Posted July 24, 2013

USPLabs Destroys $8 Million Worth of Supplements Containing DMAA

On July 16, 2013, the FDA announced that USPLabs voluntarily destroyed its inventory of OxyElite Pro and Jack3d, workout supplements that contain DMAA. DMAA has been linked to a number of adverse effects and is not allowed to be sold as a dietary supplement ingredient.

USPLabs agreed to stop manufacturing dietary supplements containing DMAA and destroyed remaining inventory, estimated to have a retail value of $8 million, after the FDA requested a 30 day detainment of the supplements. Detained products which have been determined to be misbranded or adulterated may be seized by the agency after 30 days, or they may be voluntarily destroyed by the manufacturer.

In April 2012, the FDA announced that DMAA is unsafe and cannot be sold as a dietary supplement. At the time, the agency had received 86 adverse event reports on products containing DMAA, which can narrow blood vessels and arteries and potentially increase the risk of elevated blood pressure, shortness of breath and heart attack.

(See ConsumerLab.com’s Review of Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.)

The agency also requested court-ordered seizures of OxyElite Pro and Jack3d from supplement retailer GNC in June 2013, and continues to urge consumers not to buy or use products that contain DMAA.

Consumers who have purchased these supplements should discontinue use immediately and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See Related Warnings:

FDA Says DMAA Can't Be Sold as a Supplement -- Warns Sellers

FDA Warns Consumers About The Dangers Of DMAA

DMAA Supplement Linked to Runner’s Death

"Thermo Stimulating" Supplement Recalled -- Contained DMAA

USPLabs Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Controversial DMAA Ingredient

Performance Enhancing Ingredient, DMAA, Not Really from Geraniums, Putting Its Use in Supplements in Doubt

FDA Warns USPLabs For Adulteration and Drug Claims

DMAA Supplements Pulled from Military Stores After 2 Deaths

Distribution of Weight Loss Product Containing DMAA Should Be Stopped Immediately, Warns FDA

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