FDA Forces Recall of 65 Supplements that Allegedly Contain Steroids

Posted November 4, 2009 in Supplements 6 Comments »

Here we go again.

Bodybuilding.com has initiated an international recall of 65 dietary supplements that the FDA insists probably contain steroids.

Since they would probably get in some kind of legal trouble down the road, the popular bodybuilding website pretty much has to cooperate, so they have recalled all lots and expiration dates related to the 65 supplements flagged on the FDA’s list. Click here to see the list.

The FDA claims that the products on its list could contain some of the following substances:

  • superdrol
  • madol
  • tren
  • androstenedione
  • turinabol

Each of these substances is either currently classified as a steroid, or the FDA believes they should be. The FDA encouraged the recall despite the fact that the retailer has received zero complaints about adverse effects from customers using these products.

Furthermore, Bodybuilding.com has issued a statement saying that they agreed to the recall despite the fact that each manufacturer has assured them that the flagged products are properly classified, in compliance with federal law, and that none of them contain unlawful ingredients.

According to the press release, the products have not yet been tested to confirm whether they do or do not contain the steroids previously mentioned. Bodybuilding.com issued the recall merely to protect themselves from future legal action… they were essentially forced to err on the side of caution.

This is a standard that seems to hold true in most allegations of this sort. The FDA is such a group of supplement Nazis that retailers don’t dare to sell anything that could possibly be flagged for a violation.

Thanks once again FDA for allowing me to make my own decisions regarding the dietary supplements that I choose to take.

Unfortunately I can’t complain too much, because the reality is that teens and women could get their hands on these substances without knowing the full story behind the ingredients, and could therefore suffer the severe side effects that could occur without proper ancillary supplement protection or post-cycle therapy.

On the other hand, these kinds of supplements allow bodybuilders to undergo some serious mass-gain cycles without the severe side effects and legal ramifications of using real steroids. I guess they will have to settle for protein and Nitric Oxide supplements instead. In fact, check out a post I wrote about an effective two-step mass gain plan.

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act

Dietary supplements are not approved for safety or efficacy by the FDA before they hit the market, as food and drug products are. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), it is up to the individual manufacturers to make sure each product is safe for consumer use. The FDA is allowed to take action only after the products go to market.

With more than 10,000 dietary supplements currently on the market, supplements tainted with steroids are a concern because they can lead to the following whack side effects:

  • acute liver damage
  • serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women, and children, including…
  • shrinkage of the testes
  • male infertility
  • masculinization of women
  • breast enlargement in males
  • short stature in children
  • a higher predilection to misuse other drugs and alcohol
  • adverse effects on blood lipid levels
  • an increased risk of heart attack
  • an increased risk of stroke
  • death

As I mentioned earlier, this would be extremely bad if someone were to use these supplements without knowing how to protect themselves with additional supplements and post-cycle therapy.

To file an adverse reaction report regarding this or any other dietary supplement, go here: FDA Medwatch

Recalled Product List

4Ever Fit D-Drol

Advanced Muscle Science Dienedrone

Advanced Muscle Science Liquidrone UTT

Anabolic Xtreme Hyperdrol X2

APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Mastavol

APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Revamp

APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Ultra Mass Stack

APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Ripped Stack

Better Body Sports Finadex

Black China Labs Straight Drol

Black China Labs Straight Phlexed

Body Conditioning Solutions TestraFLEX

Bjorklund Methyldrostanolone

BOSC Enterprises Epi-Tren

BOSC Enterprises Magna Drol

Chaparral Labs Epivol

Chaparral Labs Pheravol-V

Competitive Edge Labs M-Drol

Competitive Edge Labs P-Plex

Competitive Edge Labs X-tren

Diabolic Labs Epio-Plex

Diabolic Labs Finabolic 50

Diabolic Labs Revenge

Ergopharm 6-OXO

Ergopharm 6-OXO Extreme

EST (aka Engineered Sports Technology) MethAnstance

Extreme Labs Susto-Test Depot

Fizogen ON Cycle II Hardcore

G.E.T/ (Genetic Edge Technologies) SUS-500

G.E.T/ (Genetic Edge Technologies) Tren-250

Hardcore Formulations T-Roid

I Force Nutrition 1,4 AD Bold 200

I Force Dymethazine/Reversitol Combo Pack

I Force Reversitol

I Force Nutrition 17a PheraFLEX

I Force Nutrition Dymethazine

I Force Nutrition Methadrol

IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Bromodrol

IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Grow Tabs TR

IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Mass Tabs

IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Oxodrol Pro

IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Ripped Tabs TR

IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Rapid Release

Ripped Tabs

Kilo Sports Massdrol

Kilo Sports Phera-Mass

Kilo Sports Trenadrol

Monster Caps Monster Caps

Myogenix Spawn

Nutra Coastal D-Stianozol

Nutra Coastal H-Drol

Nutra Coastal MDIT

Nutra Coastal S-Drol

Nutra Coastal Trena

Performance Anabolics Methastadrol

Performance Anabolics Tri-Methyl X

Purus Labs E-pol Inslinsified

Purus Labs Nasty Mass

Rage RV2

Rage RV3

Rage RV4

Rage RV5

Redefine Nutrition Finaflex 550-XD

Redefine Nutrition Finaflex Ripped

Transform Supplements Forged Extreme Mass

Transform Supplements Forged Lean Mass


Bodybuilding.com Press Release

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