Sports supplement drink manufacturers shunned by FDA
FDA issues warning to sports supplement drink manufacturers
  • Fri, 05/04/2012 - 4:48pm

Many athletes like to prepare for a game by drinking a nice energy drink beforehand, not realizing that some of these drinks have been labeled by the Food and Drug Administration as potentially dangerous products.

Late last month the FDA issued warning letters to a number of sports performance drink manufacturers for failing to comply with safety regulations. The FDA has threatened to seize all products without further notice if compliance is not met.

According to the warning letters, the drinks contain a synthetic ingredient known as DMMA, or 1, 3-dimethylamylamine, which may cause side effects such as heart attacks, side effects to the nervous system, and psychological side effects.

The following list of drinks may be pulled from the market if this dangerous ingredient is not removed:

  • Biorhythm SSIN Juice
  • Lean Efx
  • Spirodex
  • PWR
  • Napalm
  • Code Red
  • Hemo Rage Black
  • Lipo-6 Black
  • MethylHex 4,2
  • Nitric Blast
  • Oxy Elite Pro
  • Jack3D

These potentially dangerous products are manufactured by Exclusive Supplements, Fahrenheit Nutrition, Gaspari Nutrition, iSatori Global Technologies, LLC, Muscle Warfare, Inc., MuscleMeds Performance Technologies, Nutrex Research, SEI Pharmaceuticals, SNI LLC and USP Labs, LLC.

“Before marketing products containing DMAA, manufacturers and distributors have a responsibility under the law to provide evidence of the safety of their products,” said Dr. Daniel Fabricant, director of the FDA’s Dietary Supplement Program in a press release. “They haven’t done that and that makes the products adulterated.”

The FDA has requested that these companies legally prove that the ingredient is safe through evidence supporting their claims.

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