Geranamine is mostly used as a pre-workout supplement by bodybuilders. However, it is also increasingly used by partygoers, for its stimulating effects. The fact that it is legal in most countries is a contributing factor to this increased popularity.

Use – Bodybuilding/weight loss

DMAA is widely used by bodybuilders because of its stimulating effects. Much like pure adrenaline, it is said to induce the fight or flight reaction. Its popularity strongly increased after the ban on ephedra in the US, in 2006. Geranamine is also included in many dietary supplements around the world, often using different synonyms. As of now, there is no proven scientific research linking geranamine with weight loss.

The use as a pre-workout/weight loss supplement became popular with the introduction of ErgoLean’s AMP. Nowadays there are countless products available that contain geranamine. Also see

Use – Recreational drug

Since 2008, DMAA is an emerging active ingredient of party pills, powders and other ‘legal highs’. Manufacturers in New-Zealand started using it as an alternative to BZP, a substance which was made illegal in 2008. It is often mixed with caffeine, to potentiate its effects.

Several online reports indicate that DMAA appears to be used more and more by students as a nootropic. Some find that at lower doses, it can improve concentration and memory.

Dosage / Routes of administration

In powder form, DMAA (geranamine) is most often ingested orally, or it is snorted. When taken orally, capsules can be filled with a weighed out amount of powder, or the powder is put into a tiny piece of rolling paper (‘bombing’) before ingestion.

Some user reports indicate that insufflated DMAA produces a jittery, ‘over-caffeinated’ feeling. It can be painful to the nose. Insufflation requires a lower dosage than an oral dose.

Oral DMAA dosages

Threshold 10 mg
Light 10 – 20 mg
Common 20 – 75 mg
Strong 75 – 150 mg
Heavy 150 – 250 mg

The effects last between 1 – 3 hours, depending on the individual and route of administration.

One comment

  • August 18, 2012 - 11:13 am | Permalink

    Bodybuilding Supplements: you bring a valuable point and very imtnpraot. in regards to DMAA and any other supplement(s) it is very imtnpraot to know what the individual is consuming or at minimum know what’s the main ingredients are and what it does. I just came from visiting a buddy from the hospital. Well, apparently he took a DMAA product before his physical exercise and had the greatest workout according to him. As soon as he finished his exercise, he claimed shortness of breath, he was taken to the nearest medical center. That evening he was transferred to the hospital for further cardiac diagnosis. To make the long story short, he didn’t have a strong circulation in the begining and was taking a DMAA product. I’m not blaming the supplement but, it didn’t help his situation. I’m not downgrading any supplement that contains DMAA. Personally I use DMAA and still take it religiously I just love this stuff! and at the same time I respect it. Like Bodybuilding Supplements say’s, Must have a proper diet stay fit and know what’s inside your supplement(s).

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