Nature & Health announces voluntary, nationwide recall of five supplement products
BREA, Calif. Nature & Health on Wednesday conducted a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s five supplement products sold under the following names — LibieXtreme, Y-4ever, Libimax X Liquid, Powermania Liquid and Capsule and Herbal Disiac — after being informed by the Food and Drug Administration that lab analyses of these five products found they contained either tadalafil, an active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction; its analog aminotadalafil; or the analog of sidenafil, another active ingredient of an FDA-approved ED drug.
None of the active drug ingredients are listed on the product labels.
The undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in such prescription drugs as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates.
Additionally, the product may cause such side effects as headaches and flushing.
The recalled products were distributed in retail stores in California, Georgia, Illinois, Texas and Ohio.
Purdue Products unveils reformulated line of laxatives
STAMFORD, Conn. Purdue Products recently unveiled its reformulated line of Senokot branded laxatives — the tablets are not chemically processed and the primary ingredient is the deseeded pod of the senna plant.
“We’ve always been proud of the fact that Senokot Tablets are such a trusted laxative brand,” stated Charlene Bailey, director, product management, Purdue Products. “But we’re really excited to give consumers something new – especially at a time when interest is so high in natural products.” The new Senokot Tablets will be available in pharmacies nationwide in early October.
Purdue will support the introduction with a comprehensive media plan that includes national television advertising, retail account programs, coupons and rebates. In addition, the contemporary design for the brand will stand out on-shelf while reinforcing Senokot as a natural choice for today’s health-minded consumers.
GNC releases clinical results of neuromuscular fatigue treatment
LAS VEGAS GNC on Monday released clinical results for its nitric oxide product Amplified Maxertion N.O. — demonstrating a delay in the onset of neuromuscular fatigue — at the National Strength and Conditioning Association conference.
GNC’s Amplified Maxertion N.O. was shown to increase power output at the onset of neuromuscular fatigue by an average of 20% and improve physical performance by helping athletes push past their normal point of exhaustion.
“This is truly groundbreaking research that has resulted in the delivery of a truly novel and clinically-validated [sports nutrition] product to the industry,” stated Guru Ramanathan, SVP technology and product innovation for GNC. “Using advanced technology and ingredients, this is the first nitric oxide enhancing product to demonstrate significant athletic performance effects that are relevant and meaningful to all types of athletes.”
Amplified Maxertion N.O. is part of a comprehensive line of eight new advanced muscle performance and sports nutrition products from GNC. The entire Pro Performance AMP line was designed to suit the needs of a wide range of dedicated athletes, from the weekend warrior to the ultra competitive athlete.