Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 2012: DMAA Found Not ‘Natural,’ Not Geranium

Our office has already filed one lawsuit claiming a horrible tragedy that befell a user of OxyElite Pro. This week there is new that DMAA is indeed a synthetic:

Chemical analysis of 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) from supplements found it indistinguishable from two known synthetic versions of the compound. Purportedly derived from geranium plants, DMAA did not show up in analyses of extracts from eight different types of geranium.
“It appears unlikely that the DMAA in supplements originates from natural sources, such as geranium oils, for three reasons,” Daniel W. Armstrong, PhD, of the University of Texas at Arlington, and co-authors wrote in conclusion in an article published online inDrug Testing and Analysis.
“The DMAA extracted from these supplement products had diastereomeric ratios that were indistinguishable from the synthetic DMAA standards. They are all racemic. No DMAA was detected at a level ≥10 parts per billion (ppb) in any of the eight geranium oil samples.”