Some supplements are 'stimulant cocktails' where anti-doping drugs are detected in over-the-counter diet supplements.

A research paper has been published that found that some of the diet and sports supplements on the market contain drug ingredients that are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Researchers warn that the substances contained in these supplements are

also components of stimulants and pose a high health risk.

Full article: Nine prohibited stimulants found in sports and weight loss supplements: deterenol, phenpromethamine (Vonedrine), oxilofrine, octodrine, beta-methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA), 1,3-dimethylamylamine (1,3-DMAA), 1,4-dimethylamylamine (1,4-DMAA), 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (1,3-DMBA) and higenamine

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In the United States, and also of patients tens of thousands every year has become the emergency room sent by the supplement it has been said . A study published in 2014 pointed out that symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sweating, palpitation, chest pain, and cardiac arrest may be associated with supplements containing a substance called 'deterenol.' ..

Deterenol is a drug that is not approved for human use in the United States and was decided in 2004 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not to be approved as an ingredient in supplements. Nonetheless, a 2018 supplement analysis revealed that supplements containing Deterenol are commercially available.

A research team led by Associate Professor Peter Cohen of Harvard Medical School analyzed 17 dietary and sports supplements on the market in the United States that contained deterenol in their label ingredients.

As a result, it was found that 13 of the 17 types analyzed actually contained deterenol, and 9 types of 'potentially harmful stimulant components' were detected. All detected drug components are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. In particular, one of them,

phenpromethamine, was actually used only as a nasal spray in the 1940s and 1950s, and there is almost no data on safety.

According to the research team, some supplements were called 'stimulant cocktails' that were a mixture of four types of stimulant ingredients. They point out that these supplements may pose a health risk to consumers, as the safety of a combination of multiple stimulant ingredients has not been fully validated.

'Although the FDA has decided not to allow the use of deterenol, it has not instructed supplement manufacturers to eliminate deterenol and has not alerted consumers,' the research team criticized. Insists that immediate action should be taken to eliminate stimulants such as Deterenol from the supplement market.

Associate Professor Cohen added, 'We urge clinicians to be aware that when taking diet and sports supplements, patients may accidentally take stimulant ingredients. I am. '

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