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Popular health supplement pulled, on hold

16 Dec 2011 | Sgt. Heather Golden

Concern over troop safety prompted a Department of Defense ban on a popular workout stimulant Dec. 7, 2011.

Products with the ingredient Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) are now on medical hold in light of an ongoing review of its potentially serious side effects.

DMAA is a stimulant that affects the vasoconstrictor and central nervous systems. It is primarily found in dietary supplements and weight gain / muscle building products. The stimulant has also been banned by Major League Baseball and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The supplement was originally a nasal decongestant, but now finds its home in many athletics-enhancing products, like the popular Jack3d line.

On-base health stores, such as General Nutrition Centers, were directed to check their products’ labels and pull ones containing DMAA from shelves, according to the Department of Defense Hazardous Food and Non-Prescription Drug Recall System alert 036-2011.

The alert is an update to ALFOODACT 034/2011. Products already identified as containing DMAA are:

• USPlabs Jack3d (Tropical Fruit and Lemon Lime)

• USPlabs Oxy Elite Pro

• Nutrex Lipo 6 Black Caps (his and hers)

• Nutrex Lipo 6 Black Ultra Concentrated (his and hers)

• Nutrex Hemo Rage Black Powder (Punch and Berry)

• Isatori PWR

• Muscletech Neurocore

• Muscletech Hydroxyslim

• Fahrenheit Nutrition Lean EFX

• Muslce Warfare Napalm

• All American Efx K-Otic

• SNI Nitric Blast

• BIORhythm SSIN Juice

• Muscle Meds Code Red

• SEI MethhlHex (4 and 2)

• Grenade (universal) Grenade

• M.A.P. (iovate) Arson

• Gaspari Nutrition Spirodex

More information on this recall and previous ones is available at

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