Pure Edge Nutrition recalls Bella Vi brand products due to undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein

Pure Edge Nutrition issued a nationwide voluntary recall of Bella Vi brand products due to undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. The company recalled one lot of each: Bella Vi Insane Bee Pollen Capsules, Bella Vi BTrim Ultimate Boost, Bella Vi BTrim Max, Bella Vi Extreme Accelerator, Bella Vi Insane Amp’d, and two lots of Bella Vi Amp’d Up, to the consumer level.

Sibutramine was removed from the US market in October 2010 for safety reasons and Phenolphthalein is used as laxative and is not approved for marketing in US. So these products are unapproved new drugs. The products containing these drugs can harm the consumers because Sibutramine can increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. These products can also interact in life threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking. Till date, company has not received any complaint of adverse reactions related to this recall.