The FDA is warning consumers to not buy or use the following tainted supplements that are promoted for weight loss:

  • Mix Fruit Slimming
  • Trim-Fast Slimming Softgel
  • Lingzhi Cleansed Slim Tea
  • Sliming (sic) Diet By Pretty White
  • Lipo 8 Burn Slim
  • 24 Ince

Lab analyses confirmed that sibutramine, a controlled substance withdrawn from the market, was found in Mix Fruit Slimming, Trim-Fast Slimming Softgel, Lingzhi Cleansed Slim Tea, Sliming (sic) Diet By Pretty White, Lipo 8 Burn Slim, and 24 Ince. Sibutramine may pose a health threat because it is known to increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate especially in patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.

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An additional unapproved ingredient, phenolphthalein, was discovered in Mix Fruit Slimming. Phenolphthalein is currently not approved for marketing due to concerns of carcinogenicity. The FDA reclassified the ingredient as “not generally recognized as safe and effective” in 1999.

These products were sold on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.

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