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The source, safety and regulatory status of DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), a stimulant used in pre-workout supplements, is a topic of intense debate in the dietary supplement industry and the analytical testing community. In this section of NutraIngredients-USA we bring together all the news on DMAA to help you keep abreast of the latest developments.

Put expectations of suppliers' GMP compliance culture into writing as part of contract, experts advise

Beefing up supply chain management has been a mantra in dietary supplement industry meetings over recent months.  For that to be most effective, it needs to include a consideration of...

Rapidity with which banned substances change names, alter chemical guises complicates testing, experts say

The recent coordinated crackdown by federal regulators on the dietary supplement industry shined a harsh light on supply chain vulnerabilities. Finding the sort of fraudulent ingredients mentioned during Tuesday’s news...

Once it gets warmed up, government can wield big hammer, former prosecutor says

The USPLabs case demonstrates the tools investigators and prosecutors can bring to bear when looking into the dealings of a dietary supplement company, a former prosecutor says.

DOJ indicts USPLabs as part of nationwide crackdown on fraudulent ingredients, illegal claims

The Department of Justice announced a criminal indictment of sports supplement maker USPLabs and several of its executives at a news conference in Washington, DC today as part of a...

The new DMAA: DMBA warnings spread to EU

The Swedish Food Safety Authority (NFA) has urged consumers not to buy products containing DMBA – a novel substance used to replace the banned stimulant DMAA.

Oregon AG suit raises risk for ingredients with fuzzy legal standing, experts say

The lawsuit filed by the Oregon Attorney General raises overall risk for the supplements industry and could mean that a number of niche ingredients could disappear from the market, experts...

FDA ‘following up’ on availability of DMAA products online

The US Food and Drug Administration is following up on recent findings that almost 40 products are still using DMAA, so are more warning letters expected?

DMAA: Almost 40 products still commercially available with the controversial ingredient

Thirty nine products containing controversial ingredient DMAA are commercially available in the US, according to the Human Performance Resource Center.

Cohen releases study that finds form of amphetamine in weight loss, sports products

Prominent dietary supplement industry critic Dr Pieter Cohen has released a new study that shows that a synthetic stimulant was found in more than half of weight loss and sports...

Warning letters to CBD companies hinge on disease claims, sidestep issue of ingredient's legality

Four companies marketing dietary supplement products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a non-narcotic fraction of Cannabis sativa, received warning letters recently from the Food and Drug Administration.  But the letters said nothing about...

Border block: Germany stops product with debated aegeline ingredient

The German authorities have blocked a shipment of products containing the unauthorised novel food ingredient aegeline and American firm USP Labs is making inquiries into whether this relates to its recalled OxyElite product. ...

Warning letter cites NDI status of magnesium ingredient but doesn't raise safety concern

The Food and Drug Administration has issued another warning letter taking a company to task for marketing a product with an ingredient that lacks a New Dietary Ingredient filing. But...

Citing Cohen's research, agency removes DMBA-containing products from military shelves

A number of dietary supplements in the sports nutrition category that contain the stimulant ingredient DMBA have been pulled from military exchanges on Army and Air Force bases, based on...

Study finds DMAA-like 'designer stimulant' in 12 of 14 pre workout supplements tested

A recent study has found 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), a synthetic stimulant similar to DMAA, in 12 of 14 dietary supplements tested.  According to Dr Pieter Cohen, one of the study’s authors,...

German border busts reveal banned DMAA still out there (but detection is improving)

Scientists at a German state control laboratory have developed a fast and accurate method of testing whether supplement and sports nutrition products contain the illegal stimulant DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine/methylhexaneamine).

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Safe sports nutrition product use is a reality. So are global sports federation rebuttals increasingly ‘outdated’?

Contamination concerns mean most athletic and sporting federations advise against them despite near-ubiquitous use among top athletes and sportspeople. Busted doped athletes continue to finger them. But sports nutrition products...

Special edition: Sports nutrition

Offside! ESSNA blows whistle on athletes’ doping excuses

Europe’s sports nutrition sector today launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements as happened multiple times at the recent Winter Olympiad in...

Editor's Blog

‘Play it again, Sochi’: DMAA food supplements stimulate ongoing Olympic dopiness

For 12 days the 22nd Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia, had escaped the scourge of doping. It may not have escaped the scourge of homophobic ranting from its paragon-of-progress president, Vladimir...

2013 warning letters: NDIs, beverage vs supplement, and brand holders' obligations among important themes

Reading through the warning letter tea leaves, Denver-based attorney Justin Prochnow has come up with some important themes from the Food and Drug Administration.  Obligations of brand holders, status of...

News in brief

More woe for OxyElite Pro as Euro ban widens

Italy, Portugal and Ireland have joined a growing list of nations to ban pre-workout supplement, OxyElite Pro.

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

We don’t see the pre-workout sector going in the right direction post-DMAA: Chromadex CEO

New ‘suspect alkaloids’ are finding their way into the controversial pre-workout supplement sector, and potentially dangerous products will continue to flourish in the marketplace while there is wider support from...

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

FDA’s Dr Fabricant: GMP violations are staying the same, and that’s a concern

One year on and 'GMPs' and 'concern' continue to be used together by Dr Daniel Fabricant, Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the agency, with many of...

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News in brief

FDA sends warning letter for DMAA-containing product, GMP violations

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Oklahoma City-based Pure Energy Products, Inc. for products containing controversial compound DMAA.

News in brief

Dept of Justice resolves actions to seize and condemn DMAA-containing products in three states

FDA personnel have witnessed the destruction of dietary supplement products containing controversial ingredient DMAA following actions by the US Department of Justice.

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