Nine Illegal and Potentially Deadly Stimulants Found in Sports and Weight Loss Supplements
A news report posted on ibtimes.com states that researchers discovered traces of numerous prohibited stimulants in numerous weight loss and sports supplements. Although dietary supplements are an important part of many people’s diets, some dietary supplements are the reason for tens of thousands of emergency room visits in the United States each year, the researchers of a recent study stated. According to the news report, sports and weight loss supplements have to lead to more hospital visits than any other supplement. What is unknown to researchers is what exactly are the ingredients that cause the adverse health effects.
For example, Deterenol has not been approved for human consumption in the United States. Deterenol is prohibited in dietary supplements. However, Deterenol, has been detected in several nutritional supplements in the United States. In Europe, supplements with Deterenol have been linked to “severe adverse side effects including sudden death.”
According to an article published on Clinical Toxicology, researchers sought to find out which dietary supplements list Deterenol or its other names isopropylnorsynephrine and isopropyloctopamine
The researchers analyzed 17 different brands of sports and weight loss supplements. They discovered that these products contained nine banned stimulants and half of the products listed just Deterenol as the stimulant. The researchers also found that a lot of the supplements contained multiple stimulants, with supplements blending as many as four stimulants in a single product. In total, the supplement researchers discovered eight different stimulant combinations, and none of these have ever been tested in humans.
One of the researchers stated that “The risks of consuming these combinations of stimulants is unknown.”
Another banned stimulant that they discovered was phenpromethamine, which was last marketed as an inhaler during World War II. Phenpromethamine is not approved for oral consumption by the U.S. FDA and was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, making it illegal to use in competitive sports. Both Phenpromethamine and Deterenol have not been approved for consumption in the U.S. or any other country.
The study’s researchers stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not always taken action to remove hazardous supplements from the market even when the FDA’s own scientists discover the presence of adulterated supplements. The news report alleges that even when the FDA finds the banned substances, the supplements sometimes remain available for sale.
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