Sept. 12, 2012
Many dietary supplements claim to be natural while alluding to enhance bodily function, but testing by independent research groups has shown certain workout supplements may not be as safe as once believed.
According to a press release from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), warning letters citing health concerns were recently sent to ten manufacturers of certain dietary supplements containing the drug dimethylamylamine (DMAA).
The Director of FDA’s Dietary Supplement Program, Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., stated, “Before marketing products containing DMAA, manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility under the law to provide evidence of the safety of their products. They haven’t done that and that makes the products adulterated.”
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 made it illegal to include any active ingredient in a supplement that has not first been proven safe for human consumption. This testing has never been conducted on DMAA. There have been reports of Indianapolis workout supplement dangers linked to DMAA, which can range from the narrowing of blood vessels and arteries to a heart attack.
The businesses have 15 days to respond to the warning letters.
The Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers urge anyone taking supplements for workout enhancement to speak with their doctor before taking a supplement, and to check the ingredients of a product to ensure it does not contain dangerous ingredients such as DMAA.