Lead plaintiff Stephen Rush has sued Nutrex Research in Federal Court. This is the next lawsuit regarding DMAA.
claims that Nutrex's leading products, including "Hemo Black Rage,"
"Hemo Black Rage Ultra Concentrate," "Lipo Black 6 Ultra Concentrate,"
"Lipo Black 6 Hers" and "Lipo Black 6 Hers Ultra-Concentrate" contain
dangerous levels of the stimulant DMAA, also known as 1,3,
dimethylamylamine, and as methylhexanamine, and as geranamine.
whose 1944 patent claims to be derived from the oil of the geranium
plant, is a dangerous central nervous system stimulant that is on the
World Anti-Doping Agency and Major League Baseball lists of banned
substances, according to the 37-page complaint. "DMAA is totally banned
in Canada and New Zealand. Recently, DMAA has gained popularity with
young people as a designer drug used in 'party pills,'" according to the
DMAA was developed by Eli Lilly and marketed as a
nasal decongestant in the 1970s under the trade name Forthane, the
Rush claims that the DMAA in Nutrex's products
is purely synthetic. "Significantly, recent studies have also concluded
that there is no DMAA in geranium oil at all, that DMAA cannot be
extracted from geranium oil, and that all DMAA on the market is
synthetic," the complaint states.