FDA warns against“1,3 Dimethylamylamine(DMAA)” containing productsP.Naina MohamedPharmacologist
IntroductionThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned thatthe dietary supplements containing a stimulant calleddimethylamylamine (DMAA) are potentially dangerous tohealth.Products containing Dimethylamylamine (DMAA):DMAA is a derivative of Amphetamine and is commonlyused as a stimulant (performance enhancement ), pre-workout (muscle building), and weight loss ingredient indietary supplement products such as1. Jack 3D2. Oxyphen3. PhenFX4. Phentalene5. Redvipers, etc.
Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)Other names:Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is found in the dietary supplements by any of the followingnames…1,3-Dimethylamylamine1,3 Dimethylpentylamine2-amino-4-methylhexane4-methyl-2-hexanamine4-methyl-2-hexyl-amine4-methylhexan-2-amineDimetilamilaminaDimethylpentylamineForthanForthaneFloradreneGeranamineGeraniumMethylhexanamine
Risks of Dimethylamylamine(DMAA)Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)VasoconstrictionIncrease the Peripheral vascular resistance (PVR)Rise in Blood PressureIncrease the risk of Myocardial Infarction, Strokeand damage to the arteries
Conclusion FDA has issued warning letters to companiesnotifying them products with DMAA need tobe taken off the market or reformulated toremove this substance. FDA advises consumers not to buy or useany dietary supplement product containingDMAA.