Undeclared Ingredients Lead to Dietary Supplement Recall
According to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), BeeXtreme LLC is recalling all lots of its La’ Trim Plus, Jesesis, and Oasis products from the market after it was discovered that they contain undeclared ingredients Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein.
Potential Risk Factors Associate with Sibutramine
- Sibutramine works as a hunger suppressant and was originally withdrawn from the US market in 2010.
- Sibutramine has been known to increase the pulse and blood pressure in some consumers, and can present an even greater risk to those with a medical history of congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, and stroke.
Potential Risk Factors Associated with Phenolphthalein
- Originally used as in ingredient for over-the-counter laxatives, it is currently not approved for marketing in the United States due to concerns over its carcinogenicity.
- Irregular heartbeat, gastrointestinal disturbances, and cancer (with long-term use) are associated with the consumption of Phenolphthalein.
Consumers are urged to discontinue any use of the products immediately and to properly dispose of all products associated with the recall. Distributors of the recalled products are encouraged to contact their customers and inform them about the recall. Customers who have purchased the recalled products are also encouraged to return any remaining product they may have back to their distributor.