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Posted September 30, 2015

Weight and Energy Supplement Contains Synthetic "Amphetamine"

On September 21, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to TruVision Health LLC. because the company's supplement tru Weight & Energy lists a synthetic, amphetamine-like compound, AMP (also called 1,3-dimethylbutylamine or 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 .

In addition, the FDA noted that tru Weight & Energy contains high levels of synephrine, a stimulant from bitter orange extract which may cause hypertension, increased heart rate and cardiovascular toxicity. The product contains a bitter orange extract (synephrine 30%) while the agency noted that the content of p-synephrine in concentrated extracts or commercial products are standardized to 4-6%.

See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Weight Loss Supplements , B Vitamin Supplements and Energy Drinks and Muscle Enhancers for more about other synthetic stimulants and steroids found in these types of supplements, and tests of popular products. 

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