Jun 25, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
The Twins tells their version
bluey2223 saidIt was banned (pronounced JACKED, not JACK-3D) because it contains 1,3-dimethylamylamine, which is a stimulant like caffeine that acts by a different mechanism to stimulate your central and/or peripheral nervous system as a sympathomimetic drug (fancy for wakes you up and puts you on edge). These increase resting heart rate, heart contractility, and stroke volume of heart as well as decreasing reaction time and possibly improving neuromuscular recruitment of muscle fibers by lowering their threshold of excitation.
Stimulants can range in strength from caffeine, to DMAA, to speed (amphetamines), to crystal meth (methamphetamines).
All stimulants are ergogenic aids, improving performance in physical exercise ranging from endurance to strength and power exercise.
To my knowledge (I was following this back in January-March), it was taken off the shelves because military had soldiers drop dead while using this supplement. Supplements are not regulated by the government directly--the FDA only regulates them more strictly when something goes wrong. Thus, it is the manufacturer who must be ethical in producing quality supplements, but we know this is not the case. Manufacturers want to make money. Some of the ways they make money are by 1) not putting any active ingredient in a supplement (you're taking silicone dioxide, which is white sand and inert); 2) putting anabolic steroids in supplements, which are an ergogenic aid that speeds recovery by heightening protein synthesis at a cost of your natural production being reduced (and atrophying); 3) putting stimulants in that aren't regulated yet. Just because they banned DMAA doesn't mean there isn't yet another -amine sympathetic nervous system stimulant you're probably taking. So, I just stay the hell away from them because you don't know what you're getting when you buy that stuff.
Most sports have some measure of performance (time, hits, goals, weight lifted, distance thrown, etc.). Bodybuilding is subjective, unless they care how many reps they can do with a certain weight (I think it's more about size and definition, correct me if wrong). Maybe it psyches you up to have a better lift because your sport is boring as fuck to do everyday. I'd need coffee to be able to do that everyday so I don't fall asleep during my workouts. I'm so funny, no one will get the joke.