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DMAA products persist

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Although DMAA is now illegal as a dietary supplement ingredient, some companies still offer products containing this substance. HPRC’s newest update of “Dietary Supplement Products Containing DMAA” lists those products still being offered on the Internet, as well as products that have disappeared from the market. Before you buy any dietary supplement, check this list and read the label to make sure it doesn’t contain this potentially dangerous ingredient.… Continue Reading...

Is DMBA the same thing as DMAA? Why were these products pulled from stores on military bases?

DMBA (also known as 1,3-dimethylbutylamine, AMP citrate, Pentergy, 4-amino-2-methylpentane citrate, 4-amino-2-pentanamine, Amperall™, and others) is a new unapproved synthetic stimulant found in many pre-workout and weight loss supplements. As the name suggests, DMBA is basically identical to DMAA (now illegal), but it is not exactly the same in terms of “chemical positioning.”

Supplements containing DMBA have recently been pulled from Exchange Stores on military bases around the world and from on-base GNC and Vitamin World stores due to concerns over safety.… Continue Reading...

Supplement Scams (this is a MUST read article)

Have you found yourself overwhelmed or intimidated when circling the aisles of a supplement store? Don’t feel bad, as I’ve been researching the effects of dietary supplements on athletic performance for over 12 years and I struggle to keep up with the new development of supplement companies that are joining the competition.… Continue Reading...

12 products called out in fight against workout stimulants

12 products called out in fight against workout stimulants

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...

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


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...