Well another great diet product DMAA is getting removed from the market. The FDA says it is illegally found in dietary supplements but I can not find any laws regarding its legality. This is not to say that it is illegal but that I can not find the law saying that it is. Also is it a federal law, state law there is nothing online stating it. All companies have stopped using it in their products. Best none for it is Jacked 3d and Oxy Elite Pro. USP labs have changed their formula and destroyed what they had in stock. There are 1 or 2 websites that still have it in stock but it appears that they are being allowed to sell out their stock which once again brings me to the question of if DMAA is illegal or not.
Here is what the FDA has to say.
DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine or geranium extract, is an ingredient found illegally in some dietary supplements and often touted as a “natural” stimulant. DMAA, especially in combination with other ingredients such as caffeine, can be a health risk to consumers. Ingestion of DMAA can elevate blood pressure and lead to cardiovascular problems ranging from shortness of breath and tightening in the chest to heart attack. Dietary supplements containing DMAA are illegal and FDA is doing everything within its authority to remove these products from the market. In 2012, FDA issued warning letters to companies notifying them products with DMAA need to be taken off the market or reformulated to remove this substance. Most companies warned are no longer distributing products with DMAA. While FDA is working to get these products off the market, consumers should not buy or use any dietary supplement product containing DMAA.
On July 2, 2013, as a result of follow-up legal action by FDA, the dietary supplement firm USPlabs voluntarily destroyed its DMAA-containing products located at its facility in Dallas, Texas. The products – USPlab’s OxyElite Pro and Jack3d – are estimated to have been worth more than $8 million at the retail level. USPlabs has agreed to stop manufacturing dietary supplements containing DMAA.
FDA continues to advise consumers not to buy or use dietary supplement products that contain DMAA due to the health risks they present.
Consumers who believe they have been harmed by using a dietary supplement should contact their health care practitioner. Consumers can also report such incidents directly to FDA.
Millions have used DMAA safely and I’m certain that there have been people who have had a reaction to the products, to me this is not a reason to ban every single thing that a few people have a reaction to. Remember Ephedra, AndroStene, DHEA, and many other great products that have been removed from the market just because several people out of millions maybe billions abused it or used it incorrectly. If that is the case peanuts, shellfish, aspirin, penicillin, strawberries, alcohol, cigarettes and millions of other things that a few people have a reaction to need to be removed. That is how ignorant that type of thinking is. You can not bubble wrap the world, and the government is not trying to. If something puts money in their election funds they can stay no matter how deadly they are. But it makes it look like a dept of the government is doing its job if it can stop a few harmless products from being made. Oh but do not forget how unhealthy being over weight is.
I for one do not want the government holding my hand over everything, I would rather see honestly and information and let me make a decision.