February 10, 2015 — Military Times reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has published a list of “High-Risk Supplements” that troops should avoid because they might cause false-positives for drugs in urine tests.
The list was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and includes over 130 supplements. Twelve of those supplements were pulled out of military exchanges in October 2014 after researchers at Harvard warned that they contained a methamphetamine-like stimulant called DMBA (1,3-dimethylbutylamine).
Products that were found to contain DMBA include:
- Redline White Heat
- MD2 Meltdown
- OxyphenXR AMP’D
- OxyTHERM Pro
- Oxyfit Xtreme
- Decimate Amplified
DMBA is nearly identical to DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), a stimulant that was first banned by the Defense Department back in 2011.
The following year, the FDA cracked down on the ingredient in products like Jack3D and OxyElite Pro. The FDA also warned about dozens of adverse events, including heart problems.
The list of high-risk supplements also includes Jack3D Micro, a re-formulated version of Jack3D.
Another product on the list is Mayhem, a workout supplement that contains several pharmaceutical ingredients. One ingredient, dexamethasone, is a prescription anti-inflammatory corticosteroid similar to a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Another ingredient, cyproheptadine, is an antihistamine.
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