Right now, there are tons of people searching for HONEST, up-to-date information on if OxyELITE Pro is banned or not. This is the place where we’ll keep you updated, with all of the greatest links to news and research studies that show its safety.
But first, let us cut to the chase:
At this time (April 25, 2013), OxyELITE Pro has NOT BEEN BANNED by the FDA, but USPLabs has unfortunately decided to stop producing the original formula with DMAA.
Even though some stores have pulled it from the shelves, it is still legally sold in the US while stock still remains. You can find it through any of the stores on the price comparison widget on the right side of the page.
OxyELITE Pro is an extremely popular fat burner due to its amazing energy, appetite suppression, and the fact that it flat out WORKS. The reviews on this site confirm that. Lives have been changed, and we’re happy to have been part of that progress. Banning this product will, without a doubt, set us back not only health-wise, but politically as well.
So What’s Going on with the Potential FDA Ban of OxyELITE Pro?
The question is over the 1,3 Dimethylamylamine HCL (DMAA) content in OEP. This is a stimulant that can be naturally derived from geranium stems and geranium oil (we’ll get to this part later). There is no question about it – OxyELITE Pro is quite a strong fat burner, and DMAA is not for everyone.
However, when properly used, studies have been shown that OxyELITE Pro IS indeed safe when used per the label's recommendations.
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But the FDA may be coming down on DMAA (and thus OEP) anyway. Why?
In 2011, two soldiers died after suffering from heart attack while performing extremely intense training exercises. According to the US Army, small traces of DMAA were found in their systems. These soldiers had kidney and liver failure, but the pentagon has stated that they could not link DMAA to their deaths.
While these soldiers' deaths are quite unfortunate, and we mourn for the loss of any US soldier, it needs to be noted that they had pre-existing medical conditions and were NOT using the product based upon the label's recommendations. Note that they were likely using Jack3d, not OxyELITE. For those of you unaware, Jack3d is the pre workout supplement created by USPLabs, who makes this in addition to OEP. It also contains DMAA and caffeine, like OEP.
The FDA's Actions... Suspicious at Best
Now here's the interesting thing from a political standpoint. The scare has come over the FDA sending a "draft guidance" that these synethetically-created ingredients are not dietary ingredients, and that USPLabs and other companies must prove its safety in order to market them.
First off, the DMAA in OEP is exactly the same as the DMAA that comes from geranium stems. Not only that, but geranium plants do indeed contain 1,3 Dimethylamylamine. There is now a second publication at
This means it passes the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), and the FDA is trying to use their own law against itself. If this is illegal, than nearly every supplement on the market is illegal - and that poses a HUGE problem for fitness enthusiasts and the health community in general!
Additionally, the FDA has not banned anything. They simply sent out a cheap "draft guidance" as a warning shot. While court cases may be proceeding behind the scenes, this was merely a cheap shot to get companies to scare out of using a known safe and legally created substance - and it worked - except for USPLabs, who seems to be fighting the fight for EVERYONE.
Hate to Say this... but it's Become Political
This really isn't about DMAA specifically. This is about CONSUMER CHOICE. The fact that we should be able to put in our bodies what we want, within reason (and DMAA is far within reason). We see the ingredients on the label. We see the research. We know that it is a naturally-occurring compound. Stimulants are stimulants - they're not for everyone. But we want to make up our own minds.
Can we survive without DMAA? Of course. The problem is, this case can turn out to be a huge tipping point for the entire industry. There are plenty of natural compounds that are derived in the same manner as DMAA. Are we going to allow the FDA to write cheap, informal letters and completely ruin American businesses because they "just don't like something"?
That's just about what this amounts to be, in our non-USPLabs-affiliated-opinion.
This whole situation is better explained in detail at Citizens.org. Read about how the Senators who drafted the DSHEA law don't even agree with what the FDA is up to!
And if you're into politics, Liberty, and freedom, then send USPLabs a nice letter thanking them for fighting for your rights. We wish more companies would do the same.
There's More than Meets the Eye When it Comes to the Military...
Meanwhile, the side-story is this: DMAA is a known performance-enhancer. Nobody is arguing that. And we've received confirmation from an Air Force General (speaking under a case of anonymity) that it was banned from the USAF primarily because Captains were abusing the product (specifically Jack3d) to pass difficult fitness tests (known as "weed-out tests") that they normally would not have been able to pass.
This is not only abusive to the product, the user, and the Air Force, but it is extremely dangerous, as the Captains who had slacked off in their fitness should not have been using the product in the first place. It really is for healthy individuals only.
However, this puts the FDA in a kind of a bind. When one branch of the government -- especially one as powerful as the military -- begins to come down on a substance, it's tough for the FDA to overturn their decisions.
This is, of course, despite the fact that the Pentagon acknowledged NO link between DMAA and the soldiers’ deaths!!
The irony is that the armed forces give some of their members of the Special Forces "GO" Pills, which are amphetamines - far more dangerous than DMAA. The further irony is that the FDA allows cigarettes loaded with carcinogens, as well as antidepressants that have killed hundreds of thousands of people. But a mild stimulant like DMAA is on the chopping block.
Meanwhile, USPlabs continues to provide studies that their DMAA-based are completely safe when used as expected. There have over a BILLION dosages of OxyELITE and Jack3d taken without harm, by responsible users like you. But now your personal choices are under fire. This is fact.
A bit about DMAA
DMAA, or 1,3 Dimethylamylamine HCl, is an ingredient that can be naturally derived from geranium the geranium plant, Pelargonium graveolens, and its edible oil.
As a stimulant, it gives users a boost in mental and physical performance, such as incredible focus when weightlifting or doing cardio exercises.
DMAA also improves energy levels when taken properly. This makes sense, as it is a stimulant. It may even give a temporary boost in strength, but that is not exactly proven - many users just report the "feeling". It is very synergistic with caffeine in this manner, and can last over 4 hours.
However, as a stimulant and performance enhancer, it has the ability to be abused. This is where the problems started, just like in the anecdote about the Air Force Captains and others.
This isn't to say that DMAA is without side effects. There are tons of FDA-approved substances and products, many with side effecds far worse than the standard stimulant-based side effects of DMAA. It can cause sleeplessness, restlessness, diminished sex drive, suppress appetite (while a benefit to OEP users, it can be noted as a side effect), anxiousness, and some users simply don't feel good with it. It is their choice to not use it - but most people, when using the proper dosage, absolutely love the effects.
OxyELITE *IS* Banned by the MLB, NCAA, WADA, and other organizations
Of course, if you're being drug tested, you MUST see your banned substances list and talk to your governing body / drug testing manager/sponsor!! If DMAA is banned for you, and they are testing for it, then obviously you are going to fail your test! There really isn't much more to say about that. Don't blame the product - it's clearly labeled - do your homework with EVERYTHING you put in your body if you're being tested.
OxyELITE Pro is also banned in Canada and Australia - the former due to DMAA, the latter due to the Yohimbine in it. For some mal-advised reason, Yohimbe and their derivatives are banned in Australia because they increase sex drive. It's quite safe in low dosages, however.
Talk to your Doctor Before Beginning a Diet or Supplement Program!
AS ALWAYS, speak with your doctor before starting a supplement program or going onto a new diet. We recommend eating real, whole foods, and cutting out processed food and most grains completely.
OxyELITE Pro is not intended to cure, treat, or diagnose any medical conditions. Use it with a doctor's consent only, and do not use it if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are on prescription drugs - unless your doctor approves of it in writing.