Archives for DMAA

Soldier drops dead. Taking steroids and supplements

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…

Are supplements worth the risk?

getting jacked suppliments worth the risk

Michael Sparling

SACRAMENTO–

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…

Popular sports supplements contain meth-like compound

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…

DMAA found in more supplements!

Creafuse Powder Grape and Creafuse Powder Fruit Punch: Recall – Contains DMAA

AUDIENCE: Consumer

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…

DMAA: Killer or Scapegoat?

A recent NPR segment summed up the stakes in the emerging controversy over DMAA, a dietary stimulant used to boost focus and performance in sports, and as an ingredient in some weight loss products: In 2011, DMAA enjoyed a $100 million market in the US alone.

But after two soldiers, one of whom “had a history of mild obesity and sickle cell trait,” died on training exercises, and the US military issued two case reports in which DMAA was found in their blood, alarm bells began to ring.

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Should GNC be liable for selling dangerous supplements?

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…

Did DMAA-spiked supplement kill this runner?

Claire Squires

A fit and healthy woman who collapsed near the finish of the London marathon probably died as a result of taking a legally available performance-enhancing drug, a coroner has ruled.

Claire Squires, 30, collapsed in Birdcage Walk, a mile from the finish line of the 26.2-mile event last year.

The coroner, Dr Philip Barlow, said: “Claire died on 22 April 2012 at St Thomas’ hospital after collapsing during the final stretch of the London marathon.

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DMAA Still On Market Despite FDA Actions

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…

Jack3D removed from the market

Press release

Date: 28/08/2012
Time: 12:00
Subject: MHRA to remove popular sports supplement used by international athletes from the market
Contact: Press Office 020 3080 7651
or press.office@mhra.gsi.gov.uk
Out-of-hours 07770 446 189

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…