FDA Warning on Supplements

FDA Warning on SupplementsFDA Warning on Supplements

A large part of sports nutrition supplements in the market are smuggled items containing synthetic hormones and are dangerous to people’s health,” warned head of the Food and Drug Administration, Rasoul Dinarvand.

The FDA is making efforts to remove smuggled products from illegal networks, which have made their way into the official supply channels, IRNA quoted him as saying. A number of “opportunistic sport complexes” sell illegal nutritional supplements “for quick results” instead of encouraging natural physical exercise, he noted.

The FDA is hoping for a memorandum of agreement between the ministry of health and the Sports Medicine Federation, to control and eliminate illegal import of the supplements as well as to deal with violators.