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article imageFDA issues warning on workout supplements containing DMAA

By Owen Weldon     Apr 13, 2013 in Health
Federal health regulators have determined that some workout-booster and fat-burning products sold in recent years by retailers are illegal and may present health hazards to people who take them.
Popular products such as Jack3D and OxyElite contain a stimulant known as dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, according to NY Times. On Thursday, the FDA said that the stimulate is illegal and it does not qualify as a legal dietary supplement ingredient. The FDA also said that the stimulant could raise blood pressure and maybe even cause heart attacks and other serious health problems.
According to Huffington Post, the warning comes after the FDA sent out letters to 11 companies last year. The letters asked the companies to stop making and selling products that contained DMAA. Ten companies complied, while the one of them did not.
USPLabs, the company that did not comply, makes supplements that contain DMAA, and they are also the makers of Oxy Elite and Jack3D. The company did not comply with the FDA's request, and they challenged the FDA actions, and submitted studies to the agency in an attempt to show them that the products are safe. However, in the new warning, the FDA said that the studies are insufficient to support the sale of the products. The FDA said that it is now working on a response to the supplement company and they will work to close the issue.
According to WGGB, the FDA said that DMAA can be even more dangerous when it is mixed with caffeine.
Dr. Chris Keroack of Pioneer Valley Weight Loss Centers said that it can cause hypertension, high heart rate and neurological paranoia.
Keroack said that just because something is sold over the counter does not mean that they are safe.
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