Federal agents seize nearly $1.3 million of illegal dietary supplements marketed by LG Sciences, LLC for body builders

April 8, 2008

Federal agents seize over $1.3 million of illegal dietary supplements marketed to body builders.

At the request of the Food & Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized more than $1,301,712 of dietary supplements from LG Sciences, LLC, of Brighton, Mich., because the products contain unapproved food additives and/or new dietary ingredients that cause the products to violate the law. Labeled as dietary supplements, the products are marketed for use by body builders. The dietary supplements seized were marketed and distributed online and in retail stores under the names "Methyl 1-D," "Methyl 1-D XL," and "Formadrol Extreme XL." The seized products previously were tested and found to contain one or more unapproved food additives and/or new dietary ingredients for which there is inadequate information to provide reasonable assurance that the ingredients do not present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury. Consumers who still have the products should strongly consider discussing the use of these products with their healthcare professional. FDA also recommends that consumers consult their healthcare professionals if they have experienced any adverse events that they suspect are related to the products' use. Consumers and healthcare professionals can report adverse events to the