DMAA – One of the Most Heavily Clinically Studied

(CNN) — Dietary supplements are commonly used to lose weight and build muscle, but the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning regarding exposure to a potentially harmful ingredient.

The FDA said in the advisory last week that it is using “all available tools at its disposal” to eliminate supplements containing the stimulant dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, from the market. The agency says DMAA, found in supplements including OxyElite Pro and Jack3d, can cause increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, chest tightening, cardiovascular problems and even heart attacks.

It may be difficult for consumers to tell whether DMAA is an ingredient in their supplement. Different names such as methylhexanamine, 1,3 DMAA or geranium extract could be used.

The FDA says it has received reports of 86 illnesses and deaths associated with supplements containing DMAA as of last week. Illnesses also included nervous system and psychiatric disorders, the agency said, and DMAA could be especially dangerous taken with caffeine.

Dietary supplements with DMAA have been promoted as a natural way to enhance athletic performance and speed up weight loss. According to its website, the FDA does not currently recognize any medical use of DMAA, but it was approved for nasal decongestion in the past.

Unlike with a drug ban, the FDA must go through a series of lengthy scientific and legal steps to ban compounds in dietary supplements, according to its website.

In the meantime, FDA spokeswoman Tamara Ward said that 11 companies have received warning letters from the FDA over the past year asking them to stop marketing products that contain DMAA. All but one — USPlabs in Dallas, which manufactures OxyElite Pro and Jack3d — agreed to stop using DMAA in supplements.

The FDA has visited six of the companies that received warning letters. Five had ended production of supplements with DMAA. “The sixth company, which was not in compliance, agreed to recall its product after discussions with FDA,” Ward said. Company names were not provided.

In a statement, USPlabs said it “stands behind the safety and quality of its products,” citing “eight peer-reviewed published clinical studies detailing the safety of (DMAA) and products containing it, making it one of the most heavily clinically studied dietary ingredients ever.”

However, details provided by the company showed that the studies were each conducted with 50 or fewer participants. The FDA said it “has found the information insufficient to defend the use of DMAA as an ingredient in dietary supplements,” and it is finalizing a formal response to USPLabs to reflect the findings.

Consumers can report DMAA-related incidents directly to the FDA or the supplement manufacturer. The FDA said consumers should also contact a health care provider if they become ill.

Source: CNN – Fox 6 News

Oxy Elite Pro | Elite Thermogenic

The New USPlabs Oxy Elite Pro elite thermogenic is among the top products to help burn body fat. With the new formula being released some ask, “Does it work the same?”

After using the old formula of USPlabs Oxy Elite Pro, some would say its not close where others believe it works relatively the same way. The feedback from most people that had used Oxy Elite Pro before, loved it and the results it had yielded. Most still use the new formula as well, enjoying the results that Oxy Elite Pro is still bringing them.

Since the grey area of the ban on DMAA (1, 3 Dimethylamylamine or geranium oil), USPlabs has reformulated their most infamous product, Oxy Elite Pro. To correct what is being rumored to be a “fake” and exposing those that are indeed fake, we have attached images are of the ingredients.

The old formula containing the DMAA and the new formula containing NO DMAA. The bottles are still the same size. The difference with some of the new print and the old print are very few, some words have a different font type, some are items are in RED and labeled on the new formula bottle “NEW” (obviously).

USPlabs Oxy Elite Pro

Old vs New Oxy Elite Pro