US FDA-Funded Study Spurs Consumer Reports’ Latest Lament On VMS Market Oversight
Abstract of study notes methylsynephrine and isopropyloctopamine found in bitter orange supplements aren’t permitted by FDA as dietary ingredients. CR says despite the findings, FDA hasn't enforced against manufacturers or warned consumers.
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