Apparently the claim was made that DMAA comes from geranium plants, and is therefore "natural" and therefore safe. If it were true that it did, indeed, come from geraniums that wouldn't be any means make it safe. Lots of plants are toxic. Of course, in this case it was shown that it didn't come from the plants, and is not "natural". That also doesn't make it dangerous!
The fact that supplements containing DMAA were "linked" to the deaths of 2 soldiers proves nothing, but should, of course raise concerns and trigger further study. If there is no or limited proven benefit from it, it shouldn't be marketed until there is strong evidence of safety, IMO.
I Agree with every word. However, I thought it's interesting especially since "causing the Army to pull the supplement from its commissaries."