Nine prohibited stimulants found in sports and weight loss supplements

Last updated on 1-12-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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Background Weight loss and sports supplements containing deterenol have been associated with serious adverse events including cardiac arrest. Objective To determine the presence and quantity of experimental stimulants in dietary supplements labeled as containing deterenol sold in the United States. Methods Dietary supplements available for sale in the US and labeled as containing deterenol or one of its synonyms (e.g., isopropylnorsynephrine and isopropyloctopamine) were purchased online. For each brand, one container or subsample was analyzed by NSF International (Ann Arbor,…

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