After Claire Squire died while running the London Marathon and the investigation ascertained her death was caused by supplements her boyfriend called for greater control.
On April 22nd last year she collapsed because she had used the then-legal supplement know as Jack 3D. Since this case Jack 3D is been banned in the UK. It was proved to contain DMAA (dimethylamine) which athletes use for more energy and concentration.
The case with Clair was not the only such one- while practicing fitness two US soldiers died of cardiac arrest because of the usage of this drug.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has also banned DMAA.
Simon van Herrewege, Claire’s boyfriend, said that before the marathon she put some Jack3D in her water no matter she did not normally use it.
“She never particularly liked it but wanted to beat her previous marathon time,” he said. “In her own words, ‘if I hit a bit of a wall, I might take this drink and see if it pushes me through the end of the marathon’.”
In the words of Dr Philip Barlow the combination of DMAA and the extreme physical exertion resulted in her death. He added he hoped this case would make people think about this problem and manage to prevent such future events.
Simon shared that his girlfriend had been “passionately against the use of drugs” but she decided to use the supplement for better shape.
“She innocently took a supplement which at the time was entirely legal, and widely available on the high-street, and somewhat worryingly, apparently used by so many others,” van Herrewege told reporters when he went outside the court.
Jack 3D is still obtainable in the UK but the DMAA has been removed from it. However DMAA is something people may order online.
May be it will be good to consider a Alcohol and Drug Policy for your business, as this might save you lots of trouble.