Archives for stimulants

CAFFEINE FOR PERFORMANCE

 

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Caffeine is the most widely-used stimulant in the world. It’s found in coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, and energy shots, as well as some sports gels, dietary supplements, over-the-counter medications, and combat ration items (pudding, gum, and mints). In moderate doses, caffeine can boost both physical and mental performance. As with other stimulants, though, too much caffeine can have negative consequences, so it’s important to be aware of how much caffeine you’re consuming, and use it appropriately and strategically.

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STUDY FINDS OXILOFRINE (A STIMULANT) IN US SUPPLEMENTS

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A study published in the ‘Drug Testing and Analysis’ journal has found that over 50% of supplements sold in the US that claim to contain oxilofrine do contain oxilofrine, despite the drug never having been approved for use in the US. US law doesn’t permit dietary supplements to contain unapproved pharmaceutical drugs such as oxilofrine, which features on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List as a specified stimulant.… Continue Reading...

The FDA issued warning letters for products listing BMPEA as a dietary ingredient. Some identified this stimulant as Acacia rigidula.

On April 23, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to five companies regarding a total of eight products for which the product labeling lists BMPEA as a dietary ingredient. Two of the companies further identified the source of this stimulant as the botanical Acacia rigidula.

Under existing law, including the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act passed by Congress in 1994, the FDA can take action to remove products from the market, but the agency must first establish that such products are adulterated (e.g., that the product is unsafe) or misbranded (e.g., that the labeling is false or misleading).… Continue Reading...

What are stimulants, and why are they a problem?

In general, stimulants are substances that affect the chemicals that convey messages between your brain and the rest of your body in a way that makes you more alert. But they also increase your heart rate and blood pressure and may cause muscles to contract. In some cases, stimulants can also make you feel euphoric.… Continue Reading...