Could 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in food supplements have a natural origin?

  title={Could 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA) in food supplements have a natural origin?},
  author={Chiara Di Lorenzo and Enzo Moro and Ariana dos Santos and Francesca Uberti and Patrizia Restani},
  journal={Drug testing and analysis},
  volume={5 2},
1,3 dimethylamylamine or methylexaneamine (DMAA) is a synthetic pharmaceutical patented in the 1940s as a nasal decongestant which can be used as a recreational stimulant. Alleged to occur in nature, DMAA has become a widely used ingredient in sports food supplements, despite its status as a doping agent and concerns over its safety. There is now some doubt as to whether it can be sourced naturally or whether it actually occurs naturally at all. The presence of DMAA was investigated by high… 

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