DMAA… A powerful stimulant Containing Methylhexanamine. (Also referred to as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract, the ingredient is in dietary supplements and is often plugged as a “natural” stimulant). Made from the oil of Geranium plants, it was originally developed as an ingredient of nasal decongestants but researchers found that mixing DMAA with caffeine actually forms as a very powerful dietary supplement.
It is commonly used to increase energy and maintain focus. You may have seen on the news last week the dangers of using DMAA. Especially now it’s become the party drug of choice.
It is becoming more popular on the “Party Scene” as well as with Uni students – making the study session seem more advantageous.
Whilst the drug is used on the party scene, it is predominately targeted at the gym. The ingredient used in these non-prescription stimulants is marketed to body builders to boost performance (2)….
Apparently it’s a form of dietary supplement used as an enhancement for pre-workout and weight loss… It is prohibited under the World Anti-Doping Agency Code because….
If you happen to be drug tested at work or on the competitive sports field you will test as a positive for amphetamine, but yet DMAA can still be purchased off the shelf and readily available… GO FIGURE..??
However, in the UK the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) (1) are stripping this product containing the stimulant off the shelf…
In the United States, DMAA is legal but its use is prohibited in professional sports. (DMAA has been banned by numerous sports organizations, including the international body that regulates Olympic athletes and several professional sports) (5)
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is not aware of evidence or history of use, to indicate that DMAA is safe. It is reported that DMAA is known to narrow the blood vessels and arteries, which can elevate blood pressure and may lead to cardiovascular events ranging from shortness of breath and tightening in the chest to heart attack. (3)
To date, 2 deaths and 42 severe adverse events have been reported pending investigation to the use of DMAA during fitness exercising. DMAA was also found in the bloodstream of a New Zealand man who took “party pills” containing the drug, and he later suffered a fatal cerebral haemorrhage. (6)
Pieter Cohen, MD is an internist at Cambridge Health Alliance and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston says “DMAA IS dangerous. Currently research is being conducted to see how dangerous.” (4)
Stimulants are Psychoactive Drugs…
A psychoactive drug (drugs that temporarily increase mental and physical function) acts upon your central nervous system to alter your brain function. This results in a change in mood, behaviour, and cognition. The boost in mood caused by stimulants is the primary reason why they can be addictive. (2)
DMAA has simlar side effect as caffeine, but the chance of increased anxiety is reduced and flushing of the skin is more common. Side effects from caffeine include increased urination, dry mouth, irritability, flushing, and anxiety. Both stimulants can cause insomnia if abused. (2)
Effects of methylhexanamine usually last 3-4 hours.
So if you are thinking of these stimulants to enhance or improve your body….
DON’T DO IT..!!
At best, DMAA is a waste of money and at worst, it can damage your health.
Have a Wonderful Week and Be Well,
From the Team at Hervey Bay Wellbeing, Anti- Aging and Longevity Centre
PS. The end result is that there is no such thing as a guaranteed safe supplement where this type of drug is involved.. If you wish to enhance your athletic performance or find an alternative to your weight loss…come talk with us here at the Hervey Bay Wellbeing Centre to discuss these options SAFELY..!!
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