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Posted April 08, 2016

Large Doses of Stimulant Methylsynephrine Found In Weight Loss Supplements

Amounts of methylsynephrine found in some supplements exceed prescription dosages, according to new study published in Drug Testing and Analysis. Methylsynephrine, sold as a prescription stimulant drug in some European countries, is not permitted to be sold as a dietary supplement ingredient or prescription drug in the U.S. However, a number of weight loss and sports supplements sold in the U.S. list methylsynephrine on their labels (the FDA recently issued warning letters to seven companies whose products were labeled as containing the drug).

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