Super Herbs Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due to Illegal Ingredients
Super Herbs has announced a nationwide recall for its Super Herbs capsules. The decision came after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory testing found that the product contains illegal ingredients sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and phenolphthalein.
The product is used as a weight loss dietary supplement and is packaged in clear bottle with light green and dark green capsules.
The supplement was distributed nationwide through online sales and all bottles are subject to the recall.
Products containing sibutramine pose a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. These products may also interact in life threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking.
Desmethylsibutramine is an active metabolite of sibutramine.
Phenophthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the U.S. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use.
Consumers who are currently in possession of recalled Super Herbs capsules should stop using the product and contact the company. The product will be discontinued.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Super Herbs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (305) 204-7668.