Researchers have determined that several dietary supplements — some of which are available in GNC stores on military bases — contain a synthetic stimulant never tested in humans.
A report published online Oct. 8 in Drug Testing and Analysis found a compound, DMBA, or 1,3-dimethylbutylamine, also marketed as AMP Citrate or 4-amino-2-methylpentane citrate, in 12 dietary supplements marketed as weight loss supplements or pre-workout boosters, available online and at some GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores.… Continue Reading…
A coroner has recommended that authorities consider strengthening drug testing regimes after an Air Force member died during a training exercise after consuming steroids and dietary supplements.
The man, who can not be identified, died at an airbase.
Coroner Carla na Nagara determined he died of cardiac arrhythmia as a result of a combination of anabolic steroid and dietary stimulant use.… Continue Reading…
The world of performance enhancing sports supplements generates billions of dollars a year. But unlike food and drug categories, there is very little oversight.
Many pre-workout supplements are loaded with ingredients like caffeine, arginine and creatine — and they’re designed to give you a boost of physical and mental energy.… Continue Reading…
A popular and controversial sports supplement widely sold in the USA and other countries is secretly spiked with a chemical similar to methamphetamine that appears to have its origins as an illicit designer recreational drug, according to new tests by scientists in the USA and South Korea.
The test results on samples of Craze, a pre-workout powder made by New York-based Driven Sports and marketed as containing only natural ingredients, raise significant health and regulatory concerns, the researchers said.… Continue Reading…
Creafuse Powder Grape and Creafuse Powder Fruit Punch: Recall – Contains DMAA
ISSUE: Ge Pharma, LLC is recalling Creafuse Powder Grape Lot# GE4568 and Creafuse Powder Fruit Punch Lot #GE4570, because they contain 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA). DMAA is commonly used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products.… Continue Reading…
EVERY morning as she gets dressed for her accounting job, Leanne Sparling hangs her son’s military dog tags and a photograph of him in uniform around her neck. She wears the tags on the outside of her clothes, hoping to prompt strangers to ask about him. “When I do tell them what happened,” she says, “they are in total disbelief.”
Her son, Michael Lee Sparling, was a 22-year-old Army private when he died.… Continue Reading…
Dietary supplements containing 1,3-dimethylamine (DMAA) were readily available online, despite FDA warnings to their makers that they had failed to meet safety requirements, according to a researcher.
Sixteen DMAA-containing products, all manufactured by 10 companies that received FDA warning letters in April, were for sale through online retailers nearly a month later, including the companies’ own websites, reported Philip Gregory, PharmD, from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., in a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine online.… Continue Reading…
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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has ruled that the popular DMAA containing sports supplement Jack3D is an unlicensed medicinal product and that it and all other DMAA containing products need to be removed from the UK market amid concerns of potential risks to public safety.… Continue Reading…