Reviews on 2-Aminoisoheptane

Product name2-aminoisoheptane powder
Botanical sourceAconitum Kusnezoffii
SynonymsDMHA, Octodrine, aconite extract, 2-amino-6-methylheptane, 6-methylheptan-2-amine, 2-amino-6-methylheptane HCl, 1,5-Dimethylhexylamine
CAS Number543-82-8
Molecular FormulaC8H19N
Molecular Weight129.24
Appearance/colorWhite crystalline powder
BenefitsStimulant, weight loss
ApplicationsSports nutrition, bodybuilding, supplements
Dosage100mg to 250mg
Bulk package25kg/drum

The newest stimulants come out in the bodybuilding niche in 2016! It is 2-aminoisoheptane, the latest DMAA alternative to boost energy and suppress appetite. The New Year’s pre workout stimulator has become the focus of thousands of bodybuilders and athletes. Maybe most of you have never heard of it, right? Only three companies, Epharm, Gold Star Products, and InnovaPharm for the time being have used 2-aminoisoheptane in their supplement formulas. All these enterprises are small and not well-known in the sports nutrition circle. On their nutritional panel, 2-aminoisoheptane is labeled as an herbal extract of Aconitum kusnezoffii. OK, as a manufacturer and supplier of raw ingredients for nutritional supplements over the past decades, we don’t know it either. Is 2-aminoisoheptane really extracted from Aconitum kusnezoffii plant?

First of all, aconitum kusnezoffii is a toxic herb in China, and it is only used for pharmaceutical purposes with great care. However, there are still some reports with poison victims from time to time. It is questionable to make aconitum extract as a supplement. Although there are some advanced technologies to remove the poisoning ingredients in it, it is difficult, and moreover, you need to notice that there are more than 400 alkaloids have been identified in the aconitum kusnezoffii and still some more are yet to discover.

Moreover, in the already identified ingredients, no 2-aminoisoheptane has been reported yet in the past. We have checked every scientific document in Chinese literature, and all the possible information from the internet, still find no more evidence. We could not thus judge that 2-aminoisoheptane doesn’t exist in natural plant sources, but the chances are fat. Think about the DMAA botanical source as geranium extract, and you will think of the same situation of 2-aminoisoheptane. 90% chances are that it is synthesized in the lab, not naturally extracted from the nature.

Constituents of Aconitum kusnezoffii plants

Aconitum kusnezoffii plant

Aconitum kusnezoffii plant

Aconitum kusnezoffii is a traditional Chinese herb, with scientific name as Aconitum kusnezoffii Rchb, or Bei Wu Tou in Chinese. Aconitum plant possess many alkaloids, amide alkaloids, flavonoids, flavonol glycosides, diterpenoid and norditerpenoid compounds which possess medicinal values. Diterpene alkaloids were the main compound with the pharmacological activities such as analgesic and against inflammation. Five alkaloids were isolated. Four of them were identified as 3-deoxyaconitine, hypaconitine, aconitine, and mesaconitine on the basis of their physical and chemical properties. The fifth alkaloid was a novel compound with the same skeleton as mesaconitine but with one more hydroxyl group at position C-10. It was named beiwutine. The study on aconitum kusnezoffii is still limited.

Then we come back to 2-aminoisoheptane and look at how it is marketed.

Mechanism of action of 2-aminoisoheptane

How does 2-aminoisoheptane work? 2-aminoisoheptane has the similar structure to that of DMAA as shown below:



2-aminoisoheptane functions by stimulating the neurotransmitternorepinephrine (noradrenaline) after which increases heartbeat, breathing rate, causes vasoconstriction, and may provide the user feelings of intense focus, elevated energy, performance, and strength. Some have recommended that 2-aminoisoheptane in some way encourages dopamine release which would be a contributing factor to its euphoric effects.

2-aminoisoheptane Benefits

2-aminoisoheptane is simply a stimulant that’s stated to improve levels of energy and suppressing of your appetite. Based on many customers, 2-aminoisoheptane doesn’t result in a crash like popular stimulants. In this sense, 2-aminoisoheptane is generally utilized in pre workout supplements as fat burner and appetite suppressant.

2-aminoisoheptane side effects

Since 2-aminoisoheptane is new to the sports nutrition market, no adverse effects have been reported. We may compare it to DMAA. Similar unwanted effects might happen with elevated dosages of 2-aminoisoheptane, for example, elevated heartbeat, elevated bloodstream pressure and difficulty breathing. Just like any stimulant, it’s best to begin with a lower dose to gain access to your tolerance and sensitivity to the component.

2-aminoisoheptane dosage

Dosage of DMAA is around 30mg to 80mg, while the dose for 2-aminoisoheptane is unknown. 2-aminoisoheptane is always in the proprietary blend together with many other supplement ingredients, and no single dose for 2-aminoisoheptane has been mentioned. Some guys in the bodybuilding forum mentioned that 100mg to 250mg is relatively safe on the daily basis. However, no official recommendation is available.

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