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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.

DMAA in the dock

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...

60-second interview: Joe Archer, All American Pharmaceutical

All American Pharmaceutical: 'There are a number of manufacturers that will always find ways to cheat and feel the risk is worth it'

With the future looking decidedly uncertain for pre-workout stimulant DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine), attention is turning to alternatives, Joe Archer, VP sales and marketing at contract manufacturer All American Pharmaceutical tells Elaine Watson...

Virtual gym: How the internet gave weekend warriors the key to the elite athlete’s locker room

Thanks to the internet, training tips and product advice that used to be the preserve of elite athletes and bodybuilders is now available to everyone, Brian Andrews, president of California-based...

DMAA in the dock

Australia issues DMAA alert; commences 'urgent' prohibition talks

Australian authorities have warned consumers about possible negative health effects of using sports supplements containing DMAA, as the global crackdown on the controversial stimulant continues.

California judge allows DMAA class action v Nutrex Research to proceed

A class action lawsuit filed against Nutrex Research over the safety and regulatory status of supplements containing DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine) has been given the green light to proceed by a judge...

USPLabs sues retailer for defamation over 'false and disparaging' comments about Jack3d, DMAA

USPLabs has taken legal action against a Max Muscle franchisee in Reno, Nevada, accusing owner Philip Tracy of making "false and disparaging" comments about its Jack3d supplement, and its core...

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Safety & efficacy – The industry’s mission statement in two small words

Company mottos and mission statements are marvelous – they talk about lofty goals, commitments to people and the environment, and leaving the planet a better place than how they found...

Dendrobium-containing Craze pre-workout supplement hit with CA class action

Tipped by many as the heir apparent to DMAA supplements in the pre-workout category, the dietary supplement Craze is the latest to be hit with a class action in the...

DMAA latest: FDA considers next steps; GNC remains defiant; Nutrex says FDA is 'demonstrably wrong'

All 10 recipients of FDA warning letters on DMAA have now written back, although only one - Nutrex Research - has so far revealed what it said (notably that the...

NBTY: ‘DMAA-containing products represent less than 0.5% of our sales’

The FDA crackdown on stimulant DMAA will not have a big impact on supplements giant NBTY, said chief executive Jeff Nagel on an earnings call last week.

Academic: DMAA saga ‘perfect example of gaping loophole in DSHEA which needs to closed’

The whole “adventure” over DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine) is “a perfect example of a gaping loophole in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) which needs to closed”, according to one...

News in brief

Allmax Nutrition, BPI Sports and DynaPep Corp targeted in latest wave of class action suits over DMAA

Allmax Nutrition (Razor8Blast Powder); BPI Sports (Roxylean and 1.M.R.); and DynaPep Corporation (DynaPep Energy) are the latest firms to be targeted in class action complaints alleging their products contain DMAA...

Vitamin Shoppe boss quizzed on DMAA on Q1 earnings call

Vitamin Shoppe boss Tony Truesdale would not say how much the FDA crackdown on DMAA is likely to cost the business after being repeatedly pressed by analysts on the issue...

DMAA fallout: 'The industry is always on the lookout for the next big stimulant', says All American EFX boss

With the road ahead now appearing closed - or at least decidedly rocky - for pre-workout stimulant DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine), attention is turning to alternatives. But could they be just as...

DMAA latest: 14 class action suits now filed by CA law firm - but speed may not be of the essence, predicts expert

The law firm responsible for the flurry of class action lawsuits against 10 firms named by the FDA in its DMAA crackdown last week has now targeted four other firms...

MusclePharm: ‘We made an intentional decision to stay away from DMAA’

MusclePharm “made an intentional decision to stay away from DMAA” when it formulated its pre-workout supplement Assault, say bosses at the Colorado-based sports nutrition expert.

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Is the game up for DMAA? Why the FDA crackdown raises more questions than answers…

They’ve had the sword of Damocles hanging over their heads for months. So when 10 firms selling DMAA supplements were finally told to put up or shut up by the...

Is the DMAA crackdown an enforcement of the NDI draft guidance?

In warning letters sent as part of its recent crackdown on DMAA , the FDA says “synthetically produced DMAA is not a dietary ingredient and, therefore, is not eligible to be...

FDA DMAA crackdown prompts fresh wave of class action lawsuits

UPDATED May 3 - All 10 recipients of FDA warning letters over supplements containing DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine) have now been targeted in a new wave of class action lawsuits in California...

AHPA: If DMAA is in geranium, synthesized version is a lawful dietary ingredient

If DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine) exists naturally in geranium - which has been in the food supply for years - synthesized DMAA is also a lawful dietary ingredient permitted for use in...

EU authorities set to follow US DMAA alarm

European food and medicines agencies will follow the lead of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which last week issued warning letters to 10 manufacturers over safety and authenticity...

The rise and potential fall of DMAA

After months of heated debate about the source, safety and regulatory status of supplements containing DMAA, the FDA has finally taken a stance and issued warning letters to 10 manufacturers...

Updated: FDA cracks down on DMAA - but this is just the start, not the end, of the debate, predicts CRN

It’s official, says the FDA. “Synthetically-produced DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine) is not a dietary ingredient and is not, therefore, eligible to be used as an active ingredient in dietary supplements”.  

GNC: FDA action on DMAA is ‘factually and legally unfounded’

There is “no basis” for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) decision to crack down on firms making supplements containing the stimulant DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine), says retail giant GNC.