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DMAA: Is it worth the risk?

DMAA, also known as methylhexanamine or 1,3-dimethylamylamine, is structurally similar to amphetamine and often used in pre-workout products. As part owner of a supplement company, I recently had to make a decision whether to include it in our range of products.

What is DMAA?
1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is an aliphatic amine that possesses a structure like that of amphetamine, methamphetamine, and 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). Aliphatic amines are compounds with a nitrogen molecule bonded to alkyl groups with no aromatic rings present. DMAA as a stimulant is often labelled to be derived from geranium plants. It was first added to the prohibited list of substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2010 as a stimulant and some athletes were disqualified or stripped of their results in different sporting events when DMAA was detected in post-event drug tests.

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