It’s said that 15 percent of Americans take a weight loss supplement regularly in order to keep their energy up, burn fat, and stay active. However, not only are weight loss supplements unproven – the Food & Drug Administration is now saying that they could even be dangerous to your health.
On May 1, the FDA ordered a recall of many of the company’s Hydroxycut product, saying that two dozen instances of health problems in those taking the drug had been reported over the last few years. With many facing serious liver problems and heart problems, it is clear that Hydroxycut may be causing more problems than it solves. Across the country, supermarkets, health stores, and pharmacies are pulling the 14 Hydroxycut defective products off of the shelves.
In the wake of the FDA announcement, two class action lawsuits have been filed against the supplement company, Iovate Health Sciences.