View All Brands View Women's Health View Men's Health View My Favorite Product Selections View Details About How You Can Save More With Our Unique Super Saver Program Express Shop, The Quickest & Easiest Way To Shop
Health Library SEARCH
Health Library Home

Synthetic Stimulant Found in Several Dietary Supplements

A new study has found that some dietary supplements contain DMBA, a synthetic stimulant similar to DMAA, which the FDA has already banned as a supplement ingredient. Published in the journal, Drug Testing and Analysis, the study tested 14 suspect products and found DMBA in 12 of them; these 14 supplements were marketed to either improve athletic performance, increase weight loss, or boost brain function. In addition:

  • DMBA appeared on supplement labels as AMP Citrate, 4-amino-2-methylpentant citrate, or 4-methyl-2-pentamine citrate.
  • There are serious concerns surrounding the health effects of DMBA; both because there is so little research on the substance, and because of its similarity to DMAA, which the FDA advises may cause cardiovascular problems.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade group representing the dietary supplement industry, agrees that DMBA is an illegal ingredient and urges the FDA to take regulatory action. At the same time, the study only found DMBA in a very small fraction of all the supplements on the market. The CRN reminds consumers that there are many safe and beneficial sports nutrition supplements available, and that individuals should consult with their healthcare provider about which products are best for them.

Source: Drug Testing and Analysis

Copyright 2019 Healthnotes, Inc. All rights reserved.

Learn more about Healthnotes, the company.

The following product(s) are related to this article:
1. Athletic Pure Pack
2. BCAA (amino acids)
3. Energy Xtra
Lake Stevens, 98258, 
    Contact Us
Office Hours - notes
Quick Tip
Figuring Out Gluten-Free School Lunches

Figuring Out Gluten-Free School Lunches

To help your child avoid feelings of "food envy," include at least one or two items in each lunch that look and feel just like their full-gluten counterparts.

Get more info on gluten-free eating.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
© 2019 PureCapsPro. All Rights Reserved.
Driving Directions From: GO