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FDA Warns of Dangerous Steroids in Dietary Supplements

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a news release advising consumers not to take Vitamin B dietary supplement B-50 after it was found to contain two anabolic steroids.

About B-50 Supplements

“The company, Purity First Health Products, has declined to voluntarily recall the product or to warn consumers about the potential for injury – FDA Press Release

  • The product is called Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50, and is marketed as a vitmain B supplement.
  • The supplements are sold by Purity First Health Products and is manufactured by Mira Health Products.
  • Both companies are based out of Farmingdale, New York.
  • The supplements contain unlisted and potentially dangerous steroids methasterone and dimethazine.
  • Healthy Life Chemistry has refused to voluntarily recall the B-50 supplements.
  • The FDA warns the companies could face criminal prosecution should they continue to sell the products.

Health Concerns Associated with B-50 Supplements

  • The supplements have been cited as causing unusual hair growth in women and impotence and low testosterone in men.
  • The FDA received 29 reports of problems including fatigue, muscle cramping and muscle pain.
  • The supplements also caused abnormal liver, thyroid, and cholesterol tests.

The connection to Healthy Life Chemistry was determined after a physician treated 20 patients with similar issues who were all referred by another physician who had prescribed dietary supplements. Healthy Life Chemistry’s B-50 supplements was the common link the patients shared.

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Your choice does matter. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries because of recalled foods or supplements, call Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.: FDA Warns of Dangerous Steroids in Dietary Supplements


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