If you google OxyELITE Pro you’ll come up with a guarantee that the product is a pharmacist formulated “Super Thermogenic™” so laser targeted, its potency is unmatched. It sounds very impressive doesn’t it? It even goes on to say, “Unlike other fat burners on the market today, OxyELITE Pro is backed by multiple University studies and specifically targets and turns OFF the very receptor that holds your body fat hostage, and refuses to let go.” A lofty claim that many people who are trying to lose weight or train may take at face value.
However many people who have taken the supplement have been put at risk to great injury by this dangerous product. The supplement OxyElite Pro is a common link in 48 cases of non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii and appears to now contain a substance that has not been safety tested for human consumption, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Two of the patients required liver transplants, and a third patient died
Military bases have banned the product from military exchanges after a department of Defense safety review, completed in June, found the ingredient DMAA increased the risk of serious injury for tens of thousands of service members who used the supplements while working out. Many of these injuries and deaths from the defective product could have been prevented if the manufacturer, USPlabs, had not used the dangerous DMAA in its products. Despite being warned by the FDA the company continued to produce, distribute and market the dangerous products. USPlabs disputes its product is at fault in the outbreak, but out of “an abundance of caution” it has ceased domestic distribution until the investigation is completed.
It is this flagrant disregard for human life that sickens me as a personal injury lawyer. Manufacturers and sellers of these types of drugs will argue their case by claiming there is nothing wrong with the product and that the victim is sick from something else. Many of these companies will trick consumers with false assertions that the product is “all natural” or in the case of OxyElite Pro that it has been safely studied by pharmacists and universities.