What is Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)?
DMAA is a vasoconstrictor and central nervous system stimulant. DMAA acts like an amphetamine in the body and is synthetically produced, yet it is referred to as a “natural” stimulant. This stimulant is used by both weightlifters and individuals seeking to lose weight.
DMAA is also referred to as 1,3-dimethylamine, methylhexanamine or geranium extract/geranainine, and is currently used in over 200 brand-name dietary supplements available in the United States.
Following alarming reports from 42 consumers reporting adverse effects from taking products with DMAA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took regulatory action. In April 2012, the FDA sent out warning letters to 10 different manufactures and distributors of products with DMAA in them. The letter stated that DMAA could no longer be used as an active ingredient in dietary supplements, and also warned against marketing products in which no safety evidence has ever been submitted.
In December of 2011 the Department of Defense also ordered vendors to halt sale of products containing DMAA on all military bases. This order came following the death of two military service members who had been taking DMAA. DMAA has also been added to the banned substance list of Major League Baseball as well as to the World Anti-Doping Agency. Sale of DMAA is already illegal in both Canada and New Zealand.
DMAA Side Effects
Numerous extremely dangerous and potentially fatal side effects have been tied to use of DMAA, common side effects include;
- Skin Reactions
- Profuse Perspiration
- Itchy Scalp and Skin
Serious Side Effects of DMAA use include;
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Heart Attack
- Liver Damage or Liver Failure
- Psychiatric Side Effects
- Kidney Damage/Failure
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Sudden Cardiac Death
Popular products that include DMAA in them include Jack3d, OxyElite Pro, NeuroCore, Hemo Rage, PWR, Ripped Freak, Spirodex, RoxyLean, Phenphedrine, Rx6, Velocity XT, Amp 2, HemoRush, Muscle Spike and many others.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or fatal injury from use of DMAA we urge you to explore your legal rights.
At Sheff Law, we are the Massachusetts law firm with the resources, experience, and national reputation to investigate injuries resulting from exposure to DMAA. Patients across Massachusetts and America have realized some of the potential harmful consequences of using the DMAA for weight loss and/or body building purposes. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of DMAA, contact an attorney at Sheff Law today by filling out a FREE consultation form, or call at (888) 423-4477 or 617-227-7000.
February 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Blog