The Institute insists on alerting about the risks that these types of products that have not been evaluated represent for health.
The National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima) warned of the marketing of fraudulent products under the “BCAA Sascha Fitness Colombia” brand. These are promoted as dietary supplements with purportedly high protein levels and a combination of four different components (4:11 BCAAs, Glutamine, HMB, HICA and Lcarnitine) to increase, decrease or maintain muscle mass, as well as fat loss support. They also promise better performance during workouts.
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Invima points out that “the products under the BCAA – SASCHA FITNESS COLOMBIA brand that are offered on the official commercial platform Sacha Fitness Colombia https://www.saschafitnesscol.com/ They are considered fraudulent. These products do not have current sanitary registration to date, so they have not been evaluated in aspects of quality, safety and efficacy, representing a risk to the health of consumers. Additionally, relevant aspects such as its composition (quali-quantitative formula) and storage, transport and distribution conditions are unknown.
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The Institute insists on warning about the risks that these types of products represent for health, since they allude to unauthorized properties, generating false expectations about their true nature, origin, composition and quality, for which reason it invites the health secretariats to Carry out control activities in establishments where they can potentially be marketed, as well as inform Invima if they are found in an establishment or via the Internet.
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These are some of Invima’s recommendations for the general public:
1. Refrain from purchasing products under the BCAA – SASCHA FITNESS COLOMBIA brand with the characteristics previously described.
2. Do not buy medicines or dietary supplements without current health registration, since these products may contain ingredients that put your health at risk. Keep in mind that many of these fraudulent products are marketed on websites, social networks and WhatsApp chains.
3. If you are consuming the products that are the reason for this alert, immediately stop using them, inform Invima or health authorities where said product is marketed and if you have registered any adverse effect associated with its consumption, report it immediately through the link https:/ /primaryreporting.who-umc.org/CO or by email [email protected]
4. Immediately inform Invima or territorial health entities, if for any reason you are aware of places where this product is distributed or marketed.
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