Because the health and safety of our customers is our number-one priority, and out of an abundance of caution, we are immediately removing all acacia rigidula–containing products, due to the concern that some of them may contain BMPEA, from our stores and website. BMPEA is a synthetic drug-like substance that should not be used in dietary supplements.
We are concerned by the findings outlined in the study published in Drug Testing and Analysis, which state that some acacia rigidula–containing products may also contain BMPEA. If these findings are confirmed by the FDA, these products should not be sold as dietary supplements.
The Vitamin Shoppe requires that all manufacturers of the products we carry comply with all applicable laws. The Vitamin Shoppe decided to remove these products because the safety of these products is now in question and may not be in compliance with FDA regulations. In addition, the Vitamin Shoppe continues to encourage the FDA to use its authority to remove any dietary supplements from the market which it deems unsafe.