Sports and weight loss supplements containing deterenol (also known as isopropyloctopamine or isopropylnorsynephrine) have been linked to adverse events such as cardiac arrest, hemorrhagic stroke and even sudden death. In order to determine the presence and quantity of experimental stimulants in dietary supplements containing deterenol that are sold in the US, NSF International (Ann Arbor, Michigan) conducted analyses along with the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment as well as Sciensano (Brussels, Belgium). To do so, they first purchased dietary supplements online that were available for sale in the United States and which listed deterenol or one of its synonyms among their ingredients.
Seventeen brands of dietary supplements were analyzed. Results of these tests showed sports and weight loss supplements listing deterenol as an ingredient contained 9 prohibited stimulants and 8 different mixtures of stimulants, with up to 4 experimental stimulants in each product. The 9 prohibited stimulants were deterenol, phenpromethamine (Vonedrine), oxilofrine, octodrine, betamethylphenylethylamine (BMPEA), 1,3-dimethylamylamine (1,3-DMAA), 1,4-dimethylamylamine (1,4-DMAA), 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (1,3-DMBA) and higenami.
These stimulants and combinations thereof are not approved for human consumption and their safety is not known.
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