There’s an FDA warning out about sibutramine laced ‘Best Share Green Coffee: Brazilian Slimming Coffee’, but the problem is that it’s still widely available online. This warning was issued on November 8th, 2012 after it was found that the product posed a significant risk to some US customer, however the product is still being sold on various online retail stores and websites.
The FDA revealed that its lab analysis showed the coffee was laced with sibutramine – a substance that was removed off US Markets in 2010 because it posed safety and health hazards. Sold by Abbott Labs, under the Meridia name, sibutramine was originally prescribed to treat obesity. However, it presented serious cardiovascular problems. The FDA has said of the matter:
“The product poses a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients, and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. Consumers Should stop using this product immediately and throw it away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a healthcare professional as soon as possible.”
The FDA also warned of serious other side effects presenting when the slimming coffee was taken with other medications.
You can still buy the coffee on Best Share’s website, where they still claim the product is ‘doctor recommended’ and state:
“We did our homework to create this one-of-a-kind formula. It includes scientifically tested, herbal concentrates from China, Europe, and South America.”