1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in supplements and geranium products: natural or synthetic?

  title={1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in supplements and geranium products: natural or synthetic?},
  author={Ying Zhang and Ross M. Woods and Zachary S. Breitbach and Daniel W. Armstrong},
  journal={Drug testing and analysis},
  volume={4 12},
1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is a stimulant existing in various pre-workout supplements and often labelled as part of geranium plants. The safety and origin of DMAA in these supplements is the subject of intense debate. In this study, the enantiomeric and diastereomeric ratios of two different known synthetic DMAA compounds, as well as the total concentrations of DMAA and its stereoisomeric ratios in 13 different supplements, were determined by gas chromatography. The stereoisomeric ratios of… 

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