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Adverse DMAA and Aegeline Reactions

DMAA and aegeline are illegal.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement concerning supplements that contain the stimulant dimethylamylamine (DMAA), notifying consumers that it is using "all available tools at its disposal" to eliminate DMAA-containing supplements from the market.

As of April 11, 2013, FDA had received 86 reports of illnesses and death associated with supplements containing DMAA. The illnesses reported include heart problems and nervous system or psychiatric disorders. DMAA is most commonly used in supplements promising weight loss, muscle building and performance enhancement; it can elevate blood pressure and could lead to cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, shortness of breath and tightening of the chest. Given the known biological activity of DMAA, the ingredient may be particularly dangerous when used with caffeine.

The main manufacturers and their products are listed below:

 Company Product(s)
 Exclusive SupplementsBiorhythm SSIN Juice
 Fahrenheit NutritionLean Efx
 Gaspari NutritionSpirodex
 iSatori Global Technologies, LLCPWR
 Muscle Warfare, Inc.Napalm
 MuscleMeds Performance TechnologiesCode Red
 Nutrex ResearchHemo Rage Black
Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate
Lipo-6 Black
Lipo-6 Black Hers Ultra Concentrate
Lipo-6 Black Hers 
 SEI PharmaceuticalsMethylHex 4,2 
 SNI LLCNitric Blast
 USP Labs, LLCOxy Elite Pro
Jack3D 

The FDA has warned companies known to be using DMAA in dietary supplements that those products containing this ingredient are illegal. Such warnings offer the quickest way at the FDA's disposal to halt the further distribution of dietary supplements containing DMAA in the marketplace. In fact, all but one of the companies sent a Warning Letter have agreed to stop using DMAA as an ingredient in their dietary supplements. The one company that has yet to agree to such action, USPLabs, has responded to the FDA's warning by submitting published studies that purport to challenge the FDA's conclusions.

However, after reviewing the studies provided by USPLabs, the FDA has found the information insufficient to defend the use of DMAA as an ingredient in dietary supplements.

The FDA is advising that consumers look for DMAA listed on the product label. Other names that refer to DMAA are:

1,3-DMAA
1,3-Dimethylamylamine
1,3-Dimethylpentylamine
2-Amino-4-methylhexane
2-Hexanamine
4-Methyl-2-hexanamine
4-Methyl-2-hexylamine
4-methyl-(9CI)
Dimethylamylamine
Geranamine
Methylhexanamine
Methylhexanenamine

The FDA is also advising that consumers avoid products such as USPLabs' OxyElite Pro and VERSA-1, because after USPLabs removed DMAA from these formulas, they allegedly substituted an agent called aegeline that is alleged to cause liver failure, hepatitis and other injuries.

The Gansen Law Group is experienced at handling cases involving adverse drug reactions including those resulting from DMAA. Working with another firm, we were involved in recovering a $48.2 million verdict in 2011. If you or a loved one has suffered similar damages or injuries (such as a heart attack, heart problems, nervous or psychiatric disorders, high blood pressure, liver failure and hepatitis, shortness of breath and/or tightening of the chest), please contact us using the link to the right and your complaint will be sent to a lawyer who may evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.


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