Some supplement vendors have announced they will stop using the chemical BMPEA in their products – also listed as “acacia rigidula.” Canada banned it years ago, while the American FDA learned of it – similar to heavily regulated and dangerous amphetamine (“speed”) – at least 2 years ago. FDA ignored it to this day, providing no announcement, no information, NOTHING. They won’t even say who sells it.
Some firms have announced they will stop all use of BMPEA, apparently in response to bad publicity from another NY Times article I discussed yesterday:
Of course, they may or may not do what they say. How would we know? It’s not like the FDA will protect us or even help us protect ourselves, unless enough people have died to make it embarrassing. That’s standard for FDA: protect FDA first, Pharma and supplement dealers second, the public… a distant third.
For those many folks taking supplements every day: