November 11, 2014
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. No reliable, scientific safety studies have been conducted on DMBA, and its health effects are unknown. DMBA is still readily available in dietary supplements from sources off military bases. Warfighters should avoid dietary supplements containing DMBA until more is known about its safety and effectiveness. For a list of many of the non-pharmaceutical stimulant ingredients used in dietary supplements, including other names used for DMBA, you can view or download the OPSS “Non-Prescription Drug Stimulants Found in Dietary Supplements” list. http://hprc-online.org/dietary-supplements/opss/operation-supplement-safety-OPSS/opss-frequently-asked-questions-faqs-1/is-dmba-the-same-thing-as-dmaa-and-why-was-it-pulled-from-stores-on-military-base