In November, 2011, the FDA filed a permanent injunction against the manufacturer of vitamin supplements in Pennsylvania.
It seems the company had been in violation of the cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice.) The company had been sited with two warning letters in 2004, one for labeling and/or promoting a dietary supplement that contained androstenedione as an ingredient, and the second for dietary supplements that are labeled to contain materials that are sources of ephedrine alkaloids.
In 2006, US marshals seized the company’s Lipodrene dietary supplements said to contain ephedrine alkaloids. The company also failed to report serious, adverse events associated with their products. One individual who consumed their products reported high blood pressure spikes, hospitalization and a mild heart attack. Just because a product is well advertised and marketed does not mean it is safe.
Users of Shaklee products, the company I proudly represent, can rest assured that each and every one of our products goes through a thorough testing regimen before it goes to market availability. In fact, the average time span from idea to production for marketing is about 2 years for Shaklee products.
- Shaklee makes sure the product is safe and that it works. Period.
- Shaklee has never had a product removed from production because of safety issues.
- Shaklee runs over 100,000 tests each year to maintain the safety and efficacy of our products.
Can you find another dietary supplement company who does that? The next time you think to buy vitamin supplements, be certain you know that each and every ingredient in the product is safe and is delivered in safe amounts.