FDA finds steroids in muscle growth product; resulted in case of liver failure

The US Food and Drug Administration warns consumers not to use muscle growth product marketed as a dietary supplement because it’s been found to contain synthetic steroids.

Add it to the list of potentially harmful dietary supplements.

Press Announcements > FDA warns consumers not to use muscle growth product.

The FDA was alerted by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services of a serious injury associated with use of Mass Destruction. The report described a previously healthy 28-year-old male with liver failure requiring transplant after several weeks of product use. Liver injury is generally known to be a possible outcome of using products that contain anabolic steroids and steroid-like substances. The product’s ingredients are undergoing further analysis by the FDA.

Mass Destruction is manufactured for Blunt Force Nutrition in Sims, N.C. and sold in retail stores, fitness gyms, and on the Internet.

Anabolic steroids can cause long term health problems. They are a controlled substance in most countries and it is illegal to possess them without a prescription.

Funny, this quote: “The FDA is committed to ensuring that products marketed as dietary supplements and vitamins do not pose harm to consumers.”

Yeah, but they don’t have the teeth. They can only react when harm has been done. Then it’s late. These products are basically unregulated and the people who manufacture them are lax with quality control, or worse, put ingredients into them that they know WORK but should be by prescription only. Dietary supplements are not adequately tested for quality assurance or even that they work as described. You are running a risk to take them at all. If you have a health issue, head to a physician, not the Internet or the health and nutrition store to buy an untested product.

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  3 comments for “FDA finds steroids in muscle growth product; resulted in case of liver failure

  1. Chris Howard
    December 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    It reminds me of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margerite” and the product he attempts to sell, called “Thinder Muscle.”

    Seriously, though. How many more of these tragedies need to occur before this stuff is fully regulated?

  2. Lagaya1
    December 24, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    At least they chose a name that tells what the product actually does.

  3. MisterNeutron
    January 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    This is the lasting “contribution” of Sen. Orrin Hatch, lapdog of the supplement industry. He has headed off every attempt to subject supplement producers to any sort of meaningul regulation.

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