NutriVitaShop of Lake Forest, Calif., is conducting a nationwide recall of DMAA, which is used as a stimulant, pre-workout, and weight loss ingredient in dietary supplement products.
The recall of net weight 500-g includes lot #20141102, 20150715, 20151022, 20160226, 20160701, 20161017 and 20150323 because there may be presence of DMAA, also known as 1,3-dimethylamylamine, methylhexanamine, or geranium extract.
The Food and Drug Administration has warned that DMAA is potentially dangerous to health as it can narrow blood vessels and arteries, which can cause a rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems such as shortness of breath, arrhythmias, tightening in the chest, and heart attack.
There have been no illnesses reported to date.
The recalled product, packaged in approximately 8" x 11” silver and clear mylar ziplock bags, is purchased through a direct sales force within the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and through online sales for both personal consumption and wholesale.
What to do
Customers who purchased the recalled product should immediately stop using it and return it to the place of purchase for a full exchange.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-949-232-2183 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PDT).