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FDA Warning: Steriods in Supplements

Posted Jul 31 2009 9:59am

The FDA has issued a public health advisory about body building supplements that contain steroids. They advise the public to stop using any products sold as body building or dietary supplements that contain steroids or steroid-like substances.

Available both on-line and in stores, the FDA is concerned about:

muscles4 Adverse event reports received by FDA for body building products that are labeled to contain steroids or steroid alternatives involve men (ages 22-55) and include cases of serious liver injury, stroke, kidney failure and pulmonary embolism (blockage of an artery in the lung). Acute liver injury is known to be a possible harmful effect of using anabolic steroid-containing products. In addition, anabolic steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women, and children. These include shrinkage of the testes and male infertility, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in males, short stature in children, adverse effects on blood lipid levels, and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

If you have taken any of the substances listed below, contact your doctor if you experience:

  • nausea
  • weakness or fatigue
  • fever
  • abdominal pain
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
  • brown/discolored urine

The products are:

  • TREN-Xtreme: 19-Norandrosta-4,9-diene-3,17 dione, marketed as “similar to Trenbolone”
  • MASS Xtreme: 17α-methyl-etioallocholan-2-ene-17b-ol, marketed as “similar to Methyl Testosterone”
  • ESTRO Xtreme: 4-hydroxyandrostenedione (4-OHA)
  • AH-89-Xtreme: 5α-androstano[3,2-c]pyrazole-3-one-17β-ol-THP-ether, marketed as “similar to Stanozolol”
  • HMG Xtreme: 2α,3α-epithio-17α-methyl-17β-hydroxy-5α-etioallocholane
  • MMA-3 Xtreme: Androsta-1,4-dien-3,17-dione, marketed as “similar to Boldenone (Equipoise)”
  • VNS-9 Xtreme: 17α-methyl-4-chloro-androsta-1,4-diene-3β,17β-diol, marketed as “similar to Turinabol”
  • TT-40-Xtreme: 1-androsterone, marketed as “very similar to 1-Testosterone” and “converts to 1-Testosterone”

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FDA Warning: Steriods in Supplements


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