OxyElite Pro was specifically developed to assist in the reduction of unwanted body fat. While OxyElite Pro has demonstrated, with minimal success, in the eradication of body fat, it is not without significant concern.
If you or a loved one has experienced liver damage after using OxyElite Pro, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
*OxyElite Pro® & Associated Liver Damage Update*
New developments have cropped up regarding a new, reformulated version of certain USPLabs products. Previous versions of purported “dietary supplement” OxyElite Pro prior to the beginning of 2013 had contained DMAA. After scrutiny, however, USPLabs reformulated the product, removing DMAA and adding an ingredient known as aegeline. New suspicions about the safety of aegeline – as well as possible associated cases of liver damage – led to USPLabs recalling the reformulated version of OxyElite Pro on November 10, 2013.
The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP is currently investigating claims involving consumers who experienced liver damage after using OxyElite Pro, although no concrete scientific evidence has so far conclusively linked DMAA or aegeline to liver injury.
- Recalled Items
- CDC Report of reported liver injury cases associated with OxyElite Pro
- Information about VERSA-1, another USPLabs product containing aegeline
OxyElite Pro Lawsuit Overview
OxyElite Pro was manufactured and distributed by USPlabs, an industry leader in the manufacturing of dietary supplements. According to company representatives, OxyElite Pro is indicated to assist in the promotion of metabolic functions. Subsequently, increased functioning of the metabolic processes may allow consumers to burn a significant amount of calories, regardless of what they are doing. Additionally, USPlabs claims that OxyElite Pro is designed to suppress your appetite, increase your energy, and even improve your mood.
Dimethylamylamine (DMAA), the active ingredient found in OxyElite Pro, is responsible for the previously mentioned mechanisms of action. Dimethylamylamine is designed to give the user increased workout intensity, focus, and other effects associated with elevated adrenaline levels. When used correctly, OxyElite Pro may assist in the development of muscle mass and stamina while simultaneously reducing body fat.
However, the pharmacodynamics of OxyElite Pro may coincide with catastrophic side effects. Recent discoveries suggest that the use of OxyElite Pro may coincide with severely adverse cardiac toxicity and corresponding complications. Individuals who implement a OxyElite Pro regimen may significantly increase their risk of developing severe, life-threatening complications including seizures, heart injury, kidney and liver failure, and death. Due to the severe nature of these complications, patients may contact a OxyElite Pro lawyer at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP for a free case evaluation regarding their potential OxyElite Pro lawsuit.
OxyElite Pro Side Effects
The following are common side effects that have been associated with the use of OxyElite Pro:
- Skin reactions
- Profuse perspiration
- Itchy scalp and skin
OxyElite Pro Complications
The following complications have been affiliated with the use of OxyElite Pro:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Heart attack
- Liver damage or liver failure
- Kidney damage or kidney failure
- Psychiatric side effects
- Elevated blood pressure
- Sudden cardiac death
Concern regarding these OxyElite Pro complications came to fruition when the presence of DMAA was revealed in the toxicology reports of two deceased U.S. Army soldiers. Each soldier experienced cardiac arrest while engaging in strenuous physical activity with their corresponding units. The younger of the two experienced fatal variations of high temperatures and excessive muscle breakdown. While the 32-year-old victim was able to be resuscitated, severe multiple organ failure resulted in his death one month later.
According to an Army Medicine publication, reports from healthcare providers in all branches of the military have highlighted concerns about rapid heart beat, seizure, loss of consciousness, muscle injury during exertion, and kidney and liver damage. If you believe that this product may have contributed to adverse health events in you or anyone you know, please contact a OxyElite Pro lawyer at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP.
Ambiguous Nature of DMAA
Misconceptions suggesting that 1,3-dimethylamylamine was a constituent of geranium species have their genesis in a single, non reputable, peer-reviewed journal of chemistry out of China. The report suggested that DMAA was, in fact, a natural derivative of geranium plants. However, this report has been refuted by many professionals and has no substantial evidence to back its claims. Officials at the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) have acknowledged that these findings are inconclusive and warrant more investigation.
A review of the chromatogram from the original paper revealed an inadequate separation of compounds for MS-library matches. Other issues with this report include significant concerns over the experimental conditions, the interpretation of data, the quality of data reporting, and the validation of findings.
John Travis, manager of clinical operations for NSF International and the AHPA analytical laboratories committee, in association with existing scientific literature, acknowledged that DMAA is not a derivative of the geranium.
Steven Dentali, AHPA’s chief science officer stated that “there are no known-published reports indicating that this is a natural product. Any labeling stating that it is naturally occurring in geranium, or any other natural source, would need appropriate scientific evidence to support it. None has yet been found in the public domain.”
Do I Have an OxyElite Pro Lawsuit?
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