Party pills containing DMAA are sold without age restriction on the internet. These drugs have stimulant effects similar to amphetamines and ephedrine. Unfortunately, DMAA has been linked to cerebral hemorrhage in a New Zealand man who suffered permanent brain disability. It has also been found in the bloodstream of two soldiers who died of heart attacks during physical exercise, prompting the military to ban sales of the drug on bases. Some of the most popular supplements containing DMAA include Jack3d and OxyElite Pro.
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UPDATE: FDA Sends Warning Letters to 10 DMAA Manufacturers
April 27, 2012 — Ten different companies that manufacture and distribute products containing DMAA have just received Warning Letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has concluded that “synthetically-produced DMAA is not a ‘dietary ingredient’ and, therefore, is not eligible to be used as an active ingredient in a dietary supplement.” The companies are being specifically cited for failing to provide the FDA with a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notification. By law, all supplements that contain ingredients introduced after 1994 must provide the FDA with an NDI with evidence of the safety of the ingredient. Because manufacturers have never provided the FDA with this information, supplements containing DMAA are adulterated. Furthermore, the FDA warns that DMAA is known to cause blood vessel constriction, which can elevate blood pressure and increase the risk of deadly heart attacks.
Party pills are recreational drugs that people take for energy and mood enhancement. The original line of party pills contained a chemical called “benzylpiperazine” (BZP), which had euphoric and stimulant effects. Unfortunately, BZP also caused psychosis, renal toxicity, seizures, and death. After several governments banned BZP, the party pill scene was looking for a replacement.
DMAA filled the gap soon after BZP was banned. DMAA party pills were initially advertised as “BZP-free” party pills. They were sold as a safe, effective, and legal way to get high without all the side effects of BZP.
Now, there are several varieties of party pills containing DMAA. They are promoted as a way to increase energy, visuals, boost socializing, rave enhancements, and intensify the party atmosphere.
Unfortunately, they are actually far from safe, and probably far more dangerous than many illegal drugs that people take at raves.
What is DMAA?
DMAA is a stimulant drug with effects similar to amphetamines and ephedrine, but significantly weaker. It is mostly marketed toward people looking for performance enhancement during their workout, for for fat burning. It was originally sold over the internet in 1996 by a chemist who claimed to have supplied steroids for BALCO, the laboratory behind the 2002 Barry Bonds doping scandal.
Large amounts of DMAA are manufactured in China, imported into the United States, and incorporated into various dietary supplements, herbal supplements, and party pills.
DMAA is often listed on product labels under the following names:
- Geranamine, Geranium oil, extract, or any part of the geranium plant
- methylhexaneamine (MHA)
Products containing DMAA include:
- USPlabs Jack3d (Tropical Fruit and Lemon Lime)
- USPlabs Oxy Elite Pro
- Nutrex Lipo 6 Black Caps (his and hers)
- Nutrex Lipo 6 Black Ultra Concentrated (his and hers)
- Nutrex Hemo Rage Black Powder (Punch and Berry)
- Isatori PWR
- Muscletech Neurocore
- Muscletech Hydroxyslim
- Fahrenheit Nutrition Lean EFX
- Muscle Warfare Napalm
- All American Efx K-Otic
- SNI Nitric Blast
- BIORhythm SSIN Juice
- Muscle Meds Code Red
- SEI MethylHex (4 and 2)
- Grenade (universal) Grenade
- M.A.P. (iovate) Arson
- Gaspari Nutrition Spirodex
DMAA Party Pills Emergency
In December 2010, a 21 year-old New Zealand man took the recommended dosage of two tablets of “99.9% pure” DMAA. He also took a 150-mg caffeine pill and drank one can of beer. Within half an hour, he complained to his friends of a massive headache. They took him home, and he spent the night vomiting uncontrollably for 2-3 hours, incontinent, and confused. In the morning, he was still drowsy and had slurred speech. When he was taken to the emergency department, they ran a brain scan, and found that he had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. The doctors could find no other major cause beyond the DMAA in his bloodstream. The hemorrhage caused permanent impairment to his memory, abstract reasoning ability, slurred speech, and right hand coordination.
New Zealand health authorities also received four reports of people who had ingested DMAA, and then were taken to the emergency room suffering from massive headaches and severe nausea. A 45 year-old man suffered a stroke after taking DMAA. In response to the spike in adverse events, the New Zealand government has restricted the sale and use of DMAA.
DMAA and the Geranium
Though many companies selling DMAA-laced products claim that their product is a naturally occurring substance derived from the geranium plant, there is very little evidence linking DMAA to any natural source. The only evidence is from a 1996 report in a Chinese technical journal that was not peer-reviewed. The authors took biological samples from an Asian geranium, ran the samples through a gas-spectrometer, and had the machine automatically assign identities to 40 compounds found in the sample.
The results of this study have never been reproduced. Since this report, no independent scientist has been able to verify the conclusions of the report. None of the Chinese DMAA manufacturers have ever provided cut and dried biological samples to prove that the chemical has any natural basis. It is far more likely that it is a synthetic chemical. Massive amounts of DMAA are still legal to buy from online Chinese retailers, without age restriction.
Side Effects of DMAA
The side effects of DMAA can be deadly. These include:
- Cold sweats
- Increased blood pressure
- Liver and kidney failure
- Loss of consciousness
- Racing heartbeat
- Heart Attack
- Lethal exhaustion
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