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:
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
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
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 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
Kilo Sports Massdrol
Kilo Sports Phera-Mass
Kilo Sports Trenadrol
Monster Caps Monster Caps
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
Redefine Nutrition Finaflex 550-XD
Redefine Nutrition Finaflex Ripped
Transform Supplements Forged Extreme Mass
Transform Supplements Forged Lean Mass