The FDA is investigating two dietary supplements – Jack3d and OxyELITE Pro
– after two U.S. soldiers died from heart attacks during fitness exercises.
The Army removed Jack3d (pronounced jacked) and OxyELITE Pro and other products containing the same active ingredient – DMAA – from all military bases. DMAA (dimethylamylamine) is promoted to increase workout energy and efficiency.
DMAA has been banned by numerous sports organizations, including the international body that regulates Olympic athletes and several professional sports.
DMAA / Jack3d negative side effects include:
USP Labs, LLC a small Texas company, claims the two dietary supplements are safe when taken as directed. Jack3d and OxyELITE Pro are sold online and through GNC vitamin stores and other retail.
Our more restrictive neighbors to the north classified DMAA as a drug. According to Canada’s governmental health agency (Public Health Agency of Canada), companies cannot sell products containing DMAA as a dietary supplement.
While USP Labs try to stake claim for Jack3d and OxyELITE Pro as dietary supplements, medical experts in the United States want to classify these products as drugs with more FDA oversight because of the Jack3d negative side effects.
Has an athlete in your family or yourself suffered negative Jack3d side effects from taking dietary supplements like Jack3d made from DMAA?