Sochi doping bust: German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (pictured) blames supplements but ESSNA says, “Athletes continue to talk tosh about contaminated supplements”

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 Sochi, Russia.

The ten most important news of the year

The ten most important news of the year

Every day, NutraIngredients-USA brings you the latest industry news and developments, insights from thought leaders, and cutting edge science. That makes for a lot of information to help you make the best decisions for your business. Of course, some news...

One of the DMAA-containing supplements being recalled.

More DMAA products come off market

By Hank Schultz

Beta Labs, a dietary supplements distributor and retailer, has recalled four sports supplement products that contain DMAA. The company said it initiated the recall after “a review of recent FDA communications related to 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA).”

One more time: US Army/ NSF analysis shows DMAA not in geranium


A new analysis from US Army scientists and NSF International finds, yet again, that controversial compound DMAA (1,3 dimethylamylamine) is not found in geranium. The analysis supports FDA conclusions that the evidence is ‘insufficient’ to support the...

Picture credit: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Flickr

Updated: CRN calls on industry to stop manufacturing DMAA-containing products

FDA: 'Information is insufficient to defend the use of DMAA'


After reviewing the response from USPlabs about the use of DMAA as an ingredient in dietary supplements, the FDA has concluded that the evidence is ‘insufficient’, NutraIngredients-USA can report.

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