Warning: Methylhexanemine

IRB Warning - Methylhexaneamine & Related Substances (May 2011)

Methylhexaneamine: Participating Unions and Players are advised to carefully check any supplements they may be using as to whether any products may contain the Prohibited Substance Methylhexaneamine.

This is a result of a large number of cases in sport including Rugby recently. This substance may frequently be referred to as “geranium oil” or “geranium root extract”.

Methylhexaneamine was added to the WADA Prohibited List in 2010 and its status in 2011 is as a Non Specified Stimulant.

Methylhexaneamine Related Substances

Methylhexaneamine has many different variants (listed below) which Participating Unions and Players should check if using or considering to use any dietary or nutritional supplements. If a product contains any of the following ingredients on the label, the Union/Player should immediately stop using the product and report it to his Union. A failure to do this may result in an Adverse Analytical Finding being reported for Methylhexaneamine.

Methylhexaneamine; Methylhexanamine; DMAA (dimethylamylamine); Geranamine; Forthane; Forthan; Floradrene; 2-hexanamine, 4-methyl-; 2-hexanamine, 4-methyl- (9CI); 4-methyl-2-hexanamine; 1,3-dimethylamylamine; 4-Methylhexan-2-amine; 1,3-dimethylpentylamine; 2-amino-4-methylhexane; Pentylamine, 1, 3-dimethyl-; Geranium oil, Geranium root extract. 

ASADA Warning - Methylhexaneamine (October 2010)

Australian athletes are being warned by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to carefully consider their use of supplements following nine positive Australian test results for the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine.

There has been increasing evidence that methylhexaneamine is present in supplements and other products and this spike in positive test results is a timely reminder to the sporting community to exercise the utmost caution in checking the contents of supplements and other products that athletes use.

Athletes need to be aware that, under the policy of strict liability, they are responsible for any substance found in their body. Athletes using supplements do so at their own risk and, because of supplement manufacturing processes can lead to their contents varying from batch to batch, ASADA cannot advise if supplements contain prohibited substances.

Further important information on methylhexaneamine and supplements can be found on the ASADA website – www.asada.gov.au – or by calling the ASADA Hotline on 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232).

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