FDA warns dieters: Stop Hydroxycut use immediately

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    May 01, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    I know this is should be placed in the supplements section but I wanted to make sure as many people saw it as possible.

    http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW02006.html

    I personally suffered liver damage taking hydroxycut hardcore over a year ago and hope that anyone using any of the hydroxycut products will stop using them.
  • coolarmydude

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    May 01, 2009 7:05 PM GMT
    http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW02006.html


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  • DJZ77

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    May 01, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    Ha ha... I actually did post it in the vitamins and supplements forum: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/510850/. Yeah, I used to take this stuff and did not like the side effects. To the OP, sorry to hear about your liver damage!

    -D
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    May 02, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    Just got that email as well! CRAZY! Doesn't surprise me that it would lead to death and sever liver damage. I don't think we're meant to be pumping that crap into our bodies. People are so concerned with looking great really quick and it's literally killing us. I wasn't going to take that stuff before... and I definitely wont be taking it now!
  • calibro

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    May 02, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    I showed up to my gym this morning and noticed they still had Hydroxycut stocked. I told the front desker about its immediate recall and not being allowed to sell it anymore. She said she'd talk to manager on her break for a follow up! icon_eek.gif
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    May 02, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    thats lame i was about to start taking this icon_sad.gif booo
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    May 02, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    No wonder I have jaundice!!! and I thought it was Hep C...I am so relieved my liver failure is due to a supplement.
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    May 02, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    Does anyone know which specific ingredients in Hydroxycut are the unhealthy ones? I knew about ephedra, but that was already taken out some time ago. Green Tea Extract is still good for you, right? So what is the bad stuff?
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    May 02, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
    The FDA does not yet know what the contaminant in Hydroxycut is.

    This is copied from the FDA release
    The agency has not yet determined which ingredients, dosages, or other health-related factors may be associated with risks related to these Hydroxycut products. The products contain a variety of ingredients and herbal extracts.

    The release also stated that there are additional problems with the product
    FDA has also identified several other serious adverse events associated with Hydroxycut, including cases of seizures, rhabdomyolysis, and cardiovascular disorders ranging in severity from palpitations to a heart attack.

    I don't believe that the FDA has said anything about green tea extract. Couple years ago the FDA ruled that there was not evidence that green tea prevents heart disease. Because of this ruling manufactures are not permitted to advertise that green tea prevents heart disease.
    The New York Times had an article about green tea being contaminated with the insecticide DDT
    http://www.inthesetimes.com/issue/24/19/whittelsey2419.html