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Steroids Found in Vitamin Supplement


#1

FDA warns one brand of vitamin B supplement contains dangerous steroids

(CNN) -- Federal regulators warned consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains potentially harmful anabolic steroids.
Preliminary lab tests showed the product, Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50, contains methasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine, the Food and Drug Administration said.
"Products marketed as a vitamin but which contain undisclosed steroids pose a real danger to consumers and are illegal," said Howard Sklamberg, director of the FDA's compliance office.
Regulators received 29 complaints associated with the product, including fatigue, muscle pain and cramps, and liver and thyroid problems, the FDA said.
Women also reported unusual hair growth and missed menstruation, and men reported impotence and low testosterone.
Some patients were hospitalized, the FDA said in a statement, but no deaths were reported.

Anyone who used the product and has symptoms should seek medical care and report the case to the FDA, regulators said.
The product manufactured by New-York based Mira Health Products Ltd is sold online and in stores. The company has not issued a response to the warning.


#2

any link to where I can get some of the tainted vitamins?


#3

Huh. The Mira Health Webpage is totally uninformative, and if you check out the address on Google Maps, it shows a parking lot.

The product is called Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50


#4

[quote]Dr. Pangloss wrote:
Huh. The Mira Health Webpage is totally uninformative, and if you check out the address on Google Maps, it shows a parking lot.

The product is called Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50
[/quote]

I’m gonna get YOKED BRAH


#5

WTF?!? Who doesn’t like yolked up hairy women?


#6

I’m gonna get jacked on vitamins


#7

That’s bizarre, it makes sense that they add it in different muscle building products so people get some results, keep buying the product… But B vitamins? What’s the purpose in that?


#8

[quote]cstratton2 wrote:
That’s bizarre, it makes sense that they add it in different muscle building products so people get some results, keep buying the product… But B vitamins? What’s the purpose in that? [/quote]

reforvit B

plausible that they could’ve got it cheap from mexico in some sort of tonic gone wrong batch.


#9

[quote]cstratton2 wrote:
That’s bizarre, it makes sense that they add it in different muscle building products so people get some results, keep buying the product… But B vitamins? What’s the purpose in that? [/quote]

I don’t think it was intentional. Wholesale B vits are cheap, Superdrol is expensive. I think it points to sloppy manufacturing techniques and QC.


#10

[quote]kevinm1 wrote:
any link to where I can get some of the tainted vitamins?[/quote]
Have you found that link ?


#11

Hmmmmmmmmmm, Mira Health and Purity First both do business from addresses in Farmingdale, NY.


#12

VITAMIN RAGE!


#13

Nothing like injectable vits to send your gainz through the stratosphere.


#14

Gotta get dat vitamin T brah.