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What is Turbo Shred?
Manufactured and marketed by Pro Nutrition & Fitness, Inc., Turbo Shred is a dietary supplement that is designed to burn fat and accelerate weight loss efforts. The supplement comprises Thermogenic, Energy enhancer and Lipogenic Blends to “help you burn more effectively by increasing energy levels and resting metabolic rate,” according to Pro Nutrition & Fitness.
Class Action Alleges GNC Supplements Contain Harmful Fillers
The lawsuit alleges that Turbo Shred and another supplement sold by GNC called Meltdown Punch Mango contain BMPEA and picamilon, a powerful amphetamine-like stimulant that has been linked to reports of hemorrhagic stroke and other serious side effects.
The lawsuit, filed by the Oregon Attorney General’s office, claims that GNC knew or should have known about these potentially unsafe and illegal ingredients and misrepresented Turbo Shred and dozens of other similar products as lawful dietary supplements. The suit is James Martin v. GNC Holdings, Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-01522-NBF. U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.
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Turbo Shred Side Effects
- Heart attack
- Altered heart rhythms
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- And more
Why is Picamilon Banned?
In 2015, the FDA ruled that picamilon does not fit any of the dietary ingredient categories in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, namely that it is not a vitamin, dietary mineral, herb, botanical, amino acid, or a dietary substance for use by humans.
Supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake; or a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or combination of any ingredient described above that had been marketed in the U.S. prior to 1994. Despite the FDA ruling, picamilon remains an ingredient in supplements marketed as nootropics in the U.S.
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Do I Have a Turbo Shred Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at Schmidt and Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Turbo Shred Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective workout supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.