Acacia rigidula is an ingredient that has become popular in dietary supplement products for performance and bodybuilding. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it is a “new dietary ingredient” and not currently acceptable for use in dietary supplement products. (For an understanding of this status, please visit the OPSS article about new dietary ingredients.) As a result, products that contain Acacia rigidula are considered “adulterated” and cannot be marketed legally. For more information, you can visit FDA’s “Acacia rigidula in Dietary Supplements.”

In the past, some dietary supplement products that list Acacia rigidula as an ingredient also have been found to contain the illegal ingredient BMPEA. For more information, please read the OPSS article about BMPEA.

Updated 08 April 2016

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