A dietary supplement could be pulled from shelves amid fears it is dangerous.
Mass Destruction, which claims to build muscle, could cause liver damage and increase the risk of heart attacks and brain seizures.
Officials warn that the product’s steroid content could lead to harmful side effects such as sterility in men, masculine characteristics in women and stunt children’s growth.
The FDA decision comes after they were notified about a “serious injury” associated with the use of the dietary supplement by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. A 28-year-old male suffered from liver failure after using Mass Destruction for several weeks.
“Products marketed as supplements that contain anabolic steroids pose a real danger to consumers,” said Howard Sklamberg, director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.