Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Wilkes, preventative medicine officer of I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, Calif., says that immediately following notification by the Center for Disease Control that the product OxyELITE had been linked to cases of hepatitis, it was banned on base.
Some 24 cases of acute, non-viral, hepatitis have been reported following the use of OxyELITE in Hawaii. Of those 24 cases, one person has already died of liver failure. Two patients have already received liver transplants.
Advertised as a body-building, “thermogenic” fat-burning supplement, the product is marketed to those seeking to get, or stay, in good physical condition.
Over a year ago, the Army banned OxyELITE Pro and similar products such as Jack3D from on post exchanges and Shoppettes.
A recent online search shows that OxyELITE still available at Amazon and the VitaminShoppe.com.
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