Many people ask if OxyELITE Pro is legal and if it can cause you to fail any drug tests. To answer the first question, yes, OxyELITE Pro is legal and is a dietary supplement legally sold over-the-counter.
As far as drug testing goes, it depends on what you are being tested for. The biggest concern for OxyELITE Pro users is that it contains 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl, which also goes by the name DMAA. 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl was originally discovered as a minor component from the oil of a species of geranium flower stems, a plant that has been safely used in the food supply for centuries. (Read the OxyELITE Pro Ingredients page for more info).
First off, 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl is completely legal. However, it behaves as a mild stimulant in your body. There are several rumors that products containing 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl can cause false positives for amphetamines during strict / high-quality, properly-administered drug tests. These rumors are absolutely FALSE!
1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl will NEVER convert into a amphetamine metabolite, nor are there any amphetamines in OxyELITE Pro (you can read more about OEP on our intro page here). It will not cause you to fail a test for amphetamines or methamphetamine on a quality, properly-administered test!
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Now, regarding OxyELITE Pro drug testing, you should definitely talk with your drug test sponsor about anything you take – including food and supplements, whether they’re over the counter or prescription medications. But again, OxyELITE Pro will NOT cause amphetamine false-positives in lab-based drug tests. We will get into the science lower down.
There is some concern that lower-quality (cheaper) “urine kits” can give a false positive. It is rare, but it does happen with all types of over the counter products, including nasal sprays. If this ever happens, immediately demand a re-test in a higher quality lab, and it will come back negative. This is typical drug-testing policy. This updated information comes from the folks at DMAAResearch.com.
However, if anything in OxyELITE Pro is on your banned substances list, and you’re being specifically tested for them (especially 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl and caffeine), then yes, you run a very high risk of failing your drug test. This is common sense, so know your rules and check with your drug test rep.
OxyELITE Pro and NCAA Drug Testing
Here are some helpful links: The 2010-2011 NCAA banned substances list bans basically EVERY stimulant, including caffeine (urine concentrations over 15 micrograms/ml), so don’t take OxyELITE Pro or any other caffeinated products within a couple of days of your drug testing. 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl was not mentioned by the NCAA in the above document though – just the fact that stimulants are banned. This means that OxyELITE Pro may not a wise idea for NCAA athletes who can’t schedule their tests or don’t know how to control their supplement timing well.
OxyELITE Pro and WADA Drug Testing
Now, for the WADA standards: If you are being tested under WADA, then you will likely fail the test. This is because 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl is a banned substance for WADA. See the 2010 WADA Banned Substances list. Again, talk to your testing administrator about everything you ingest. We cannot advise you on how long you would need to be off of it.
OxyELITE Pro, 1,3 Dimethylamylamine, and Amphetamines – The Science
Here is scientific proof that OxyELITE Pro will NOT cause you to test positive for methamphetamine or amphetamines. Skip to the last sentence in bold if you don’t want the specifics.
Methamphetamine is the N-methyl derivative of alpha-methylphenethylamine (amphetamine). Both of these have several functional groups from the parent, phenethylamine, which are of the phenyl group, the ethyl group, and the amine group.
The first group, phenyl, makes the base ring of all amphetamine derivatives. It is a six carbon benzene ring. One of the carbons bonds to the second group, the ethyl. The other 5 carbons are taken up by hydrogen atoms.
The second group, ethyl, has two carbons atoms connected with a single bond. Each carbon atom then shares a bond with three hydrogen atoms. With phenethylamine, the ethyl group binds to the phenyl group with the first carbon, which is where the third hydrogen atom would normally be.
Finally, the amine group is just a nitrogen atom that binds two to 2 hydrogen atoms. We describe amphetamine and phenethylamine as homologues, meaning they are only structurally different in that phenethylamine has the amine bound to ethyl where the third hydrogen group would normally be.
Dimethylamylamine, however, is far different and doesn’t share these three functional groups. First off, it lacks the benzene ring! This is needed to be present in all phenethylamine substitutions. Additionally, dimethylamylamine also has a pentyl instead of an ethyl! The only similarity is that there is an amine group!
This is not at all sufficient to call these compounds “structurally similar” by any means, nor is it sufficient to fool a drug test, especially since the phenyl groups can’t be made in your metabolism. Since dimethylamylamine clearly does not, and is not produced from any compounds which possess such a ring, it is literally chemically impossible for the 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl in OxyELITE Pro (or Jack3d) to give a false positive for methamphetamine in a properly-given drug test.