What are Saba ACE Weight Loss Supplements?
Saba ACE diet pills contain the “top five most effective weight loss ingredients” that are “scientifically formulated into one pill,” according to drugmaker AMS Health Sciences, Inc. The company’s website lists the following ingredients in Saba ACE diet pills:
- Garcinia Cambogia Extract
- Green Coffee Bean Extract
- Konjac (Umbrella arum Root)
- Raspberry Ketone
- Saffron Extract
- Vitamins B6 and B12
Diet Pills Linked to Liver Failure: Report
A May 2014 report published in the medical journal Gastroenterology described the case of an otherwise healthy 35-year-old woman who took 3 Saba ACE diet pills within 2 days and subsequently developed liver failure.
According to the report, within 2 weeks of taking the supplements, the woman began noticing a yellowish discoloration to her skin and eyes, a condition called jaundice caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia). A week later she developed leg swelling and a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity known as ascites. Eight weeks after her 1st symptoms appeared, she was diagnosed with liver failure and required an emergency liver transplant.
“In summary, this case of drug-induced fulminant liver failure was likely due to Saba ACE supplement,” the report said.
ACE Supplement Contained DMAA
It is not clear which ingredient in the ACE diet pill may have contributed to the patient’s liver failure, or whether the disease was caused by drug interaction or possible contamination of the supplement, according to the researchers. However, the pills the patient took also contained dimethylamylamine (DMAA), a controversial ingredient linked to seizures, heart damage, kidney / liver failure and death.
In April 2013, the FDA banned DMAA and ordered supplement manufacturers to remove the ingredient from their products.
“DMAA-containing dietary supplements are illegal and their marketing violates the law,” the agency said. AMS Health Sciences announced in Fall 2013 that it had reformulated Saba ACE diet pills without DMAA, and the ingredient is no longer listed on the supplement’s labeling.
Diet Pill Side Effects
- Liver failure
- Kidney problems
- Difficulty breathing
- High blood pressure
- Appetite loss
- Stomach pain
- Low blood sugar
Do I Have an ACE Diet Pills Class Action Lawsuit?
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