The Florida Department of Health has advised the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of 23 cases of adverse reactions to a liquid supplement distributed by Total Body Essential Nutrition based in Atlanta. As a result the FDA has issued a consumer alert warning consumers to immediately discontinue using the Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar flavored “Total Body Formula” and the Orange/Tangerine flavored “Total Body Mega Formula” supplements.
The symptoms being reported include “siginificant hair loss, muscle cramps, diarrhea, joint pain and fatigue” after using the products for as little as seven days. The source of these reactions has yet to be determined and the FDA will issue more information as it becomes available.
Meanwhile, consumers are advised to discontinue use immediately and to seek medical attention if they have taken the supplements and experience any of these symptoms.