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    BETA - METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE

    Other Names:

    1-Amino-2-Phenylpropane, 1-Phenyl-1-Methyl-2-Aminoethane, 2-Aminoisopropylbenzene, 2-Phenyl-1-Propanamin, 2-Phenyl-1-Propanamine, 2-Phenylpropan-1-amine, 2-Phenylpropylamine, Alpha-Benzylethylamine, ß-Me-PEA, ß-Methylphenethylamine, Be...
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    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Overview
    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Uses
    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Side Effects
    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Interactions
    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Dosing
    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Overview Information

    BMPEA is a chemical called beta-methylphenethylamine that is made in the lab. It is found in some dietary supplements, usually listed on the label as Acacia rigidula. However, many of these products do not actually contain Acacia rigidula. And if they do, BMPEA is added as well.

    BMPEA is commonly used for weight loss and to improve memory and exercise performance. But there is limited scientific research to support these uses.

    According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), BMPEA does not meet the definition of a dietary supplement. Also, it is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for use during competitive sports.

    How does it work?

    BMPEA is a chemical that stimulates the body. It might increase blood pressure and heart rate. It might also stimulate the brain. Because of this, it is often added to products for weight loss and athletic performance.

    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    • Exercise performance.
    • Memory.
    • Weight loss.
    • Other uses.
    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of BMPEA for these uses.

    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Side Effects & Safety

    BMPEA is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. Since it stimulates the body it might cause side effects related to the heart. Some people have had a stroke, heart attack, or altered heart rhythm after taking BMPEA. Do not take products with BMPEA or Acacia rigidula on the label.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking BMPEA if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    High blood pressure: BMPEA has stimulant effects. It can increase blood pressure and heart rate. In theory, taking BMPEA might make high blood pressure worse.

    Surgery: BMPEA has stimulant effects. It can increase blood pressure and heart rate. In theory, taking BMPEA might interfere with surgery by increasing blood pressure and heart rate. Stop taking BMPEA at least 2 weeks before surgery.

    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Interactions What is this?

    We currently have no information for BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Interactions

    BETA-METHYLPHENETHYLAMINE Dosing

    The appropriate dose of BMPEA depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for BMPEA. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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