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Posted February 20, 2013
FDA Warns USPLabs For Adulteration and Drug Claims
USPLabs' violations include failure to establish product specifications for the identity and purity of finished batches of dietary supplements and failure to conduct at least one appropriate test or examination to verify the identity of a component that is a dietary ingredient.
The FDA also found statements made on the Super Cissus label, such as "Cissus quadrangularis, has been found to reduce LDL .... In an eight-week randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study ... obese subjects taking Cissus experienced reductions in ... LDL .... were found to be drug claims. Super Cissus is an extract of Cissus quadrangularis which is promoted for joint, tendon and ligamament health.
(See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Joint Health Supplements for tests of related products.)
OxyELITEPRO contains Bauhinia purpurea, Bacopa monniera, Cirsium oligophyllum, and Rauwolscine canescens and is promoted for weight loss. Jacked3d contains arginine, creatine, beta-alanine, caffeine and Schisandra chinensis. Both supplements were previously found to contain DMAA, a substance not permitted in dietary supplements, prompting a warning letter from the FDA in April of 2012. USPlabs has since released a reformulated version of Jacked3d that does not contain DMAA, called Jacked3d Micro.
Prime contains extracts of Tribulus aquaticus and Terminalia chebula and is promoted for muscle building.
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For more information about the FDA's warning letter, use the link below.