Beta Labs Dietary Supplements Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Beta Labs recalls some Oxyphen, Phentalene, Phen FX and Red Viper Dietary Supplements due to undeclared drug hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/mihDv

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm358236.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Dietary Supplements are subject to this recall:

  • Oxyphen XR, Lot numbers: 200910 and 200911; UPC: 70541 59974;
  • Phentalene, Lot number: 58800512; UPC: 70541 59982;
  • Phen FX, Lot number: 1205129; UPC: 29882 55980; and
  • Red Vipers, Lot number: 1205128; UPC: 29882 55981.

Beta Labs Phentalene Dietary Supplements [US]According to the FDA, the Nutritional Supplements are sold in capsule form and contain the substance, 1,3 Dimethylamylamine (“DMAA”). DMAA is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products. Previously, the FDA has warned that DMAA is potentially dangerous to health. You can read the FDA note concerning DMAA hazards here: http://ht.ly/miit5

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm347270.htm 

According to the FDA, ingestion of DMAA can elevate blood pressure and lead to cardiovascular problems. A number of adverse effects associated with DMAA containing Dietary Supplements have been reported to the FDA. The FDA has also warned that DMAA is not a dietary ingredient and thus, is not Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) compliant.

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