The FDA has received 60 reports of illnesses and death associated with supplements containing dimethylamylamine (DMAA). The reported cases include heart problems and CNS or psychiatric disorders.

DMAA is most commonly used in weight loss supplements as well as those for muscle building and performance enhancement. DMAA can increase blood pressure and lead to a range of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, shortness of breath, and chest tightening. Also, DMAA may be especially dangerous when used in combination with caffeine.

The FDA has warned companies using DMAA in dietary supplements that it is illegal. The FDA is using all available resources to ensure that DMAA-containing supplements are no longer distributed and available to consumers in the marketplace.

Consumers are recommended to check labels and avoid any dietary supplements containing DMAA, also known by 10 other possible names listed here.

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