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1,3-Dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), also known as AMP Citrate, is a stimulant drug that is used primarily for enhancing physical performance. It is an active ingredient in some dietary supplements marketed for workout and performance enhancement.

Chemistry[edit | edit source]

1,3-Dimethylbutylamine is a simple aliphatic amine. Its chemical formula is C7H17N and its molecular weight is 115.22 g/mol. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature.

Uses[edit | edit source]

DMBA is used in dietary supplements intended for bodybuilding and performance enhancement. It is believed to increase energy, focus, and endurance, although these effects have not been scientifically proven.

Health Effects[edit | edit source]

The safety and long-term health effects of using 1,3-dimethylbutylamine are not well known. Some users have reported side effects such as rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, and nervousness. It is not recommended for use by individuals with heart conditions or high blood pressure.

Regulation[edit | edit source]

In many countries, including the United States, 1,3-dimethylbutylamine is not approved for use in dietary supplements. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to companies selling products containing DMBA, stating that it is not a dietary ingredient and therefore cannot be used in dietary supplements.

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