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DMAA Disappears From The Market

I know that a lot of you aren’t particularly interested in DMAA, nor do a lot of people consider it a Nootropic, but for the rest of you, DMAA has disappeared from the marketplace. I wasn’t paying very close attention to this compound, so it’s actually been a few months since its disappearance.

DMAA, also known as Methylhexanamine or Geranamine, has come under scrutiny due to an incident in which two U.S. soldiers who died when they collapsed during physical training using the drug. These deaths happened in February, 2012. Due to this incident, the military began investigating the compound, which eventually lead to the FDA issuing notices to all manufacturers of the drug in April 2012.

This means that all of the food products which contained DMAA have now been pulled from the shelves. It’s no doubt still available in bulk powder from sources not labeling it for human consumption, but it is no longer to be found in terms of supplements.


Edit: I was corrected on – JACK3D is still being sold with DMAA in it. All other products seem to have been reformulated or taken off the market and it is very difficult to find DMAA powder.


  1. Evan   •  

    DMAA has not disappeared from the market, I work in the sport nutrition industry and pay very close attention to DMAA legality considering I sell it in many products out of my store.

    • mike   •     Author

      It’s definitely not illegal. However, it has disappeared from most people vending it as a supplement. Try purchasing on Amazon – what used to be a flush market has now entirely disappeared. There are still people selling it as bulk powder, but most of the main vendors received a warning letter from the FDA stating that they do not recognize it as safe. The specific quote from the FDA is:

      “Before marketing products containing DMAA, manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility under the law to provide evidence of the safety of their products. They haven’t done that and that makes the products adulterated,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., Director of FDA’s Dietary Supplement Program.

      So, while its not illegal, the following products have come under direct fire from the FDA and have widely been either reformulated or removed:
      Biorhythm SSIN Juice
      Lean Efx
      Code Red
      Hemo Rage Black
      Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate
      Lipo-6 Black
      Lipo-6 Black Hers Ultra Concentrate
      Lipo-6 Black Hers
      MethylHex 4,2
      Nitric Blast
      Oxy Elite Pro

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