Feds Seize $1.3 Million in Illegal Supplements

U.S. Marshals seized more than $1,301,712 of dietary supplements from LG Sciences, LLC, of Brighton, Mich., because the products contain unapproved food additives and/or new dietary ingredients that cause the products to violate the law. Labeled as dietary supplements, the products are marketed for use by body builders.
The dietary supplements seized were marketed and distributed on-line and in retail stores under the names “Methyl 1-D,” “Methyl 1-D XL,” and “Formadrol Extreme XL.”
The seized products previously were tested and found to contain one or more unapproved food additives and/or new dietary ingredients for which there is inadequate information to provide reasonable assurance that the ingredients do not present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury.
This shows once again that the supplements industry needs to be regulated just as prescription drugs. Supplements can be just as dangerous as prescription medication especially when their labels do not conform to the actual ingredients in the products themselves. One of the most egregious examples of this need for regulation concerns kava kava which has been linked to severe liver disease and toxicity. Kava is still on the market and has been linked to liver toxicity and death in some users.