Competitive Edge Labs is another company making a futile attempt to hold on to the prohormone era, instead of joining the rest of the industry, who have moved on. At the moment they’ve only got 2 products on their website, one is called “Cycle Assist” and is another tragic formulation that purports to help with a cycle, but includes Milk Thistle, which will actually make cycles less effective. The second product, PCT Assist, is nothing special, and frankly I’ve seen better formulas written on cocktail napkins.
Looking at their current formulas, it’s no surprise that they’re trying to hang on to the prohormone/DS age, which allowed even sub-standard formulators to create effective products by simply putting 10mgs (of whatever steroid) in a pill for $3/bottle, and sell it for $50.
Now, well after a personal injury lawsuit was filed against them on November-17-2009, it appears that they’re finally issuing a recall on the product (which they had stopped selling already). However, in my estimation they’re going about the recall in a very irresponsible way, as their forum reps have continued to answer questions about M-DROL on various forums, without ever mentioning that the product in question has been recalled:
Competitive Edge Labs, LLC Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of the Dietary Supplement Product M-DROL
Contact: Competitive Edge Labs, LLC at: email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 11, 2011 Competitive Edge Labs, LLC, Danville, VA announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots and codes of the company’s dietary supplement product M-DROL. Competitive Edge Labs is conducting this voluntary recall after learning that it is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opinion that the active ingredient in M-DROL, 2a, 17a di methyl etiocholan 3-one, 17b-ol, does not meet the definition of a dietary ingredient and therefore it is their opinion that the product is in violation of provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The Company is undertaking this voluntary recall in an abundance of caution.
Competitive Edge Labs, LLC, has already ceased manufacture and distribution of the M-DROL product and is notifying all vendors that the products have been discontinued. Competitive Edge Labs, LLC is requesting that distributors and retailers stop marketing and selling these products and are notifying them of the recall and the procedure for return of all M-DROL inventory.
M-DROL had been sold nationwide, both in retail stores and direct to consumers, but has been discontinued by Competitive Edge Labs. The product was sold in bottles containing ninety (90) capsules and was manufactured for Competitive Edge Labs, LLC.
Consumers who have this product in their possession should stop using it immediately. If consumers experience any adverse side effects due to consumption of this product, they should contact a physician right away. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to Competitive Edge Labs, LLC or to the FDAâ€™s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax. Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178.
The company is advising consumers who have M-Drol in their possession to return any unused portion to the retail location from which is was purchased or if purchased directly from Competitive Edge Labs, LLC to contact Competitive Edge Labs, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-791-0356 for return authorization for full refund or credit.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact the company at 1-336-791-0356 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, EST. Consumers who have purchased this product and have medical concerns should consult with their health care providers.