VERSA-1 is a bodybuilding supplement that contains aegeline, an unapproved ingredient that is also used in re-formulated OxyElite Pro. In 2013, dozens of liver injuries in Hawaii were linked to OxyElite Pro.
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What is Versa-1?
Versa-1 is a pre-workout, energy-boosting supplement used by bodybuilders. It is manufactured by USPLabs, a Dallas-based company that also makes OxyElite Pro and Jack3D. It is sold for about $60 on USPLabs website, retail stores like GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, and online.
Ingredients in Versa-1 Bodybuilding Supplements
- Aegeline (N-[2-hydroxy-2(4-methoxyphenyl) ethyl]-3-phenyl-2-propenamide)
- Modified starch
- Vegetable stearate
- Silicon dioxide
What is Aegeline?
Versa-1 contains a aegeline, which is listed on the ingredient label as: N-[2-hydroxy-2(4-methoxyphenyl) ethyl]-3-phenyl-2-propenamide According to the FDA, this ingredient has not been approved for use in dietary supplements.
According to USPLabs website, aegeline is an androgenic ingredient that comes from the Anacyclis Purethrum, a flower plant species in India. It is advertised as an appetite-suppressor, treatment for infertility and male sexual dysfunction, and an aphrodisiac.
FDA Warning Letter for Aegeline in VERSA-1
On October 11, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent USPLabs a Warning Letter because ageline in Versa-1 and OxyElite Pro (re-formulated) has not been approved. According to the FDA:
“Oxy Elite Pro and VERSA-1 are adulterated under 21 U.S.C. 342(f)(1)(B) and 350b(a) because they contain a new dietary ingredient for which there is inadequate information to provide reasonable assurance that such ingredient does not present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury.”
Versa-1 Liver Damage and Injuries
Versa-1 and OxyElite Pro both contain aegeline. Because the safety of this ingredient has not been established, the FDA is concerned that it may be responsible for an epidemic of liver injuries in Hawaii. In October 2013, 24 cases of liver damage were linked to OxyElite Pro. There is ample evidence supporting a “causal connection” between the supplement and liver damage.
Symptoms of liver damage and injuries:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea, vomiting
- Upper-abdominal pain
- Diarrhea, indigestion
- Mental disorientation
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