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Stimulant Marketed As ‘Natural’ In Sports Supplement Actually Of Synthetic Origin

 

Stimulant Marketed As ‘Natural’ In Sports Supplement Actually Of Synthetic Origin (Medical News Today, 16 July 2012)

A new study published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis found that DMAA, a stimulant often found in many nutritional and sports supplements, does not originate from natural substances and is actually comprised of synthetic compounds.

The substance DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) is a stimulant existing in various pre-workout supplements and often labeled as part of geranium plants. The safety and origin of DMAA in these supplements is often the subject of intense debate and has been recently linked to the death of two U.S. soldiers, causing the Army to pull the supplement from its commissaries. …

..”The FDA should regulate and/or ban products in which significant amounts of synthetic pharmacological compounds are added,” Armstrong opined. “Also, this information should be clearly labeled – including their effects and possible side effects – so that consumers can make an informed choice.

 

July 16, 2012 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Consumer Safety | , , ,

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