Following an investigation into online dietary supplements, UK consumer group has revealed just how easily consumers are able to purchase products containing unlawful and potentially harmful ingredients.
Even though the ingredients are banned in the UK, consumers purchased nine sample products – all purporting to assist with weight loss – from various widely used ecommerce platforms, all contained either yohimbine or synephrine.
In addition to the nine sample products, it was found that these popular online platforms had listings for at least 12 other products containing these potentially dangerous ingredients.
Yohimbine and synephrine are herbal extracts that have been shown to significantly increase blood pressure and heart rate, with heart and kidney damage resulting in extreme cases. Products containing these substances can be purchased online for as little as £2.39 plus postage.
With both regulators and online marketplaces needing to do more to improve product safety, consumers are advised to only purchase supplements from brands they can trust.
Luxury supplement brand HEBE LIFE® is one such company that is leading the way for product quality and safety, investing in state-of-the-art authentication technology for all of its products.
HEBE Life’s products offer an award-winning security feature that allows consumers to authenticate their purchases by scanning the unique code assigned to each individual product. Upon activation, consumers can be reassured that they have purchased a genuine product and are also provided with additional information regarding the product they have purchased.
HEBE LIFE® has also worked hard to achieve Informed Sport certification for its CORE ASX® supplement. Every batch of this product is tested to the highest and most rigorous safety standards to ensure that the product is high quality, clean and contaminant-free, giving elite athletes and consumers complete confidence in the CORE ASX® formulation.
If you are looking to improve your health and wellbeing, make sure you choose supplements from brands you can trust. This helps to ensure that you receive a product that is safe, pure, potent and evidence-backed.
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