Voluntarily Recall of Weight Loss Supplement Causing Serious Health Risks

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, Voluntarily Recall of Weight Loss Supplement Causing Serious Health Risks

, Voluntarily Recall of Weight Loss Supplement Causing Serious Health Risks

On August 27, 2014, Regeneca Worldwide (a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc.) located in Las Vegas, Nevada expanded their voluntary nationwide recall of RegeneSlim. This dietary supplement used to control the appetite now includes these four additional lots:

• #823230415
• #EX0616r 15813
• # EX0616R15814
• #11414re5516

These products continue to be recalled after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered and confirmed the presence of DMAA. DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract, is frequently used in dietary supplement products as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient.

The FDA warns that DMAA is potentially dangerous because it can narrow blood vessels and arteries which can lead to serious health issues such as: an elevation in blood pressure, shortness of breath, arrhythmias, tightening in the chest, and heart attack. Although no illnesses have been reported in connection with RegeneSlim, the FDA has received more than 86 reports of illnesses and death associated with supplements containing DMAA.

RegeneSlim is purchased by and distributed through a direct sales force within the United States and Puerto Rico, and through online sales, for personal consumption and retail sales. Packaged in green and white sachets with the name RegeneSlim printed on the front, they are approximately 3 ½ inches by 3 inches and contain 2 capsules.

Anyone who has purchased this product with these lot numbers is advised to stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full exchange. Anyone who used the product and experienced any problems that may be related to taking RegeneSlim should immediately see their doctor or healthcare provider.

 

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