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GoLean Detox Is Spiked With Laxative Linked To Cancers

GoLean Detox USA announced earlier today that it was being forced to recall all existing inventory of its scam detoxifying weight loss “supplement” after investigators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, found two banned pharmaceuticals hidden inside.

Recalled GoLean Detox supplement is recalled.
Image of GoLean Detox taken from company’s website, February 25, 2019, by Lisa Barger

In the press release announcing the recall, GoLean Detox admitted that its product was contaminated with sibutramine and phenolphthalein. Both drugs were banned from over-the-counter sales in the U.S. after being linked to very serious health conditions.

(NOTE FROM LISA, MAY 21, 2019: The GoLean recall notice has been removed from the FDA’s recall site. You can see an archived copy of that press release here.)

Sibutramine, for example, is a weight loss drug that was pulled from the market after it was realized that it could dramatically raise blood pressure and increase heart rate, triggering a stroke.

Phenolphthalein was once used as an ingredient in over-the-counter laxatives but was banned after it was linked to gastrointestinal issues and even cancer.

GoLean Detox insists that it has not received any reports of anyone being injured by the “supplement”.

If you think you might have any of this still on hand, you’ll need to look for a box made to hold 14 packets containing 2 capsules per packet. The UPC is 8 938510 909013; all lot codes are affected. You should, of course, not use it.

GoLean Detox was hawked nationwide.

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