Methylhexaneamine was first placed on the WADA Prohibited List in 2010 classed as a Non Specified Stimulant. However from 2011 it has been re-classified as a Specified Stimulant. It is prohibited in-competition only.
What is Methylhexaneamine?
Methylhexaneamine is increasingly being found in nutritional supplements, typically those that are designed to increase energy or aid weight loss.
There is a risk that supplements could contain this substance even if the ingredients listed on the label do not appear on the World Anti-Doping Code’s Prohibited List.
Methyhexaneamine has many different variants, which players and clubs should be aware of.
Any product that contains any of the following ingredients on the label may be reported as an Adverse Analytical Finding for Methylhexaneamine:
Methylhexaneamine; Methylhexanamine; DMAA (dimethylamylamine); Geranamine; Forthane; Forthan; Floradrene; 2-hexanamine, 4-methyl-; 2-hexanamine, 4-methyl- (9CI); 4-methyl-2-hexanamine; 1,3-dimethylamylamine; 4-Methylhexan-2-amine; 1,3-dimethylpentylamine; 2-amino-4-methylhexane; Pentylamine, 1, 3-dimethyl-.
Rugby players are solely responsible for any prohibited substance found in their system despite whether there was an intention to cheat or not.
For further advice, please contact RFU Anti-Doping & Illicit Drugs Programme Manager Stephen Watkins or Anti-Doping & Illicit Drugs Programme Officer Richard Nunn.