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Dis-Chem pulls fitness supplement Jack3d from shelves

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Adiel Ismail
Adiel Ismail
Adiel Ismail

South African consumers are in the dark after Dis-Chem promptly removed the pre-workout fitness supplement Jack3d from their shelves on 26 November.

This just days after Health24 initiated an investigation into whether the version of Jack3d on sale online from a number of SA vendors, as well as the Dis-Chem group of pharmacies, contained the illegal ingredient 1-3-Dimethylamylamine - DMAA or Methylexaneamine, also known as Geranium extract (see below for other namings).

What spurred our investigation is the news that, on 17 November, USPlabs (who manufacture and distribute Jack3d) and its executives were indicted by the US Department of Justice on 11 charges relating to the manufacture and sale of, among other products, Jack3d.

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