July 21, 2018

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Take Healthy Life Chemistry B-50

The FDA is warning consumers that they should not take or purchase Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50, which is marketed as a vitamin B dietary supplement. A preliminary FDA lab analysis showed that the product contains two anabolic steroids. – methasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine.

Dietary SupplementsThose two ingredients are not listed on the label and should not be in an over the counter dietary supplement. There have been 29 reports of adverse incidents associated with this product. People have had abnormal lab tests for liver and thyroid function and abnormal cholesterol levels. In addition, some have experienced muscle cramps and pain. Women who took this product have had unusual hair growth and missed periods; men have had low testosterone and impotence.

Howard Sklamberg, director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and REsearch said in a statement, “products marketed as a vitamin but which contain undisclosed steroids pose a real danger to consumers and are illegal. The FDA is committed to ensuring that products marketed as vitamins and dietary supplements do not pose harm to consumers.”

Injuries from steroid use include liver injury, kidney failure, and increased risk of heart attack and stroke. People can also suffer blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. If you took this product and have become ill, please file a report with the FDA MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Be sure to see your doctor if you have taken this product and experienced any illness or unusual symptoms.

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