The presence of harmful ingredients in certain sports & weight loss supplements can make them extremely dangerous for consumers to use. That’s why it is imperative that anyone who is thinking about purchasing an over-the-counter supplement make sure that they research the products first. Depending on the type of supplement or pill and the nature of the product marketing, advertising, and labeling, it may be possible for a consumer who suffered an adverse health effect to pursue financial compensation by speaking with a California nutritional supplement lawyer.
To learn more about the dangers of sports and weight loss supplements, keep reading this blog.
Studies Show Dangerous Health Effects of Sports & Weight Loss Supplements
Sports and weight loss supplements containing deterenol (also known as isopropyloctopamine or isopropylnorsynephrine) have been linked to adverse events such as cardiac arrest, hemorrhagic stroke, and even sudden death. In order to determine the presence and quantity of experimental stimulants in dietary supplements containing deterenol that are sold in the United States, NSF International (Ann Arbor, Michigan) conducted analyses along with the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, as well as Sciensano (Brussels, Belgium). To do so, they first purchased dietary supplements online that were available for sale in the U.S. and which listed deterenol or one of its synonyms among their ingredients.
Seventeen brands of dietary supplements were analyzed. Results of these tests showed that sports and weight loss supplements listing deterenol as an ingredient contained nine (9) prohibited stimulants and eight (8) different mixtures of stimulants, with up to four (4) experimental stimulants in each product. The nine (9) prohibited stimulants were:
- Phenpromethamine (Vonedrine)
- Betamethylphenylethylamine (BMPEA)
- 1,3-dimethylamylamine (1,3-DMAA)
- 1,4-dimethylamylamine (1,4-DMAA)
- 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (1,3-DMBA)
These stimulants and combinations thereof are not approved for human consumption, and their safety is not known.
For additional information about the medical studies showing the potentially dangerous ingredients in these nutritional supplements, click on the following links:
- Scientists Warn of Potentially Dangerous Ingredient, Stimulants Found in Popular Fitness Supplements
- Some Weight Loss, Sports Supplements Contain Potentially Harmful Stimulants
- Nine Potentially Harmful Stimulants Found in Weight Loss and Sports Supplements Listing Deterenol as Ingredient
- Nine Potentially Harmful Stimulants Found in Supplements Listing Deterenol as Ingredient
Did You Consume Dietary Supplements Containing Deterenol? Contact the California False Advertising Lawyers at Tauler Smith LLP
If you consumed a dietary supplement containing detenerol, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Los Angeles false advertising attorneys at Tauler Smith LLP help clients bring individual civil suits and class action lawsuits. Call or email us today.