Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has been suspecting a drug taken before exercise to be the cause of several deaths and has therefore, announced a ban over the same, as per a recent report.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has listed the pre-workout supplement DMAA amongst life-taking drugs. Varied overseas deaths have been linked to the medication. Also, some other countries have claimed the drug as the reason for suffering vomiting and high blood pressure.
While the drug 1, 3-dimethylamylamine is largely preferred to be taken by gym-goers before they start building muscles. Also, those desiring to lose weight go for the same. It is being said that it is a source that puts one's health at extreme risk.
"So long as you don't abuse the stuff, and use it only every now and then, the side effects would be minimal on an otherwise healthy individual", Mark Gunther, personal trainer at Cotton Tree's International Fitness Studio, has told.
It has been found that the Federal Department of Health and Ageing and other regulatory agencies are into investigations so as to confirm whether or not, to prohibit the drug. However, retailers, importers and distributors are being asked to support until then.