Herbalife & ephedra
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Executive SummaryDirect marketer will discontinue sales of ephedrine alkaloid-containing products effective Dec. 31. Although Herbalife announced plans to halt ephedra sales earlier this year, the move was pushed back due to firm's privatization, delays in new product launch (1"The Tan Sheet" June 24, 2002, In Brief). Thermojetics Total Control, Herbalife's new ephedra-free weight-control supplement, debuted in October; a 90-count bottle sells for $32.95. Promotional materials describe Total Control as a "revolutionary herbal supplement" that helps "burn fat, block cravings and boost energy." Ingredients include citrus aurantium, yerba mate, green tea, DL-phenylalanine, damiana and quercetin...
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