Serious Health Risk in Body-Building Supplements

The US Food and Drug Administration, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, recently issued a Public well-being Advisory about dietary supplements for body-building that contain potentially harmful steroids and steroid-like substances. It aware consumers to immediately stop using any dietary product that promised steroid-like effects, such as rapid increase in muscle mass.

The agency's Public Health Advisory to consumers and health care professionals mentioned that it had been notified of five adverse events among men who used these supplements. These men suffered serious and potentially life-threatening medical problems, including strokes, serious damage to the lean meats, pulmonary embolism (blockage of arteries in the lungs) and kidney failure.

Goods containing anabolic steroids take the risk of severe liver injury. Other permanent health risks from the use of anabolic steroids include breast enlargement, infertility and shrinkage of the examen in men. Women who use steroids risk increased growth of hair on your face, deepening of voice, shrinking of the clitoris, and dysfunction of the period. Each men and women users face increased risk of heart attack and cerebrovascular accident

Symptoms and indicators of serious side effects include temperature, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, weakness or fatigue, belly pain, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, or brown or or else discolored urine. The FDA recommended anyone experiencing any of these symptoms statement them to their physician or other health treatment immediately. It urged all users of these supplements to tell their health care provider about any bodybuilding supplements they are using.

A few of the cases documented to the FDA required hospitalization, but to date no deaths or complete lean meats failures have occurred. These several adverse events were cause for grave concern, and the FDA felt it had to act to protect consumers. The Commissioner of the FDA, Maggie tom hardy steroids Hamburg MD mentioned that "products marketed for body building and claiming to contain steroids or steroid like substances are against the law and potentially quite dangerous. "

Although the FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) is prohibited by legislation from regulating dietary supplements, it monitors products on the market. Mainly because it locates a supplement which in fact contains unapproved and misbranded drugs, it has the authority to require the manufacturers and marketers to cease and abstain the against the law marketing of them. In addition to using unapproved and misbranded drugs in a product sold as a nutritional supplement, the marketers of those dangerous products had also failed to provide sufficient directions for consumer use.

The general public Health Advisory to warn the public and healthcare providers about dangers of these products was only one of several actions taken. The FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION also wrote a strong warning to a company that is the major manufacturer and distributor of these supplements, and it has secured a search warrant to review the company's data. It is now evaluating the supplement market, and gathering information about other substances sold as supplements and marketed as body building aids that may also use steroids or steroid-like substances as active ingredients.

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