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Warning: DMAA may be unsafe

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:20 am
by josh60
Stimulant Marketed as 'Natural' in Sports Supplement Actually of Synthetic Origin, Study Suggests

Quote: "The safety and origin of DMAA in these supplements is often the subject of intense debate and has been recently linked to the death of two U.S. soldiers, causing the Army to pull the supplement from its commissaries."

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Re: Warning: DMAA may be unsafe

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:50 pm
by Jungledoc
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.

Re: Warning: DMAA may be unsafe

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:48 am
by josh60
Jungledoc wrote: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."