Oxyelite Pro was an over the counter supplement that increased endurance and mental focus when taken properly and was highly regarded by users until a particular ingredient made Oxyelite Pro banned.
Why was Oxyelite Pro Banned?
A few years ago two militarily personnel had heart attacks after intense training and they had the ingredient DMAA, 1,3 Dimethylamylamine HCL, the main stimulant in Oxyelite Pro, in their system. The results of autopsy’s showed kidney and liver failure which led to the assumption this product was at cause and clearly unsafe. The military banned the supplement as well as others containing this stimulant and the FDA took action. Warnings were sent out to manufacturers that they needed to comply with questions on research and safety and instead of fighting the government in a losing battle, they simply stopped making products with the ingredient in them. Roughly a week or two later, DMAA was declared a banned substance and in a nutshell, this is how the government and media declared Oxyelite Pro banned.
Unfortunately for many users this was simply another in a long line of FDA rulings against the use of supplements that worked for the majority with little or no issues and a few who abused the products ruined it for all. While our hearts certainly go out to the families of the military members who unfortunately passed on, they both had per-existing conditions as well as higher levels of the product in their system than directed on the label. There are also reports from military personnel that the products using DMAA were used heavily right before extreme training sessions by those who had become lax in their fitness regime, ensuring they would pass the session with flying colors. This is possibly by using far more than the directed dosages meaning the FDA declaring Oxyelite Pro Banned was nothing more than defending the guilty and punishing the innocent.
What should you consider before using Oxyelite Pro?
Before you take that statement too harshly, remember the product ephedrine before it became an ingredient used by meth labs. A few young adults took large dosages of the product, sold as fat burners and asthma relief medicine, and had heart attacks and passed at a young age. The FDA started a witch hunt to remove the products from the shelves despite the product saving the lives of thousands suffering from asthma in the form of Primatene and Bronkaid. Meth production simply sealed it’s fate, again a case of the guilty ruining it for the innocent and the guilty are in a massive minority when it comes to numbers of users requiring the product and using it responsibly and successfully. Oxyelite Pro is no different and you need take a long hard look at how the FDA does it’s business when it comes to supplements.
Many retailers continued selling as long as they could put it on the shelves and some manufacturers stopped production immediately while others finished out the stock on hand. When it was was depleted from stock, these supplements no longer were produced.
What are the real reasons For Oxyelite Pro Being Banned?
With Oxyelite Pro banned, we have to question why the FDA has a hands off approach when it comes to supplements until a tragedy occurs and then little is done in the investigation to prove the safety of a product. In this case it was military personnel abusing the product along with conditions that led to their unfortunate demise. Why doesn’t the FDA test supplements before they reach the marketplace? Is it because most are produced in Utah backed by a powerful senator who has ensured his states revenue with their production? Where is the FDA when thousands of these products that do not work are dumped on the public and contain nothing more than rice powder as their proprietary blend and simply rip off unknowing consumers?
As stated above, Oxyelite was a product that worked and along with others that were abused by a few, it was pulled from the market. Studies have shown that DMAA, when used as directed, will do exactly as it claims with little in the way of side effects. Those who have suffered from side effects have often ignored the warning labels that state you should not use this product when you have certain ailments or conditions as well as the common knowledge that you should discuss its use with a doctor before taking it. People ask a doctor if taking certain vitamins will help or harm them so why not supplements like those containing DMAA?
With Oxyelite Pro banned, you should ask yourself who’s responsible for the downfall of supplements that actually work. Is it the manufacturer that gives directions and warnings on its use? Is it the individuals responsibility to take them according to the label or is it the governments responsibility to ensure the product is safe and not jump the gun based on a few people who abused the product and investigate accordingly?
However Oxyelite pro should only be used under the direction of a qualified medical practitioner and if you have any existing conditions it always advisable to get the Doctor to put in writing his consent for you to take the supplement