Breaking News: FDA Bans Popular Pre-Workout Supplement Ingredient - DMAA (Dimethylamylamine)

DMAA Substance Linked To Potentially Fatal Side Effects! See bottom of the post for all the possible variations or ingredients that contain DMAA. For up-to-date information, visit the HPRC's website and search for DMAA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered fitness supplement companies to immediately stop selling popular bodybuilding and weight-loss products containing DMAA, because of the substance's potentially fatal side effects.

The agency has determined DMAA which is sold as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract is a synthetic substance that could cause heart attacks by elevating blood pressure in users. There have been 42 public complaints about products containing DMAA, indicating it might be linked to other serious health effects including nervous system and psychiatric disorders as well as death, the agency said Friday in a news release.

Products containing DMAA were pulled from military exchange store shelves in December. The substance has fallen under increasing scrutiny since Stars and Stripes reported that DMAA was found during toxicology tests of two soldiers who suffered heart attacks and died during physical training at a base in the Southwest U.S.

Be careful and if you are taking any pre-workout supplements, READ THE LABEL!

Here is a link to a list of the pre-workout substances that contain the banned DMAA substance.

A few of the more popular substances that contain DMAA Are:

  • Jack3d by USPlabs
  • OxyELITE Pro - UPSlabs
  • HydroxyStim by MuscleTech
  • Matador Extreme Energy
  • Muscle Spike
  • NOX Pump - Dorian Yates Nutrition

In checking labels, you need to know that there are numerous terms/synonyms for DMAA. The most common ones are 1,3-dimethylamylamine; methylhexaneamine or MHA; dimethylpentylamine or DMP; 4-methylhexan-2-amine; Geranamine; and
geranium oil, extract, or stems and leaves. However, other names are also used, so we have compiled a list of various terms
that could appear on an ingredient label:

• 1,3-dimethylamylamine
• 1,3-dimethylpentylamine
• 2-amino-4-methylhexane
• 2-hexanamine,4-methyl-(9Cl)
• 4-methyl-2-hexanamine
• 4-methyl-2-hexylamine
• 4-methylhexan-2-amine (IUPAC)
• C7H17N (chemical formula)
• CAS 105-41-9
• dimethylamylamine (DMAA)
• dimethylpentylamine (DMP)
• Floradrene
• Forthan
• Forthane
• Fouramin
• Geranamine (Proviant™)
• GeranaX
• Geranium extract
• Geranium flower extract
• Geranium oil
• Geranium oil extract
• Geranium stems and leaves
• Metexaminum
• Methexaminum
• Methylhexanamine
• Methylhexaneamine (MHA)
• Pelargonium (various)
• Pentylamine
• synthetic geranium