NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Following Lance Armstrong’s confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs over the course of his cycling career, a New York State lawmaker has proposed a statewide ban of popular over-the-counter muscle building drugs.
State Sen. Jeffrey Klein has called for the substance dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, to be banned from sports nutritional supplements.
“Possibly the most dangerous, lethal and unregulated performance-enhancing drug on retail shelves today,” Klein said. “It’s nothing more than an unregulated, uncontrolled and unstable version of ephedra, one of the most dangerous drugs ever sold in the country.”
The stimulant is available in pill, powder and drink form at vitamin and health food stores like GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe.