Officials Warning Consumers of Workout Supplement Health Risks

Workout supplements can be an effective way to enhance your athletic performance. However, consuming these types of products can also present serious health risks.

For instance, products containing a substance called dimethylamylamine (DMAA), otherwise known geranium extract, can present users with workout supplement health risks, such as adverse cardiac events and organ failure. Use of products containing DMAA has been linked to at least two deaths and several other serious injuries.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered products containing DMAA off the market several years ago, but new research shows this dangerous chemical is still found in many workout supplements available online today.

According to USA Today, investigators with the Defense Department’s Human Performance Resource Center found nearly 40 supplements containing DMAA that could be purchased online by Americans. A company based in Georgia, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, made roughly 25 percent of those products.

Officials are warning consumers of workout supplements to thoroughly check the labels on products to ensure they are safe and free of DMAA.

Protecting the health and safety of all citizens is just one of the goals at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough. That’s why our drug injury lawyers are here to help if you’ve been seriously harmed as the result of using a workout supplement that contained DMAA. We’re available to speak with you about your questions and case anytime by calling (800) 210-8503.