Side Effects of Workout Supplements

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shutterstock_146488142Several popular dietary supplements, including Jack3d® and OxyElite Pro®, are being investigated by the United States Army after two soldiers who used the products had heart attacks and died while exercising.

The supplements, which are available to the public online and in health stores, contain an ingredient called DMAA (dimethylamylamine), which is advertised to boost energy, metabolism, and concentration.

DMAA Side Effects

DMAA is a stimulant with effects similar to amphetamine. Its use has been associated with many serious side effects, including:

  • cardiac arrest,
  • fainting,
  • heart attack,
  • heart palpitations,
  • heat stroke,
  • kidney failure,
  • liver failure,
  • seizure,
  • and even death.

In response to the soldiers’­ deaths and reports of others who’­ve suffered from these side effects, the United States Defense Department has removed all products containing DMAA from military bases pending the results of its investigation. Its use also has been banned by several sports organizations, including the International Olympic Committee.

Products Containing DMAA

The following fitness supplements are known to contain DMAA:

  • Jack3d®
  • OxyElite Pro®
  • Nutrex Lipo 6 Black® products
  • Nutrex Hemo-Rage Black®
  • iSatori PWR®
  • MuscleTech NeuroCore®
  • MuscleTech HydroxyStim®
  • Fahrenheit Nutrition Lean EFX®
  • Muscle Warfare Napalm®
  • SNI Nitric Blast®
  • BIORhythm SSIN Juice®
  • MuscleMeds Code Red®
  • SEI MethylHex 4,2®
  • Gaspari Nurtrition Spirodex®

If you or someone you love used a supplement containing DMAA and suffered an injury or experienced severe side effects, you may have a claim for compensation. The drug injury lawyers at our firm have the resources to handle your case. Call us today or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Jack3d® and OxyElite Pro® are trademarks of USPLabs LLC; Nutrex Lipo 6 Black® and Nutrex Hemo-Rage Black® are trademarks of Nutrex Research, Inc.; iSatori PWR®  is a trademark of 2006 iSatori Technologies, Inc.; MuscleTech NeuroCore®  and MuscleTech HydroxyStim® are trademarks of MuscleTech; Fahrenheit Nutrition Lean EFX® is a trademark of Fahrenheit Nutrition; Muscle Warfare Napalm® is a trademark of Muscle Warfare, LLC; SNI Nitric Blast® is a trademark of SNI LLC; BIORhythm SSIN Juice® is a trademark of BIORhythm-ADS; MuscleMeds Code Red® is a trademark of MuscleMeds Performance Technologies, Inc.; SEI MethylHex 4,2® is a trademark of SEI Nutrition; and Gaspari Nutrition Spirodex® is a trademark of Gaspari Nutrition, Inc.

Trademarks are used here to identify the products in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with any of these companies or trademarks.

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