The DMAA/MHA/geranium debacle is a circuitous and complex issue with many facets and too many names. There’s 1,3 dimethylamylamine (DMAA), methylhexaneamine (MHA), Forthane and Geranimine, as well as geranium oil, stem and extract. These monikers are used interchangeably, though much of the current debate circles around whether DMAA and geranium are actually linked.
With the flurry of recent news activity surrounding the sports supplement ingredient, it’s easy to get lost in the headlines. Here’s a roundup of the pertinent events thus far, perhaps offering a mite of clarity.