Monday, 22 July 2013

What is 1, 3 Dimethylamylamine(DMAA)?

For those of you who don’t know what 1, 3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is, it is an organic compound that is commonly used as a nasal decongestant and as a treatment for enlarged oral tissues. Also, 1, 3 dimethylamylamine can be known as methylhexanamine or geranium extract.

The 1, 3 dimethylamylamine can be a very strong stimulant similar to ephedrine or caffeine and most recently supplement companies have added this ingredient into their pre workout formulas. However, several supplement companies have changed their pre workout formulas (e.g. 1MR and Jack3d) and have removed this ingredient from their pre workout supplement because of all the negative press and research coming out about this ingredient. Several countries including: Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and many more countries have recently banned all sales of 1, 3 dimethylamylamine. Other countries such as the United States and United Kingdom have put heavy restrictions on the use of 1, 3 dimethylamylamine. It is also banned in many professional sports because it is seen as performance-enhancing substance.

Several research studies have been conducted on the use 1, 3 dimethylamylamine and many of the studies have shown that the short term use of 1, 3 dimethylamylamine does not seem to have any negative effects on a person’s heart rate or blood. However, one study did find that the use of 1, 3 dimethylamylamine can cause an increase in a person’s blood pressure. Now with these studies that have been conducted, we still don’t know enough about the ingredient to ensure it is safe or not. To this day, there has been 5 deaths total that have been linked to the use of 1, 3 dimethylamylamine.

If your someone who is taking 1, 3 dimethylamylamine or a supplement that contains1, 3 dimethylamylamine, I would suggest you be very careful. And do not take this substance with any other stimulants such as caffeine or ephedrine because you could be asking for a recipe for disaster. It is never a good thing when you are combining stimulants together and you don’t know much about them.

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1 comment:

  1. DMAA (1, 3 dimethylamylamine) has been banned now AMP Citrate is the new alternative. It is very similar in structure and effects