Saturday, January 24, 2009

FDA Warns of Tainted Diet Pills

See below for information found on the FDA website regarding "tainted diet pills":

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its nationwide alert to consumers about tainted weight loss pills that contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients. On December 22, 2008, FDA warned consumers not to purchase or consume 28 different products marketed for weight loss. Since that time, FDA analysis has identified 41 more tainted weight loss products that may put consumers’ health at risk.

The tainted weight loss products are:

Fatloss Slimming
2 Day Diet
3x Slimming Power
Japan Lingzhi 24 Hours Diet
5x Imelda Perfect Slimming
3 Day Diet
7 Day Herbal Slim
8 Factor Diet
7 Diet Day/Night Formula
999 Fitness Essence
Extrim Plus
GMP
Imelda Perfect Slim
Lida DaiDaihua
Miaozi Slim Capsules
Perfect Slim
Perfect Slim 5x
Phyto Shape
ProSlim Plus
Royal Slimming Formula
Slim 3 in 1
Slim Express 360
Slimtech
Somotrim
Superslim
TripleSlim
Zhen de Shou
Venom Hyperdrive 3.0
Starcaps
Slim Waistline
Slim Waist Formula
Slim Up
Sliminate
Slim Fast
2x Powerful Slimming
Slim Express 4 in 1
Reduce Weight
Super Fat Burner
Super Slimming
Sana Plus
Trim 2 Plus
Powerful Slim
Waist Strength Formula
Slimming Formula
Perfect Slim Up
Slim Burn
Slim 3 in 1 Slim Formula
Slim 3 in 1 M18 Royal Diet
Slim 3 in 1 Extra Slim Waist Formula
Slim 3 in 1 Extra Slim Formula
Natural Model
2 Day Diet Slim Advance
Miaozi MeiMiaoQianZiJiaoNang
Meizitang
Meili
JM Fat Reducer
Imelda Fat Reducer
7 Days Diet
Extrim Plus 24 Hour Reburn
Fasting Diet
Cosmo Slim
Body Slimming
Body Shaping
Body Creator
BioEmagrecin
3 Days Fit
21 Double Slim
Eight Factor Diet
7 Diet

An FDA analysis found that the undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients in some of these products include sibutramine (a controlled substance), rimonabant (a drug not approved for marketing in the United States), phenytoin (an anti-seizure medication), phenolphthalein (a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer causing agent) and bumetanide (a diuretic). Some of the amounts of active pharmaceutical ingredients far exceeded the FDA-recommended levels, putting consumers' health at risk.

These weight loss products, some of which are marketed as “dietary supplements,” are promoted and sold on various Web sites and in some retail stores. Some of the products claim to be “natural” or to contain only “herbal” ingredients, but actually contain potentially harmful ingredients not listed on the product labels or in promotional advertisements. These products have not been approved by the FDA, are illegal and may be potentially harmful to unsuspecting consumers.

I was shocked to Slim Fast on this list, especially since it doesn't mention what version of Slim Fast they are worried about.

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2 comments:

Slim Fast said...

Eat more complex carbohydrates, which contain long chains of simple sugars! Some foods are much carbohydrate, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, broccoli and other vegetables.

Slim Fast said...

Eat more complex carbohydrates, which contain long chains of simple sugars! Some foods are much carbohydrate, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, broccoli and other vegetables.