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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.

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Will the market or FDA deliver the final blow for DMAA?

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DMAA not in geranium, says yet another study

Guess what? DMAA is not found in extracts from four different species of geranium and three cultivars, and the ingredient in a leading dietary supplement is probably synthetic, says a...

Spain and the Netherlands warn against DMAA

Spanish and Dutch authorities have added to the growing list of countries issuing warnings against the pre-workout and weight loss stimulant, DMAA (dimethylamylimine/ methylhexanamine).

UK wins Jack3D appeal and bans DMAA

The UK has ended months of ambiguity by banning controversial stimulant DMAA, after its medicines agency won an appeal against a retailer of the most popular brand – USPlabs’ Jack3D.

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Malta issues DMAA warning

The Maltese Health Inspectorate Services has warned against pre-workout stimulant DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine/methylhexaneamine).

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Germany: DMAA safety data “full of gaps”

The German food safety agency has warned people with increased blood pressure and those suffering from cardiovascular disease off disputed stimulant DMAA, and called for a probe into its legal...

Updated: NSF and USADA voice concerns over USPlabs’ DMAA analysis

Analytical experts from NSF International and USADA have voiced concerns over the new DMAA analysis that claims to confirm the presence of DMAA in geranium, NutraIngredients-USA can report.

London Olympics 2012: DMAA responsible for 1 of 8 doping violations

Controversial stimulant DMAA – the substance that has caused more doping violations in recent years than any other including blood boosters and steroids – was responsible for just one violation...

USPlabs-funded study claims to ‘confirm presence of DMAA in Chinese geranium'

Controversial ingredient DMAA has been detected in Chinese geranium, according to a new study from Intertek AAC Labs and funded by USPlabs, which challenges other recent studies that demonstrated its...

‘DMAA issue is behind us’, says Vitamin Shoppe as retailer reports record Q2

Vitamin Shoppe has reported a record second quarter with gross profit increasing 16.3% on the same quarter of last year, with the pre- and post-workout category growing consistently despite the...

UK food agency warns against DMAA (but medicines agency has final say)

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers off pre-workout supplements containing the stimulant DMAA, in reaction to adverse events reported from around the world. But it says the...

Slate magazine tells athletes: “Stop taking supplements”

Athletes should avoid taking food supplements because they are overpriced, don’t boost performance and could provoke doping violations, an article in online daily news site, Slate, has said.

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France hunting ‘unauthorised’ DMAA products as Australia condemns stimulant

The French agency responsible for policing the country’s food supplements market told NutraIngredients today the controversial stimulant DMAA has been prioritised by its 2500 agents in a nationwide crackdown.

GNC backpedals on DMAA and prepares for launch of 'banned-substance-free' MARKED range

Supplement giant GNC - which put its head above the parapet in April to defend DMAA while the rest of the trade kept silent - says it has since “made a...

Coming to a store near you: Jack3d Micro (minus the DMAA)

While USPLabs has strongly defended the safety, efficacy and legal status of DMAA - the star ingredient in top-selling pre-workout supplement Jack3d - it has been working on a new...

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Australian medicines agency adds DMAA to poisons list

Australia’s medicines regulator – the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) - has added DMAA to its Schedule 9 list of prohibited substances and poisons that includes cannabis, salvia divinorum, GHB, heroin, psilocybin...

USPLabs promises new data that ‘definitively’ proves presence of DMAA in geranium

USPLabs has challenged the findings of new research on the source of DMAA and alerted the trade to the imminent publication of data it claims “definitively demonstrates” that the much-maligned...

Pressure mounts on USPLabs as another peer-reviewed paper concludes DMAA is NOT in geranium

If last month’s paper in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology was seen by some observers as the ‘final nail in DMAA’s coffin’, a new paper published in Drug Testing and...

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Ireland: DMAA products are “illegal medicines”

Ireland has joined the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US in warning against the pre-workout stimulant DMAA (methylhexaneamine/1,3-dimethylamylamine). 

Nutratech reports surge in interest in bitter orange as firms seek to replace DMAA

Nutratech - the firm behind patented bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) extract Advantra Z - has seen a surge in enquires from manufacturers looking for alternatives to DMAA in the wake...

Nutrex Research hits back v DMAA lawsuits: ‘Plaintiffs did not suffer any injury’

Supplement maker Nutrex Research has hit back at allegations made in two class action lawsuits filed in the wake of the FDA crackdown on controversial pre-workout stimulant DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine).

June in pictures: The ORAC debate, stem cell nutrition and Olympic dreams

USPLabs hit back at DMAA critics, USDA quietly removed its online ORAC database and the FDA unveiled plans to re-issue a draft of its much-maligned draft guidance - all in...

Is new geranium analysis the ‘final nail in the DMAA coffin’?

Controversial ingredient DMAA is not detectable in plant material and oil from geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), says a new analysis that has been hailed as the ‘final coffin nail in the...

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Finland follows Sweden and bans DMAA

All Nordic nations except Norway have joined the UK in acting against the pre-workout stimulant DMAA, with Sweden and Finland joining Denmark in issuing withdrawal alerts or destroying products.

Industry hopes Olympics will torch supplement contamination concerns

The Olympic Games have in the past brought the food supplements industry to the edge of its collective seat – but not necessarily in fevered anticipation of the world-class sporting...

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