DMAA, 1,3, Dimethylamine, Dimethyl 1,3

Recently there has been a great deal of controversy over DMAA, Dimethyl 1, 3, or 1,3, Dimethylamine. Many top selling products in the world of nutrition supplements contain this ingredient.  At the beginning of May 2012 the FDA sent out 10 warning letters to companies marketing dietary supplements with DMAA.  They mentioned three key concerns.  There should have been an NDI (New Dietary Ingredient) notification filed , there lacks evidence of safety,  and most notably DMAA is synthetically produced and therefore not an allowable dietary ingredient.  With regard to NDI notifications, any supplement ingredient that was not in use on or before October 1994 requires an NDI notification.

Some of the more popular items on the market that contain the DMAA in question are BPI’s 1MR, Nutrex’s Lipo 6 Black , USP Labs Oxy Elite Pro, and Jack3D to name a few.  Already manufacturers are responding to the FDA’s scrutiny and in the case of BPI they have come out with a DMAA Free 1MR.  BSN’s preworkout HyperFX has become more popular over time and has moved up a few notches in popularity because it does not contain DMAA.

There were sources stating that DMAA was naturally derived from Geranium and was a natural constituent of geranium oil.  Health Canada on July 7, 2011 publicly addressed that topic and stated its position was that DMAA was not derived in any way naturally from Geranium oil.  Any DMAA ingredient would need to apply for a drug authorization.  It is very well possible you will see DMAA containing supplements dry up from the marketplace.

Keep an eye on your supplement facts label and contact us with any questions.  We are here to help.