Public Health Watchdog Alerts DMAA (Dimethylamylamine) Dietary Supplement Users to Serious, Life-Threatening Side Effects, Including Heart Attacks, Other Heart Problems

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According to FDA, DMAA dietary supplements have been associated with 42 adverse events, including cardiac disorders, nervous system disorders, psychiatric disorders, and death.

Public Health Watchdog, a media outlet created to warn consumers about the dangers of defective drugs and medical devices, is alerting users of DMAA (dimethylamylamine) dietary supplements that these products could cause serious, life-threatening side effects. On Friday, April 27, 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had issued warning letters to 10 manufacturers and distributors of DMAA dietary supplements for failing to submit evidence of the safety of their products.

According to the FDA, DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract, is an ingredient used in so-called "workout boosters" that is often touted as a "natural" stimulant. DMAA is known to narrow the blood vessels and arteries, which can elevate blood pressure and may lead to cardiovascular events ranging from shortness of breath and tightening in the chest to heart attack, the agency said. According to the FDA, it has received 42 adverse event reports on products containing DMAA. Some of the reports involved cardiac disorders, nervous system disorders, psychiatric disorders and death.

The companies were issued the FDA warning letters for the following products:

  •     Exclusive Supplements: Biorhythm SSIN Juice
  •     Fahrenheit Nutrition: Lean Efx
  •     Gaspari Nutrition: Spirodex
  •     iSatori Global Technologies, LLC: PWR
  •     Muscle Warfare, Inc.: Napalm
  •     MuscleMeds Performance Technologies: Code Red
  •     Nutrex Research: Hemo Rage Black; Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate; Lipo-6 Black; Lipo-6 Black Hers Ultra Concentrate; and Lipo-6 Black Hers
  •     SEI Pharmaceuticals: MethylHex 4,2
  •     SNI LLC: Nitric Blast
  •     USP Labs, LLC: Oxy Elite Pro; Jack3D

In December, the Department of Defense banned sales of products containing DMAA within military facilities. The decision was made after the death of two Soldiers and additional adverse health effects in other service members were linked to the use of dietary supplements containing DMAA. []

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