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Vitamin maker faces products liability after customers claim vitamins made them sick

A vitamin maker is facing potential products liability lawsuits following the negative effects of its Total Body Formula. At least 197 people in a dozen states have had frightening symptoms after taking the liquid supplement of Total Body Formula. Their hair fell out in clumps and fingernails fell off. They also suffered nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and disabling joint pain.

Several batches of Total Body Formula contained hazardous amounts of the mineral selenium. In March, the FDA issued the first of three warnings, advising consumers not to use Total Body Formula in tropical orange and peach nectar flavors. Tests found that the supplement contained amounts of selenium and chromium that were seventeen times higher than recommended.

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