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3/7/2012 DMAA News and lawsuit notes

In Uncategorized on March 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Lead plaintiff Stephen Rush has sued Nutrex Research in Federal Court. This is the next lawsuit regarding DMAA.

Rush claims that Nutrex’s leading products, including “Hemo Black Rage,” “Hemo Black Rage Ultra Concentrate,” “Lipo Black 6 Ultra Concentrate,” “Lipo Black 6 Hers” and “Lipo Black 6 Hers Ultra-Concentrate” contain dangerous levels of the stimulant DMAA, also known as 1,3, dimethylamylamine, and as methylhexanamine, and as geranamine.

DMAA, whose 1944 patent claims to be derived from the oil of the geranium plant, is a dangerous central nervous system stimulant that is on the World Anti-Doping Agency and Major League Baseball lists of banned substances, according to the 37-page complaint. “DMAA is totally banned in Canada and New Zealand. Recently, DMAA has gained popularity with young people as a designer drug used in ‘party pills,'” according to the complaint.

DMAA was developed by Eli Lilly and marketed as a decongestant in the 1970s under the trade name Forthane, the complaint states.

Rush claims that the DMAA in Nutrex’s products is purely synthetic. “Significantly, recent studies have also concluded that there is no DMAA in geranium oil at all, that DMAA cannot be extracted from geranium oil, and that all DMAA on the market is synthetic,” the complaint states.

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