July 2017

New Monograph: Octodrine

Octodrine is a stimulant that is structurally similar to amphetamine and is included in several so-called “pre-workout” and “fat-burning” supplements. Some proponents say octodrine is a safer alternative to other stimulants like ephedra and dimethylamylamine (DMAA), but there is no scientific information to support this claim. 

Watch labels closely. Some products containing octodrine might refer to it as "Aconitum kusnezoffi" or "aconite extract," suggesting that octodrine comes naturally from aconite plants. But lab testing has not been able to confirm this. It’s likely that octodrine found in dietary supplements is made in a laboratory rather than produced from natural sources.

For more details on octodrine, review our new scientific monograph. Also check out our list of commercial products containing octodrine, including NMBER ratings on each.

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