NutriVitaShop, a trade name of Naturecom Inc., is recalling its dietary supplement titled DMAA, a stimulant promoted for pre-workout and weight loss, because it contains the potentially toxic ingredient DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has repeatedly warned that DMAA is potentially dangerous to health because it can narrow blood vessels and arteries, which can cause a rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems such as shortness of breath, arrhythmias, tightening in the chest, and heart attack.
The recall includes NutriVitaShop’s DMAA net weight 500g lot #20141102, 20150715, 20151022, 20160226, 20160701, 20161017 and 20150323. The supplement is packaged in approximately 8”x11” silver and clear mylar ziplock bags that contain 55g of DMAA.
Because of the potential harm caused by DMAA, the ingredient is illegal. The FDA has repeatedly warned companies who unlawfully sell products containing DMAA.
No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have these products should stop using them immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers who have used these products and experienced any adverse reactions should contact their doctors as well as report the incident to the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at www.FDA.gov/MedWatch/Report.htm.