According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “dietary supplements containing DMAA are illegal.” Despite this, products containing this banned substance continue to be sold to consumers.
For example, Regenaca Worldwide just recalled diet capsules containing DMAA, according to NutrainIngredients. DMAA is also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine; methylhexanamine; or geranium extract and is typically used as a stimulant, as a pre-workout product, and as a weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products, according to the FDA.
The banned, so-called “natural” stimulant has been found illegally is some dietary supplements. When combined with other ingredients, including caffeine, DMAA may present serious health risks, including increased blood pressure and cardiovascular issues such as shortness of breath, chest tightening, and heart attack, the agency indicated.
The FDA has also indicated that it sent warning letters to firms advising them that products formulated with DMAA must be either removed from the market or re-formulated to have the DMAA removed. Most of the warned companies no longer distribute DMAA-containing products; however, the agency advises consumers against purchasing or using any dietary supplement that contains DMAA.
According to NutrainIngredients, federal regulators warn that DMAA is a potentially dangerous ingredient that may lead to a narrowing of blood vessels and arteries. RegeneSlim is distributed through independent sales in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as online. eNewsParkForest describes Regenaca Worldwide as being a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc. The RegeneSlim appetite control dietary supplement that is involved in this recall involves lot numbers EX0616R15814 and 11414RE5516.
RegeneSlim is bought by and distributed through a direct sales force for personal consumption and retail sales and is packaged in 3 ½-inch by 3-inch green and white sachets containing two tablets each. The name RegeneSlim may be found on the front of the sachet package. To date, no illnesses have been reported, wrote eNewsParkForest. This voluntary recall followed an FDA analysis confirming the presence of DMAA in RegeneSlim.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled RegeneSlim are advised to immediately stop using the product and to return it to the place of purchase for a full exchange. Regenaca Worldwide may be reached at 1-949-281-2600 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.