If you’re a supplement enthusiast living in Australia, things look like they’re about to get a little less exciting in the pre-workout and fat burner market. Just like back in 2012, Australia’s TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) has posted a public notice that a couple of major stimulants are due to be pulled from the market.
The listed of ingredients due to be banned for sale in Australia includes the powerful DMHA as well as DMBA and any related alkylamines. While you may not be overly familiar with DMBA, back when it was much more common in pre-workouts and fat burners in the US, it was better known as AMP citrate or 4-amino-2-methylpentane citrate.
For those wondering what supplements they’ll no longer be able to get when the ban comes in. You’re looking at pre-workouts like ‘Merica Labz Red, White & Boom, Kodiak Attack, Sparta Kraken, and Giant Riot, essentially all but two of the products on our list of top ten pre-workouts.
If your favorite stimulant supplement isn’t any of the four examples mentioned and doesn’t list DMBA or DMHA on its label, there are a few other names you might want to check. TGA’s official list includes 1,3-dimethylbutylamine, octodrine, 1-aminoisoheptane, 1,5-dimethylhexylamine, 4-amino-2-methylpentane citrate, and AMP citrate.
The DMHA and DMBA removal is scheduled to come in sometime this October, with TGA’s website listing October 1st as the suggested date. That is still a while away from now, just short of four months, in fact. It is also worth mentioning the ban is only a proposal and can be opposed. With that said, from the people we’ve spoken to in Australia this very rarely happens, so there is a good chance it will go through.
You can read the full public notice at tga.gov.au.