What’s the Problem?
The class action, James Martin v. GNC Holdings, Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-01522-NBF, alleges that Turbo Shred contains BMPEA and picamilon, “substances that do not meet the statutory definition of a dietary ingredient,” according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Plaintiff alleges that GNC knew or should have known about these potentially unsafe and illegal ingredients and misrepresented Turbo Shred and other similar products as lawful dietary supplements.
What is Turbo Shred?
Turbo Shred is a thermogenic supplement used to support and accelerate weight-loss. The product is designed to:
- Increase energy
- Enhance mood and mental focus
- Help to promote appetite regulation
Turbo Shred is manufactured and marketed by Pro Nutrition & Fitness, Inc.
What is BMPEA?
Studies have found that BMPEA raises the blood pressure and heart rate. It is classified as a doping agent by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) because it is closely related to amphetamines.
Turbo Shred Side Effects
- Heart attack
- Altered heart rhythms
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- And more
What is Picamilon?
“Picamilon is a unique chemical entity synthesized from the dietary ingredients niacin and gamma-aminobutyric acid,” according to the FDA. “Picamilon is absorbed into the body, crosses the blood-brain barrier and accumulates in the brain as a separate chemical entity. Because picamilon does not fit any of the categories of dietary ingredients under the Act, any products marketed as dietary supplements that declare picamilon as a dietary ingredient are misbranded.”
Do I Have a Turbo Shred Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Turbo Shred Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a defective workout supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.