inc. Scott Cavell, the company’s CEO, was arrested for allegedly violating his parole from a previous fraud conviction, according to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. His parole violation includes possession of marijuana, use of controlled substances, failing to report an expenditure of more than $500, and traveling out of the judicial jurisdiction without permission. The violations were uncovered after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) executed a search warrant at the Enhanced Athlete facility and Cavell’s residence. During that search, agents found receipts from a Lake ... Read More

Regulators tackle kratom amid growing opioid epidemic

Federal regulators may have finally found a way to curtail use of the herbal supplement kratom. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently listed it as an opioid, a highly addictive type of painkiller. Those who use kratom, however, say it offers benefits, such as easing the withdrawal symptoms of prescription and illegal opioids, like heroin. Kratom is a botanical substance that grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papau New Guinea. The product has been used as a painkiller or mood enhancer in foreign countries. It has also been sold as an herbal supplement in the U.S., though it ... Read More

FDA says kratom is an opioid

The herbal supplement kratom contains compounds that have properties similar to prescription opioid painkillers, and carries similar risks for abuse, addiction and serious health consequences, including death, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a news release. The agency said that its concerns about kratom are rooted in sound science and are in the interest in protecting public health, which is why the FDA has taken what it calls significant steps to advance the scientific understanding of this product and how it works in the body. As part of this effort, the FDA studied the chemical makeup of kratom ... Read More

Collagen protein supplement recalled, contains undeclared milk

Bulletproof 360 Inc., is recalling one lot of Bulletproof Collagen Protein dietary supplement, promoted for tissue, muscle and bone recovery after exercise, because the product contains undeclared milk. People with allergies or severe sensitivity to milk are at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recall affects lot #1017088 of Bulletproof Collagen Protein, packaged in a 16-ounce composite-film bag. It has the UPC 8 15709 -2115 3 printed on the label, along with the expiration date, listed as EXP03/19. All other lots of Bulletproof Collagen Protein and other products purchased at bulletproof.com are not ... Read More

FDA warns company to stop selling dangerous drugs to Americans

A network of 35 websites selling a weight loss drug that that contains an ingredient that was pulled from the U.S. market after being linked to serious and life threatening health risks was slapped with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter and told to stop selling its products to American customers. Investra-24hs sells generic Meridia, a diet pill that contains sibutramine. Meridia was approved as an appetite suppressant by the FDA in 1997, but was pulled from the market in 2010 when the active ingredient was linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Meridia was ... Read More

Supplement for men recalled due to Salmonella risk

Break Ventures/California Basics is recalling its dietary supplement Zero for Him because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. To date, no illnesses related to this issue have been reported. Zero ... Read More