July 14, 2024

OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplement Executives Sentenced in Fraud Scheme

A federal court in Texas has sentenced two former OxyElite Pro dietary supplement executives to prison and ordered two companies to pay $10.7 million in criminal forfeiture for fraudulently selfing popular workout supplements called Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, according to the United States Department of Justice. U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay presided. Former USPlabs CEO Jacobo Geissler was sentenced to 60 months, and former USPLabs president Jonathan Doyle was sentenced to 24 months. All of the defendants were charged in a 2015 indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Texas. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Erin Nealy Cox, said in a statement, "Dietary supplement companies cannot be allowed to deceive their consumers and hide the … [Read more...]

Regeneca Expands Recall of RegeneSlim Dietary Supplement

Regeneca Worldwide is expanding its voluntarily nationwide recall of RenegeSlim appetite control dietary supplement because FDA analysis confirmed the presence of DMAA. DMAA is 1,3-dimethylamylamind, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract. It can narrow blood vessels and arteries, which can cause a rise in blood pressure that increases the risk of heart attack. No illnesses have been reported to date. RegeneSlim is purchased by and distributed through retail direct sales force in the United States and Puerto Rico, and through online sales. It is packaged in 3-1/2" x 3" green and white sachets that contain 2 capsules, with the name RegeneSlim displayed on the front. The recall is expanding to include lot #823230415, lot #EX0616r 15813, Lot # EX0616R15814 and Lot #11414re5516. If you … [Read more...]

RegenESlim Recalled for DMAA

Regeneca Worldwide a division of VivaCeuticals Inc. of Las Vegas has issued a nationwide recall of RegenESlim appetite control dietary supplement because it contains 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) an unapproved drug that can pose serious health risks. Although no illnesses have been reported in connection with this product, the U.S. Food and Drug Aministration (FDA) has received more than 86 reports of illnesses and death associated with supplements containing DMAA.  Consumers who have purchased this product should not use it. DMAA is a stimulant that can narrow blood vessels and arteries, causing a rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems such as shortness of breath, tightening in the chest, irregular heartbeat and heart attack. It can also cause problems with the nervous … [Read more...]

U.S. Marshalls Seize DMAA From Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

U.S. Marshals have seized more than $2 million of dietary supplements containing DMAA, an unapproved additive, from Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals in Norcross, Ga. The supplements were considered adulterated because they contain 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA) or its chemical equivalent, which has been deemed unsafe under federal law. More than 1,500 cases of finished goods and more than 1,200 pounds of in-process or raw materials were seized. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received numerous reports of illnesses and death associated with supplements containing DMAA and urges consumers not to buy or use them. DMAA can elevate blood pressure and cause cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, shortness of breath and tightening of the chest. It can also cause problems … [Read more...]

Creafuse Powder Recalled Because it Contains DMAA

Ge Pharma, LLC is recalling Creafuse Powder because it contains 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which is used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredients. The FDA warns that DMAA is potentially dangerous to your health because it can elevate blood pressure and lead to heart disease. It is not a dietary ingredient and is not compliant with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. The recalled products are Creafuse Powder Grape Lot #GE4568 and Creafuse Powder Fruit Punch #GE4570, packaged in white, 600 gram containers with expiration date of 2/2015. The products were distributed nationwide and sold via telephone and email. There have been no reports of adverse reactions to date. If you purchased this product, discontinue use immediately. Contact your health care … [Read more...]

Despite FDA Warning About DMAA, One Company Continues Its Use

At least 86 incidents of illness or death associated with diet supplements containing the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA) have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The illnesses reported include: heart problems, nervous system problems, and psychiatric disorders, according to the agency. Most of these reports have been voluntary from consumers and their health care providers, which does not necessarily establish a cause and effect relationship, the agency says. DMAA is most commonly used in supplements that promise weight loss, muscle building and performance enhancement. It can elevate blood pressure, leading to cardiovascular problems, such as shortness of breath, tightening in the chest or heart attack. DMAA is particularly dangerous when used with … [Read more...]

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