FDA Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List

According to the FDA Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List, the ingredients listed below do not appear to be, or are confirmed not to be, lawful ingredients in dietary supplements for one or more of the following reasons: the ingredient appears to be excluded from use in a dietary supplement; the ingredient does not appear to be a dietary ingredient and does not appear to be either an approved food additive or generally recognized as safe for use; and/or the ingredient appears to be subject to the requirement for pre-market notification, but the requirement has not been satisfied. Consumers may wish to avoid purchasing or consuming dietary supplements that include these ingredients.

To find out more about commercial products containing these ingredients, as well as potential safety and effectiveness concerns, click on the ingredient name to access the Natural Medicines ingredient monograph.

1,4-DMAA

Also Known As:

Acacia rigidula

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Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered adulterated.

Andarine

Also Known As:

BMPEA

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Also Known As:

Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered misbranded.

Caffeine, Pure Powdered

Note: Products containing caffeine in less concentrated forms are not included as part of this list.

DMAA

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Also Known As:

Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered adulterated.

DMBA (Methylpentane)

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Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered adulterated.

DMHA (Octodrine)

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Also Known As:

Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered adulterated.

Higenamine

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Also Known As:

Hordenine

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Also Known As:

Methylsynephrine

Also Known As:

Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered misbranded.

N-Methyltyramine

Also Known As:

Octopamine

Also Known As:

Phenibut

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Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered misbranded.

Picamilon

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Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered misbranded. Picamilon is used as a prescription drug in Russia for various neurological conditions. It is not approved as a drug in the U.S.

Tianeptine

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Note: Products containing this ingredient are considered adulterated. Tianeptine is used as a prescription drug in some European, Asian, and Latin American countries, but is not approved as a drug in the U.S.

Vinpocetine

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Although this list reflects ingredients for which the FDA has made a preliminary assessment, it is not an exhaustive list of ingredients that may or may not be lawfully included in dietary supplements. Ingredients may be added to or removed from the list as the FDA continues its evaluation.

The FDA welcomes additional feedback and information, including information that may support or refute the FDA's preliminary assessment regarding the ingredients on the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List. You may submit such information to the FDA's Office of Dietary Supplement Programs.

To find out more about commercial products containing these ingredients, as well as potential safety and effectiveness concerns, click on the ingredient name to access the Natural Medicines ingredient monograph.