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Dietary Supplements Found to Contain Unapproved, Potentially Dangerous Ingredients

In a report published in Clinical Toxicology, Dr. Pieter Cohen, the Harvard internist and noted supplement detective, and his collaborators analyzed six dietary supplements marketed for weight loss and workouts containing mystery ingredients. They found the stimulant octodrine and three other different stimulants, with unknown or potentially risky side effects, including speeding up heart rate and raising blood pressure. Octodrine and the other stimulants have not gone through the process required by the FDA to be included as ingredients in dietary supplements. Consumers can easily order these supplements online or purchase them in retail stores. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents consumers who may have been impacted by products that have been improperly labeled or advertised. For more on the dietary supplements report, please click here.

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