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Pink Bikini Dietary Supplement News

Lucy's Weight Loss System, the makers of the brand product, Pink Bikini Dietary Supplement, have issued a voluntary recall of the product after the FDA found an unapproved ingredient in the lot with the expiration date of 7/30/2017. The supplement came packaged in white powder capsules in a clear bottle.

Are The Pink Bikini Dietary Supplements Safe?

The marketing for this dietary supplement is:  Lose up to 3-5lbs of fat a week with Pink Bikini. all natural weight loss supplements that is designed to suppress appetite, improve the metabolism, burn new and old fat intake, and boosting energy.

Dietary supplements are intended to assist weight loss for those who are looking to lose weight faster than would be normally possible with proper diet and exercise. Anything that enhances the weight loss process can be dangerous if not properly monitored.

Lucy's Weight Loss page on Facebook states the ingredients to be Orange, Cassia Seed, Lotus Leaf Extract, Aloe Vera & Starch Amylum.  The "Orange" ingredient in the world of weight loss is generally bitter orange that contains a compound called Synephrien  which can reduce appetite and significantly increase fat burning. Synephrein is a less potent version of Ephedrine which has been banned by the FDA for its side effects.

Over-the-counter weight-loss products are either nonprescription drugs or dietary supplements. The manufacturer of a nonprescription drug has to provide the FDA with results from human clinical trials that show safety and effectiveness of the drug at the applicable dosage. However, the manufacturer of a dietary supplement is responsible for ensuring the safety of the product, and honest claims about potential benefits. The manufacturer product claims are not subject to FDA review or approval before marketing.

If the FDA demonstrates that a substance is unsafe, it can ban the product or ask a manufacturer to withdraw it voluntarily which is what the maker of Pink Bikini has done.

Are There Pink Bikini Side Effects?

Dependent on the individual, there can be side effects. It is best only to use dietary supplements where there is reliable information that the ingredients will benefit you. Information about the actual ingredients can is available at the National Institute of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  One of Pink Bikini's ingredients Cassia Seeds is known for its ability to reduce hypertension, and relieve constipation. However, it can contract the uterus, therefore, it should not be taken by pregnant women.

The undeclared ingredient diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that makes the Pink Bikini an unapproved new drug for which safety and effictiveness are unestablished. Anyone who is already taking an NSAID, unknowingly taking more via the Pink Bikini increases the possibility of a fatal heart attack or stroke. NSAIDs may also interact badly with other medications and increase the potential for other medical issues. There are additional considerations such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Safe weight loss is all about lifestyle changes, which means to change to a healthy diet and exercise. Over-the-counter supplements are not an end all to the problem of unwanted weight.

If anyone takes a dietary supplement, they are seeking assistance with an existing problem.  What a challenge may be is unique to the individual. A little bulge can be lost simply by changing the diet to healthier fare, fewer fats, increasing movement and getting an exercise plan in place. Serious weight or obesity can be addressed, but should be done with the guide of a doctor, or someone who is knowledgeable about health conditions and the related risks. If the individual taking a dietary supplement is fit, there may be a different root condition for the usage such as Bulimia, or Anorexia.

Whatever the reason, if you or a loved one have taken the dietary supplement and have experienced any adverse side effects, you should contact your physician for a full evaluation.  The FDA asks that anyone having suffered adverse side effects should contact their MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

The manufacturer of Pink Bikini also recalled another dietary supplement called Shorts On The Beach with the same expiration date of 7/30/2017. The hidden ingredients found in Shorts On The Beach were Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. The first ingredient, Sibutramine came off the U.S. market in October 2010, increases blood pressure and may pose a risk for those with prior issues of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Phenolphthalein isn't approved for use in the United States, and usage may result in gastrointestinal problems and irregular heartbeat.

Getting legal counsel for those impacted by the tainted dietary supplement would be a logical step, if only to provide peace of mind for loved ones.

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