An FDA warning was issued on Monday Dec. 23 for Mass Destruction, a body building dietary supplement that is used to stimulate muscle growth. The FDA issued the warning after a healthy 28-year-old man experienced liver failure after using the product for several weeks. The man required a liver transplant.
Mass Destruction is a product that is available at retail stores, gyms and online and contains at least one synthetic anabolic steroid according to the product’s label. The FDA is investigating whether there are more possible harmful substances in Mass Destruction that may not be labeled.
“Products marketed as supplements that contain anabolic steroids pose a real danger to consumers,” Howard Sklamberg, director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an agency news release. “The FDA is committed to ensuring that products marketed as dietary supplements and vitamins do not pose harm to consumers.”
Mass Destruction is a product of Blunt Force Nutrition, a fitness company from Sims, N.C., although it is currently unclear who the actual manufacturer is and where it is made.
The FDA urges anyone who has been using Mass Destruction to look out for the following symptoms and seek medical help if they experience one or more of them.
- Unexplained fatigue
- Abdominal or back pain
- Discolored Urine
- Unexplained health changes