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DMAA in sports supplements potentially dangerous, not natural

KEY POINT

The amphetamine derivative 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is not derived from a natural product, is potentially unsafe, and should be immediately recalled by manufacturers, according to a recently published research letter.

SOURCES

Cohen PA. DMAA as a dietary supplement ingredient. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:1038–9.

Marcus DM et al. The consequences of ineffective regulation of dietary supplements [commentary]. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:1035–6. 

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