PRock Marketing announced a recall of Fruta Planta and Reduce Weight Fruta Planta because it is contaminated with sibutramine. All lots have been recalled and the FDA already has one known death associated with the product.
Sibutramine can blood pressure and/or pulse rates and may cause particular risk to patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
The problem is the FDA does not approve this type of stuff so it is the wild west. People who are trying to lose weight are often not considering whether the FDA looked at the stuff. They just want a quick solution to what they think is a weight problem. So if you are in that spot, you often look just to the promise the “Chinese weight loss solution” instead of giving full consideration to whether the stuff is actually been proven safe or effective.