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 supplements, says the American Herbal Product Association (AHPA).
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 concerns for DMAA products, an EU food law expert has said.
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 and distributors.
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”.
A suite of novel functional food and beverage concepts containing Hidrox - a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient from olive juice - is being developed by California-based CreAgri as it seeks to build on its success in the dietary supplements arena.
The level of non-compliance with dietary supplement cGMP (current good manufacturing practice) regulations has left Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials “somewhat aghast”, according to the agency’s supplements division boss.
Horphag Research has parted company with the executives it brought in to run its new functional foods and beverages division Horphag Research Nutrition (HRN) and discontinued Salty-R, the first product to emerge from it.