Overview

1,3-DMBA is a chemical that might have stimulant effects. 1,3-DMBA is used for athletic performance, memory and thinking skills (cognitive function), and obesity, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using 1,3-DMBA might also be unsafe.

1,3-DMBA is found in small amounts in some plants. However, some supplements have been found to contain much larger amounts than are found in nature. Because of this, there is concern that manufacturers are using synthetic 1,3-DMBA that is made in a laboratory rather than obtaining it from a natural source. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that supplements containing 1,3-DMBA are not legal and cannot be sold in the US. 1,3-DMBA is also included in the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited substances list. Competitive athletes should avoid taking it.

How does it work ?

1,3-DMBA is thought to have stimulant effects. In animals, it causes blood vessels to contract, which increases blood pressure and speeds up the heart.

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