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Author Topic: IMB warns about dangers of body-building supplements  (Read 3137 times)

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Offline John2038

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IMB warns about dangers of body-building supplements
« on: October 19, 2007, 03:21:43 PM »
FYI


Friday October 19 2007


The Irish Medicines Board is warning young people about the potential dangers involved in taking off-the-shelf body-building supplements.

The board is currently investigating 500 potential breaches of medicine laws by Irish retailers selling these prescription-only products.

It says many contain potentially life-threatening ingredients and should not be taken unless it is under the supervision of a doctor or pharmacist.

It is also warning retailers that they face hefty fines and up to 10 years in prison for selling such products illegally.

Sources

The Independent
http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/national-news/imb-warns-about-dangers-of-bodybuilding-supplements-1199902.html

The Irish Medicines Board Website
http://www.imb.ie/EN/Safety--Quality/Advisory-Warning--Recall-Notices/Human-Medicines/STATEMENT-ON-BODY-BUILDING-PRODUCTS~.aspx

Attachment: http://www.imb.ie/controls/showpdf.ashx?type=NOTICE&pageid=2845&filename=Human%20Medicines%20-%20Advisory%20-%20IMB%20Statement%20on%20B

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Re: IMB warns about dangers of body-building supplements
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 01:24:31 PM »
Sometimes I worry about pronouncements in the press regarding things that perhaps build a cloud over all things related to a topic.

Sure, one should be aware that substance you can take can cause issues.

But that does not mean that substances that a weight lifter might use, is at all a problem.

For example. Whey Protein, is a common body building substance. Or Glutamine. I use these regularly myself and would not hesitate to point to them if one needs a good protein supplement or needs the restorative power of Glutamine.

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Re: IMB warns about dangers of body-building supplements
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 01:36:23 PM »

Its about very specific products and about the breaches of medicine laws by Irish retailers selling these prescription-only products.

L-Glutamine, whey proteins, multi-vitamins, minerals, nutrients, probiotics, antioxidant, ginseng, amino acids, etc are safe.


 


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