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Strength-training product recall

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The liquid dietary supplement Total Body Formula in tropical orange and peach nectar flavors as well as Total Body Mega Formula in orange/tangerine may cause severe adverse reactions such as significant hair loss, muscle cramps, diarrhea, joint pain and fatigue, according to FDA. The Total Body Essential Nutrition firm of Atlanta voluntarily recalled the product. FDA says the energy and strength-training products may contain excessive amounts of selenium. The products have been distributed in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. FDA is working with the Florida Department of Health in its investigation, and is investigating a report that consumers in Tennessee using the products experienced similar reactions. The supplements are sold in 8- and 32-ounce bottles...

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