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DMAA

It goes by many names. Methylhexaneamine. 1,3-Dimethylamylamine. 1,3-Dimethylpentylamine. 4-methylhexan 2-amine. Forthane. Floradrene. Geranimine. Sunrise. Hummer. Geranium extract, plant, oil, parts, stem and leaf. Banned from sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency, this stimulant ingredient is popular in  preworkout and weight loss supplements, and has generated controversy in the last few years for its checkered safety profile. Since the DMAA in sports products is most certainly synthetic, though it can purportedly be derived from geranium, it has become a lynchpin in the supplement industry's New Dietary Ingredient struggle with FDA.

  • Dec 3, 2012
    Commentary

    DMAA found in Chinese geranium—yawn 3

    Too little too late: A new study confirms the existence of DMAA in regional samples of Chinese geranium, but the market has already moved on....More
  • Oct 11, 2012
    Article

    What DMAA's core consumers think about its demise 2

    What do bodybuilders and physique enthusiasts have to say about DMAA's demise?...More
  • Aug 10, 2012
    Commentary

    Why the new USPlabs-funded DMAA study came too late 1

    A long-awaited study from Intertek/Cantox, commissioned by USPlabs, has been published in Analytical Chemistry Insights and shows that DMAA exists in geranium. But has FDA already formed its opinion?...More
  • Aug 1, 2012
    Commentary

    Have we entered a post-DMAA sports nutrition world? 1

    GNC, the largest seller of sports supplements in the world, has publicly stated that it is shifting its focus in preworkout supplements away from DMAA....More
  • May 9, 2012
    Commentary

    Meet DMAA's replacement: Dendrobium extract 7

    FDA has DMAA in its crosshairs, prompting manufacturers to seek out other workout ingredients. The latest? Dendrobium extract from orchids....More
  • May 2, 2012
    Commentary

    The financial impact of the DMAA crackdown

    GNC and Vitamin Shoppe both dropped in share price after the FDA's DMAA warning letters hit industry. But who are the real revenue losers?...More
  • Mar 1, 2012
    blog

    DMAA controversy highlights regulatory enforcement priorities 2

    The U.K. steps up enforcement on DMAA. Will this inform future FDA action?...More
  • Feb 3, 2012
    Commentary

    DMAA finally makes mainstream media headlines 2

    The growing DMAA scandal is another arrow in FDA's quiver. Will mainstream attention cause the agency to stand firm on its current iteration of NDI draft guidance?...More
  • Jan 11, 2012
    blog

    DMAA, the beast with many heads 1

    DMAA has been all over headlines in recent months and everyone's starting to take sides. Let's take a look at USPlabs, GNC, NSF, FDA, CRN-UK and WADA and see where they stand....More
  • Dec 19, 2011
    blog

    Geranium extracts just won't go away

    Sports supplements featuring geranium extracts raise more eyebrows across the globe in the buildup to the 2012 London Olympics....More
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