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Posted January 31, 2014

Weight Loss Supplement Containing DMAA Recalled

On January 30, 2014, YoungYou International ("YoungYou") issued a voluntary recall of Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management capsules because they were found to contain DMAA.

Dietary supplements containing DMAA (also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine or geranium extract) are illegal. The chemical has been linked to a number of serious adverse effects, including narrowing of blood vessels and arteries, and increased risk of elevated blood pressure, shortness of breath and heart attack.

Recalled Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management capsules were sold between September 15, 2013 and January 23, 2014 exclusively through the YoungYoucorp.com website. The capsules are white, packed in white bottles, and can be identified by lots with the bar code number 736211614094 and an expiration date of June 2014.

Consumers who have purchased this supplement should discontinue use immediately and return it to YoungYou (use link below for contact and refund information). Consumers should contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects are encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.

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For more information about this recall, use the link below.