1,3 Dimethylamylamine

1,3 Dimethylamylamine

This controversial, yet very effective energy enhancer was banned in competitive sports in 2009 by the World Anti-Doping Agency. So, this begs the question, “Is it safe?” and if it is safe then, “Why was it banned?” To answer these questions let’s first learn a little bit more about exactly what 1,3 Dimethylamylamine is, where it comes from, and how it reacts with the body to produce the long-lasting energy that it’s known for.

Developed and trademarked in 1944 1,3 Dimethylamylamine’s original purpose was to treat nasal congestion. In 2006 it was reintroduced to the market as a thermogenic and natural stimulant supplement. Also known as geranium extract, geranamine, methylhexaneamine, or DMAA , this plant oil extract mimics the effects of norepinephrine on the body.

Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter and hormone that has multiple roles in the body, one of which is the increase in the rate of cardiac contractions, as well increases in blood pressure. Norepinephrine is a stress hormone, meaning the body naturally releases more of it when stressful events occur.

This norepinephrine-like effect is what causes an increase in energy and stamina and the mobilization of fatty acids (fat burning). Many people began using 1,3 Dimethylamylamine as a replacement for the extremely effective but dangerous, ephedra after it was banned. 1,3 Dimethylamylamine is not quite as powerful as ephedra, but it is safe and legal?

So back to the original question- “Why was 1,3 Dimethylamylamine banned?” After doing some research on this issue myself, I came to the conclusion that there is no official reason why this substance was banned. It certainly can be abused, but so can any other stimulant.

The World Anti-Doping Agency does not have to give a good reason to ban a substance, it’s simply up to their discretion. This ban does, however, speak to the potency of 1,3 Dimethylamylamine. Substances that don’t yield effective results, in the first place, are never even considered to be banned.

This supplement is tolerated well by most users, however, you should always start with the lowest effective dose.

One of the most popular supplements on the market today that utilizes the power of 1,3 Dimethylamylamine is Jack3d. This highly popular preworkout supplement contains a combination of 1,3 Dimethylamylamine, caffeine and other herbal stimulants.For those looking for the ultimate pre-workout boost, Jack3d is simply one of the best out there.

On the other hand, if you are just looking for a pure 1,3 Dimethylamylamine supplement,  you can also buy these supplements online.

UPDATE: 5/18/2012

1,3 Dimethylamylamine is not banned yet, however the federal government is in the process of trying to get this highly effective supplement banned. As a result many retailers have already pulled it off their shelves and websites. You can still by it at certain stores but you’d better hurry.

UPDATE: 8/7/2012

At this point most retailers no longer carry the original Jack3d formula due to the pending ban of 1,3-Dimethylamylamine. The link to the new Jack3d Micro formula below contains no 1,3-Dimethylamylamine, creatine or beta alanine. Jack3d Mirco will become avaiable August 13th 2012.

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