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USPlabs slapped with warning letter over drug claims, GMP failures

USPlabs, the maker of the DMAA-containing sports supplement Jack3d, has received a warning letter over drug claim violations and GMP deficiencies, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed Friday.

Lawsuit against dendrobium-containing supplement dismissed

 Driven Sports, maker of the preworkout supplement Craze, announced that a class action lawsuit against the product has been dismissed.

ABC article puts another nail in DMAA's coffin

The studies that claim to have found DMAA present in geranium are suspect both because of where they were published–in an open-access, pay-for-publication journal–and because of problems with the studies...

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DMAA blamed for London marathon death

A single dose of the banned stimulant DMAA was the most probable cause of the heart attack that killed Claire Squires in hospital after she collapsed during the final metres...

USPLabs sets aside $2m to settle DMAA class action cases

After a tidal wave of lawsuits and months of heated debate about the regulatory status of the stimulant DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine), USPLabs has agreed to settle a nationwide class action suit...

2012’s predictions: How did we do?

In January, NutraIngredients-USA raised its head above the parapet and made some predictions for 2012. As the year draws to a close, we look back on what did and didn’t...

DMAA: Only found in select geranium, says new USPLabs-funded study

Controversial ingredient DMAA has been detected in geranium from select regions of China, but not all, according to a new study from the University of Memphis and funded by USPLabs.

FDA issues new DMAA warning letter

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another warning letter for DMAA, with Irvine, CA-based Regeneca receiving the letter for its RegeneSlim product.


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

There is a moment at the end of the legendary computer game, Mortal Kombat, where you have just beaten seven shades of something out of your opponent and all that...

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...