Weight-loss fanatics beware: one of the more popular weight loss products on the market, SlimQuick, has recently been linked to a liver injury by the World Journal of Hepatology. Slim Quick, which is specifically designed for women and sells its 60- day supply of the drug for under $100, has not yet recalled the product from shelves.
The liver injury caused by SlimQuick has been traced back to a green tea extract that the product contains. Specifically, the green tea extract has pro-oxidant effects, and is found to cause hepatotoxicity, which in turn has been found to cause severe problems of the liver.
The case of liver damage associated with SlimQuick was found in a 24 year old women who had been using the weight loss product for approximately 3 months. She went to her doctor complaining of dark urine, acholic stool, right upper quadrant pain and progressive fatigue, and quickly stopped using SlimQuick after the onset of her symptoms. Nonetheless, there was no improvement in the woman’s condition three weeks after she stopped taking the supplement, and it was later discovered that she had contracted inflammation and necrosis of the liver.
Individuals who have purchased this product should keep an eye out for more reports on other injuries associated with SlimQuick.