The weight-loss supplement RoxyLean originally contained an illegal stimulant drug called DMAA (1,3-dimethylamine). It was re-formulated after the FDA declared DMAA an illegal ingredient in dietary supplements. The manufacturer, BPI Sports, has been hit with a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who were injured.
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What is RoxyLean?
RoxyLean ECA is a “fat burning” weight-loss pill that is marketed to bodybuilders and athletes. It is manufactured by BPI Sports, a Florida-based supplement company. The original formula contained 1,3-dimethylamine (also known as DMAA), a potent stimulant and appetite-suppressor that gained popularity in the early 2000s after ephedrine was banned. The current formula of RoxyLean does not contain DMAA.
Ingredients in RoxyLean
Active ingredients in RoxyLean (re-formulated without DMAA):
- Thiamin (Vitamin B1, As Thiamin Disulfide)
- Niacin (As Nicotinic Acid)
- Caffeine (as caffeine anhydrous)
- Lemon (Citrus limon) (whole)
- Adhatoda (Adhatoda vasica) (leaf)
- Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe) (bark)
- Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) (root)
- White willow [(Salix alba) as Salicin, (root)]
- Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) (root))
- Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina) (root/rhizome)
RoxyLean Class Action Lawsuit
November 2011 — Courthouse News reports that BPI Sports has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging that RoxyLean ECA, 1.M.R, and Rx6 supplements “contain a dangerous amphetamine-like ingredient that poses a serious health risk and has potentially life-threatening side effects.”
The plaintiffs, Clint Eskenski and Camden Brady, allege that BPI Sports did not warn that DMAA is a “dangerous central nervous system stimulant” that can cause users to test positive for amphetamine and is also banned by several athletic organizations and countries.
What is the problem with DMAA?
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) banned DMAA supplements on military bases. Authorities were concerned about suspicious deaths of three soldiers who had DMAA in their bloodstream. DMAA was ultimately cleared in the deaths, but the ban sparked a major crackdown that ended with the reformulation of many products, including RoxyLean.
In July 2013, the FDA published a Safety Warning and declared that “dietary supplements containing DMAA are illegal and the FDA is doing everything within its authority to remove these products from the market.”
The problem is that DMAA is not derived from the geranium plant, or any natural source. Instead, it was invented in the 1940s as a nasal decongestant spray by Eli Lilly & Co. The product was discontinued, but re-discovered in the mid-2000s by a sports-doping chemist named Patrick Arnold. At the peak of its popularity, over 200 supplements contained DMAA.
RoxyLean Side Effects
Side effects of RoxyLean with DMAA may include:
- Chest tightness
- High blood pressure
- Faster heart rate
- Cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)
- Shortness of breath
- Heart attack
- Cardiac arrest
- Lethal exhaustion
- Psychiatric disorders
- Nervous system disorders
- Organ failure
- Loss of consciousness
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