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Posted April 29, 2015

FDA Targets Weight Loss and Workout Supplements Listing Synthetic Stimulant DMBA

On April 24, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to sellers of weight loss and workout supplements that list a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound called 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA) on product labels. 

DMBA is an analogue of the pharmaceutical stimulant, 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which is banned by the FDA. DMBA may also be listed on labels as 1,3-Dimethylbutylamine, 2-amino-4-methylpentane, AMP citrate, AMP, or 4-methyl-2-pentanamine 

The FDA identified the following products as listing the ingredient on their labels:

See's Reviews of Weight Loss Supplements and Muscle Enhancers for more about other synthetic stimulants and steroids found in these types of supplements, and tests of related products. 

See Related Warnings:

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Does Your Weight Loss or Sports Supplement Contain Synthetic Amphetamine?

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