In March 2008, a Total Body Formula recall was issued for liquid dietary supplements which were found to have excessive amounts of certain ingredients, which could result in serious and potentially life threatening injuries. Users have reported suffering kidney failure, rhabdomyolysis, gastrointestinal disorders, hair loss, fingernail deformities and other serious injuries.
TOTAL BODY FORMULA LAWSUIT STATUS: A number of lawsuits have been filed by users who suffered serious injuries as a result of the Total Body Formula problems. A petition has been filed to consolidate all federal Total Body Formula lawsuits in one jurisdiction, and hearings will be held September 25, 2008 to consider this motion.
MANUFACTURER: Total Body Essential Nutrition, Inc.
TOTAL BODY FORMULA RECALL: On March 28, 2008, the FDA notified consumers not to purchase or consume Total Body Formula in the flavors of Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar, or Total Body Mega Formula in the Orange/Tangerine flavor. Two additional health alerts have been issued about this supplement and the danger it poses to the public.
The recall applied to the following products:
- Total Body Tropical Orange — Lot nos. 4016801, 4024801 and 4031801
- Total Body Peach Nectar — Lot nos. 4016802 and 4031802
- Total Body Mega Orange/Tangerine — Lot no. 4031803
Hazardous levels of selenium (which were more than 200 times the appropriate amount) and chromium (which were more than 17 times the appropriate amount) were found in samples.
TOTAL BODY FORULA PROBLEMS: The FDA and CDC received a number of reports from over 200 users in multiple states who suffered severe and life threatening injuries after daily use of the liquid dietary supplement. Side effects of Total Body Formula could include:
- Fatigue and Joint Pain
- Muscle Cramps and Diarrhea
- Significant Hair Loss
- Deformed Fingernails
- Renal Failure
- Liver Toxicity
TOTAL BODY FORMULA SETTLEMENTS: Product liability lawyers are viewing potential Total Body Formula recall lawsuits for individuals who have suffered a reaction requiring medical treatment or hospitalization after daily use of the dietary supplement. Proof of purchase and use will be necessary to establish a claim. Submit information about a potential case to determine if you may be eligible to pursue a Total Body Formula Settlement.