Supplements Contain Ingredients With Amphetamine Effects, Study Says

April 8, 2015 6:17 PM

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Supplements Contain Ingredients With Amphetamine Effects, Study Says

Several supplements for weight loss or fitness contain ingredients that are similar to the stimulant amphetamine, but have not been tested for safety in humans, according to new research.

The chemical BMPEA, labeled as Acacia rigidula, was first discovered in a handful of dietary supplements analyzed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, the New York Times reports. The names of the specific supplements were not released by the FDA, but in a new study published in th...

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