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Serving NZ since April 2000.

Geranium Extract, DMAA - Don't Get Caught!

NOW BANNED IN NZ FOR SALE FROM 9 APRIL. Temporary Class Drug Notice takes effect from April 9 for all DMAA based supplements in NZ***. Caution all Natural Tested Athletes - You may be jeopardising your sporting career with some dietary supplements that contain a Banned Stimulant. 1-3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)/ aka Geranium Extract / aka Dimethylpentylamine (DMPA) / aka Methylhexanamine or anything that states Geranium on the label is banned as a stimulant by many sporting federations. Do not use this if you are in tested in competitive sports as you will return a positive test.

WADA (World Anti Doping Association), ASADA (Australian Anti Doping) and Drug Free Sport New Zealand have this on their banned list and if you are drug tested for your sport you will test positive for a Stimulant. This includes Rugby, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Athletics, Triathlon, Cycling, Soccer, Bowling etc
With many high profile athletes recently blaming a positive drug test on the use of a dietary supplement containing DMAA you need to be aware of this before using any products with this ingredient as you will get caught. If you have any uncertainty about the supplements you are using please contact us with any questions.

Thursday 8 March 2012- DMAA Now Banned IN New Zealand however a 30 Day Grace period has been allowed. From 9 April DMAA will not be able to be sold in NZ. Check out the TV3 website for more info

TV3 DMAA Party Pill Substance Banned

***How temporary class drug notices will work:

The Minister of Health is able to issue a temporary class drug notice on any substance, preparation, mixture, or article that they believe ‘poses or may pose a risk of harm to individuals or society’. This can be applied to particular products, or substances that may be in any given product.

Notices will come into force seven days from the day it is gazetted.

• The notice lasts for 12 months after coming into force, during which time the risk of harm must be assessed by a committee (to be established for that purpose) to determine its appropriate permanent classification, if any, under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 (MODA). If more time is needed, the Minister may renew the notice for another year but this can be done only once.

• From the date that a notice comes into force, the import, export, manufacture, supply and sale of the drug concerned will become illegal and is to be treated ‘as if it were’ a Class C1 controlled drug, except that personal possession and use will not be a criminal offence. The exception for personal possession does not apply to imports and exports of the drugs.

• The analogue provisions of the MODA do not apply to the drugs listed under a TCDN.

In 2010, there have been at least 30 cases since the middle of the year. They include the Commonwealth Games women's 100m champion, Damola Osayemi, who was stripped of her gold medal, as well as a dozen Indian athletes, nine Australian athletes, and two Springbok rugby players, Bjorn Basson and Chilliboy Ralepele (using South African made USN products that did not list DMAA as an ingredient).

Originally used in fat burners Geranium extract/DMAA is now used in many Pretraining formula's as well as used in Dance and energy Pills sold to the Clubbing market in NZ and now recently banned for sale in Canada. Make sure you know what you are using.

Some common Names for the same ingredient:
• Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)
• 1-3-Dimethylamylamine
• Geranium Extract
• Geranamine
• Geranium Oil
• Geranium Maculatum
• Geranium Stem
• Methylhexanamine
• Forthan
• Forthane
• 2-Amino-4-methylhexane
• 4-methyl-2-Hexanamine,
• 1,3-Dimethylamylamine
• 4-Methyl-2-hexylamine
• 1,3-Dimethylpentylamine

Here's our list of some of the current products that contain Geranium in some form:

Fat Burners:
• Ergogenix Ergoburn (old Formula, New Formula now uses NMT and is DMAA Free)
• E-Pharm Ergolean AMP
• Youth Addict Torch'd
• Gaspari Spirodex
• PharmaFreak Ripped Freak (old formula - new formula now DMAA Free)
• Nutrex Underground Lipo6 Black
• USP Labs OxyElite Pro (Also contains Yohimbine Alkaloids banned for Over the Counter Sale In NZ)

Pretraining Formula's:
• USP Labs Jack3d
• BPI 1.M.R.
• Nutrex Underground HemoRage Black
• API Rocked
• iSatori PWR
• Cobra Labs The Curse
• Scivation Quake
• Ergogenix ErgoPump
• Dorian Yates NOX Pump

• USN Products - All of them as could be an issue as possibly tainted or not listed as an ingredient.

This is not a full list of everything on the market. Due to its huge popularity at the moment many new products are coming out on an almost weekly basis that contain DMAA in some form. If you know of any further products that aren't on this list please email us so that we can add them to our list.

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