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Posted July 10, 2017

Bodybuilding Supplements Containing Steroid-Like Substances Recalled

On June 29, 2017, Hardcore Formulations recalled all lots and expiration dates of their products Ultra-Sten and D-Zine, bodybuilding supplements found to contain methylstenbolone and dymethazine, which are derivatives of anabolic steroids.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. to retailers from August 2014 to May 2017. Both are packaged in 90-count bottles and can be identified by the following:

  • Ultra-Sten, Bar Code: 7-48252-68763-0
  • D-Zine, Bar Code: 7-48252-86193-1
The FDA had issued a warning letter to the sellers of these products, as well as others, three weeks prior.

Side effects of consuming products with steroid-like substances include:

  • Liver injury
  • Kidney injury
  • Increased risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) "good" cholesterol
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Aggression
  • Male infertility
  • Virilization in women (menstrual irregularities, deeper voice, increased body hair, baldness, etc.)
  • Enlarged breasts and shrinkage of testes in men
Consumers who have purchased these supplements should not use them and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

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