Weight Loss Supplement Contains Substance Banned by FDA

Weight Loss Supplement Contains Substance Banned by FDA

August 6, 2015

Shocking news! That weight loss supplement you're taking may not be totally safe or effective.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Achieving Zero, a weight loss aid sold on Amazon and other websites. The product contains sibutramine, a substance deemed unsafe for consumption.

Sibutramine was removed from the market in 2010. It is known to substantially increase blood pressure and pulse rate, presenting a significant risk to consumers with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.

Achieving Zero is manufactured and distributed by TBI Labs.

According to the FDA, this is just the latest in a growing trend of dietary supplements possessing hidden drugs or chemicals. They are often misleadingly labeled as "all natural" The agency is unable to test and identify all these marketed products as there are so many.

Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing any product that claims to help with weight loss.