On April 30th, the FDA ordered that sales of body building supplements containing DMAA be halted due to potentially fatal side effects.
After much controversy, the FDA concluded that DMMA, or 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract is in fact a synthetic substance, not a naturally occurring product of the geranium plants, as the manufacturers claimed.
Over 40 complaint have been made by DMAA users, including individuals who have taken the Popular Jack3d, alleging the drug has caused heart attacks, side effects to the nervous system, and psychological side effects.
Back in December, the sale of drugs containing DMAA were banned in military sales, but was still available to the general public.
The FDA warned that companies that fail to comply with the order to halt sales could face Strong FDA enforcement such as court junctions to stop distribution, or seizure of the products.
DMAA manufacturers have until May 9th to comply.