Posted March 15, 2016

FDA Warns Sellers of Weight and Workout Supplements Containing Acacia Rigidula

On March 7, 2016, the FDA issued warning letters to five sellers of supplements which were labeled as containing Acacia rigidula, an ingredient which is not permitted in dietary supplements. 

In the past, some products labeled as containing this ingredient (commonly weight loss and workout supplements) have been found to contain a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound called BMPEA (beta- methylphenylethylamine). Animal studies suggest BMPEA could raise blood pressure and have effects similar to other amphetamine-like substances, although its safety in humans has not been studied. It was first reported by the FDA in 2013 to be present in supplements for weight loss, energy and mood.

To read the warning letter for each company, use the links below:

See's Review of Weight Loss Supplements and Muscle Enhancers for tests of related products.

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