August 11, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for RegeneSlim. The diet pills contain DMAA, a synthetic stimulant with dangerous side effects.
The recall was issued two years after the FDA issued a warning letter about DMAA in RegeneSlim.
Laboratory testing by the FDA detected DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine). The label on Regeneslim listed a similar ingredient, 1,3-dimethylpentylamine HCL. DMAA is a synthetic stimulant drug that is not allowed in dietary supplements.
No illnesses have been reported, but according to the FDA:
“DMAA is potentially dangerous to health as it can narrow blood vessels and arteries, which can cause a rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems such as shortness of breath, arrhythmias, tightening in the chest, and heart attack.”
RegeneSlim was recalled by Regeneca Worldwide, a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc. of Las Vegas, Nevada. The product is sold through a direct sales force within the United States and Puerto Rico. It is also sold online for personal consumption and retail sales.
The product is sold in 3.5”-3” green and white sachets that contain 2 capsules. The name “RegeneSlim” is displayed prominently on the front of the sachet.
As of April 2013, the FDA has received 86 reports of illnesses and death associated with supplements containing DMAA. The FDA has also asked manufacturers of many popular supplements, including Jack3D and OxyElite Pro, to remove DMAA from their products.
Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, which must prove their safety before they are allowed on the market, dietary supplements must be proven unsafe before they can be recalled. The burden is on the FDA to prove that products are unsafe. Unfortunately, the FDA cannot test every single supplement.
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