Company made supplements that were seized in Castro area raid last year.
The makers of two supplements that were part of last year’s raid on Castro’s Muscle Max have pled guilty to illegally lacing these products with steroids. The Bay Area’s own American Cellular Labs, also doing business as VGM Global, has agreed to pay up to $500,000 in fines and destroy all products that were not already seized in a raid on the company last year.
The supplements in question are “Tren Xtreme” and “Mass Xtreme,” and, according to Iron Magazine, were sold exclusively through Max Muscle Sports Nutrition stores as well as on the American Cellular Labs website. While the exact location of the company hasn’t been mentioned in the news (and is not a quick lookup — but please tell us in the comments if you know), the SFGate story cited above has American Cellular Labs’ owner as Maurice Sandoval of Pacifica.
According to the New York Times, the supplement Mass Extreme contained a synthetic anabolic steroid known as Madol, which was first identified as a designer steroid during investigations of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative in 2004. The charges in this case asserted that American Cellular Labs laced dietary supplements from 2005 to 2009.