Two Unapproved Ingredients Found in Weight Loss Caps

Two Unapproved Ingredients Found in Weight Loss Caps
Two Unapproved Ingredients Found in Weight Loss Caps

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to not buy or use Slim-K, a product marketed for weight loss.

A FDA lab analysis verified that Slim-K was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein. Sibutramine, a controlled substance, was withdrawn from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. Sibutramine may increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate, and may pose a substantial risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and arrhythmias, or stroke.

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Phenolphthalein is a chemical is not an approved ingredient in the United States. Some studies have shown that it poses a cancer-causing risk.

Bethel Nutritional Consulting has announced a voluntary recall of Slim-K capsules. The product was sold on various websites and in some retail stores as 30-count bottles.

For more information visit FDA.gov.
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