The Pennsylvania product liability lawyers at Reiff & Bily salute the FDA’s warning to consumers on Tuesday not to use bodybuilding products that are sold as nutritional supplements as they may contain steroids or steroid-like substances. The FDA cited reports of acute liver injury and kidney failure.
There have been increased reports of medical problems in men who have used such bodybuilding supplements and the FDA alert named 8 specific supplements sold by a single company. However, it did not provide clear guidance to consumers on what other products to avoid. The FDA noted that buyers of these products should be aware of bodybuilding products that claim to enhance or diminish the effects of hormones such as testosterone, estrogen or progestin. The FDA cited 8 popular products from American Cellular Labs, including Mass Xtreme and Tren Xtreme. The agency found them to contain hidden and potentially hazardous steroids.
According to news sources last week federal agents in San Francisco executed search warrants on the company’s San Francisco outlet of Max Muscle, a chain of sports nutrition stores, some of which sold the products cited by the FDA.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries as a result of consuming nutritional supplements, please feel free to contact the experienced Pennsylvania product liability lawyers at Reiff & Bily for a no obligation consultation at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.